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  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★

    War-Horror seems to be an incredibly underutilized, and mostly under appreciated, subgenre or mash up in the greater scope of the horror field. Sure, I can think of a few here and there, there's a couple that really stand out to me, but it's a genuinely small number of films that seem to fall under this umbrella. Smaller still is the number of movies that do fit in these parameters that are either received positively by the critics or public,…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★½

    This is gunna be a long(er) one.

    A lot is owed to John Carpenter and his masked evildoer Michael Myers. And by a lot I mean essentially an entire genre of horror films. Though there are a few notable entries before Haddonfield was put on the map, Texas Chainsaw and Black Christmas being the two most prominent, it was Michael Myers and his blood filled quest to kill Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) that really put slasher villains to the…

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  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    Long book + Long movie= Very long review/analysis

    The first time I read Stephen King's gargantuan tire block of a book IT I was probably much to young to fully understand or enjoy most of what I was reading. I was 9 or 10 years old, only a little younger then the protagonists of the story, and I was determined to read a horror novel with more to offer then the whimsical terrors of Goosebumps and Fear Street. I don't…

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★★

    Folk tales and fables, legends and myths, are all my bread and butter. I eat that kind of stuff up like I need it to live, but every once and a while a really solid entry slips right through my fingers. I remember buying the book this movie is based on when it first came out and giving it to one of my brothers as a birthday gift, without so much as a second thought or a selfishly precursory read…