Ranking Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie (including “Old”)

Few directors have such simultaneous high highs and low lows as M. Night Shyamalan.  He’s gone from being described as “The Next Spielberg” to becoming a punchline, to making something of a comeback and regaining the adoration of fans. However, he still deserves a great deal of respect given that he never compromises what he wants to do, and ever since The Visit, he’s financed … Continue reading Ranking Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie (including “Old”)

American Horror Stories: “The Naughty List” Review

Part of the fun with slashers is that even if characters are unlikeable, it becomes easy to root for the killer to get them one by one.  That seems to be what the latest episode of American Horror Stories is attempting, although its execution isn’t great. Bro House Opening with perhaps the most annoying and obnoxious people ever seen in AHS history, the “influencers” collectively … Continue reading American Horror Stories: “The Naughty List” Review

“Old” – Movie Review

There are few filmmakers that are as divisive as M. Night Shyamalan.  Whether his films are being acclaimed as brilliant, or ripped apart for being ridiculous, they’re rarely boring.  Following the release of The Visit, Shyamalan has enjoyed something of a renaissance, at least in terms of his films’ reception. Based on a 2010 graphic novel called “The Sandcastle”, Old keeps this positive trend going.  … Continue reading “Old” – Movie Review

American Horror Stories: “Drive In” Review

The drive-in experience is something that all movie fans should experience at least once in their lives.  And with the onset of the world-changing quarantine, drive-in theaters have made something of a comeback, as they were easy to maintain social distancing. With that in mind, the latest episode of American Horror Stories ditches all connections and references to earlier seasons and goes for a refreshingly … Continue reading American Horror Stories: “Drive In” Review

25 Fun Facts About “The Frighteners”

Long before he was forever synonymous with Middle Earth and big budget fantasy, Peter Jackson (much like Sam Raimi) had a reputation for campy but fun horror. With films like Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles, Jackson was a leading voice in indie horror.  So a few years before he went all in with Tolkien, he co-wrote and directed one last horror comedy, that many … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Frighteners”

Fear Street 1994 vs. 1978 vs. 1666

R.L. Stine’s first “R” rated adaption took the world by storm with its three week premiere event on Netflix. As a horror fan, it was nothing short of amazing to get a horror trilogy back to back, week after week.  Especially considering how much fun this series was, and how it successfully pulled off telling one continuous story that spanned decades (and centuries). While Fear … Continue reading Fear Street 1994 vs. 1978 vs. 1666

“Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” – Movie Review

Given the immense success of 2019’s Escape Room (grossing $155 million on a $9 million budget), a sequel was always inevitable, and now it’s arrived in the form of Escape Room: Tournament of Champions.  And while it features an absolutely amazing and creative production design like its predecessor, plot-wise however it just sort of feels like the same movie again…with a twist! (Spoiler Free) Back … Continue reading “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” – Movie Review

“Fear Street: 1666” Review

Pulling off as successful part three of a trilogy is way more difficult than it should be.  2 weeks ago, Fear Street 1994 took the internet by storm, and a week later 1978 solidified itself as an even better installment as it echoed and paid tribute to classic slashers we all love. Right away, its finale Fear Street: 1666 has a lot to live up … Continue reading “Fear Street: 1666” Review

American Horror Stories: “Rubber (Wo)man” Review

Nearly 10 years since the original premiere, spinoff series American Horror Stories debuted by taking us back to their iconic Murder House!  While this series is meant to an anthology itself, with each episode being its own story, it opened with a two part story that almost feels like a 90 minute movie with a beginning, middle, and poignant (as always) end. Serial Killer Origin … Continue reading American Horror Stories: “Rubber (Wo)man” Review

“Fear Street: 1978” – Review

Last week, Netflix’s adaptation of R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” made waves throughout the entire horror community.  Fear Street 1994 drew inspiration from 90s slashers like Scream, with a dose of Stranger Things-esque nostalgia. Ending on something of a cliffhanger, Fear Street 1978 takes things back two decades to tell a camp slasher story in the spirit of Friday the 13th, The Burning, and Sleepaway Camp.  … Continue reading “Fear Street: 1978” – Review