This comes as one of the better adaptations of a King story, bringing along with it some fun, frightening terror, as one man’s memories become a haunted house in a creepy hotel room.
Darling. 2015. Directed & Written by Mickey Keating. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, Helen Rogers, John Speredakos, Brian Morvant, & Al-Nisa Petty. Glass Eye Pix/Alexander Groupe. Unrated. 78 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ Mickey Keating is one of my favourite writer-directors over the past few years in indie horror. While the low budget charmContinue reading “Psychological Cracks and Shadows of Polanski in Darling”
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”
The Innkeepers. 2011. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett, Jake Ryan, Brenda Cooney, George Riddle, John Speredakos, and Lena Dunham. Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 101 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Every time I’ve got a particular bias going into a review, one that I can recognize, IContinue reading “Haunted Historical Horror: Ti West’s The Innkeepers”