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 – 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 →

Review – It Comes at Night

From fledgling director Trey Edward Shults and burgeoning studio A24 comes the horror film that seemingly everyone has been talking about, It Comes at Night.  A24 has quietly become one of the three most consistent and reliable studios out there, churning out quality films like they have an assembly line, while covering all genres and all... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Unfaithful

Original US release date: May 8, 2002 Production budget: $50,000,000 Worldwide gross: $119,137,784 Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful was an erotic thriller back in 2002 - before another franchise came along with its own version that glorified physical and emotional abuse.  There's none of that, here, as this film highlights and calls out the characters on their bad... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Fourth Kind

Original US release date: November 6, 2009 Production budget: $10,000,000 Worldwide gross: $47,709,193 I originally caught The Fourth Kind shortly after its home video release, missing it during its theatrical run.  One of my students at the time had caught it and said that I had to see it, so I followed his advice.  I... Continue Reading →

Review – Get Out

It's always fun to see an established talent step out of their comfort zone.  That's exactly what Jordan Peele - most closely associated with the comedy duo of Key and Peele, along with Keegan Michael Key - has done with Get Out.  Stepping far away from his comedic safe zone, Peele takes the reigns as... Continue Reading →

Review – Rings

Right off the bat, I want to mention that The Ring is my favorite horror/scary movie.  It excels on many different levels, not the least of which is the horror component, and - although The Conjuring and its sequel both came close - no movie has matched it in terms of being both excellent horror and an... Continue Reading →

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