#ThrowbackThursday – Thir13en Ghosts

Original US release date: October 26, 2001 Production budget: $42,000,000 Worldwide gross: $68,467,960 Released in time for Halloween in 2001, Thir13en Ghosts was, at that time, the latest in a string of horror films in the late-nineties and early-naughts (or "noughties" as I like to call them) capitalizing on a craze that was spawned by 1996's Scream... Continue Reading →

Review – Jigsaw

Once upon a time, the Saw franchise was cinematically synonymous with Halloween weekend.  For seven consecutive years, from 2004 through 2010, a new Saw film thrilled and terrorized horror lovers around the world with its combination of intricate and inventive traps, psychologically complex characters, and massive mythology.  Within my own circles, I frequently referred to the property... Continue Reading →

Review – The Snowman

Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman is the first film featured in my Ten Fourth-Quarter 2017 Films to be Excited About! column to be released, alongside A24's The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which hits limited release, this weekend, as well.  I've actually been more excited for the latter - especially after seeing that the reviews for The Snowman were far... Continue Reading →

Review – Happy Death Day

Once again, family commitments kept me from catching this one over opening weekend, but I went out of my way on a Monday to try my best to stay current with as many new releases as I can manage.  From the first trailer for Happy Death Day, I thought this Groundhog Day-meets-Final Destination-meets-Scream concept looked fun... Continue Reading →

Review – Friend Request

If you know me, you know I'm usually down for a horror movie.  It doesn't matter to me if it's supposed to be good or not; I'm willing to give it a shot.  Sometimes expectations are high.  And sometimes not.  Sometimes it pays off.  And sometimes not.  But one never really knows without seeing it. ... Continue Reading →

Review – It (2017)

When I went to see Annabelle: Creation, there was a preview clip (not a traditional trailer) for the first theatrical adaptation of Stephen King's legendary novel, It.  We were shown the famous scene near the beginning of the story where little Georgie is confronted by Pennywise, who is lurking in the storm drain.  In just that... Continue Reading →

Review – Annabelle: Creation

You likely know by this point that I consider the Conjuring films to be two of the three greatest horror films ever made, along with The Ring (my thoughts on those three films can be found here, here, and here).  The original Annabelle movie doesn't have a great reputation, but it wasn't all that bad. ... Continue Reading →

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