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  • The Beauties and the Beast

    The Beauties and the Beast

    ★★

    Like watching one of Bigfoot's violent and presumably stinky wet dreams.

  • The Loreley's Grasp

    The Loreley's Grasp

    ★★★★

    The Loreley's Grasp is a Spanish production [from "The Blind Dead" director himself, Amando de Ossorio] partially filmed and set at a girl's boarding school in Rhine, Germany where the girls are apparently learning how to swim because we only ever see them at the pool or in the bathtub?!

    I love that this is essentially an old-fashioned moonlight metamorphosis monster movie but with the 1970s penchant for viscous gore! The reptilian heart-ripper has loads of screentime and that's sometimes…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    Let's get this out of the way, The Witch is a horror film, you can put it in all of your other subcategories but, at its very core--it's a genre film whether you feel comfortable with the classification or not.

    This film covers the horrors of colonialism, emigration, religious conviction, starvation, witch trials, patriarchy, puberty, loss, and if methodically exposing each of these very horrifying real life tribulations isn't terrifying and alarming enough, there's a god damn witch and evil…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    After having over a meter (3 feet for my fellow Americans) of snow fall on us in just a few days, the isolated and trapped feeling gave us great cause to want to watch the ultimate cabin fever-in the depth of winter film. Regardless of how many times one has seen The Shining, it never loses that overwhelming sense of dread.

    As soon as Jack Torrance is in frame, that uneasy feeling takes over. I feel as though I wish…