Another: Road to Nowhere with Satanic Nonsense

Another a.k.a Mark of the Witch. 2014. Directed & Written by Jason Bognacki. Starring Paulie Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Maria Olsen, Michael St. Michaels, & Nancy Wolfe. Full Frame Features. Not Rated. 80 minutes. Fantasy/Horror ★ Generally, I’m an internet critic whose standards aren’t overly picky. If you’ve ready more than a handful ofContinue reading “Another: Road to Nowhere with Satanic Nonsense”

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Lucy: Half-Assed Besson

Lucy. 2014. Directed & Written by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroder, and Nicolas Phongpheth. Ciné+/Canal+/EuropaCorp/TF1 Films Production. Rated 14A. 89 minutes. Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of Luc Besson. His first feature film, La dernier combat, is a tour-de-force in thinking outsideContinue reading “Lucy: Half-Assed Besson”

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Kristy: Lower V. Upper Class Horror

Kristy. 2014. Directed by Oliver Blackburn. Screenplay by Anthony Jaswinski. Starring Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Lucas Till, Chris Coy, Mike Seal, Lucius Falick, Erica Ash, James Ransone, Mathew St. Patrick, and Al Vicente. David Kirschner Productions/La Sienega Productions/Electric City Entertainment. Rated R. 86 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ There’s nothing absolutely unique to Kristy. I can’t say there’sContinue reading “Kristy: Lower V. Upper Class Horror”

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Carpenter, Cults, & Cruel Hauntings in Last Shift

Last Shift. 2015. Directed by Anthony DiBlasi. Screenplay by Anthony DiBlasi & Scott Poiley. Starring Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose, Natalie Victoria, Sarah Sculco, Kathryn Kilger, and Mary Lankford Poiley. Skyra Entertainment. Rated R. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 Marketing has dubbed Last Shift as a cross between Satanic style horror and John Carpenter’s amazingly tense/lowContinue reading “Carpenter, Cults, & Cruel Hauntings in Last Shift”

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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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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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THE PACT II Lets Down its Predecessor

The Pact II. 2014. Directed/Written by Dallas Richard Hallam & Patrick Horvath. Starring Caity Lotz, Camilla Luddington, Scott Michael Foster, PAtrick Fischler, Amy Pietz, Haley Hudson, Market Steger, Nick Micheaux, Brad Gunberg, and Suziey Block. Campfire. Unrated. 96 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★ The Pact came out of nowhere for me, and despite what others have said aboutContinue reading “THE PACT II Lets Down its Predecessor”

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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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APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)

Apocalyptic. 2014. Directed & Written by Glen Triggs. Starring Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, and Geoff Pinfield. Dark Epic Films. Unrated. 84 minutes. Drama/Horror ★ A lot of people seem to have had more than their fill of found footage. Me – I’m not quite done with the sub-genre. Of course, that’s me, I likeContinue reading “APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)”

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BLUE RUIN’s Honest Amateur Revenge

Blue Ruin. 2014. Directed & Written by Jeremy Saulnier. Starring Macon Blair, Tyler Byrne, Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Alex Orr, and Anish Savjani. Anchor Bay Entertainment. Rated 18A. 90 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★★★ Personally, I love revenge thrillers just because they satisfy the real life need at times to dive into something similar to our dailyContinue reading “BLUE RUIN’s Honest Amateur Revenge”

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Not Everyone’s Cut Out for POKER NIGHT

Poker Night. 2014. Dir. Greg Francis. Screenplay by Dough Buchanan & Francis. Starring Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver, Halston Sage, Ron Eldard, Corey Large, Giancarlo Esposito, and Michael Eklund. XLrator Media. Not Rated. 104 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★ I’d anticipated this movie just because of the trailer. Now, sometimes this can come back to biteContinue reading “Not Everyone’s Cut Out for POKER NIGHT”

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The Real Life Fear of The Houses October Built

The Houses October Built. 2014. Dir.  Bobby Roe.  Written by Roe, Zack Andrews & Jason Zada. Starring Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe, Jeff Larson, and Tansy Alexander. Room 101. Unrated. 91 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 Any horror movie, regardless of how its end product is perceived, always benefits from some decent performances. WhetherContinue reading “The Real Life Fear of The Houses October Built”

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