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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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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WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT – How Low Can a Franchise Go?

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. 2014. Directed by Valeri Milev. Screenplay by Frank H. Woodward. Starring Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll, Sadie Katz, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Harry Belcher, Joe Gaminara, Roxanne Pallett, Radoslav Paravanov, Danko Jordanov, Asen Asenov, and Kicker Robinson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror. ★ TheContinue reading “WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT – How Low Can a Franchise Go?”

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WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES – Doug Bradley Spent His Hellraiser Money

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines. 2012. Directed & Written by Declan O’Brien. Starring Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty, Roxanne McKee, Paul Luebke, Oliver Hoare, Kyle Redmond-Jones, Amy Lennox, Duncan Wisbey, Radoslav Paranov, George Karlukovski, Borislav Iliev, Peter Brooke, and Finn Jones. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror No ★s Now, I actuallyContinue reading “WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES – Doug Bradley Spent His Hellraiser Money”

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THE COLLECTION Could’ve Been a Contender

The Collection. 2012. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Shannon Kane, Brandon Molale, Erin Way, Johanna Braddy, and Michael Nardelli. Fortress Features. Rated R. 82 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2 My love for The Collector is strong, butContinue reading “THE COLLECTION Could’ve Been a Contender”

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THE COLLECTOR is an Unsettling New Horror Villain

The Collector. 2009. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Michael Reilly Burke, and Juan Fernández. Fortress Features. Rated 18A. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller. ★★★★ It’s only natural to see why people try to say that this movie is a Saw knock-off. First of all, anything involving traps nowContinue reading “THE COLLECTOR is an Unsettling New Horror Villain”

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Remake Doesn’t Scare as Much as the Original

THE WOMAN IN BLACK remake does its best, but it can’t hold a ghostly candle to the original.

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I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk

I-Lived. 2015. Directed and Written by Franck Khalfoun. Starring Jeremiah Watkins, Jan Broberg, Shannon Collis, Josh Cowdery, Nic D’Avirro, Luis Fernandez-Gil, and Sarah Power. Bleiberg Entertainment. Unrated. 97 minutes. Mystery/Thriller. ★1/2 I was, and still am of course, a huge fan of Franck Khalfoun’s remake for Maniac, and I thought it was one of the bestContinue reading “I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk”

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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. 2009. Directed by Declan O’Brien. Screenplay by Connor James Delaney, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tom McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon, and Borislav Iliev. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Unrated. 92 minutes. Horror ★1/2 IContinue reading “WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!”

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WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror

Wrong Turn. 2003. Directed by Rob Schmidt. Screenplay by Alan McElroy. Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings, Gary Robbins, Ted Clark, Yvonne Gaudry, and Wayne Robson. Summit Entertainment. Rated R. 84 minutes. Horror. ★★★In my last review, for the 2009 Indonesian gorefest Macabre, I mentioned how thereContinue reading “WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror”

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MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve

Macabre. 2009. Directed and Written by Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers). Starring Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Arifin Putra, Sigi Wimala, and Ario Bayu. Gorylah Pictures. Unrated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★ Only discovering Timo Tjahjanto through V/H/S 2 and The ABCs of Death, as well as the fabulously deranged recent outing Killers,Continue reading “MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve”

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