REview – Ouija: Origin Of Evil (2016)

With Doctor Sleep being released next month I thought it was high time I caught Ouija: Origin Of Evil, which is also directed by Mike Flanagan. And it’s a pretty good movie–and plays like a prequel to The Haunting Of Hill House that came two years later; an impression encouraged by Origin Of Evil starring […]

Doctor Sleep (2019) | Final Trailer

I didn’t see IT: Chapter 2 in theaters this weekend because I saw IT: Chapter 1 and was thoroughly underwhelmed. Doctor Sleep, like IT, is a Stephen King adaptation so I’m hoping that it’s worthwhile to see in theaters. What it has in it’s favor is that it’s directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting Of […]

Netflix Prepares Sequel to Haunting Of Hill House (Sort Of)

Anyone who’s seen Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House–despite it being only loosely based upon Shirley Jackson’s novel–likely recognize it as brilliant. Which is why news of a sequel isn’t a surprise, though what is is that instead of tackling another version Jackson’s novel Flanagan is basing the sequel, The Haunting Of Bly Manor on […]

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 […]

The Haunting of Hill House – Teaser Promo

I LOVE this teaser. It’s genuinely more creepy than some entire movies (which shouldn’t be a surprise considering the movie–and I assume this teaser–was directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) because it’s all about projecting a haunting, vaguely sinister atmosphere. Proof that what you don’t see can be as scary as […]

The Strangers: Prey at Night – Official Teaser Trailer

I didn’t particularly like 2008’s The Strangers because it made the same mistake other slasher/home invasion thrillers make, namely imbuing it’s protagonists with almost superhuman/supernatural abilities. What I recall was that the killers had this almost uncanny knack for getting into places soundlessly and without anyone ever knowing they were there, which was a tendency that […]