Scream (2022): For Wes

Something important to know about me: the Scream series is one of my all-time favorites. The first film is unmatched, in my opinion. The second and third films are a bit dated, but still good. The fourth one still had to same feeling as the films before it. So, that’s where my expectations were. And the 2022 Scream did not disappoint. An absolute love letter to the … Continue reading Scream (2022): For Wes

Halloween Kills (2021)

Talk about an underwhelming film! For those that are new here, here’s my review on the 2018 Halloween.  Once again, I was really hoping to like this film. But, we are (again) presented with a film that relies on the viewer’s sense of nostalgia, rather than giving us a solid story to get behind. For the entire hour and forty five minute run time, Halloween Kills … Continue reading Halloween Kills (2021)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

The third installment in The Conjuring series leaves something to be desired. Easily the weakest of the three films, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It centers around the well known story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and his murder defense of “demonic possession”. Unlike the previous Conjuring films, The Devil Made Me Do It is not a “haunted house” film like the others. This one, instead, focuses on … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Saint Maud (2021)

Anytime that I see that A24 has anything to do with a film, I automatically have high expectations, especially when it comes to horror films. Saint Maud is the most recent horror film in the companies distribution lineup, and has finally become available to watch, after it’s opening schedule in the United States was affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. My expectations were met with Saint Maud, … Continue reading Saint Maud (2021)

His House (2020): Horror Through Trauma

Written and directed by Remi Weekes, in his directorial debut, His House is a harrowing horror film about a refugee couple who have escaped South Sudan and are trying to assimilate into the UK in order to, hopefully, gain citizenship and create a better life for themselves. All the while, they are being haunted by their past and by the fear of losing their culture and … Continue reading His House (2020): Horror Through Trauma

Black Christmas (2019): An Absolute Mess of a 70s Classic

I was finally able to watch the 2019 remake of Black Christmas. I thought it was only fair, as with most remakes, to look at the film as its own entity, separate from its namesake. So, that’s what I did. I sat down and watched the film, not thinking about the original 1974 film. And, even looking at this 2019 film as its own thing, the … Continue reading Black Christmas (2019): An Absolute Mess of a 70s Classic

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)