Like A Rat In A Cage 47 Meters Down

Shark movies keep getting better and better despite SyFy Channel’s best efforts. 47 Meters Down was originally titled In The Deep which was also the original title for the Blake Lively film The Shallows released this summer. 47 Meters Down was originally scheduled to be released early Summer 2016 to pull in from the draw from…

Dissection of Evil-The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The underground horror scene is rife with underrated and unhyped movies just waiting for the large scale audiences to discover, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is one of these hidden treasures. Secreted into limited release and vanishing into streaming services this film is the first English-language release from Norwegian director Andre Ovredal who created the…

Review: The Neon Demon

The Fashion World has teeth! The Neon Demon is a fascinating film  layered in many levels, a rare treat full of cameos that will leave you wondering why it did not get a larger release for national distribution. Nicolas Winding Refn wrote and directed this disturbing picture, anyone that has seen Bronson (Tom Hardy) and…

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…

Will You Survive In The Shallows?

I don’t think I have ever been in a movie where the entire audience stood up and clapped at the conclusion with such enthusiastic support for the embattled hero. That was exactly the scene in the theater Friday night for The Shallows staring Blake Lively. Not since Chief Brody went face to face with  an…

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…

Eli Roth’s Party Favor: Clown

 Eli Roth is a name that attracts movie goers, his body of work proves he is a pivotal force in shaping the genre bringing horror to the new age. Hostel reinvented  ‘body horror’, creating physical terror that will leave the audience ill at ease  similar to what  Clive Barker created with his legendary  Hellraiser.  It is without…

Exorcism Anonymous: Ava’s Possessions

Any horror fan is familiar with the demonic possession movie where a young women is taken over by a spiritual entity and her life is destroyed by the demon’s actions, leaving those as witness  victimized by the evil inside of her. The movie ends once the priest with the glass of water helps remove the…