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 […]

Aquaman – Official Trailer (SDCC)

Let me be clear: I think Zach Snyder ruined the DCEU (which isn’t for a moment to imply that he did it alone. He had plenty of help from executives that were apparently so ignorant of their own IP that they let Snyder–whom no matter what he says in public does not like these characters–ruin […]

Black Manta or Black Man-Duh

I understand the moviemakers sometimes have to sacrifice accuracy for realism when producing something based on a comic book because what looks good in a drawing doesn’t always translate well to real life (which is why we’re likely to NEVER see a comic-accurate Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies). That being said, the goal should […]

The Conjuring 2 – Trailer

I honestly don’t get all the excitement over James Wan and his ersatz horror movies. As far as I’m concerned, Saw was probably his high-water mark. The Conjuring? Insidious? Dead Silence? All competently made, all okay movies, though none particularly scary. This is mainly because what he doesn’t do quite so well is atmosphere, which […]

‘Annabelle’ Trailer

That was quite possibly one of the least scary trailers I have seen in awhile–which is saying something when you take into account trailers tend to show the best of a movie–but I have to give it a few points for going into how the doll was possessed in the first place. That doll looks […]

‘The Purgation’ Trailer

I like introducing artists to people who may not be aware that they’re out there, so here’s the trailer for The Purgation, a movie by Elaine Chu that revolves around a woman named Iris, who attempts the exorcise some figurative ghosts and, if the trailer is any indicator, ends up encountering some very literal ones. Then […]

‘Insidious 2’ Review

“James Wan’s “Insidious, Chapter 2” is a worthy successor to the original film.” “Insidious 2,” James Wan’s sequel to his 2010 film, is a very effective sequel.  Like it also revolves around Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) and his family, which continued to be plagued by some very malicious ghosts. This time the star of the […]