Many have characterized this film as “Hallmark Horror.” Which is, of course, lazy short hand for the fact that the film has an emotional component and it manages to draw the audience in to a deep and meaningful concern for the main protagonists. Mind you this is not “This is Us” or some other network pablum, but a legitimate exploration of a father/son relationship in the throws of pre-teen puberty — set against HORROR, glorious horror.
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Horror Movie News: Prodigy Trailer Drops
Man, trailers are a tough bit to pull off. They’re almost a movie within a movie, or rather a movie […]
Movie Posters We Love: Crescendo (1970)
Here’s the poster for one of the rarer and apparently one of the last of the Hammer horror freakouts. This […]
Mike’s Review: Blood Feast (1963)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis There has to be a “first” everything. First to the moon. […]
Movie Posters We Love: Top 10 Movie Posters of 2018
It’s amazing to think that in a digital world that there can still be room (…sort of) for analog artifacts […]
Horror Movie News: Amityville Murders Trailer Released
Like it or not, it’s coming your way. On February 8, 2019, the seemingly bottomless well known as the Amityville […]
Movie Posters We Love: Zombie Lake (1981)
Zombie Lake, AKA, Zombie’s Lake, AKA Le lac des morts vivants, AKA Lake of the Living Dead is a 1981 […]
Mike’s Review: Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ This ain’t no Charlie Brown Christmas. Directed by Charles Sellier, Jr. There’s some of those […]
Mike’s Review: Dogged (2017)
★★ out of ★★★★★ A Wicker Man rip-off with some surprising and enjoyable twists and turns. Directed by Richard Rountree. Allegedly Dogged […]
Mike’s Review: Mandy (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A strange and visionary tale of strange visions and a chainsaw fight. Directed by Panos Cosmatos There […]
Mike’s Review: Poltergeist II (1986)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Hear me out…Craig T. Nelson really is a solid actor. No really. For that matter so […]
Mike’s Review: City of the Living Dead (1980)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Christopher George fights grizzly bears (Grizzly). He fights masked killers (Graduation Day). He fights a jigsaw killer […]
Mike’s Review: Unsane (2018)
Pure brilliance. Elegant simplicity. Well if Regency pictures came to me and asked me for a pull-quote blurb, that’s what I’d say. Because it’s true.
Mike’s Review: The Nun (2018)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Lay. Off. The. Fog. Machine.
Horror Movie News: Mrs. Claus looks awfully naughty
What is that?!?! Is this sort of like when your local superstore starts putting out Halloween decorations in June? Sure. […]
Mike’s Review: Satan’s Slaves (2017)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Directed by Joko Anwar Why is it that so many contemporary films are pining for the days of […]
Mike’s Review: Piranha (1978)
★★★★out of ★★★★★ Ah. Near 1970s perfection. Gory, but not too gory. Pretty people, but not too pretty. Scary, but […]
Mike’s Review: Graduation Day (1981)
★★out of ★★★★★
The class of 81 is going out in style and they’re having the time of their life…
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXX (The Most Overrated Horror Films)
Get ready for some HOT TAKES. This is likely to make some of you guys mad, but you know what? These films are not as good as their reputations suggest.
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVII (Portland Horror Film Festival Recap)
Ain’t no horror festival like to the Portland Horror Festival — cuz the Portland Horror Festival don’t stop! This one […]
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVI (The Best Horror Sequels)
Good artists create. Great artist steal. No truer words could ever be spoken regarding the horror genre.
Horror Movie News: Halloween Trailer is Here!
Holy crap! It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!! Is it good? Will you see it? Will you take a date? […]
Mike’s Review: Shock (1977)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Sometimes, just sometimes, a quiet stay in a bucolic looney bin really helps one’s psyche.
Movie Posters We Love: The Video Dead (1987)
Just save your pennies and you might get a new TV too. But beware, there might be something living inside […]
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXIII The Best Horror Remakes
CAN’T. BE. DONE. That film is sacrosanct! It’s untouchable. It’s pure perfection and should never be subject to the sleazy […]
Mike’s Review: The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Hmmm…this one’s a real puzzler. Playing with time, space, roles, and well, the fundamental tenets of horror. […]
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXI: Horror Films We’re ASHAMED We Haven’t Seen
Shame. Guilt. Dishonor. Dereliction. Sin. Or, maybe we were just busy that weekend.
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XX: Scariest Horror Soundtracks
Can music make a film? Break a film? Raise the hairs on the back of your head? You bet your bottom dollar!
Movie Posters We Love: Frightmare (1983)
Wow. Just wow. Haven’t seen this flic, but the posters is a whole bag of cool. I try not to […]
Movie Posters We Love: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Scary movie, scary film, and SUPER-scary soundtrack! Technically this is not a post about a poster, but more about the […]