I’m an actor and director of stage and screen. 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.
‘Terrifier 2’ Movie Review
Art the Clown is back in Terrifier 2! This time around, Art (David Howard Thornton) has been brought back to life by dark magic following the events of the first movie. A young woman named Sienna (Lauren LaVera), still struggling with the tragic death of her father years prior, is plagued by nightmares about the infamous Miles County Clown. But when Art begins stalking her and her awkward younger brother, Jonathan (Elliott Fullam) on Halloween night, she’ll have to figure out a way to defeat the killer clown and discover the supposed link between the killer and her family.
‘Halloween Ends’ Movie Review
Rounding out David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel trilogy, Halloween Ends picks up four years after the previous two films. Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) has seemingly vanished without a trace, following his prior massacre of the angry mob in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and working on her memoir. But when Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), a troubled young man with a tragic past, begins to take a liking to Allyson, Laurie senses a familiar darkness in him and worries that the boogeyman might still be here after all.
‘Pearl’ Movie Review
Pearl is the story of an ambitious young dreamer (Mia Goth) who lives on a farm in Texas as the end of WWI approaches. She wants nothing more than to leave her overbearing mother (Tandi Wright) and paraplegic father (Matthew Sunderland) and be a dancer on the big screen, and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Nothing.
‘Barbarian’ Movie Review
Barbarian is the first horror film from writer/director Zach Cregger. When Tess (Georgina Campbell) finds out that the Airbnb she’s renting was double-booked, she begins to strike up a friendship with her new “roommate” Keith (Bill Skarsgård). But it turns out there’s something suspicious about this house, and the two of them may be in grave danger.
‘The Invitation’ Movie Review
The Invitation is the story of a woman named Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) who, despite having no close relations near her, finds out that she has family in England she never knew about. When her cousin Oliver Alexander (Hugh Skinner) invites her to a family reunion, she meets wealthy young bachelor Walter Deville (Thomas Doherty) and sparks start flying. But creepy things start happening, and the dark secrets of the Alexander family begin to be revealed.
‘Orphan: First Kill’ Movie Review
Depicting the events directly prior to the 2009 cult classic, Orphan: First Kill once again stars Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther (aka Leena), the psychotic dwarf posing as a 10-year old girl. Following her escape from a mental institution in Estonia, Leena begins posing as Esther, the long-missing daughter of wealthy American couple Tricia and Allen Albright (Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland). But when people around her begin to grow suspicious, “Esther” realizes her master plan may have backfired in some unexpected ways.
‘Prey’ Movie Review
Prey, which takes place a few hundred years before the events of Predator, follows a Comanche girl named Naru (Amber Midthunder) who is in constant competition with her brother Taabe (Dakota Beavers). Both are incredibly skilled hunters, but of course, Naru isn’t given the same credit as her male peers. But when a Predator (Dane DiLiegro) lands in their territory, Naru is finally given the chance to show just how good of a hunter she is.
‘They/Them’ Movie Review
They/Them is a new Peacock original slasher film written and directed by award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Logan. The film is about a conversion camp for queer youth run by the charismatic Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon) where we follow a group of new arrivals, particularly a nonbinary teen named Jordan (Theo Germaine). I don’t want to say anymore about the plot, but needless to say, they don’t exactly try to make queer conversion therapy look good (which it isn’t).
‘Nope’ Movie Review
In Nope, OJ and Emerald Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer) run a ranch that wrangles and trains horses for the film industry. When OJ sees what could only be a flying saucer in the clouds, he and Em become determined to capture irrefutable video evidence of extraterrestrials with the help of tech wiz and conspiracy theorist Angel (Brandon Perea) and veteran Hollywood cinematographer Antlers Holst (Michael Wincott). But it looks like the threat might be greater than expected, and the staff and patrons of a local theme park run by former child star Ricky Park (Steven Yuen) might be in grave danger.
‘The Black Phone’ Movie Review
The Black Phone, directed by Scott Derrickson and based on the short story by Joe Hill, is about a boy named Finney (Mason Thames) whose life is already hard enough. He’s constantly bullied at school, his father (Jeremy Davies) is an abusive alcoholic, and his sister, Gwen (Madeleine McGraw), seems to have prophetic dreams, which catches the attention of the police and the ire of their father. But when a serial child abductor called the Grabber (Ethan Hawke) kidnaps him, Finney finds a disconnected telephone in his new “room” and begins to hear surprisingly helpful voices on the other end.
‘Crimes of the Future’ Movie Review
After eight years of hiatus, legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg returns to the director’s chair with Crimes of the Future. In an unspecified later day, almost every human being on Earth has evolved to no longer feel pain. Because of this, people have become obsessed with mutilating their own bodies for the intense sensation, because, as one character puts it, “surgery is the new sex.” One of the last remaining people to still experience pain is Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), who lives in almost perpetual agony. His body is constantly growing superfluous organs, and he and his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux), have taken the modern performance art scene by storm by turning the removal of these organs into an exhibition. When Lang (Scott Speedman), a man whose son was recently murdered, asks to have him publicly dissected during their act, Saul and Caprice are both intrigued and suspicious.
'Men' Movie Review
In the latest from Alex Garland, Harper (Jessie Buckley) decides to rent a house in the country to get away for a while after the death of her husband (Paapa Essiedu). While there, she encounters various odd, off-putting male characters (all played by Rory Kinnear), and she begins to get the feeling that she’s in danger.