• Doom: Annihilation

    Doom: Annihilation

    ★★

    "Good bad" movie.

  • Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel

    Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel

    ½

    Awful. Nonsensical plot, terrible acting, no scares, and aggressively stupid. One or two OK cliche horror shots don't do anything to elevate this from the very bottom rungs of low budget horror.

  • The Bye Bye Man

    The Bye Bye Man

    Bad bad movie. Totally snorifying.

  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★½

    Rewatch: I want to love this film as a Disney fan, a Lin Manuel Miranda fan, and a fan of animation. But it never gets there, despite gorgeous visuals and a couple of wonderful songs.

    While Moana is the best version of the modernized Disney princess, her story can't keep up with Elsa's, Judy's, or even Hiro's.

    The best Disney films choke me up; this one says "good tunes, great visuals."

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

    While cinephiles watch The Thing and devotees jump into Stuart Gordon or the silent Call of Cthulhu, true searchers after (Lovecraftian) horror land here. Do you read Sutter Cane?

  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★½

    Visually gorgeous and happily modern when it comes to equality, there's not enough here beyond sumptuous aesthetics and one great song.

  • Ghoulies

    Ghoulies

    ½

    This movie knows what it is, but not insofar as it can pull either an earnest film or parody out of it.

    Best left to happy memories on the video store shelf.

  • Night of the Demons

    Night of the Demons

    ★★★½

    The epitome of 80s schlock horror? The epitome of all schlock horror? Night of the Demons features bad acting, an overtly canned storyline, and a perfect balance of legitimate mood and madcap ridiculousness. For genre fans and the curious, but superlative in what it does.

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★½

    Fun little John Carpenter/HP Lovecraft- inspired throwback with solid practical effects and a legitimately creepy aesthetic.