REview: Don’t Hang Up (2016)

I have never heard of 2016’s Don’t Hang Up till a few days ago but having seen it I wonder how it is I haven’t heard of it. It’s a taut little thriller revolving around three guys who spend an inordinate amount of time making prank calls to people for clicks (it goes without saying […]

REview: Wendigo (2001)

I suspect the admiration I feel for Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo is all out of proportion to the movie itself, but he could have easily taken the “easy” way out–monster turns up, slaughters a whole bunch of people, the end–and that’s not necessarily always a bad thing, but no matter how well it’s done it’s also […]

REview: Countdown (2019)

To be totally honest I went into Countdown not expecting much. I was unfamiliar with Justin Dec as a director and the storyline sounded like warmed over Final Destination. And to be fair there’re some similarities between the two movies but Countdown approaches the subject from a novel enough angle that it doesn’t feel like […]

REview: Willow Creek (2013)

Found footage is a genre that every since The Blair Witch Project–though that was not the first. That honor likely belongs to The McPherson Tape–many have attempted, but few have done particularly well. Paranormal Activity was fine though prior entries in that series quickly wore out their welcome, which is one reason you should see […]

REview: House Of The Witch (2019)

Alex Merkin’s House Of The Witch has a great opening that hints at all sort of scary things and while it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, it’s pretty well done. Then you see the rest of the movie, where all that promise built up with that opening is blithely discarded because it isn’t terribly good. […]