Tagged with horror

Review: 1922, 2017, dir. Zak Hilditch

Review: 1922, 2017, dir. Zak Hilditch


2017 has visited a flood of Stephen King adaptations upon us, most of them good (It! Gerald’s Game!), one of them less so (you can connect the dots from here!). Now we’ve got 1922 on our hands courtesy of those wacky non-advertising types over at Netflix. It’s good! It’s really good, in fact! It might be the … Continue reading

Is the Slasher Movie Dying?

Is the Slasher Movie Dying?


Friday the 13th only rolls around so often; in the case of 2017, “so often” means “twice,” and we’ll stick to that pattern until Donald Trump (or, who knows, maybe Mike Pence) gets voted the fuck out of office. But how cool is it that our second Friday the 13th this year happens to fall … Continue reading

Humanity In Horror Movies

Humanity In Horror Movies


And just in time for the scariest month on the calendar (save for November during fucking election years): This new, shiny piece I’ve got up at The Hollywood Reporter (which, being a few days old, no longer quite qualifies as either “new” or “shiny,” but shaddup), about Mike Flanagan and his new film, Gerald’s Game. If you’re … Continue reading

Review: The Monster, 2016, dir. Bryan Bertino

Review: The Monster, 2016, dir. Bryan Bertino


I never got around to seeing Bryan Bertino’s second film, Mockingbird, his follow up to his 2008 debut The Strangers. Based on reviews, I’m not sure I want to, but based on his latest picture, The Monster, maybe I might just. (Who knows! I’m so fickle! That means I’m fun.) The Monster is The Strangers‘ distant kin, a monster film with … Continue reading

Review: Jack Goes Home, 2016, dir. Thomas Dekker

Review: Jack Goes Home, 2016, dir. Thomas Dekker


Jack Goes Home is a really, really, really bad movie. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Rory Culkin is good. Nothing else to say than that. Spare me the pain of having to revisit my feelings about this damn thing and just go read my review at The Playlist.

Going Back to the Cabin, Part 1

Going Back to the Cabin, Part 1


If you’ve read my review of Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods, you already know I liked it. But even a thousand words can’t fully convey just how much I loved the film, so here’s the first additional two thousand words of an additional four thousand. In this first entry, I discuss the film’s meaning as a love letter and admonishment to the horror genre itself. Continue reading

Review: Cabin in the Woods, 2012, dir. Drew Goddard

Review: Cabin in the Woods, 2012, dir. Drew Goddard


With Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon have crafted the new yardstick by which all horror films released in its wake will be judged. That analogy’s somewhat mild and unseasoned. More accurately, they’ve saturation bombed the genre with barb-filled ordnance wrapped up in one enormous love letter, launching a payload containing their affections … Continue reading

Review: Splice, 2010, dir. Vincenzo Natali


Bizarre genius. Those two words may best describe Vincenzo Natali’s decade-in-the-making Frankenstein  update, Splice, an imperfect movie executed with the exact amount of gusto needed to transcend its own inadequacies. Make no mistake, Splice is flawed, but those aspects that underwhelm never impede the film from being thoughtful and satisfying in all of its weird, … Continue reading