REview: Isolation (2005) | Present Shock

There are few things that bug me more than movies that open with ‘Based on a True Story’ because more often than not they’re based so loosely on anything resembling truth that it’s barely relevant – a market James Wan has cornered with The Conjuring and its sequels, which neglect to tell viewers that the […]

REview: The Stairs (2021) | It’s Okay

Peter ‘Drago’ Tienmann’s The Stairs starts out pretty promisingly, with Kate Martin (Trin Miller) and her son, Jesse (Thomas Wethington), on the way to visit her grandparents, Bernice and Gene (Kathleen Quinlan and John Schneider, who’s aging particularly well). Gene is taking Jesse hunting and if this were a typical movie this would be the […]

REview: The Possession (2012) | Exceptionally Well Done Horror

I really enjoyed Ole Bornedal’s The Possession partially because he seems to recognize that you don’t need a gazillion dollars to craft an effective horror movie – as if The Blair Witch Project (1999) didn’t already make that abundantly clear, especially when you take into account that The Possession, at $14 million, is budget-wise closer […]