This is an awesome movie! Now, by ‘awesome’ I mean ‘effective’ because the story is a mess an it has…problems. What makes Escape Room work is the actors. They’re no joke and buy into a bizarre scenario–that’s gets progressively more ridiculous the more you learn about it–with aplomb. Want more info, check out my review!
Lately I’ve been a little leery of Screen Gems (while they did release John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars–an underrated movie) because they released the horror (in a bad way) that are, for the most part, the Resident Evil movies and more recently, Slender Man. The latter being very, very ‘Meh.’ Though I have to admit […]
If you were to make your moviegoing decisions based upon reviews you’d likely haven’t seen Sylvain White’s Slender Man. And that’s okay because it’s not a terribly good movie. The antagonist–Slender Man itself (a character Angus Scrimm did much better in the Phantasm movies pre-Internet meme) is a cypher in that you have no idea […]
Well, that was a…trailer? Not to sound underwhelmed by Sylvain White’s (The Losers) upcoming Slender Man but what the stylized horror movie has apparently missed is that someone has actually been killed in the Internet meme’s name. Why not take that incident–in the vein (pardon the pun) of The Blair Witch II: Book of Shadows […]
“There Is A Devil, Of This There Is No Doubt. But Is He Trying To Get In, Or Trying To Get Out?” One of of the worst horror films that I can recall was 1978’s Cruise Into Terror. It’s been awhile, but I remember that it starred George Kennedy (going about things in his typically mildly-befuddled fashion) as the […]
Tim Story is a prolific multihyphenate producer-director, who in the 12 years between 2002 to 2014, produced one feature and directed 10. In 2011 he began a partnership with Kevin Hart, directing the standup specials Laugh At My Pain, followed by Let Me Explain (with Leslie Small) in 2013. Between those two films he directed Think Like A Man, with […]
Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil definitely looks like a movie to watch for. Lately everything seems so massive that every once in awhile I really welcome something on a smaller scale (though not too small. Oculus was entertaining, but almost intimate. And don’t get me wrong, I am not critizing spectacle, after all it’s a golden […]
I like the work of Scott Derrickson (and I hope that he’s being considered for Marvel Studios upcoming Doctor Strange feature, along with Don Coscarelli). Heck, I even like his remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” if only because he was able to find a role for Keanu Reeves that made that actor’s wooden […]