If you’ve kept up with my blog, you know that horror movies are not at the top list of my favorite genres. But something called to me with this movie. While the trailer for the film reveals most of the movie, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by how haunting The Invisible ManContinue reading “Elisabeth Moss battles dangerous air in eerie, jump-scary 'The Invisible Man'”
2017’s It (or It: Chapter One) was a scary but surprise hit as Stephen King’s 1200-page horror novel was adapted for the big screen. Stellar performances from a young cast of child actors, an old-school feeling as a loss of innocence film at its core, with King’s fear, mortality and survivalist themes, helped make it the highest-grossingContinue reading “Bigger doesn’t mean scarier in the bloody and overwrought ‘It: Chapter Two’”
It’s no red wedding but this movie surely had a crimson honeymoon for the newlyweds of Ready or Not. A movie I didn’t expect much from; a gory game of Saw with the hunted wearing a white wedding dress. Let’s say I was pleasantly surprised.
When Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day hit theaters two weeks before Halloween in 2017, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I saw it as a slasher version of Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day – minus Bill Murray, of course. What it did have though was a new actress, Jessica Rothe, who put in a starmaking performance.Continue reading “A twist on the original formula makes ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ an enjoyable follow-up.”
Long live Michael Myers! Forget what you know about the Halloween sequels, or just wipe your browser history, to forget the other franchise entries that came in between. This meta-sequel to the 1978 horror classic returns the story to its core and fun as hell… And well worth the long wait.
At first glace of the title, ‘A Quiet Place’ sounds like it should be a full-fledged drama film: a young attractive couple seemingly raising their children out in the middle of a rural area. Long country walks, fishing, and board games by gaslight is what you would expect. The reality is this family lives inContinue reading “Nervy, Smart, and Brilliant: ‘A Quiet Place’ does it all.”