Review – I Trapped The Devil (2019)

You’ve likely seen a movie that was so similar to another that the similarities bothered you though what do you do about a movie that is so similar to another that it feels like plagiarism? That’s the problem I encountered with Josh Lobo’sI Trapped The Devil. It works as a thriller about a man who […]

What About ‘Us?’

You might not be aware that but Jordan Peele, the director of the breakout hit Get Out, is preparing it’s follow up, Us, also for Blumhouse. It’s also a horror movie–or perhaps should I say ‘social thriller’–starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke (both most recently seen in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) What the […]

The Happytime Murders – Red Band Trailer

The trailer for the Happytime Murders is admittedly funny, but the idea of children’s television characters acting inappropriately has a long history in television and movies. Here’s a scene from the ‘Smiletime‘ episode from Angel (1999). And Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) revolved around cartoon characters interacting with the ‘real’ world–as opposed to puppets–though the same […]

Jessica Jones-A-Thon: AKA 1,000 Cuts

I think I finally get it.  If you’ve seen the episode of The Twilight Zone, It’s a Good Life you know Kilgrave–despite the fact that it aired 50 or so years prior. That story revolved around a little boy who had the ability to manifest anything that he desired.  The adults around him were so cowed […]

The Visit – Trailer

“Bedtime is at 9:30.  It’s probably best that you don’t come out of your room after that.”   Oh yeah, nothing at all eerie about that.  No reason to suspect that something’s not quite right with Grandpa and Grandma. When I heard that quote, taken verbatim from the trailer from M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror […]

‘The Damned’ Trailer

When I see that a movie is from IFC Midnight I take it as a given that it’s going to be well done.  As far as I know, they don’t actually make any of the movies that bear their name, though what they do do is almost as important, which is to purchase quality horror […]