American Horror Stories: “Aura” Review

Who else shudders every time someone knocks on their door at night?  This day and age, doorbell cameras are all the rage because in the digital/texting world we live in, it’s rare that people just “pop over” anymore.  The latest episode of American Horror Stories, “Aura” taps into that fear, but with a fascinating spin on it. Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned!!! Home Security … Continue reading American Horror Stories: “Aura” Review

American Horror Stories: “Dollhouse” Review

After a lukewarm received first season, the American Horror Story spinoff series, American Horror Stories (emphasis on the plural) is back with a second season.  And its premiere episode “Dollhouse” is a refreshing step up from pretty much everything we got last year.  Let’s dig into why that is. Spoilers Ahead: You’ve Been Warned Twisted Game A young woman named Coby (Kristine Froseth) goes for … Continue reading American Horror Stories: “Dollhouse” Review

“It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

When it comes to creepy clowns, there are perhaps none as iconic as Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  Often credited (or blamed) with making clowns scary, King’s creation has had a lasting effect on horror media.  Not just because of the best-selling novel, but because of not one, but two popular movie adaptations. The It TV movie from 1990 was the definitive adaptation until another … Continue reading “It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

“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

“On the 3rd Day” – Movie Review

If the entire world told you that someone you loved didn’t exist and acted like you were crazy for thinking so, would you just accept it or do everything you could to prove them wrong?  Shudder’s latest exclusive film On the 3rd Day touches upon this very issue.  It boasts creative and creepy visuals, with a mystery/thriller vibe that works most of the time… Amnesia … Continue reading “On the 3rd Day” – Movie Review

“The Long Night” – Movie Review

One part home invasion thriller, one part demonic horror, The Long Night is very much a mixed bag.  Shudder’s latest exclusive movie deals with some genuinely interesting ideas and has a lot going for it in premise, but its execution doesn’t always stick the landing.  Let’s take a look at what works and what doesn’t… Weekend GetawayWe meet a young couple from New York, Grace … Continue reading “The Long Night” – Movie Review

Revealer – Movie Review

What happens when you cross religious extremism, the 80s Satanic Panic, and an actual apocalyptic event?  The result is the latest Shudder Original film Revealer!  One part dark comedy, one part demonic horror, and one part heartfelt character study, Revealer uses its limited budget and scope to its advantages to create a truly personal and isolated approach to a global terrifying event. The End of … Continue reading Revealer – Movie Review

15 Fun Facts About “1408”

Ever since “The Shining”, Stephen King has been synonymous with haunted hotels.  And while that remains a classic of both literature and film, another iconic haunted hotel story of his was released and adapted many years later.  In the years since its release, 1408 has become iconic in its own right. It boasts great performances from John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and is an … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “1408”

“The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

After very publicly exiting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, director Scott Derrickson went back to full horror with an adaption of Joe Hill’s short story “The Black Phone”.  Reuniting with Ethan Hawke and James Ransone from Sinister, Derrickson delivers with a film that features interesting characters, a tense story, and an overall chilling experience! Child Endangerment Opening in 1978, we see a seemingly … Continue reading “The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Dashcam” – Movie Review

While the world remained in indefinite lockdown during the first half of 2020, British writer/director Rob Savage took the anxieties and uncertainties we all felt and turned it into an award winning 50 minute film called Host.  Shot entirely over Zoom during the first wave of quarantine, Host perfectly captured what it felt like during that time, while also delivering a legitimately creepy supernatural thriller. … Continue reading “Dashcam” – Movie Review