Marvel v. DC

This is not a review of Suicide Squad, I felt the movie had it’s merits but in most films especially comic book based  the villain needs to be grander in scope than the hero in order for the protagonist to overcome and rise above in the eyes of the audience. Enchantress to me was a…

Hard Candy: Spider Trapped in own Web

“‘Welcome to my parlor.’ said the Spider to the Fly.” The statement from  Mary Howitt’s poem The Spider and The Fly echos the predator and prey relationship. Imagine if you will the scenario of the Spider being the unknowing prey and the Fly with a secret of it’s own. In Hard Candy Ellen Page is…

Japanese Horror Wants Their Movie Back

In 2013 David Sandberg created a short for the Who’s There Film Challenge it depicts a women turning the lights off in the hallway of her apartment to reveal a creature that is stalking her through the dark.The full length feature film Lights Out it’s based on produced by James Wann held such promise, it seemed this…

James Wan: Horror Icon

Any horror fan could say that the Saw franchise without a doubt has impacted the genre in a major way. Either you enjoy all the films or think the series should have ended with the first there is no question that the original Saw (2004) is a ground breaking and epic horror film. We have…

Horror Critics Should Be Horror Fans

As loyal horror fans we are accustomed to critics crapping on our beloved genre, looking at a Rotten Tomatoes Score or Metacritic review is not a good indicator if a newly released movie is watchable or even has re-watchable qualities.   Why do we stand for this type of ill treatment? Just look at Netflix’s…