REview: The Unholy (2021) | Good Idea, Weak Storytelling

Evan Spiliotopolous’ The Unholy has a lot of good ideas though doesn’t explore anything deeply enough to matter. It revolves around similar subject matter as Netflix’s Midnight Mass (2021), namely the intersection of faith and the worship of false/deceptive entities though The Unholy approaches the subject matter so simplistically that nothing particularly resonates. The story […]

REview: The Possession (2012) | Exceptionally Well Done Horror

I really enjoyed Ole Bornedal’s The Possession partially because he seems to recognize that you don’t need a gazillion dollars to craft an effective horror movie – as if The Blair Witch Project (1999) didn’t already make that abundantly clear, especially when you take into account that The Possession, at $14 million, is budget-wise closer […]

Brian’s ‘The Possession’ Review

Whenever a film is ‘Based On A True Story’, I tend to roll my eyes just a little bit because the events that follow often end up being so fantastic–and generally unrepeatable by anything resembling a scientific method–that, if they were true, the whole way we look at the world would change (And Yeah, I […]

‘The Possession’ Trailer

Sometimes it’s difficult to be a horror fan because, to paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield: “We don’t get no respect.” I don’t know what what other conclusion to reach when studios are turning out drivel like “Hellraiser: Revelations.” We want nuance. We want character development.  We want pathos.  And sure, we want some gore and violence accompanying […]