“Ma” Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

2019, R, Directed by Tate Taylor, Blumhouse/Universal, 99 minutes Humans are naturally social creatures, and thus we all crave acceptance.  Whether that comes in the form of romantic relationships, deep friendships, or group identity, we all want to feel like we belong to something.  And sadly, we’re often very quick to dismiss someone if we feel they don’t quite fit in.  There have been countless … Continue reading “Ma” Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

8 Horror Villains That Aren’t Truly Evil

Iconic villains have always been a staple of the horror genre.  For many, they are the recurring character in their own franchises that fans come to know and love.  They have a wide variety of backstories and motivations, usually making them far more interesting than the protagonists (something true in most fiction, not just horror). However, amidst all the dark and vicious deeds these characters … Continue reading 8 Horror Villains That Aren’t Truly Evil

“Brightburn” Movie Review

2019, R, Directed by Yarovesky, Produced by James Gunn, Sony Pictures, 90 minutes There’s no denying that Suicide Squad had its fair share of issues.  However, it contained one idea that was actually quite thought provoking.  When attempting to justify her mission, Amanda Waller asks, “What if Superman had decided to fly down, rip off the roof of the White House and grab the President … Continue reading “Brightburn” Movie Review

Why Chris Rock’s “Saw” Reboot Isn’t a Terrible Idea

Horror fans were met with the somewhat surprising news that Chris Rock will be producing a reboot of the Saw franchise due out in 2020.  It certainly seems out of left field, especially considering Rock hasn’t really done anything in the horror genre, and the last sequel only came out in 2017 (something Rock himself has pointed out as weird).  However, given the few things … Continue reading Why Chris Rock’s “Saw” Reboot Isn’t a Terrible Idea

“Scary Stories” Documentary Review

2019, Directed by Cody Meireck, Giant Thumb Studios/Wild Eye Releasing, 84 minutes Children have always had a morbid curiosity when it comes to all things horror.  They may be easily frightened, but there’s something about being scared that intrigues them.  And for many children of the 80’s and 90’s, there was no better introduction to horror than Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the … Continue reading “Scary Stories” Documentary Review

“The Ranger” – Movie Review

2018, Unrated, Directed by Jenn Wexler, Hood River Entertainment/Glass Eye Pix/Shudder, 77 minutes Blending genres can be quite a tricky business.  In some cases it can pay off brilliantly like how From Dusk Till Dawn goes from a crime thriller to monster horror.  But other times, it can miss spectacularly as in the case of 2017’s The Mummy, which couldn’t decide if it was horror, … Continue reading “The Ranger” – Movie Review

Why “The Mummy” Still Holds Up 20 Years Later

While the 2017 version of The Mummy was busy failing completely and killing the Dark Universe before it even got started, it should have paid more attention to its 1999 predecessor.  Not only was this version popular in its day, but it spawned a slew of sequels, and to this day remains just as entertaining as it was 20 years ago! Using the Setting to … Continue reading Why “The Mummy” Still Holds Up 20 Years Later