★★ 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.
Tag Archive for ‘ghost’
Mike’s Review: Haunt (2019)
🤡🤡.5 out of 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 Writing is a struggle. Too much exposition gives the appearance of being a churlish jerk who sucks all of the oxygen out of a room. While too little exposition has the air of being aloof, uncaring, and unwilling to let the audience in on the scares. Weirdly, Haunt vacillates between both words, but manages to tell this spooky story in the most ineffective way possible.
Mike’s Review: Mercy Black (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
Say it ain’t so! A real life ghost story that just might be about real life GHOSTS! Not only is this a solid little flick with a gaggle of ghostly misdirection, it’s also a film that features THE Janeane Garofalo. Sadly, while Ms. Garofalo isn’t in the film too much, her absence is made up by lots and lots of strange and ghoulish apparitions — or not.
Mike’s Review: Winchester (2018)
👻👻 out of 👻👻👻👻👻
A spook show with too many spooks?
Horror Movie News: The Exorcism of Karen Walker Trailer
Do you like 1970s horror? Exorcisms? Hammer films? Of course you do! Just got word of a new flick that […]
Mike’s Review: The Witch in the Window (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
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.
Mike’s Review: Malevolent (2018)
★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s weird to think that the year 1986 is considered to be a throwback, or alternatively […]
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: 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 […]
Movie Posters We Love: Die Sister Die (1978)
Run sister, run! Get out there! Pronto! According to the horror team at IMDB this fun little slab of celluloid […]
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.
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 […]
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXII Defining the Golden Age of Horror Part 1: the 1920s
Get in that way back machine. No not that one. That way, way, way back machine. Because we’re going back in time before mankind knew of color or sound.
Robert’s Review: The Sound (2017)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Pick a plot, any plot! It’s a regular story line buffet!
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.
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 […]
Mike’s Review: We are still here (2015)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Ok…I think it’s time for you guys to leave.
Mike’s review: The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave (1971)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★
The Worms Are Waiting!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XIV: The best PG and PG-13 Horror Flicks
Kids. Tweens. Teens. Neighbors. Co-workers. Scaredy cats. Squeamish about horror and don’t know where to start? Want to fully indoctrinate your kids in to the unforgiving world of horror? Need something to chat about around the workplace water-cooler — besides Stormy Daniels?
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XII: The Greatest Horror Directors
Roger Corman, James Wan, George Romero, Alfred Hitchcock, Dario Argento, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Tobe Hooper, Jennifer Kent, Mario Bava, […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode VIII: Anticipating 2018
Scary films we are looking forward to in 2018…and you should be too! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]
Mike’s Review: the Vault (2017)
★ out of ★★★★★ Really? The most boring jump scare ever? Good premise plus good actor does not equate to good […]
The Scariest Things Podcast — Episode VI: Favorite Ghost Movies
👻👻👻 Ghosts! Yes. Ghosts! We got ’em. We DARE you to check out the Scariest Things Podcast episode VI where we […]