"You don't understand. There was something in the woods... and I think it's in here with us... now."
I was one of the many voices of scepticism when I heard they were remaking The Evil Dead, one of my favorite films of all time. (It's sequel being my absolute favorite.) As the production went on and we began to hear news and see trailers, however, my initial scepticism turned to perverse interest and eventually genuine excitement, so I made a…
"It just sort of seems like every time I drink, something awful happens. And all the things that used to be funny aren't really funny anymore, and things have gone from embarrassing to scary... So, yeah, I'm kind of... kind of scared."
James Ponsoldt's criminally underseen indie dramedy Smashed is a gripping and affecting tale of giving up the drink. Kate is an elementary school teacher who's hard partying lifestyle is starting to get out of control, but her efforts…
"They say if you get close to the house, you can still hear Victor Crowley crying for his dad at night."
Unimaginative and generic horror fare. At times it feels like it's trying to throw back to the slasher movies of the 80s, but it doesn't do it in an interesting way or offer anything new. The characters are forgettable, the acting is bad and the whole project seems just a little half-baked. Kane Hodder's Victor Crowley is a slight highlight, and I must concede that the ending was well done.
"See, my dad taught me that tonight is about respecting the dead. Because this is the one night that the dead, and all sorts of other things, roam free and can pay us a visit."
This anthology horror film is a favourite of mine because it captures the spirit of the holiday it celebrates - Halloween - so very well. It weaves together 5 darkly funny and often legitimately frightening vignettes, all taking place on Halloween night. It maintains a…