“Behind You” – Movie Review

Mirrors have long held relevance in the realm of horror and all things scary. Some have seen them as portals to other worlds, while others see them as reflection of the soul itself. Vampires can’t see themselves in them (allegedly due to mirrors once being made from silver), and ghosts like Bloody Mary seem to have knack for appearing in them, if you believe such … Continue reading “Behind You” – Movie Review

“The Amityville Horror” 1979 vs. 2005

The infamous house on Long Island remains the most well-known “haunted” house in America, and for good reason. The tragic 1974 murders would forever cement the dark mark on the property. But the subsequent book and film adaption would cement it in the cultural zeitgeist of America for decades to come. However, as always, Hollywood’s obsession with remakes took over, and in 2005, remake of … Continue reading “The Amityville Horror” 1979 vs. 2005

“The Wrath” – Movie Review

Who says you can’t blend supernatural horror with historical drama?! Vengeful spirits have long been the subject of horror films, particularly those imported from Asia.  Much like how the American urban legend of a hook-handed killer gave birth to the slasher subgenre, ghost stories in Asia have greatly influenced what we’ve come to call “J-Horror”.  The Wrath follows in this long line of tradition. A … Continue reading “The Wrath” – Movie Review

“Belzebuth” – Movie Review

What happens when you cross demonic possession, police crime thriller, and throw in Jigsaw himself just to add a little spice?  The result, of course, is the tense and atmospheric paranormal thriller, Belzebeth.  In a subgenre filled with cheesy clichés, it manages to stand out enough to be heard, while also never failing at being downright disturbing when it needs to be. Se7en Meets The … Continue reading “Belzebuth” – Movie Review

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” – Movie Review

2019, PG-13, Directed by André Øvredal, CBS Films, 111 minutes. As the wave of 80’s/90’s nostalgia is in full swing, we’ve just been given the next adaptation of a beloved property.  To anyone who grew up during this time, “Scary Stories to the Tell in the Dark” was a truly gruesome collection of stories, that most children were terrified of, but couldn’t put down. For … Continue reading “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” – Movie Review

“Annabelle Comes Home” Movie Review

2019, R, Directed by Gary Dauberman, Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema, 106 minutes Nobody ever expected something as simple as the Annabelle doll would be getting an entire trilogy of films, but here we are.  Initially, it seemed like nothing more than desperate cash grab by Warner Brothers, which was still completely true. But in a strange turn of events, each entry in the spinoff series … Continue reading “Annabelle Comes Home” Movie Review

The Disturbing “True” Stories Surrounding the Real Annabelle Doll

Definitely one of the most lasting images of the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle, the cursed doll, has become something of a pop culture icon.  So much so that there are as many movies about Annabelle as there are actual Conjuring films.  Despite all three entries in this trilogy being complete works of fiction, the real history and stories surrounding Annabelle, are arguably far more terrifying. The … Continue reading The Disturbing “True” Stories Surrounding the Real Annabelle Doll