MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE: Biblical Murder and Mental Health Horrors

MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE’s a mess. But a creepy one about the horrors of neglected mental illness.

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Take a Baaad Trip, Man: 1986’s HOUSE Brings the Horror of Vietnam Back Home

The first horror movie I ever remember seeing, and what a trip it took me on.

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1987’s THE STEPFATHER: Start Worrying More About Who Mom Dates

Loosely based on multiple murderer John List, THE STEPFATHER gets uncomfortable horrific in its attack on the American family.

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TAXI DRIVER Rides Through the Moral Soup of Murder

This Martin Scorsese classic is the barometer for movies dealing with PTSD – not an overt military movie, but one that examines the effects of war and isolation and the lack of help for those who come home.

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NO ESCAPE is an Adrenaline Soaked Ride Inside a Bloody Revolution

Using a fake country as the setting for a brutal revolution, director & writer John Erick Dowdle’s NO ESCAPE is pure action-thriller to the core.

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BAD LIEUTENANT: Ferrara’s Hard Look at the Intersection Between Crime and Faith

An unhinged look at corruption, sin, and the potential for redemption in the darkest of places.

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Fear of Invasion in Predator

Predator. 1987. Directed by John McTiernan. Screenplay by Jim Thomas & John Thomas. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong, & Shane Black. Amercent Films/American Entertainment Partners L.P./Davis Entertainment. Rated R. 107 minutes. Action/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ There are 1980s films. Then there areContinue reading “Fear of Invasion in Predator”

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Kevin Bacon Tries to Kill Deviant Kids in Cop Car

Cop Car. 2015. Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Christopher D. Ford & Jon Watts. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, and Shea Whigham. Audax Films/Dark Arts Film/End Cue/Park Pictures. Rated R. 86 minutes. Thriller ★★★★ Ever since last year’s Clown I’ve been waiting to see another directorial effort from Jon Watts. ContraryContinue reading “Kevin Bacon Tries to Kill Deviant Kids in Cop Car”

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