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.
'Evil Dead Rise' Movie Review
From writer/director Lee Cronin and producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, this new spin-off of the Evil Dead franchise leaves the familiar cabin-in-the-woods setting for a dilapidated apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. Beth (Lily Sullivan) works on the crew for a rock band, but when she finds out she’s pregnant, she turns to her sister Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland) for advice. But after Ellie’s son Danny (Morgan Davies) uncovers another volume of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis, the Deadites are unleashed once again, and Danny, Beth, Ellie, older daughter Bridget (Gabrielle Echols), and younger daughter Kassie (Nell Fisher) are directly in their path.
‘Renfield’ Movie Review
Renfield is a horror-comedy that follows a present-day Robert Montague Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) as he attempts to break free from his master, the one and only Count Dracula (Nicolas Cage). But he’s going to need more than just his support group to stop the legendary vampire when they become tangled up in an ongoing battle between traffic cop Rebecca Quincey (Awkwafina) and hapless mobster Teddy Lobo (Ben Schwartz).
‘Scream VI’ Movie Review
Scream VI is brought to us by the same team who revived the franchise last year with Scream (2022). It’s been a year since the events of the previous film. Sam and Tara Carpenter (Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega) are at Blackmore University in New York City, along with their friends Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Chad (Mason Gooding). But a new Ghostface starts killing other people around them, and the “Core Four”, as Chad dubs them, will need to enlist the help of old acquaintance Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), local lawman Detective Bailey (Dermot Mulroney), and newly-returned final girl-turned-FBI agent Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere).
‘Cocaine Bear’ Movie Review
Based (rather loosely) on a true story from 1985, Cocaine Bear is about a bear that eats several duffel bags filled with, well, cocaine that had been dropped out of an airplane into the forest below before two drug runners (Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr.) can retrieve it for their boss, notorious drug kingpin Syd White (Ray Liotta). When two kids, Dee Dee (Brooklynn Prince) and Henry (Christian Convery), encounter said bear, Dee Dee’s mom (Keri Russell) ventures into the woods to look for them, along with Ranger Liz (Margo Martindale) and environmentalist Peter (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).
‘Knock at the Cabin’ Movie Review
From M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin is about dads Andrew (Ben Aldridge) and Eric (Jonathan Groff), and their daughter, Wen (Kristen Cui), who are on vacation at a lakeside cabin. When a man named Leonard (Dave Bautista) arrives and tries to befriend Wen, he is soon joined by three others (Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn) who tell the family that they must make a devastating decision in order to prevent the apocalypse. And the longer they hesitate, the more people will die.
‘Christmas Bloody Christmas’ Movie Review
In the latest from Joe Begos, it’s Christmas Eve, and co-workers Tori (Riley Dandy) and Robbie (Sam Delich) have nothing better to do than get as drunk as possible. But at the nearby toy store, a highly advanced animatronic Santa (Abraham Benrubi) begins a vicious killing spree. Why? Who knows?! But now Tori and Robbie have to find a way to stop it… or at least survive.
‘The Menu’ Movie Review
The Menu is a new horror-comedy from, I kid you not, two writers for The Onion. Hawthorne is a an exclusive, upscale restaurant run by the tyrannical, yet charismatic Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes). Young couple Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) and Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) are among the guests for a very special menu, which also includes food critic Lillian (Janet McTeer) and her editor Ted (Paul Adelstein), wealthy older couple Richard (Reed Birney) and Anne (Judith Light), a trio of young entrepreneurs (Rob Yang, Arturo Castro, Mark St. Cyr), and movie star-turned-amateur foodie George Diaz (John Leguizamo) and his assistant Felicity (Aimee Carrero). But Chef Slowik has more nefarious plans for his guests this time, and it doesn’t take long for Margot to sense danger.
‘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.