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 […]

Gerald’s Game – Review

Gerald’s Game, currently on Netflix is a remarkable bit of television because it understands that horror is more than things that go ‘bump’ in the night, but is also a way of working through the most evil of demons, namely those that haunt us in our everyday, waking lives. And imagine to my surprise to […]

Not-So Fair Use

I was originally going to write a post revolving around the fate of Mike Flanagan’s (Oculus, Hush, Oujia: Origin of Evil) Before I Wake, which was caught up in the failure of Relativity when I found this link on YouTube: Apparently, when Relativity was solvent rights to the movie were sold for release in other territories, […]