American Giallo & Misogyny in NIGHT SCHOOL

A decent little slasher flick, like an American Giallo, that could’ve been so much more.

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Scream Queens – Season 2, Episode 3: “Handidates”

FOX’s Scream Queens Season 2, Episode 3: “Handidates” Directed by Barbara Brown Written by Ian Brennan * For a review of the previous episode, “Warts and All” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Halloween Blues” – click here So with that poor young man, warts and all, burned to aContinue reading “Scream Queens – Season 2, Episode 3: “Handidates””

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Scream Queens – Season 2, Episode 1: “Scream Again”

FOX’s Scream Queens Season 2, Episode 1: “Scream Again” Directed by Brad Falchuk Written by Falchuk & Ian Brennan & Ryan Murphy * For a review of the Season 1 finale, “The Final Girl(s)” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Warts and All” – click here The bitches are back,Continue reading “Scream Queens – Season 2, Episode 1: “Scream Again””

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Dead of Summer – Season 1, Episode 5: “How to Stay Alive in the Woods”

Freeform’s Dead of Summer Season 1, Episode 5: “How to Stay Alive in the Woods” Directed by Norman Buckley Written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl * For a review of the previous episode, “Modern Love” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “The Dharma Bums” – click here We openContinue reading “Dead of Summer – Season 1, Episode 5: “How to Stay Alive in the Woods””

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Dead of Summer – Season 1, Episode 3: “Mix Tape”

Freeform’s Dead of Summer Season 1, Episode 3: “Mix Tape” Directed by Mick Garris Written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz * For a review of the previous episode, “Barney Rubble Eyes” – click hereclick here * For a review of the next episode, “Modern Love” – click here So the episode name’s been changedContinue reading “Dead of Summer – Season 1, Episode 3: “Mix Tape””

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A Lonely Girl Takes Sweet Revenge in The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones. 2009. Directed & Written by Sean Byrne. Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, John Brumpton, Andrew S. Gilbert, Suzi Dougherty, Victoria Eagger, Anne Scott-Pendlebury, Fred Whitlock, & Leo Taylor. Screen Australia/Omnilab Media/Ambience Entertainment/Film Victoria. Rated R. 84 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 The number of films where women areContinue reading “A Lonely Girl Takes Sweet Revenge in The Loved Ones”

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Hangman is Mediocre But Twisted Enough

Hangman. 2015. Directed by Adam Mason. Screenplay by Simon Boyes & Adam Mason. Starring Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins, Ty Simpkins, Eric Michael Cole, Amy Smart, Ross Partridge, Ethan Harris-Riggs, Vincent Ventresca, Bruno Alexander, Erika Burke Rossa, and Jamie Lee. Produced by Hiding in the Attic. Not Rated. 85 minutes. Thriller ★★★1/2 Adam Mason’sContinue reading “Hangman is Mediocre But Twisted Enough”

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Scream Queens – Season 1, Episode 4: “Haunted House”

FOX’s Scream Queens Season 1, Episode 4: “Haunted House” Directed by Bradley Buecker Written by Brad Falchuk * For a review of the previous episode, “Chainsaw” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Pumpkin Patch” – click here Chanel Oberlin: “I own Halloween. It’s my jam.” The opening scene is excruciatingly funnyContinue reading “Scream Queens – Season 1, Episode 4: “Haunted House””

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Scream Queens – Season 1, Episode 3: “Chainsaw”

FOX’s Scream Queens Season 1, Episode 3: “Chainsaw” Directed by Ian Brennan Written by Ian Brennan (also writer of Cooties) * For a review of the previous episode, “Hell Week” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Haunted House” – click here The beginning of this episode sees Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Zayday (Keke Palmer)Continue reading “Scream Queens – Season 1, Episode 3: “Chainsaw””

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The Descent: Female Driven Psychological Horror

The Descent. 2005. Directed & Written by Neil Marshall. Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Oliver Milburn, Molly Kayll, Craig Conway, and Leslie Simpson. Celador Films/Northmen Productions/Pathé. Rated 18A. 99 minutes. Adventure/Horror ★★★★1/2 Personally I’ve enjoyed Neil Marshall from his debut, Dog Soldiers, and then he came on withContinue reading “The Descent: Female Driven Psychological Horror”

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 10: “Naka-Choko”

Will and Hannibal share a special meal together

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