The Night House (2020) Review

Easily, one of the most boring films of 2022. Directed by David Bruckner, The Night House is a mystery, thriller which follows a recent widow Beth (Rebecca Hall) as she uncovers dark secrets about her husband. Thriller is the wrong word as little to none is present. Predictable jump scares make it less enjoyable along with the abstract form of storytelling. Surprised this project got the green … Continue reading The Night House (2020) Review

Pet Sematary (2019) Review

In the 90s, Pet Sematary (1989) came on every day in October. Movie marathons aired on network television and premium channels. Stephen King adaptations dominated the movies made for television genre. In 2019, two directors, Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, dared to reimagine the film. This entry is a lot more visceral and simplified. This Pet Sematary is a far cry from the original. Certain … Continue reading Pet Sematary (2019) Review

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022) Review

This is the wackiest Stephen King movie. Such a waste of time! Mr. Harrigan’s Phone has an amazing trailer and great cast. So much could have been done with the premise. A young man is befriended by a wealthy old man who continues to communicate with him after passing away. This is one among many botched King adaptations in the last decade. Starring Jaeden Martell from IT and IT: Chapter … Continue reading Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022) Review

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Review

John Goodman plays this role like the encore of his career. Never saw the actor portray such a creepy, disturbing character. 10 Cloverfield Lane is an impressive entry in the franchise. Loosely connected to the events of the original film, Cloverfield. This movie centers around a young woman being held captive in a doomsday bunker by a man who insists the air above ground is … Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Review

Nope (2022) Review

Jordan Peele created something special with Nope. Surprisingly, no one is talking about it these days. Mixed reactions from critics upon its theatrical release cast a little skepticism. As the saying goes, “you can be a victim of your own success.” Peele set a precedent of multi-layered storytelling with complex plot threads, subliminal messages, and social commentary. Not surprised if viewers find this film to be … Continue reading Nope (2022) Review

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) Review

Before Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story took Netflix by storm, there existed a low-budget production called The Poughkeepsie Tapes. This comparison is not hyperbole. Directed by John Erick Dowdle, the found footage, documentary style film is about a fictional serial killer and his collection of VHS tapes. The story itself is mysterious, nerve wrecking, and available to stream on Prime Video. Definitely one for the … Continue reading The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) Review

Wer (2014) Review

This was a recommendation from the talented E.M. Lacey. She and I are both fans of werewolves. Wer released in 2014 and is a reimagining of the classic monster. The writer and director, William Brent Bell (The Boy, Stay Alive, Devil Inside) took a more grounded approach. I found it to be very effective and unconventional for this particular genre. The “found footage” style is … Continue reading Wer (2014) Review

Last Night in Soho (2021) Review

I became fixated on the projects of Anya Taylor-Joy after seeing her in The Witch. She had a look reminiscent of women in the golden age of Hollywood (1950-1967). Her roles tend to vary from genre to genre and she never fails to deliver, except for in New Mutants, that movie sucked. This time around she teamed up with relative newcomer, Thomasin McKenzie, in a … Continue reading Last Night in Soho (2021) Review

There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) Review

The trailer for this film reminded me of slashers like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. What separates it from the two is time. The story is set in modern day, which is extremely relevant. There’s Someone Inside Your House is not only a long ass title that should get someone fired in marketing. It is also a commentary of how dangerous … Continue reading There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) Review