Back to the ’80s: Suspect

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of which...

Review: Island Zero Proves Not All that Starts Well Ends Well

Island Zero starts well. First time director Josh Gerritsen does good work making viewers afraid of a monster without showing them what it is from the start. The film...
Horror Sequels Nobody Asked For

Mutant Snowmen and CHUDs Named Bud: Horror Sequels Nobody Asked For

Horror sequels are everywhere. They always have been. When every other kind of horror movie comes and goes, they survive. If something is even remoltely successful, it will usually...

Review: Altered Perceptions? This Movie Doesn’t

In Altered Perceptions, three couples have a drug that is repeatedly compared to hallucinogens injected into a gland behind their eyes. The drug’s stated purpose is to give clarity,...

Review: Bad Samaritan Is Brash, Bewildering, And Boring

The most difficult movies to write about, contrary to popular opinion,  aren't the ones that make you mad or drive you crazy with boredom. They're those strange examples that...
The Evil Dead

Non-Found Footage Microbudget Movies That Prove Anyone Can Do It

Scary as the industry is now, this is the golden age of being able to make a movie. Anyone can do it. The scary part is distribution and profit,...

Second Opinion: Downrange Is A Gory, Action-Packed Blast

2012's No One Lives was the fun, gory surprise featuring an ex-WWE Superstar nobody saw coming. All eyes were on Japanese filmmaker Ryûhei Kitamura to see whether he'd top...
Mosquito

Why Mosquito is a Shameless, Goofy Good Time

If there’s one low budget monster movie that people my age tend to remember, even if they’re not necessarily horror fans, it’s Mosquito. I can’t really fathom why that...

Review: Downrange’s Simple Premise Leads to a Simply Bad Film

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Six stunningly attractive but vapid teenagers are driving through the middle of nowhere when they’re stopped by unexpected car trouble. In...
Halloween 6

Why Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Actually Isn’t a Bad Film

Every once in a great while, a horror film is released that is universally embraced by fans from all walks of life. From the superb writing, visionary direction and stellar acting,...

Blu-Ray Review: Flowers in the Attic (U.K. Release)

A special treat was released in March for those fond of Jeffrey Bloom’s 1987 adaptation of Flowers in the Attic. At least, for fans living in the United Kingdom. Arrow...
Corey Feldman in Corbin Nash (2018.)

Vampire caper Corbin Nash arrives D.O.A. to V.O.D.

While watching Corbin Nash, I couldn't help but think about this one article Roger Ebert wrote about how painful it is to review bad movies for a living. At the time, I...

Ghost Stories Relies on Jump Scares to Spice Up a Preachy, Boring Riff on...

Ghost Stories follows Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman), an atheist who has dedicated his life to debunking paranormal phenomenon. His hero, Dr. Charles Cameron, had done similar work before disappearing...

Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale Delivers on Suspense and Substance

Freedom is fleeting. The first three episodes from the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale continue the story of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss). Opening the first episode is a harrowing...

Review: Truth Or Dare Is An Utterly Inoffensive Slasher/Teen Drama

The Blumhouse model is genius. There's no arguing with close to $200 million worldwide off an $11,000 budget (Paranormal Activity). And when it works, as with last year's Happy...