Nicole Renee "ItsFearHerself"
After founding her production company ItsFearHerself, solely writing, producing, and directing horror films. She’s made a wave in reviewing horror films, books, and TV as well.
Give Incantation A Try
When it comes to Incantation I’m very biased. I loved the story, the background, and the way the film was shot. Therefore, I can only say positive things about this film. Incantation is a lot to experience but hopefully this breakdown and review will convince you to at least give it a try. Incantation is a Taiwanese found footage supernatural horror film. Yes, that is another reason why I’m so biased…Put found footage and supernatural in the same sentence/description and I’m in. This film is written, directed, and produced by Kevin Ko. Who also directed Invitation Only, A Choo, and Doomsday Reverse just to name a few. The cast of incantation includes Tsai Hsuan-yen, Huang Sin-ting, Kao Ying-hsuan, and Sean Lin.
The Black Phone
Just the other week I went to see The Black Phone with a friend. I was very excited for the film, between the trailers and my love for Ethan Hawke I was sold and stoked. The twisted ending that was in fact a shocker, along with the reviews about it online were a nice addition to the reasons why I was very excited to see this film in theaters. I however, had anticipated way more of a horror film than what I experienced. It’s safe to say the concept alone was more terrifying than the movie. So, here’s why I think you need to see the Black Phone, even though I wouldn’t call the film horrifying.
The Weekend Away
I take time on Sunday mornings now to watch Netflix by myself. To be honest I haven’t been impressed or excited to watch anything on Netflix recently. However, I decided to throw on The Weekend Away and I was entertained and engaged which is rare for me. The Weekend Away was not something I was expecting at all when it came to its twists and turns. The movie stars Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe as the lead best friends. The two best friends go away to Croatia for a little getaway. One friend is a new mom, Beth. While the other is freshly divorced, Kate. Hoping to relax and let loose they run into some trouble. From escorts and drugs, to affairs and death, this movie is messy in a good way.
Intrusion is a film you should watch simply because while predictable it was entertaining. The actors really get into character with this one. As well the camera and lighting of this film being great. The film simply entertained me and that is why I would recommend it. Was it the best psychological thriller out? No, however, it was a great quick movie that not only peaked my interest but held it as well.
There's Someone Inside Your House
This film was a roller coaster of emotions, storylines, and plot twists. While I would call it a slow burner it did hold my attention for the entire film. Staring Sydney Park, Theodore Pellerin, and Dale Whibley the film lives up to its title. While the plot of the film is over used, the writer put their own twist on the film making it entertaining and interesting. Would I recommend the film? Yes, if you have nothing else to watch and are looking for some light-hearted horror.
Give It A Break
Halloween Kills had so many mixed reviews that I myself as a diehard horror fan was nervous. To say I was disappointed is an understatement, but it wasn’t from the film, but from the horror fans that critiqued it so hard. Halloween Kills got a lot of hate from who Michael was killing to there being too much killing in the film. I know, who would complain about a slasher film having too much killing? Trust me, I’ve seen it all. I’m here to reassure the horror fan that was nervous like me to go see it anyways. See it in theaters and take all your friends and family with you. It’s a fun horror film that highlights Michael’s strengths and shows that through it all there’s no taking him down, no matter what you plan or try to do.
Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made
I will go ahead and warn you now. If you are not into horror or weird almost trippy films, Antrum is not for you. I was recommended the film a few weeks back by a friend who knows me pretty well. They said they just finished watching it, wasn’t too sure how they felt about the film and definitely wanted to hear my thoughts and opinions on the movie. A few weeks later I had the time and decided to watch the film in the middle of the day. This review will be a little different than the rest of my articles. I won’t be posting spoilers or telling too much detail in regards to the plot and storyline. This is a film I want you to hear a little about and then go check out yourself.
The Girl on The 3rd Floor
When I first turned on The Girl on the 3rd Floor I was slightly confused. To be honest I scanned/half read the synopsis and just threw it on since I didn’t see anything else that caught my eye on Netflix at the time. The film as a whole has a very weird tone. It’s bland yet bright, a little dull yet still interesting. It’s a little difficult to explain if I’m being honest but I will definitely try my best. However, before I get into the details of the story and the plot, let me breakdown some cast, crew, and setting info of this weird yet bizarre horror film.
The Imperfect Perfection
The Perfection is yes, far from perfect, however so worth it. I know it’s cheesy, but it is how I’m feeling and let me tell you why. I got a little hint about watching The Perfection, on Facebook of course. One of the horror groups I’m involved in mentioned it. I looked it up, and decided right then and there, “why not?”. So, I get on Netflix and check out the film. Mind you, I have no idea what it’s about or who’s in it. I just know that it was recommended by a few horror fans. Yes, I’m expecting some gore, a disturbing plot, and a few twists. However, what I experienced was not even close to what I was expecting.
'13 Cameras' vs. '14 Cameras'
When I initially heard about 13 Cameras, I was intrigued like no other. Yes, I had a slight fear of hidden surveillance, and I like many others got too carried away with research one day and realized it happens more often than not. Therefore, a few years ago when I heard about 13 Cameras, I gave the film a try not knowing what to expect. In all honesty at first, I was not happy with the film. However, as I watched it a second and even a third time, it began to grow on me. I commend Victor Zarcoff on his writing and directing of the film. To say it gave me the absolute creeps is quite the understatement.
My Top Favorite Horror Films Coming Out This Year
The first on my list is going to be Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare that comes out this April. This film really caught my attention with just the trailer alone. It starts off with a group of people playing the truth or dare game. The game is suddenly stopped when a guy tells the truth that he only wants to be around one of the girls to play and get rid of the game. He considers the game a curse and he’s ready to be left alone. The key is to tell the truth and do the dare. If you don’t, you die. There is no escaping this game, and it only ends when all the players are dead. While this won’t be the scariest film of the year, I think the concept is kind of cool. Yes, I’ve seen something similar, but the aesthetic of the “players,” once they’re involved in the game, is something I’m looking forward to as well.
Why You Need to See 'Veronica'
Before I start, I wanted to warn whoever is reading this that there are spoilers in this post. When I first saw Veronica I was at a loss for words. I heard about the film from a former classmate. I trust my classmate’s opinion and taste of horror films, so I got right on it. Veronica was released August 2017 in Spain. It’s written by Paco Plaza and Fernando Navarro. Paca Plaza also directed the film. If you’re a fan of the horror genre then you’re familiar with Paco Plaza’s work (REC 1, 2, & 3). I’m going to be completely honest and tell you that this is not Plaza’s scariest film ever. However, the way the film makes you feel during and afterward, the way it’s shot, and the delivery of a very familiar plot is what makes this film a gem.