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The Shape of Water is Good… But Great?

The Shape of Water (2017)

As a horror fan, I am often questioned on my taste in horror.  To some, watching the horrors of the genre is unfathomable.  Sure, horror holds quite a few subsets that leave fans divided as to what makes a good horror movie.  But for the most part, we tend to like the thrills that the genre offers. It’s movies like The Shape of Water that bend what we like, twist it to something that can be mainstream, and stretch the definition of what we call horror.  The Shape of Water is a monster movieRead More

Annabelle: Creation – Why Didn’t I Like It?

Annabelle Creation Poster

I love the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland.  I guess it’s because I’ve always read about how awesome it is to see throwback movies at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.  The lobby is ancient and lacks the bright neon colors today’s plazas sport.  The bathrooms show the almost 100 years of grime smashed into the tile where I imagine many films have been critiqued throughout the years.  The seats are ok but I won’t lie…these recliner seats in the new theaters are just awesome. And it seems like a perfect placeRead More

Get Out – Let’s Talk about Race…

Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele’s new movie Get Out is going to be difficult to review without discussing race, racial division, and how we treat each other in general.  As Peele managed to navigate the landscape quite brilliantly, I may not. That’s not coming from ignorance.  It’s coming from….ignorance (but without the stank I guess).  I used to judge my grandparents for saying racially insensitive remarks until I got old enough to realize that language changes quickly.  What was acceptable to say when I was a kid is not acceptable to say now (and I’mRead More

Dead West: Road Trips & Serial Killers

Dead West (2016)

In this age of GPS locators, NSA surveillance, and cameras everywhere, I’m surprised that serial killers still can operate today.  Think about it:  If you ran into somebody without a past, no cell phone, and sticking to side roads when they drove while paying for everything in cash, you KNOW that something is up.  It just seems weird…but that’s not the way it was at one time.  Hell, Hollywood loved documenting these road adventures at one time.  But, alas, times have changed. I guess that’s what’s so off about Dead West.  ItRead More

Epic Picture’s Day of Reckoning 1/31/17

Day of Reckoning (2016)

On January 31, Epic Picture will debut Day of Reckoning on VOD and digital release.  The film features Jackson Hurst (NCIS: Los Angeles, Scandal, Drop Dead Diva) and Heather Comb (Ray Donovan).  In Day of Reckoning, the world has been attacked by hoards of demon-like creatures.  15 years after this onslaught, they return and one family tries to survive once again. Check out the press release below! Hollywood, CA Jan 24, 2017– from the creators of Jeruzalem, Tales of Halloween and BIG ASS SPIDER!, Film Financier and Distributor Epic Pictures announced the VOD andRead More

What Makes a Good Monster?

The Monster (2016)

We all love good monster movies… don’t we? I mean, there’s nothing better than an unnatural creature from nature that makes its presence known to the rest of the world.  On 11/11/2016, it looks like we’re getting a nice addition to the genre.  The Strangers director Bryan Bertino is set to bring us The Monster on VOD and a limited theatrical release.  In The Monster,  “a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father.  As they drive through deserted country roadsRead More

ST Talks Clowntown Brian Nagel,CA Signing 10/15

ClownTown (2016)

Clowns. You love them.  You hate them.  You love to hate.  Strangely enough, they’re popping up all over the horror scene this year (Rob Zombie’s 31, Clown).  They’re popping up in real life.  Police all over the nation are warning people not to dress as clowns this Halloween because there are reports of real life attacks involving clowns all over this nation. Well, one of the films out this Halloween is the indie film Clowntown.  In Clowntown, a group of friends is terrorized by a group of clowns.  The most terrifying part of theRead More

Blair Witch (2016) – Expanding on the Legend

Blair Witch (2016) Final Poster

There have been very few horror movies in my life that captured my imagination like The Blair Witch Project.  The marketing of the film in the early days of the internet didn’t hurt either.  It’s website depicted the events as real and rehashed a simple plot line we read often for years:  Kids tape stuff.  Hilarity does not ensue.  There was even a “documentary” recounting the legend.  What I remember the most, however, was getting some beers and wandering around the forest with some buddies one night.  We were 20 yearRead More

Top 8 Hidden Horror Rooms

The Disappointments Room (2016)

Who could forget the famous Treehouse of Terror featuring Bart Simpson’s evil twin brother Hugo?  Or how the A Nightmare on Elm Street series featured not one but two secret rooms that Freddy hid his secrets? With the release of The Disappointments Room today, I got to thinking more and more about hidden rooms in horror movies.  In The Disappointments Room, a woman named Dana (Kate Beckinsale) finds a hidden room in her house.  After unlocking it, she releases an incomprehensible evil into her dream house. Here are the top 8 ways that horror movies or showsRead More

Mitte, Snipes Team Up in The Recall

The Recall Poster

Being off the grid for vacation has its advantages.  Missing an alien invasion might be one of those. The Recall has just began shooting (starring Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte and Wesley Snipes) yesterday in Canada.  Little details are known about the film outside the premise, but our friends at the Minds Eye Entertainment did share with some info on the project.    Personally, it may actually be more relaxing to return to work post-alien invasion than to try to catch up on everything piled on my desk after a normal vacation. Minds Eye Entertainment InRead More