I’m an actor and director of stage and screen (mostly nonprofessionally so far). But I also dabble in standup, and on this site, horror movie criticism. I’m just a guy who loves horror movies, and I like to share that love with the world.
‘Malignant’ Movie Review
In the latest film from horror veteran James Wan, Malignant follows a woman named Madison (Annabelle Wallis) who develops a sort of psychic connection with a mysterious killer, forcing her to watch him slaughter people telepathically. It turns out that these bizarre, real-time visions could be linked to something from Madison’s past, and she and her adoptive sister, Sydney (Maddie Hasson), are tasked with uncovering these dark secrets in order to prevent more grisly murders from happening.
‘Candyman’ (2021) Movie Review
Candyman (2021), the latest in the current trend of belated sequels to classic movies, is about Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), an artist in Chicago who visits the now-gentrified Cabrini Green housing project and learns the legend of Candyman, a hook-handed, fur-coated supernatural killer who appears if you say his name five times while looking in a mirror. Inspired by the legend, Anthony creates an art installation meant to invite viewers to summon the titular killer. But of course, people around him begin to die, and his grip on reality starts to slip.
‘Don’t Breathe 2’ Movie Review
In this sequel to 2016’s Don’t Breathe, the Blind Man (Stephen Lang) has now adopted a young child (Madelyn Grace) and is raising her as his own. He teaches her everything he knows about survival, but when a group of strange men come looking for her, the Blind Man will have to finally confront his past and the villain he once was.
‘The Amusement Park’ Movie Review
The Amusement Park is a surreal educational film, of sorts, about a man (Lincoln Maazel) who finds himself in a strange park where he is met with hostility from the staff and patrons, and many of the attractions have bizarre rules and consequences.
‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Movie Review
In director John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 runaway horror hit, the now-widowed Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her three children, oldest Regan (Millicent Simmonds), middle child Marcus (Noah Jupe), and infant (unnamed and unattributed), find a reluctant ally in Emmett (Cillian Murphy), an old family friend turned expert survivalist. When the kids figure out that there are people hiding out on an island that’s supposedly uninhabited by the monsters, they find a glimmer of hope. But it turns out that the killer alien creatures aren’t the only adversaries they’ll have to face.
‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Movie Review
Spiral, a new spinoff of the highly popular Saw franchise, is about a Jigsaw copycat targeting police officers in New York. Detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock), an officer who is resented by his peers after he turned in a dirty cop, as well as living in the shadow of his father (Samuel L. Jackson), the former police chief, must track down the killer and solve the mystery, along with his new partner, Detective William Schenk (Max Minghella).
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Movie Review
In this epic kaiju crossover, Kong is being quarantined on Skull Island in order to protect him from Godzilla, hoping to prevent an inevitable fight for dominance. When a company called Apex discovers there may be a hidden prehistoric world at the center of the Earth, the same world from which all of these giant monsters supposedly came, the head of Apex (Demián Bichir) approaches a scientist (Alexander Skarsgård) to lead an expedition there. It turns out that Kong may be the secret to finding this hidden world, so he is transported to a research site in Antarctica, along with his handler (Rebecca Hall) and a little girl who is seemingly able to communicate with him (Kaylee Hottle). But not only does this put Godzilla on his trail, it is clear that Apex is hiding something, and young Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown), her friend Josh (Julian Dennison), and a conspiracy podcaster (Bryan Tyree Henry) are determined to find out what they’re up to.
‘Wrong Turn’ (2021) Movie Review
In this revamp of the 2003 fan favorite, original screenwriter Alan McElroy returns to tell an all-new story about a different group of twentysomethings (Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Emma Dumont, Dylan McTee, Vardaan Arora, Adrien Favela) who venture into the Appalachian backwoods and encounter an independent tribal society deep in the forest. After they disappear, one of the women’s fathers (Matthew Modine) decides to come looking for them.