Michael J. Epstein

I make things so clowns don't eat me.

I'm morally opposed to ratings.

Favorite films

  • Barbarella
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Phantasm
  • Death Race 2000

Recent activity

  • Hi-Riders

  • Joysticks

  • A Town Called Panic

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Recent reviews

  • Out There Halloween Mega Tape

    Out There Halloween Mega Tape


    This was fantastic! It REALLY captures the era, and it was full of cleverly pointed and subtle satire. It has just the right amount of connection with and callback to the first film.

    Ivy is such a great character with a lot of nuance that could easily be missed. In general, the movie does not spoonfeed, and it assumes you'll piece together context, which means it will reward rewatches. But I think even if you miss all of the subtlety…

  • Flesh for Frankenstein

Popular reviews

  • Culture Shock

    Culture Shock


    This is an absolutely unsettling, fantastic take on a complex subject. It is hard to say too much without spoiling the experience, but the film is wonderfully split by style and feel to tell the stories of two different worlds that ultimately collide. Really impressive filmmaking, and by far the most visionary and insightful of the Into the Darks that I have seen.

  • Echoes of Fear

    Echoes of Fear

    Echoes of Fear is a great balance of smart, surprising, and accessible. It has very creepy sequences that are built around effective scares. And Trista Robinson is fantastic as the fearless protagonist in impossibly frightening situations!