REview: Shazam (2019)

I didn’t hate David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, nor did I particularly like it. My greatest problem with the movie–and they’re quite a few–is that the it doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be. Is it a horror movie? Is it a movie geared toward young people? I couldn’t tell, which makes me think […]

Lights Out – Trailer

I kind of like the idea behind David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out, but I am not sure how it stands up to scrutiny.  After all, in the trailer the phantasm doesn’t appear in pitch darkness-which the title implies–but when there’s a nearby light source. This is an important distinction because my scariest moments tend to happen […]