“Hocus Pocus 2” – A Soulless Sequel That Lacks the Charm of the Original (Review)

There are few family friendly Halloween films that have had the lasting power of 1993’s Hocus Pocus.  For those who primarily grew up in the 90s (like myself), it holds a special nostalgic place in our collective childhoods.  And even now as adults, it makes for a fun watch every Halloween season. So it was absolutely no surprise that in the age of sequels/requels/reboots, Disney … Continue reading “Hocus Pocus 2” – A Soulless Sequel That Lacks the Charm of the Original (Review)

“Sissy” – Movie Review

We all have a desire to feel loved, accepted, and wanted.  We often find these needs met via family and romantic partners, but friendships play an important role in it as well, particularly as children.  Making friends is a quintessential component of childhood social development.  So losing that and feeling excluded can drive people down dark paths.  Shudder’s latest original film Sissy takes this idea … Continue reading “Sissy” – Movie Review

“Smile” – An Unrelenting, Disturbing Supernatural Thriller (Spoiler Free Review)

Smiles are meant to convey feelings of happiness or humor, but for horror fans, they’re often used to convey abject terror and fear.  No movie better embodies that than Parker Finn’s feature directorial debut, Smile.  Starring Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick), Smile is intentionally vague on lore, but very heavy on supernatural terror… Smiles, Smiles Everywhere Following a grim dream/flashback to … Continue reading “Smile” – An Unrelenting, Disturbing Supernatural Thriller (Spoiler Free Review)

Rob Zombie’s “The Munsters” – Actually, Not That Bad (Review)

Following a teaser that harkened back to the original series’ opening, and a trailer that left audiences incredibly concerned, Rob Zombie’s adaptation/prequel of The Munsters is finally out on physical media and streaming on Netflix.  And while the entire internet predicted it would be in the running for the worst movie ever made, the honest truth is it’s not that bad (albeit with a few … Continue reading Rob Zombie’s “The Munsters” – Actually, Not That Bad (Review)

“Jeepers Creepers: Reborn” – Movie Review

Between production delays due to a global pandemic, and having to publicize that it had nothing to do with the previous creator, Jeepers Creepers: Reborn has had a rough road several years in the making.  Unfortunately for the final film, the result leaves a lot to be desired.  Jeepers Creepers: Reborn has a few things going for it, but it has a lot going against … Continue reading “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn” – Movie Review

“Pearl” – Equal Parts Heartfelt and Brutal (Spoiler Free Review)

We were first introduced to Pearl earlier this year as the elderly woman full of regret who took her rage out on young people she resented for living the life she always wanted.  Ti West’s unexpected prequel gives us a fascinating, poignant, and at times humorous look into what made her the iconic horror villain she is. Lizzie Borden as a Disney Princess Opening in … Continue reading “Pearl” – Equal Parts Heartfelt and Brutal (Spoiler Free Review)

“Speak No Evil” – Movie Review

Is there anything more awkward or uncomfortable than staying with strangers and realizing just how strange they are?  Shudder’s latest original film Speak No Evil taps into that fear and takes it to a genuinely disturbing place.  A co-production of Denmark and the Netherlands, Speak No Evil slow burns its way to a grisly final act. Vacation From Hell All begins great as Danish couple … Continue reading “Speak No Evil” – Movie Review

“Barbarian”: A Bizarrely Entertaining Wild Ride!!! (Spoiler Free Review)

In the digital age, we don’t think twice about getting into strangers’ cars via Uber or staying in strangers’ houses via sites like Airbnb.  However, the horror genre is there to give us all the adequate fright we need to remind us of just how insane these phenomena truly are.  Zach Cregger’s Barbarian takes us on an incredibly wild ride of subverting expectations, ridiculous laughs, … Continue reading “Barbarian”: A Bizarrely Entertaining Wild Ride!!! (Spoiler Free Review)

“Nope” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Following the massive critical and commercial success of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has demonstrated his horror chops, along with his ability to make us laugh and scream in terror simultaneously.  In addition to delivering on laughs and scares, Peele’s movie always had a fascinating social commentary infused that allowed for greater discussion. And it’s in all that that Nope definitely feels different than … Continue reading “Nope” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Incantation” – Movie Review

One part Paranormal Activity, one part Hereditary, the latest Netflix original horror film from Taiwan, Incantation begs the question of whether curses can be passed down from one generation to the next.  Utilizing the found footage style, but in a fresh and unique manner, Incantation manages to tell a fragmented, but compelling story with genuine creepy scares. Devastating Curse The worst nightmare for any parent … Continue reading “Incantation” – Movie Review