[Review in Progress] ‘Days Gone’ is a Scenic Ride with a Few Bumps in the Road
Written by Jason McDonald, April 25, 2019
So just a heads up on this thing I’m writing. I won’t be giving this game a proper review score as I’m still working through it, but I wanted to just put my thoughts out there right now because I think there’s value in recounting my experience thus far. “Days Gone” is the new Sony

[Review] ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ is that it’s Underwhelming at Every Turn
Written by Jason McDonald, April 19, 2019
I’ll start off by saying that I may have had higher than normal expectations for “La Llorona.”  Don’t let my last name fool you, I grew up in a hispanic household and my grandmother loved to terrorize me with stories about La Llorona when it was time for bed. So I was fully onboard for

[Review] ‘On the Trail of Bigfoot’ is an Insightful Look into the World of Bigfoot Hunters
Written by Jason McDonald, April 18, 2019
If I’m being honest with you I’ve become more of a skeptic over the years.  I probably started life as a Fox Mulder, but I think I’ve slowly grown to be a Dana Scully. So when you present me with a documentary about Bigfoot my immediate reaction is that of complete and total skepticism.  But

[Review] ‘Pet Sematary’ Shows How Hard it is to Top a Classic
Written by Jason McDonald, April 8, 2019
Remakes are a touchy subject, but remakes of adaptations present their own unique challenges.  Are you going to just redo what came before?  Are you going to do something completely different?  Or are you going back to the source material to create something more true to the source?  “Pet Sematary” faces that unique challenge, but

[Review] ‘Into the Dark: Down’ is a Welcomed Valentine’s Day Alternative
Written by Jason McDonald, January 31, 2019
Hulu’s monthly series “Into the Dark” presents a new horror experience each month from a wide range of talented artists. This month’s feature is “Down” and centers on a pair of co-workers who find themselves stuck in an elevator on Valentine’s Day. “Down” is one of those tricky stories where the majority of the action/acting

[Review] ‘The House that Jack Built’ is a Wonderfully Bizarre and Unnerving Tale
Written by Jason McDonald, December 17, 2018
I have a confession to make: I’ve never actually seen a Lars von Trier movie before.  I’m well aware of his legacy and the controversy that tends to surround him, but I just never really had an interest in seeing his movies. Not out of protest or anything, but none of the premises ever struck my

[Review] ‘Halloween’ Proves There’s Still Life in Michael Myers
Written by Jason McDonald, October 21, 2018
I’m gonna go ahead and preface this review by saying that I’m a huge fan of the “Halloween” franchise.  Now, that doesn’t mean I’m blind to all the bad moments of the movies. I definitely recognize there are some seriously bad movies in the series, but I do tend to have a weird appreciation even for

[Review] ‘Mandy’ is an Insanely Wonderful Acid Trip
Written by Jason McDonald, September 25, 2018
I have to confess that prior to seeing “Mandy” I had not seen a single trailer for it.  The most I knew was that it was a Nicolas Cage movie with a lot of buzz surrounding it.  Given that it’s a been while since anyone could say that about a Cage movie, I was willing

[Review] ‘The Predator’ is Absurdly Dumb But Entertaining
Written by Jason McDonald, September 16, 2018
The Predators have finally returned to theaters to start a new hunt.  The series has long been plagued by terrible crossovers and less than stellar sequels.  With “The Predator” Shane Black returns to the series after appearing in the original “Predator” movie, but this time as a writer and director.  Will his return finally usher

[Review] ‘Show Yourself’ Delves into a World of Ghosts and Grief
Written by Jason McDonald, August 26, 2018
One of my favorite aspects of horror is how films can take literal monsters and use them to reflect more figurative ones.  Werewolves can be an examination of man’s struggle with his inner beast while zombies are often used as a tool to examine society as a whole.  This is why I tend to love

Fang [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, August 22, 2018
Werewolf films are few and far between, which is a shame, as they are one of my favorite movie monsters. So, when a new werewolf film hits, I’m more than likely to check it out. But, saying that, some just don’t seem to hit the mark and become quickly forgettable. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with

[Horror Short Review] The Scarlet Vultures
Written by Chris Savage, August 19, 2018
We announced earlier this year that Kyle Martellacci was working on his latest horror short The Scarlet Vultures. Since that time, though, the film has not only been completed but it is set to have its world premiere at the GenreBlast film festival this September 1st, and we recently got a chance to check out the

Fantasia 2018: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 9, 2018
A found-footage Korean film involving vengeful spirits filmed inside a real-life abandoned mental asylum? Yes, please. Embark on the live broadcast of a YouTube show inside “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” which made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. “Horror Times” is a popular Korean YouTube show that often investigates locations that are said

Fantasia 2018: The Field Guide to Evil [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 8, 2018
After “Tales from the Hood 2”, a second disappointing horror anthology made its presence felt at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. “The Field Guide of Evil” made its Canadian premiere and unfortunately won’t be a classic to remember. Mainly inspired by country-related folklore, “The Field Guide to Evil” brings forth 8 different segments; 7 from

Fantasia 2018: Mandy [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 7, 2018
Brace yourself for a cinematic experience like no other before. “Mandy,” starring Nicholas Cage, made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, and love it or hate it, Panos Cosmatos’ second feature film which he directed and co-wrote will most likely leave a permanent mark on you. Set in 1983, lumberjack Red Miller

Fantasia: Anna and the Apocalypse [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, August 4, 2018
Have you ever wanted to experience a musical sung by teens that took place at Christmas, during a zombie apocalypse? Wait no more, because “Anna and the Apocalypse,” which made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, will fulfill all your needs concerning the precise aspects depicted above. Well, almost all of them.

Fantasia 2018: The Ranger [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Thus are the general rules of the forest-covered mountain. However, if you fall upon the park ranger, he’ll take away your life, leave you for dead, and kill everything but time. Come take a stroll within the woodlands of “The Ranger” which made

Fantasia 2018: The Witch in the Window [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
Haunted house movies have come and gone. Many have failed to impress me; a few still resonate deep within my soul. However, all those which have marked me were purely for reasons of straight-up fear and horror. “The Witch in the Window,” which made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and was

Fantasia 2018: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich [Review]
Written by Simon Rother, July 25, 2018
The puppets are back in a re-imagining of the series in “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” which made its Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Get ready for some inventive new kills as the marionettes are on the loose. In the late 80s, we are witnesses to murders from Andre Toulon’s (an

Hang Up! [Short Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 23, 2018
In what might be the most minimalist (short) film I’ve ever seen, has quickly become something that I’m absolutely fascinated with. The short film, Hang Up! comes from the mind of Richard Powell as it utilizes just a single location and the one actor on the screen. It follows Gary (Robert Nolan) who receives a call from his wife