Film Review: IT…or another rant about remakes (2017)

Film Review: IT…or another rant about remakes (2017)

Mar 24, 2018

After finally seeing two remakes that everyone else in the world saw months ago, I’ve come to at least one conclusion. For the most part, I believe that all remakes are unnecessary. This doesn’t mean that I don’t eventually see most them and once in awhile find one that I really like. Maniac and Evil Dead have been two of my favorites thus far. With that being...

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 2)

Jan 19, 2018

Believe the Hype: Raw has been talked about glowingly by many people. I just watched it and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. This film has an oddly realistic feel that I found far more disturbing than I expected going in. The few negative reviews that I read saw the film as exploitative, relying on shock value. I disagree. This film has a dirty...

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)

Netflix: The Good, The Bad, and The Kinda-Almost-Decent (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2018

Worse Than Expected: XX was an anthology film that I recently checked out on Netflix. I don’t know why I thought this anthology was going to be good. I guess it was the concept. The perspective shift to female protagonists in films created by females was intriguing. However, I quickly realized that they weren’t as original as they were marketed to be. Aside...

Film Review: I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE 5 (2017)

Film Review: I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE 5 (2017)

Dec 17, 2017

This is a collaborative effort from an all star crew of independent filmmakers. It’s one of the most recent releases from Gatorblade, and promises just as much insanity as anything they’ve thrown at you in the past. This film was written by Tim Ritter,  and directed by he and Scott Tepperman. It has a cast that will be very recognizable to fans of...

Film Review: THE ICE CREAM TRUCK (2017)

Film Review: THE ICE CREAM TRUCK (2017)

Aug 26, 2017

For many, growing old is a real life horror story. And just as a magical elixir or fountain that restores ones youth is a staple of folklore, so has rapid aging become the center of films like THE HUNGER or PHANTOM OF DEATH and now it’s at the core of THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, the new film from Megan Freels Johnston (REBOUND and granddaughter of novelist Elmore...

Short Film Review: IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING

Short Film Review: IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING

Aug 25, 2017

In just five and a half minutes the short IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING delivers more than many features do in their full running time. All the more surprising when you learn that this is the first effort from either of it’s directors Santiago C. Tapia and Jessica Curtright. The plot echoes killer kid films such as DEVIL TIMES FIVE and ISLAND OF THE DAMNED but with...