Review – Truth or Dare

Blumhouse has become a staple in the world of horror movies, producing many of the more popular releases of the last decade.  Their latest is the high-concept Truth or Dare from director Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2 ).  Blumhouse has done much to push the horror genre forward by bringing revolutionary ideas and/or perspectives to the table... Continue Reading →

Review – A Quiet Place

How far John Krasinski has come since his breakout role as Jim Halpert in NBC's "The Office" . . .!  Once an inexperienced actor who seemed destined to spend a career being typecast as the accessible everyman, Krasinski now finds himself as not only a versatile leading man, but a director, as well.  A Quiet... Continue Reading →

Review – Unsane

It wasn't all that long ago that I first became aware of Steven Soderbergh's Unsane and my immediate thought was, "I'm so in."  The trailer was absolutely spectacular and I could hardly stand the wait for this mind-bending psycho-thriller.  Soderbergh has been the driving force behind many notable and award-winning films (Erin Brockovich, Traffic) so seeing... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Spawn

Original US release date: August 1, 1997 Production budget: $40,000,000 Worldwide gross: $87,840,042 For those who don't remember, Spawn was a big deal back in the nineties.  Created by comic book legend Todd MacFarlane for the Image Comics series of the same name, Spawn was easily the biggest and most popular comic book character of... Continue Reading →

Review – The Strangers: Prey at Night

Ten years after The Strangers snuck into theaters, this follow-up by director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) creeps its way into a very crowded March, hoping to find an audience who is starving for some horror.  As much as I love horror and suspense, I actually wasn't much of a fan of that original 2008 film. ... Continue Reading →

Review – Winchester

The Winchester house is a very real thing.  Following the death of her husband, famed gun magnate William Manchester, Sarah Winchester continued to add onto the San Jose house that they had previously purchased together in an attempt to appease the ghosts that she claimed were haunting her.  Construction on the house never stopped until... Continue Reading →

Review – Insidious: The Last Key

Insidious: The Last Key is hitting at a poor time for me as I'm trying to catch all of the prestige films that are swamping theaters and also balancing work and family.  It's tough and this film, though I liked the earlier installments well enough, hasn't exactly been the top priority on my list.  Nonetheless,... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Ring Two

Original US release date: March 18, 2005 Production budget: $50,000,000 Worldwide gross: $161,451,538 Regular readers know by now that The Ring (here's my #ThrowbackThursday review) is my favorite horror movie of all time.  It was hugely successful, both with critics and general audiences, making a gigantic profit and setting the stage for a widely anticipated sequel.... Continue Reading →

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