It’s been one hell of a year! Or, y’know, hell on Earth. Whatever.
Let Us Prey. 2014. Directed by Brian O’Malley. Screenplay by David Cairns & Fiona Watson. Starring Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge, Douglas Russell, Niall Greig Fulton, and Jonathan Watson. Creative Scotland/Fantastic Films/Greenhouse Media Investment/Irish Film Board/Makar Productions. Rated 18A. 92 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 “And if the devil is six, then god isContinue reading “Let Us Prey: An Atmospheric Religious Discussion”
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”
Assault on Precinct 13. 1976. Directed & Written by John Carpenter. Starring Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charlie Cyphers, and Nancy Kyes. Image Entertainment. Rated R. 91 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★ (DVD release)Assault on Precinct 13 is one of the best action thrillers of all-time. It’s probably my personal favourite if IContinue reading “John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Action on a Sweet Soundtrack”
The Guest. 2014. Directed by Adam Wingard. Written by Simon Barrett. Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick. Picturehouse. Rated 14A. 99 minutes. Action/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ To begin, I’ve been a fan of Adam Wingard a long while. I think the first time I actually saw one of hisContinue reading “The Guest is like a Young Terminator in Post-Blackwater Era”