Ranking Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie (including Knock at the Cabin)

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 Knock at the Cabin)

“Videodrome” 40 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Now

Following up David Cronenberg’s cult success with films like Scanners and The Brood, the Canadian master of body horror released Videodrome in 1983.  Upon release critics loved it, admiring the bold statements and visceral nature of the film, but general audiences weren’t sure what to make of it, and it’s remained a cult classic ever since. Infamous artist Andy Warhol even called it “the Clockwork … Continue reading “Videodrome” 40 Years Later – Why It’s Even More Relevant Now

“Knock at the Cabin” – A Tense and Emotional Shyamalan Thriller [Review]

After having a career and incredibly high highs and depressingly low lows, M. Night Shyamalan seems to be moving full speed ahead.  Following his “comeback” with The Visit and Split, he’s been busy, cranking out a new suspense/thriller film every 2 years: Split in 2017, Glass in 2019, Old in 2021, and now he’s kicking off 2023 with another adaptation, Knock at the Cabin. Featuring … Continue reading “Knock at the Cabin” – A Tense and Emotional Shyamalan Thriller [Review]

“The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” – 10 Years Later

One of the first things that stands out about 2013’s The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, is that the title contains two states that are nowhere near each other.  As a result of this confusion, as well as it getting only a limited release in the US (most people thought it was just direct to video), Ghosts of Georgia (which is what the … Continue reading “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” – 10 Years Later

20 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 2”

If you’ve even driven on a highway behind a large truck carrying logs or some other load like it, you probably immediately merged into another lane.  And you probably did so because of one iconic scene in Final Destination 2. One scene alone managed to traumatize an entire generation, and remains one of the highlights in horror movie history.  So in honor of its 20th … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 2”

Top 10 Creepy Dolls in Horror Movies/TV

Despite being primarily used as children’s toys, there is something inherently creepy about dolls; especially the larger ones that are almost the size of children.  It taps into some primal survival instinct in our brain when we see something that has a humanoid shape or figure, but that we know isn’t human. So it’s no surprise that the horror genre has capitalized on this with … Continue reading Top 10 Creepy Dolls in Horror Movies/TV

Mayfair Witches: “Curiouser and Curiouser” Review

As some mysteries are answered for Rowan, others become far more entangled.  On the latest episode of Mayfair Witches, she learns more about her family and ancestry than she ever knew before, but things also escalate in ways she never imagined… Mayfair Family As Rowan attends the funeral of her biological mother, Deirdre, she begins to meet many different members of the extended family, including … Continue reading Mayfair Witches: “Curiouser and Curiouser” Review

“Fear” – Movie Review

Fear is at the very center of what the horror genre is all about.  Although to be fair, just because a film isn’t “scary” to a particular person doesn’t mean it’s a terrible movie (which is a debate for a different day).  But fear itself is at the core of what horror’s ultimate purpose is.  So many different horror movies have toyed with the idea … Continue reading “Fear” – Movie Review

“Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

Traveling abroad is an excellent way to expand on your horizons, learn about new cultures, and gain a great deal of respect and understanding for the world in which we all live.  However, for anyone who’s ever stayed in a beach resort where you’re asked not to leave the property, it’s easy to see the vast contrast between the tourism luxury at the hotel, and … Continue reading “Infinity Pool”: A Visceral, Surreal, Sci-Fi Nightmare [Review]

Top 70 Movies Shown on “The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs”

For over 40 years, the legendary John Bloom (or as he’s professionally known “Joe Bob Briggs”) has served as a champion of the types of films that most critics wouldn’t touch.  Between reviewing movies at drive-ins and grindhouses, and promoting low budget gems on his numerous TV series over the years, Joe Bob has certainly done a lot for not just horror, but genre films … Continue reading Top 70 Movies Shown on “The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs”