Overlord – Review

I caught Julius Avery’s Overlord yesterday, and for the most part enjoyed it. In particular there were some pretty engaging moments of body horror that came from nowhere and really livened things up. That being said there were also a few niggling details that distracted from it being all it could be. One of which was […]

The Raid: Redemption – Review

Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption is spoken of particularly highly by people who appreciate martial arts movies, and there’s something to be said for the fight choreography, which is particularly remarkable at times, Though the problem is the movie doesn’t bring too much else to the table beyond the aforementioned fighting. Which means that once […]

Halloween (2018) – Review

Last weekend I caught the reboot of Halloween, and it was an enjoyable–though by no means perfect–horror movie. What makes it work so well is a trait I last mentioned in reference to Shane Black’s The Predator (which that movie lacked) namely it’s relatively simple (in terms of it’s plot). Michael Myers escapes from where […]

The Haunting Of Hill House – Review

I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate it here:  Mike Flanagan is literally the best director working in horror today. James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring franchise), Andy Mucheletti (Mama, IT)…they’re okay but don’t hold a candle to Flanagan. He’s not afraid of depicting actual violence–unlike Wan (Saw notwithstanding)–and he’s able to weave a narrative like […]

Malevolent – Review

Netflix’s Malevolent is a damn good movie for many reason, though the one I want to focus on is that it shows the horror genre to more varied and nuanced than it’s typically given credit for (something horror fans have know all along, though it’s nice to see the idea reinforced). The movie revolves around […]

The VVitch – Review

I caught The VVitch this weekend–it was either that or Interstellar and having recently sat through Blade Runner 2049 I was not at the moment up to sitting through another 2 hour sci-fi epic. Was it worth it?  Besides saving about a half hour The VVitch is a pretty good movie though I think of it as […]

The Endless – Review

Few things bother me more than the way the term ‘Lovecraftian’ is bandied about because more often than not I get the feeling that those that do so have never read anything by H.P. Lovecraft in their lives. And sure, most of the time the short stories and novels revolve around things that go bump […]