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.
Movie Review: 'Violent Night' At Least Makes Santa the Hero
Violent Night (2022) Directed by Tommy Wirkola Written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller Starring David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Leah Brady, Alexis Louder
Massive Damage: Chapter 3
ALL OF CHARLIE’S GUYS GRAB WEAPONS AND PUT BODY ARMOR ON AND GETTING THE WOMEN READY FOR COMBAT PACKS UP THE TRUCK AND DRIVES AWAY. LEAVING CHARLIE ALONE AT THE OFFICE AND CHARLIE TAKES OFF HIS BLOODY CLOTHES AND CHANGES INTO A COMBAT GEAR AND FULL BODY ARMOR STEEL PLATED GLOVES AND GRABS A BOX OF SHOTGUN EXPLOSIVE SHELLS MADE BY DAWSON AND GETS A RAMBO SIZE KNIFE THAT WAS SOAKING IN HOLY WATER AND GETS A DESERT EAGLE AND STANDING THE MIRROR AND GRABS THE AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN AND GOES IN HIS CAR GARAGE AND RIDES OUT ON A MOTORCYCLE TO VAMPIRE’S CLUB.
Horror Classics: Nosferatu
I've said it before, but I love old horror movies. I cut my proverbial teeth on a lot of the old Hammer films - that's how this series got its start after all. As 2022 nears its end, however, I wanted to add a special title to the series: Nosferatu. Why is Nosferatu special? Well, it's 100 years old!
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'They Live' (1988)
This movie is fucking brilliant and that's a hill I'll die on! SPOILERS!!! Though seriously, can you call yourself a horror fan if you haven't already seen this gem?
When people ask me what the scariest horror film I’ve seen is, I usually reply with The Exorcist. The response is mixed. Some totally get it, others are mystified as to how I can find a horror movie from the early 70s so disturbing.
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Vampires vs the Bronx' (2020)
Okay, maybe it's on me going into this expecting Attack the Block (2011). That's a really high bar and frankly, there aren't many that live up to it. Needless to say, I went into this with high expectations so keep that in mind as I proceed. And just to get it out of the way, I actually do recommend you give this movie a shot. Horror Heads, even general pg-13 audience.
Eating Raoul is a film that stars the stunning Mary Woronov and the late Paul Bartel as "Paul and Mary Bland," a couple living in the degenerate, psychotic hell's belly of the beast known as mid-1980s Los Angeles, a place infused with drunks, bums, hoodlums, con artists, pimps, hold-up men, swingers, swingers, and more swingers. And a lot of people casually kill, such as Paul's boss, who fires him from his job at a liquor store for selling too-expensive wine.
I Finally Saw 'Resurrection' and Wow!
Resurrection (2022) Directed by Andrew Semans Written by Andrew Semans Starring Rebecca Hall, Tim Roth, Grace Kaufman
The Mass Misunderstanding of "My Soul to Take"
WARNING: This op-ed contains spoilers. I've never had a hard time naming a favorite horror director. Through a decade and a half of expanding my palate and knowledge of horror cinema, it’s the only question that stands unchanged in my indecisive mind. I can’t tell you my favorite Final Girl, favorite special effects artist, or even my all-time favorite subgenre, but I've always been able to answer “so, who's your favorite director?” with a triumphant exclamation of the late, great Wes Craven. Unfortunately for almost everyone who’s asked me this icebreaker, the conversation always seems to sever when we arrive at the dreaded ranking of his films and a completely guiltless guilty pleasure of mine is always put dead last.
Leave the Projector On-- All Kinds of Horrors
Leave The Projector On – All Kinds of Horrors Hallow’s Eve has come and passed, but personally I love screening horror films all across the year. But with 2022’s October now beyond the horizon, I figured it was an opportune moment to write another “Leave the Projector On” installment, this time fixating on horror films.
Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' (2019)
What do I say about this movie? It wasn't bad. Actually, it was quite clever but some how it was also really bland. I don't know, maybe it's because it was yet another PG-13 horror movie, which always manages to hamper the movie by castrating the good stuff. Maybe it's because it was based on a children's book and it was bound to be kinda soft. I think maybe they wanted to introduce this to a younger audience but in a way that still appealed to the adults that remember it. I don't know, like I said, it was clever but it just didn't impress me.
The Top Horror Films You Need to See: The Big Wrap-Up
In the other installments in our series we covered Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Slasher films, Ghosts, Creatures, and Supernatural horror. In this article we'll feature the films that are still horror that may not fit into a specific type, as well as a few we forgot to include.