Horror Reviews

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 23 Days Ago. | No Comments
Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose) has a pretty well-developed eye and an instinct for plotting and atmosphere that can take a base-level horror movie and push it upward into legit film territory. In Sinister, he played with the audience and strung them along so that, once you reach the final act, it [...]

Snowpiercer (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 25 Days Ago. | No Comments
Director Joon-ho Bong should be known to many a genre fan from his excellent works like Memories Of Murder, The Host or Mother. He has a unique vision and a way to balance the frantic with the calm and quiet that give his films a certain rhythm signature that is hard to mistake. Couple that [...]

Willow Creek Movie review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 45 Days Ago. | No Comments
Willow Creek writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait has proven himself to be a skilled and ambitious director with such films as Sleeping Dogs Lie, World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America. In each film, edges of ‘good taste’ and decorum are tested with (by and large) great results stemming from his enthusiasm and energy. It is very [...]

Sleepaway Camp Collectors Edition Bluray / DVD Review
Written by Chris Egan, Posted 56 Days Ago. | 3 Comments
So after a long day at the office I came home to find the latest release from Shout! Factory’s off-shoot: Scream Factory had come in the mail. A brand new edition of the cult classic slasher film Sleepaway Camp that was released today. If you don’t know the story of Sleepaway Camp, the plot revolves [...]

Cold In July (2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 56 Days Ago. | No Comments
Director Jim Mickle has delivered a couple very solid horror films in a row (We Are What We Are, Stake Land), so to divert (it seems) into more crime-drama territory might strike some as odd. But the roots of his newest film, Cold In July, are very firmy planted in the horror/genre ground so really [...]

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 63 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
B.J. Blazkowicz is back and ready to lay waste to the Nazi regime one more time.  However, is the tried and true formula of Nazi killing just a tired relic from gaming past? Or has “Wolfenstein: The New Order” managed to reinvent the practice so that it feels fresh and exciting again? “Wolfenstein: The New [...]

Beyond The Grave (Review)
Written by Chris Savage, Posted 66 Days Ago. | No Comments
There is one film that I have been following for years but never actually got round to watching it and that sucker goes by the name of Beyond The Grave, the Brazilian post-apocalyptic flick from director Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro. However, with the ease and convenience of Netflix Instant, I finally got round to watching [...]

All Cheerleaders Die Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 66 Days Ago. | No Comments
What could’ve been a dull, slasher-by-the-numbers send up leaning on the strength of its title alone, Lucky McKee’s All Cheerleaders Die turned out to be a creative, funny bit of horror lunacy. The film doesn’t hit on all cylinders all the time, but when it does it is a charming, nutty affair that inspires a [...]

Death Do Us Part (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 67 Days Ago. | No Comments
In the grand scope of horror history, the ‘trip up the cabin’ setup is a well-worn groove that most of us have seen played out to various degrees of success many times over. It seems like if given the choice, you shouldn’t trek to the woods for any reason, given the myriad of movie examples [...]

Godzilla Review
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 69 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
The King of Monsters is back for another round in America.  We all remember the 1998 American attempt at adapting Godzilla to the big screen.  What a glorious wreck that was.  Personally, I didn’t truly hate it, but I could see why Godzilla fans the world over were super upset about it.  So does this [...]

Bound by Flame Game Review
Written by Scott Dell, Posted 70 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
An hour and a half. That’s how long it took me to forge through the final boss battle of the very tricky action RPG, Bound By Flame. I screamed, I swore, I threw things; but I came out on the other side with a great sense of accomplishment. It was the perfect, but very difficult, [...]

The Den (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 77 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
When crafting a modern-day thriller or horror film, the reliance on technology is a slippery slope. Do you fast forward a few stages and invent things that don’t really exist yet, or, do you weave around the familiar of the day-to-day present day to frame your story? Either way is tricky business because more often [...]

Stanley Film Festival – Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 79 Days Ago. | No Comments
It goes without saying that often times film sequels can fall flat under the sheer weight of expectation. Fans of an original film can build up their level of internal-hype to the point of near-unrealistic obsessing that no film could hope to meet. This happens in the music world too, where a band has had [...]

Gun Woman (2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 79 Days Ago. | No Comments
The best kind of genre filmmaking can be summed up in one word: Badass. The kind of films that render you unable to hold back cheers and clenched fists and smiles as all the black-hearted badness and revenge and violence unfolds. Films like Rolling Thunder or the more recent Blue Ruin or Big Bad Wolves [...]

Playstation 4 Daylight Review
Written by Scott Dell, Posted 82 Days Ago. | No Comments
I‘m of two minds on Daylight, part of me likes it and part of me just wanted it to be over. But all of me was frightened the entire time. Daylight is advertised as procedurally generated, boasting that it is different every time you play it. The first problem with this concept is, gameplay wise, [...]

Mr. Jones (2014) Movie Review
Written by Scott Dell, Posted 86 Days Ago. | No Comments
It’s just sitting there, taunting me. Glowing red at the very corner of my screen. I look at the “close window” button, every instinct in my body begging for me to click it. This was all I could think about while sitting through the lion’s share of Mr. Jones. Missfire, just turn it off and [...]

Doc of the Dead (2014) Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 88 Days Ago. | No Comments
For the passionate and dedicated horror fan, documentaries can be familiar-territory gold. Like a worn-in blanket or a busted up ballcap, these films deal primarily in retread information and narrative that is already well-known to their target audience. That doesn’t suggest, however, that they aren’t produced well or aren’t good films – rather that you [...]

Blood Glacier (2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 88 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
It is a nice treat to have a film like Marvin Kren’s Blood Glacier exist in the horror world. For all the remakes (and the chatter that surrounds them), all the dime-a-dozen zombie films and the sea of low-minded, low-execution animal/monster attack movies, there can be a diamond in the rough once-in-a-while. Even with its [...]

The Machine (2014) Movie Review
Written by Chris Egan, Posted 88 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
In the near future, a group of elite scientists have been working towards flawless artificial intelligence – with mixed results. They start with advanced implants to give life back to brain-dead war veterans and prosthetic limbs that have the look and feel of living tissue. With various countries wrapped up in a cold war, the [...]

Lesson of the Evil Movie Review [Stanley Film Festival]
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 89 Days Ago. | No Comments
It goes without saying that Lesson of the Evil‘s director, Takashi Miike, is a legend in the horror genre. He is prolific and aggressive and his films often push the limits and bounds of narrative ideas and naked, unabashed violence. It is a delicate trade-off because if you have something to say, the means by [...]