Jack Bauer v. Supernatural Forces in MIRRORS

Mirrors. 2008. Directed by Alexandre Aja. Screenplay by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur; based on the film Into the Mirror by Sung-ho Kim. Starring Keifer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart, Mary Beth Peil, John Shrapnel, Jason Flemyng, Julian Glover, and Ezra Buzzington. New Regency Pictures. Rated 18A. 110 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★ ForContinue reading “Jack Bauer v. Supernatural Forces in MIRRORS”

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Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 9: “…And the Woman Clothed with the Sun”

NBC’s Hannibal Season 3, Episode 9: “…And the Woman Clothed with the Sun” Directed by John Dahl (Rounders, Joy Ride, Breaking Bad, Dexter) Written by Bryan Fuller/Steve Lightfoot/Helen Shang/Jeff Vlaming * For a review of the previous episode, “The Great Red Dragon” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “…And the Woman Clothed inContinue reading “Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 9: “…And the Woman Clothed with the Sun””

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MEGAN IS MISSING Illustrates Youth at Risk

Megan Is Missing. 2011. Directed & Written by Michael Goi. Starring Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer, Kara Wang, Brittany Hingle, Carolina Sabate, April Stewart, and John K. Frazier. Trio Pictures. Unrated. 85 minutes. Crime/Drama/Horror ★ There are a ton of different found footage horror movies hitting the market in the pastContinue reading “MEGAN IS MISSING Illustrates Youth at Risk”

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The Realism of Murder & HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER

This John McNaughton classic is pure terror, diving into the semi-real life of a prolific serial killer(/liar).

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EVIL DEAD Gets Remade with Plenty Blood & Guts & Demonic Possession

Evil Dead. 2013. Written & Directed by Fede Alvarez; based on the screenplay by Sam Raimi. Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Stephen Butterworth, Karl Willetts, Randal Wilson, and Rupert Degas. TriStar Pictures. Rated 18A. 91 minutes. Horror ★★★★ So, to start, I want toContinue reading “EVIL DEAD Gets Remade with Plenty Blood & Guts & Demonic Possession”

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THE PURGE: ANARCHY Further Envisions POTUS Trump’s Domestic Policies on Crime

The Purge: Anarchy. 2014. Directed & Written by James DeMonaco. Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley, Noel Gugliemi, Castulo Guerra, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Edwin Hodge. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 103 minutes. Action/Horror/Thriller ★★★★My favourite thing about the fact The Purge: Anarchy exists is that thereContinue reading “THE PURGE: ANARCHY Further Envisions POTUS Trump’s Domestic Policies on Crime”

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But How Scarily Close to Truth is THE PURGE?

The Purge. 2013. Directed & Written by James DeMonaco. Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Arija Bareikis, Tom Yi, Chris Mulkey, and Tisha French. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 85 minutes. Horror/Thriller. ★★★★ Now to start – I have an aunt who is a full-fledged American, IContinue reading “But How Scarily Close to Truth is THE PURGE?”

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UNFRIENDED: Modern Horror Skewers Bullies

Unfriended. 2015. Directed by Levan Gabriadze. Screenplay by Nelson Greaves. Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman, and Matthew Bohrer. Blumhouse Productions Rated R. 83 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 I don’t need to really lay out the plot here much: a girl named Laura Barns commits suicide, thenContinue reading “UNFRIENDED: Modern Horror Skewers Bullies”

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THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI

The Pyramid. 2014. Directed by Grégory Levasseur. Screenplay by Daniel Meersand & Nick Simon. Starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley, Christa Nicola, Amir K, and Faycal Attougui. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated R. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2 There’s no way that I can honestly say The Pyramid is a great horror – most of theContinue reading “THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI”

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins”

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins” Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (Banshee, Game of Thrones) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Black Maps and Motels Rooms” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Other Lives” – click here Beginning where we left off, the tenseContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 6: “Church in Ruins””

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Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 7: “Digestivo”

NBC’s Hannibal Season 3, Episode 7: “Digestivo” Directed by Adam Kane Written by Bryan Fuller and Steve Lightfoot * For a review of the next episode, “The Great Red Dragon” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “Dolce” – click here To start, the episode’s title “Digestivo” comes from another part of theContinue reading “Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 7: “Digestivo””

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