W. Whateley

Horror nerd. I tend to log mostly Horror/Sci-Fi but welcome recs of all types. Thanks for following.

Favorite films

  • The Thing
  • Prince of Darkness
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • The Void

Recent activity

  • Mortuary


  • Wounds


  • The Thing from Another World


  • Werewolves Within


Recent reviews

  • The Nun

    The Nun


    This is a re-watch, and I'm sure most horror fans have seen it already. I'm trying to get back into the habit of reviewing--at least until after Halloween. * I didn't care for the movie after the first watch due to its general tropey-ness (without any irony and self-awareness that makes the tropey-ness fun, etc.). I actually think the La Llorona off-shoot from this franchise is better. My biggest distraction both times watching this, however, was the Nun itself. The…

  • Amulet



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is one of those movies that I find myself thinking about from time to time. It will come to mind at odd moments, like when I am putting up groceries or cleaning the bathroom. I thought a couple of days ago of those little things that were "birthed" and then flushed, so I gave it a re-watch. It was still effectively unsettling in many spots, and the Weird turn towards the end was still fairly interesting—and still a bit…

Popular reviews

  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo


    I rewatched this film this morning after spotting it on the 'featured' page on Shudder. I had a relatively fond recollection of it, but I couldn't remember details. For some reason, like many folks, I think that I mentally placed it under that general umbrella of 'found footage'/'immersive horror' and filed it away as part of a general mainstream trend at the time; however, it's not that at all. "Mockumentary" doesn't really sit well with me either, since there's a…

  • Winchester



    "Winchester" had a budget of $3.5 million and made almost $39 million at the box office. There are low-budget films in my 'viewed' list that are ten times more interesting. Heck, I've watched episodes of "Supernatural" that were better written. It's a particular point of irritation to me when movies that are based on stories with so much available background info, that are beautifully shot, and that are populated with excellent actors are so terrible due to lack of creativity…