The Inhabitants. 2015. Directed/Written by Michael & Shawn Rasmussen. Starring Elise Couture, Michael Reed, India Pearl, Vasilios Asimakos, Danny Bryck, Judith Chaffee, Erica Derrickson, Edmund Donovan, Victoria Nugent, and Rebecca Whitehurst. Lascaux Media/Sinister Siblings Films. Unrated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ A few weeks back, one half of the filmmaker duo the Rasmussen Brothers (writers ofContinue reading “The Inhabitants: Ghostly Apparitions on a Budget”
Cooties. 2015. Directed by Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell & Ian Brennan. Starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan, Jorge Garcia, Cooper Roth, Miles Elliot, Morgan Lily, Sunny May Allison, and Armani Jackson. Glacier Films/SpectreVision. Rated R. 88 minutes. Action/Comedy/Horror ★★★★ Officially outContinue reading “Cooties: It’s Okay to Kill the Children”
Turbo Kid. 2015. Directed/Written by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, & Yoann-Karl Whissell. Starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery, and Romano Orzari. Epic Pictures Group/Timpson Films. Rated R. 93 minutes. Action/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ Always interesting to see the different 1980s (& further) throwbacks coming out now over the past 8 years or soContinue reading “Turbo Kid: Blood, Nostalgia, Video Games, & a Whole Lot of Fun”
Pod. 2015. Directed & Written by Mickey Keating. Starring Larry Fessenden, Lauren Ashley Carter, Brian Morvant, Dean Cates, John Weselcouch, and Forrest McClain. High Window Films. Rated R. 76 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★1/2 If any of you may have read my reviews before, you might know that I’m a big fan of films which are ofContinue reading “Pod: Backwoods Indie Alien Horror with Teeth”
Preservation. 2015. Directed & Written by Christopher Denham. Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, and Pablo Schreiber. The Orchard. Not Rated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of the survival thriller sub-genre, whether it’s something strictly thriller based, or a film that’s a little more horror oriented. I’ve enjoyed films like Southern Comfort, the classic Deliverance, andContinue reading “PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival”
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”
TOAD ROAD is a haunting modern story of drug abuse.
Stretch. 2014. Dir. Joe Carnahan. Screenplay by Carnahan from a story by himself, Jerry Corley & Rob Rose. Starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, and James Badge Dale. Universal Pictures. Rated R. 94 minutes. Action/Comedy/Thriller ★★★ When Stretch opens up, you see Patrick Wilson, playing the titular character Stretch (get it? –Continue reading “Stretch Tries But Stretches Too Thin”
Feed the Gods. 2014. Dir. Braden Croft. Starring Shawn Roberts, Emily Tennant, Britt Irvin, Tyler Johnston, and Aleks Paunovic. Compound B. Unrated. 84 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★1/2 There are times I’ll admit I am fooled by an interesting title. When I first heard of Feed the Gods I’ve got to say, I was absolutely hooked. Just byContinue reading “Feed the Gods Leaves Everyone Hungry”
Late Phases. 2014. Dir. Adrián García Bogliano. Screenplay by Eric Stolze. Starring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, and Lance Guest. Dark Sky Films/Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ Werewolf movies are a real hit or miss for me. That being said, I love a good werewolf flick. If it’s done right. The problem withContinue reading “Late Phases is Modern Werewolf Heaven”
A modern, dark rumination on fame.