Horror Movie Reviews 2018-01-15T00:49:22+00:00

HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS

2047 : Virtual Revolution Presents A Dazzling Vision of Our Virtual Future

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

In 2047, people spend all of their time inside virtual worlds. When terrorists threaten the virtual world, a hybrid seeking revenge is hired to eliminate them before they can take down the system. The year [...]

BETTER WATCH OUT Invades The Christmas Season

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion. Do you miss the Christmas season? Do you wish it had [...]

THE QUIET ROOM is a Bold Queer Horror Masterpiece

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

  Okay, before I begin this, I'll admit my somewhat conflict-of-interest as a critic: The Quiet Room is a grad thesis produced at my alma mater, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (at Chapman University). [...]

WHITE WILLOW is One Hell of a Two Minutes

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Telling a story in two minutes is no easy task, especially with copious amounts of blood and gore and no dialogue whatsoever. "White Willow" is a short horror film by director Ryan Swantek that gained [...]

Insidious: The Last Key Opens Final Red Door, Hopefully

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet - in her own family home. Insidious: The Last Key, chapter 4 in the series for those playing along at home, is another [...]

SPIDARLINGS Looks Like It Was Squashed By Combat Boots

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Look, if there's anyone who would be intrigued by two broke punk rock lesbians who befriend drag queens and fight serial killers and own pet spiders, it's yours truly, a broke punk rock lesbian who [...]

The Houses October Built 2 Adds A Second Story

January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton - a group who take "extreme haunt" to another level - five friends decide they must face their fears in order to [...]

CHIMERA Gets Lost in the Science, Forgetting Its Humanity

December 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on CHIMERA Gets Lost in the Science, Forgetting Its Humanity

A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish. Who wants to live forever? Man’s struggle to [...]

BYE BYE BABY is Creepy and Colorful

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on BYE BYE BABY is Creepy and Colorful

More than anything, Bye Bye Baby exactly what horror films should be: fun. Horror shorts do tend to follow in the footsteps of their full-length predecessors, and though Bye Bye Baby does pay homage to those famous home-alone [...]

Leatherface Available December 19th on Blu-Ray

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Leatherface Available December 19th on Blu-Ray

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge. Now, [...]

PLAYGROUND is a Shocking and Thought-Provoking Work of Polish Cinema

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on PLAYGROUND is a Shocking and Thought-Provoking Work of Polish Cinema

***SPOILERS*** Playground will leave you asking "why." It will leave you grasping for some, ANY reason for what you just witnessed at the film's resolution. Playground is the feature debut of young Polish filmmaker Bartosz Kowalski, and [...]

SOMEBODY’S DARLING is Solid and Socially Relevant

December 10th, 2017|Comments Off on SOMEBODY’S DARLING is Solid and Socially Relevant

"All my life, I learned to go by my instincts. I never thought it would trip me up," says fraternity president Christian Roane to his female prey. The "prey" in Somebody's Darling ultimately has two meanings: a [...]

Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths is Crazy

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths is Crazy

If you took all the most outrageous, colorful, graphic, and/or bloody scenes from movies by Brian DePalma, Dario Argento, Park Chan-Wook, and Takashi Miike, then randomly edited them together into a feature-length experience, you'd have [...]

ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS is a Killer Snoozefest

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS is a Killer Snoozefest

If a squirming, snarling donut with sharp teeth doesn't make you laugh, I'm not sure what will. Unfortunately, in Attack of the Killer Donuts, the sound of eyes rolling is louder than any laughter, even [...]

INOPERABLE is Unwatchable

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on INOPERABLE is Unwatchable

A good horror film doesn't need jump scares or buckets of blood, I recognize that. More than anything else (trust me, I had to prioritize), what Inoperable needs is a sense of suspense and timing. [...]

THE ATONING Crafts a Familiar but Watchable Ghost Story

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on THE ATONING Crafts a Familiar but Watchable Ghost Story

The Atoning, starring Michael LaCour,  Virginia Newcomb and  Cannon Bosarge  is a slow burn ghost story from writer/director  Michael Williams that lacks personality, but makes up some ground with energetic pacing and a couple of [...]

Another Wolfcop is a Goofy, Gorey, Gutsy Sequel

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Another Wolfcop is a Goofy, Gorey, Gutsy Sequel

  This film opens with eccentric, evil businessman Sydney Swallows (I'm sure he does) telling you that you're a loser that will never experience the finest things life has to offer. As he is about [...]

I’m Dreaming Of A White Doomsday Is A Bleak Yet Well Made Look At Our Post-Apocalytic Future

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on I’m Dreaming Of A White Doomsday Is A Bleak Yet Well Made Look At Our Post-Apocalytic Future

Full disclosure right off the bat; I've known filmmaker Mike Lombardo for years. We became friends through our mutual love of a certain mid-list horror author (who also happens to be the Producer of this [...]

Nails is a Classic Ghost Story With an Edge

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Nails is a Classic Ghost Story With an Edge

It's a setting we are all familiar with. A bed-ridden patient, a dilapidated hospital, and a ghost bent on tormenting any in its realm. Somehow, Writer, Director Dennis Bartok is able to breathe new life [...]

Mansfield 66/67 Draws Portrait of Two Devilishly Independent Souls

October 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Mansfield 66/67 Draws Portrait of Two Devilishly Independent Souls

"How much longer is it you think you can be a sex symbol?" "Forever, darling." Mansfield 66/67 is the ravenously delectable documentary that explores the blonde bombshell's tragic death and the rumors that swirled around [...]

Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! A Tepid Cover of a Better Movie

October 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! A Tepid Cover of a Better Movie

Members of the all-girl punk rock band "Kill, Pussy, Kill!" must fight for their lives and attempt to outwit an unknown assailant after finding themselves trapped in a madman's maze. The horrors of war are [...]

KILL ME PLEASE Has All The Angsty Cynicism of Being A Teenager

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on KILL ME PLEASE Has All The Angsty Cynicism of Being A Teenager

Kill Me Please is a phrase I feel like I’ve used before in these reviews, but is in the case the English translation of Mate-me Por Favor, a darkly nihilistic coming-of-age drama from director  Anita [...]

Friday The 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Friday The 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary

This year the 13th of October (as I’m sure you all know) fell on a Friday. So what better way to celebrate it then by attending the LA premiere of Friday the 13th Part 3: [...]

THE BASEMENT Dives Deep Into a Serial Killer’s Demented Soul

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on THE BASEMENT Dives Deep Into a Serial Killer’s Demented Soul

The Basement has been compared to other thrillers such as Silence of the Lambs and Split. It's easy to compare serial killer movies to each other, but The Basement is a unique beast. Some may look at it as [...]

Dead Ant Premieres at Screamfest 2017

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Dead Ant Premieres at Screamfest 2017

When the "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an "unworldly" viscous attack, and they must "rock" [...]