Movie reviews for horror fans; from gruesome bone-chillers to dark horror thrillers, a showcase for frightful films that seek to entertain and to terrify.
I thought I would expand on Creepverse and start doing reviews of horror films. I love horror movies (obviously) and I thought it would be awesome to share my thoughts about my favorite and least favorite horror films with you guys. I will say this now and probably in the future as well but expect spoilers for popular films or films part of big franchises as most have seen them already. I will be doing reviews for recent horror films in the near future. Welcome back to the creepiest page on the internet. I’m your narrator, Kevin and today I will be reviewing An American Werewolf In London (1981). From the director of Animal House...a new kind of animal.
So far, I've been pretty disappointed with the majority of Shudder Originals, save Mayhem (2020), which was a fucking hoot. Basically, Shudder is 1-3 here and Mayhem doesn't quite make up for the other three films. However, if you want the 'too long; didn't read' version of this review, it would be "Watch Mayhem instead."
On the off chance that you bite the dust in a fantasy, would you be able to kick the bucket? That thought the reason for Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
After reading the novel and being hooked from the first page, I was looking forward to seeing the film adaptation and would it live up to my expectations. I'm pleased to say that the film was not a disappointment and stayed faithful to VC Andrews' gothic-horror novel.
After seeing both prequels of the Casteel Family saga, I was interested to see how Fallen Hearts would be portrayed visually and was pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the production and storytelling - this is the strongest Casteel adaptation thus far. In comparison to the book, Heaven (Basso) now has the life she had always wanted, but her past continues to haunt her as both families collide in a dramatic conclusion
I REALLY wanted to like this movie. It's from the same writer/director as He Never Died (2015), which was fucking epic. It even had some really solid plot ideas. I don't know who fucked this up, but they fucked it up BAD. Maybe they needed Jason Krawczyk to direct, or maybe Jason was never a good writer and Henry Rollins really did clean up He Never Died (2015).
Found footage horror is the sub-genre that will not die. Despite the repeated and tiresome tropes and the sameness of the look of found footage, filmmakers continue to return to this well worn subset of the horror genre. The reason for this is obvious, it’s a way to make a movie cheap and fast. This doesn’t mean a found footage movie can’t be good, but the challenge grows to make a found footage movie that isn’t like every other found footage horror film.
I Blame Society is an absolute, start to finish, blast. This insanely dark comedy about a documentary filmmaker plumbing the depths of her psychosis is a thrill ride of rising stakes and rising insanity. Written and directed by Gillian Horvat, I Blame Society is bold, unique and shockingly original. Imagine the movie May but made by a female Christopher Guest character and you have a sense of what I Blame Society is like.
I know, it's 2021, and I'm just getting to this movie now, but I've had a lot on my plate that simply kept taking precedent. I mean, I wanted to see this in the theater but I didn't get the chance, and then it kept coming out on streaming services I didn't have. Hey, better late than never, I guess.
**Warning! Possible spoilers ahead - read with caution!** I can’t be a thorough horror movie reviewer without lots of movies to choose from, so I renewed the Hulu account. Upon doing so, I found “Run.” It stars Sarah Paulson, the oft matriarch of AHS (American Horror Story). While the film is listed as a “thriller,” the description definitely gave me some horror-vibes.
You are strong. You are capable. You can do anything that you set your mind to. Run is a 2020 Hulu film. Chloe is a handicapped daughter to a single mother. Beginning to sense that something is off about her mother’s behavior, she learns dark secrets. In the fight of her life, Chloe fends for her survival.
Why, do you ask? Simple. Horror movies just might be the only genre that can survive outside of a movie theater -- and for good reason. All you need is some microwave popcorn, a dark living room (or bedroom, maybe), and a significant other (if you so desire). These days it's not that hard to do. The effect a horror film has doesn't change much at all.