Trailer Into REaction: Candyman (2020) | Official Trailer

The trailer for Nia DaCosta’s reboot/remake/continuation of the Candyman Trilogy dropped earlier today, and it’s pretty good. Candyman was always an odd fit amongst horror movies in that it was more erudite than the genre tends to produce. And what I mention in my reaction video, namely that I’m not entirely sure what this movie […]

Trailer Into REaction – Fantasy Island (2020) | Official Trailer

Sony can’t get over their fetishization of nostalgia. First there was Charlie’s Angels–which according to the media isn’t doing all that well–now there’s Fantasy Island, which if this trailer is any indicator, looks really, really interesting. It–as in the trailer–plays like a horror movie (being produced via Blumhouse doesn’t hurt that association) and it looks […]

Happy Death Day 2 U – Review

I didn’t dislike Happy Death Day 2 U, though like the movie that begat it–the original Happy Death Day (2017)–it’s pretty inconsequential and fluffy. Though it’s fascinating not for what it does right, but more what it doesn’t: namely the introduction of parallel universes, an idea not present in the first (which dealt with a […]

Glass – Review

N. Night Shyamalan’s Glass isn’t a terrible movie, though it’s by no means what you’d call a ‘good’ one either. For a start, it’s boring, and I don’t mean in a 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Blade Runner kind of way–they at least rewards viewers for their patience–I mean in a slow, seemingly unending […]

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 […]

Happy Death Day 2U – Poster

I didn’t catch the original Happy Death Day though I thought that the idea–essentially Friday The 13th meets Groundhog Day–was pretty clever and a twist on the traditional slasher film formula. I didn’t surprise me that there would be a sequel, after all Blumhouse released the original movie and their whole modus operandi is making […]