90s Flashback: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

If you are not familiar with the films of Christopher Guest, please for the love of god familiarize yourself with them. He is a genius when it comes to making “mockumentaries”. Waiting for Guffman is his 1996 mockumentary about small town musical theater. And, as a person who is familiar with small town musical theater, he hits the nail on the head in every aspect of the … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Notoriously Bad Films: Battlefield Earth (2000)

If I drank every time a Dutch angle was used in this film, I would be drunk by minute twenty. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a film so awful in my entire life. And that’s saying something because the last film I watched for this series was Super Mario Bros. The film Battlefield Earth is based on the L Ron Hubbard novel of the same name. … Continue reading Notoriously Bad Films: Battlefield Earth (2000)

Midnight Movie: Satanic Panic (2019)

If you’re looking to watch an entertaining film around 12:00 AM, might I suggest Satanic Panic. Satanic Panic is a horror comedy directed by Chelsea Stardust, starring Rebecca Romijn as Danica Ross, the leader of a satanic coven, and Hayley Griffith as Samantha “Sam” Craft, the unsuspecting pizza delivery girl about to be used as a virgin sacrifice. This film was clearly made to be a midnight movie, … Continue reading Midnight Movie: Satanic Panic (2019)

Movie Going in the Time of Covid

Prior to covid, my escape from my anxiety was usually going to the movies. I’d remove myself from my reality by getting lost in the reality of a film in a dark theater. Obviously, due to Covid-19, this has not been possible for many months. And, arguably, should still not be possible.  I traveled to another county to have that “movie theater experience” again. Now, … Continue reading Movie Going in the Time of Covid

Midnight Movie: Jason X (2001)

There was a really weird couple of years in the early 2000s where it seemed like every horror franchise decided that the best way for them to advance the series was to do a film in space. The Friday the 13th series was not exempt from this rule, unfortunately. So, we’ve been blessed (cursed?) with Jason X. This film is a masterclass in bad screenwriting and completely … Continue reading Midnight Movie: Jason X (2001)

Midnight Movie: The Car (1977)

You’ve heard of Christine. You’ve heard of Maximum Overdrive. But, neither even comes close to the 1977 masterpiece The Car. Starring James Brolin as a small town sheriff, The Car is about, well, a self-driving car that is possessed by….something, that uses its power to kill a total of eleven people in this small town. This film is wild. Let’s start off with the fact that the composer, … Continue reading Midnight Movie: The Car (1977)

Foreign Frights: Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh, Ich Seh) (2014)

What this film lacks in originality, it makes up for in tone. Writer/Director’s Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz create a tense atmosphere with limited dialogue and striking visuals. The story itself is nothing we haven’t seen before. If you’ve seen A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) or the American remake The Uninvited (2009), then you can see where this film is headed pretty early on. What … Continue reading Foreign Frights: Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh, Ich Seh) (2014)