★★★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s been known throughout the human experience that the journey is far more rewarding than the end point. For mountain climbers the peak is only the halfway point. Few endeavors have one introspectively looking solely at the terminus. For horror fans the end often isn’t entirely satisfying and the nostalgia for a film (or book) lies in the way the spooks and chills unfold along the way. Ian Reid’s 2016 novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, is the pure embodiment of this sentiment.
Tag Archive for ‘2016’
Mike’s Review: Lights Out (2016)
★★ out of ★★★★★ The tweens are taking over! Hollyweird has handed over the castle keys to a gaggle of focused-grouped 13-year olds. Scary films are now purposely trying to not be scary. All is lost.
Robert’s Review: Arbor Demon (2016)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
It’s Baby Busey vs. the Forest Grannies!
Mike’s Review: 31 — A Rob Zombie Film (2016)
★ out of ★★★★★
If you went to Sunset Strip and asked a hip-looking millennial what elements exemplified the grindhouse cinema era, what do you think the response would be? Confused? Indifferent? Bored? Titillated? Or do you think they’d start to rattle off a listed of oft-used Rob Zombie tropes and tripe?
Robert’s Review: Without Name (2016)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Trees. Lots of spooky, spooky trees.
Robert’s Review: Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Consider it Death’s first apartment.
Eric’s Review: The Shallows (2016)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A beautiful minimalist survival horror movie.
Robert’s Review: Family Possessions (2016)
★★ out of ★★★★★
When grandmas go bad.
Robert’s Review: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)
★★★★7/8 out of ★★★★★
Because autopsies aren’t creepy enough on their own.
Eric’s Review: The Monster (2016)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Efficiency in Horror Craft, The Monster is a compact story that packs a punch.
Eric’s Review: Don’t Breathe
★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Pure claustrophobia and the most horrifying turkey baster of all time.
Eric’s Review: It Stains the Sands Red (2016)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A scenic one-on-one slow pursuit zombie film in the Mojave Desert.
Eric’s Review: Colossal (2016)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A drunken, stumbling Kaiju-as-avatar parable. Goofy, and bittersweet.
Eric’s Review: Blair Witch (2016)
★★ 1/2 Out of ★★★★★
The subtle terror of the original is replaced with jump scares.