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The Dead Don’t Die (2019) | Movie Review|

When the living die but cannot remain deceased, they’re reanimated into something more gouless, soulless, and undead — zombies. Zombies have been around in cinema for over 85 years with an explosion of popularity since the dawn of the new millennium. Writer and director Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, The Dead Don’t Die, is another entry in a […]

Spoiler Free: It Chapter Two (2019) | Movie Review |

What happens in Derry stays in Derry until eerie things start popping off 27 years later. It Chapter Two is the sequel to the 2017 hit supernatural horror It, which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Director Andy Muschietti returns, but this time the Losers Clubs are adults who return to Derry to take […]

Between the Darkness (Come, Said the Night) (2019) | Movie Review |

In the light, we can see the physical but sometimes the mythical and the spiritual appear from the darkness. Sometimes, it’s just our minds playing tricks on us, which causes us to double take and see things that aren’t really there. Add puberty and hormones to this mix and you get an interesting take on […]

Ma (2019) | Movie Review |

The Obsessive Mother-Like Figure trope in horror films has finally received a version of the character that is seasoned in Blumhouse’s 2019 psychological-thriller Ma. Directed by Tate Taylor and starring veteran actress Octavia Spencer, Ma follows a group of teenagers who befriend a lonely middle-aged woman who allows them to party in her basement, only for startling […]

The Curse of La Llorona (2019) |Movie Review|

Mexican folklore gets the big screen treatment with the The Curse of La Llorona – an entry into The Conjuring Universe – about the ghost of a woman who drowned her children and haunts future victims who can hear her tears. In this feature length version of the tale of “The Weeping Woman,” Michael Chaves makes his directorial debut […]

Us (2019)|Movie Review|

Following up on the 2016 hit, Get Out, director and writer Jordan Peele does not suffer from a sophomore slump with his latest horrifying, psychological thriller, Us. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Blumhouse have teamed up with Universal Pictures to deliver another entry into the doppelgänger subgenre of horror. Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex as an […]

Greta (2019) |Movie Review|

So far, 2019 has not been a good year for Hungarian characters in film and director Neil Jordan’s Greta attempts to buck the trend. The psychological-thriller stars Chloe Grace  Moretz as Frances McCullen and Isabelle Huppert as the film’s titular character, Greta Hideg.   Plotful Problems Normally, these types of psycho-thrillers heavily rely on the subjects being in […]

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) |Movie Review|

February 14th is a day known for love, romance and a giant baby piercing people in their hearts. Cupid isn’t shooting arrows, but instead this Valentine’s Day, Blumhouse and Universal have teamed up to produce Happy Death Day 2U, a sequel to the 2017 commercially successful dark comedy-horror, Happy Death Day. Christopher Landon returns as the director and […]

The Prodigy (2019) |Movie Review|

**Spoiler FREE Review** What’s wrong with Miles? The latest release from Orion Pictures, The Prodigy, tries to answer that question. The supernatural horror-thriller is director Nicholas McCarthy’s third theatrical release, with his previous two outings also being horror films. The Prodigy follows Miles (Jackson Robert Scott), a disturbed young boy who has the intellect of a genius, and […]

Escape Room (2019) |Movie Review|

Escape the room and survive is the synopsis for Sony’s newest psychological thriller, Escape Room. Directed by Adam Robitel, Escape Room, follows six strangers as they try to work their way through  multiple deadly escape rooms, and that requires them to work together as a team to survive. The PG-13 film was previously titled The Maze because each escape room worked […]

Bird Box (2018) |Movie Review|

On the longest day of the year, December 21, 2018, Netflix released their newest post-apocalyptic thriller, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock. The film is based on a 2014 novel of the same name written by Jason Malerman. The screenplay was written by the frequent horror screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Arrival) and directed by […]

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) |Trailer Thoughts|

February 14th is a day for love, romance and a giant baby piercing people in their hearts. Cupid isn’t shooting arrows, but instead on Valentine’s Day, Blumhouse and Universal are releasing the sequel to the 2017 time loop-slasher film Happy Death Day. After premiering the trailer earlier this year during Halloween (2018) we are finally treated to its […]

Halloween (2018) |Movie Review|

40 years later, we finally have a Halloween film that carries the spirit of the original .  At the helm is the leader in 21st century horror films, Blumhouse Productions, which has teamed up with Miramax to produce a slasher film that pays homage, yet has enough modern flair to keep things fresh. Familiar names like the executive producer […]