Carrie (1976) | Quick Review

Slow burn isn’t necessarily the term I would use to describe Brian DePalma’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 debut novel, Carrie. It’s well paced, to the point that it sometimes feels a bit like a cliff notes version of the book. On the other hand, the film is filled with needless scenes of tuxedo testings... Continue Reading →

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Bird Box | 2018’s Most Overrated Film

The fear of a plague or force destroying humanity is not a new one. Since the use of the atomic bombs in World War II, American entertainment has fixated itself on apocalyptic stories and how we would respond if such a tragedy were to become reality. 2018’s Bird Box directed by Susanne Bier, is an... Continue Reading →

Suspiria (2018) | Movie Review

Creating horror that is at once subtle and unsettling, is a difficult act to balance. Even in films like The Silence of the Lambs and Jaws, films that are lauded for their reliance on what isn’t seen, have moments of aggressively, horrific violence. What’s special about these examples is that their violence is earned. We... Continue Reading →

Top 15 Favorite Horror Films | 5-1

5. The Exorcist (1973) Dir. William Friedkin In my days as a young horror fan, I dismissed The Exorcist. I saw ‘scariest movie of all time’ and thought, “there’s no way.” When I finally decided to give it a chance and put my money where my mouth was, I decided it was ok, nothing special.... Continue Reading →

Top 15 Favorite Horror Films | 10-6

10. Horror of Dracula (1958) Dir. Terence Fisher It may be the Sparknotes version of Bram Stoker’s novel, but this film brilliantly captures the atmosphere and mood of the gothic horror classic, while simultaneously adding unique touches that allow it to stand out. Horror of Dracula begins, of course, with Jonathan Harker arriving at Castle... Continue Reading →

Top 15 Favorite Horror Films | 15-11

“It’s only two more days ‘til Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Two more days ‘til Halloween, Sil-ver Shamrock!” It truly is the best time of the year and what better way to ring in the Festival of Samhain by counting down my Top 15 Favorite horror films. All the films in this list have affected me in... Continue Reading →

Eyeball (1975) | 88 Films Blu-ray Review

Unfortunately, whenever Italian filmmaker Umberto Lenzi is brought up, it’s usually in reference to his entries into the exploitation genre. Although Lenzi had his hand in multiple genres, including westerns, James Bond knockoffs, and poliziotteschi, he’s mostly known for his grotesque cannibal films and the classic of z-grade cinema, Nightmare City. Lenzi is also unfairly... Continue Reading →

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