• Slayed

    Slayed

    Five years after a massacre occurred in a small water treatment plant, the facility is being shut down on Christmas Eve. A new security guard arrives to watch the facility for one last night, but the rest of the staff fears the return of the Santa clad killer on the anniversary of his evil deeds. "Slayed" is a low-budget holiday slasher that offers very few kills, mediocre special effects, and a plot that moves too slow for a story that…

  • Blood Beat

    Blood Beat

    ★★★

    Bloodbeat is a confusing mix of slasher and supernatural with enough confusion to make you want to watch again. The film is difficult to describe, but the bizarre blend of cheesy special effects, bad dialogue, and bat shit crazy plot makes this a cult classic deserving of Joe Bob Brigg's Last Drive-In. The director Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos admitted that he was under the influence of drugs as he wrote and filmed portions of the movie. Bloodbeat is undoubtedly one of the weirdest Christmas horror movies and certainly will get more viewings with the film streaming on Amazon Prime and Shudder.

  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House

    ★★★★

    When someone mentions the phrase “On a dark and stormy night” this is the movie that pretty much invented it. Well not really but it might as well have

  • The Beach House

    The Beach House

    ★★★½

    Emily (Liana Liberato) and Randall (Noah Le Gros) are a young college couple hoping to reignite their relationship by staying at his estranged father's remote beach house. Their seemingly perfect weekend is interrupted by another couple who are already using the house. They decide to make the best of the situation and enjoy food, wine, and recreational drugs. Yet a strange illness begins to affect each of them as they encounter some bizarre events that test their trust in each other as well as reality.

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis

    ★★★

    In some ways, Metamorphosis uses many of the same elements used in other possession movies, such as The Exorcist and The Wailing. Director Hong-seon Kim deviates from the usual possession trope by having the demon mimic one of the family to disrupt their daily routine and sow distrust in them as they are not sure who among them is possessed. This is aided by the great performances of the cast that include Sung Dong-il as the father Kang-goo, Young-nam Jang…

  • The Legend of Hell House

    The Legend of Hell House

    ★★★★

    A team led by a physicist, his wife, and some mediums investigate the notorious Belasco House. The reputation of Hell House stems from previous visitors who have died or gone mad, and this group hopes to survive a full week and solve its mysteries. The guests also fear the stories of the home's original owner Emeric Belasco, who may have been responsible for many of the house's terrible occurrences. Based on the novel Hell House written by Richard Matheson, the…

  • Warning: Do Not Play

    Warning: Do Not Play

    ★★★

    A young filmmaker struggling to make a horror movie is drawn to a legend of a student film that was banned after some people died when it premiered. The search for this movie and the obsession of the young director is the focus of the film Warning: Do Not Play. Directed by Kim Jin-won and starring Seo Ye-ji as Mi-Jung, Warning: Do Not Play is more mystery than horror but does borrow elements of popular Asian horror films such as Ringu and Lights Out.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★★

    Ever wonder what would happen if you shoved a piece of wrought iron into your leg. Ever wonder what would occur if you suddenly developed a metal fetish. Using some techniques that seem more suited for a rock video, Tetsuo starts and finishes as if the director was on speed, and maybe something stronger. The film starts with a shocking scene of a man who cuts open his leg and inserts a metal shaft into the skin. The pain notwithstanding,…

  • Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★½

    A retrospective into the life of actor Mark Patton and the single role that defined his short career. What should have been a stepping stone for more significant roles ended up destroying his promising career as his closeted lifestyle came out amid a national panic with the AIDs virus. Scream, Queen shows Mark's life from his childhood to working on Broadway at 23 and being cast in A Nightmare on Elm Street Sequel. The film shows interviews with several of Mark's castmates, including Robert Rusler, Kim Myers, Jack Sholder, and Robert Englund

  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★

    What sets this film apart from the other cannibal stock is the brutal nature of both the cannibals and the explorers. The addition of real animal deaths is quite unsettling and resulted in the film being banned in Italy. It may have been included to suspend our belief, but little can divert the fact that this is still a cannibal movie and a ruthless one. The filmmakers revel in showing us that the explorers are, at times, just as cruel…

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    From its rather violent and disgusting opening to its even more disturbing ending Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover sets itself apart from most any movie you may have encountered. The film centers on the four eponymous characters who include a chef, a brutish gangster, his abused wife, and the shy man she falls for who warms her heart. This film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is, in many ways, a parable for…

  • Nine to Five

    Nine to Five

    ★★★★

    Forty years later and this is still one of the best comedies of all time and just as relevant today as it was in 1980. I can rewatch this movie over and over and still laugh at the funny moments.