You have to believe me, there is someone else standing in the room with me.
Anyone who's even casually acquainted with the horror genre should be aware of one of it's most famous formats, the anthology. Classic movies like The House that Dripped Blood, Creepshow and the VHS trilogy have kept this tradition alive and offer the audience a variety of scares usually within a 90 minute runtime. I've always been a fan of getting more 'bang for my buck' when it comes to horror and had a huge love for these films in my teenage years (who am I kidding I STILL do!). This is where ALTER comes in with an anthology that does all this and in just under 30 minutes! Almost unheard of I know.
It's been six months, and the tragic death of her fiancee still weighs heavy on Taylor's (Brytnee Ratledge) mind. So despite the mild objections of her sister Kara (Elizabeth Saydah), Taylor decides to take an au pair position out of town in an effort to move forward. Taylor is sent to be the au pair for the wealthy but private Caleb family, which consists of Allesandra and John Caleb (Annie Heise and Tristan Thomas) and their young daughter Emily (Gianna Gallegos).
Dario Argento, whatever you might say of him, makes some visually appealing movies. One in particular I greatly enjoy? Inferno.
Psychological thrillers are a class of films that when done correctly can be utterly terrifying and disturbing. However, they achieve this by using different techniques than conventional horror films. The genre of horror is famous for following rules and a formula that makes predicting the outcomes of horror movies far too easy. I absolutely love horror for what it is. However at times repeated jump scares can become more silly than frightening, the pattern of people consistently behaving in ways that no rational human being ever would becomes unbelievable, newer movies become reminiscent of older films that did it better, and the fear in my stomach turns into something more like amused entertainment.
I watched, 'The Invisible Man', tonight and I loved every second of it. Well 'love' might be a strong word. The thing is when you rarely watch movies you become more critical of the ones you do see. I don't have anything against movies, it's just that I always say I'll watch a new one but never do, or I intentionally avoid the popular ones *ahem Marvel movies* altogether. So when I say I 'loved' a movie, trust and believe, it's an authentic sentiment.
I’m somewhat of an aficionado of exploitation movies. The good ones are awesome and entertaining, and the bad ones are just plain fascinating. For those who don’t know, exploitation movies are movies that are typically low-budget, and whose major appeal/selling point is their (often excessive) lurid content, sometimes in reference to controversial topics of the time. And I’m certainly not the only fan of movies like these. Hell, I was born after the majority of the most beloved ones were made. But in the early 2000’s (beginning with movies Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever), people started becoming nostalgic for these movies, and thus began the market for exploitation throwback films.
This is one of those Stephen King movies that was made with no hope from the start that it would be an impactful part of cinema or even King's career. Heck of all the weird stories he's written, this is the one that he's disregarded. It's a movie based off the book where aliens come out of people's butts. It defiantly sounds like it wasn't gunning for a excellence with a plot like that.
I've been creeping around the horror movie selections on my streaming services as of late, finding a lot of "misses" and a few "hits". Cycling through Amazon Prime, I came across this one.
After spending a few years with Netflix, last fall I switched over to Hulu for a change. I finally got to check out 'Game of Thrones', which got me hooked from the first episode. I got to find out what all the hub-bub was all about...and got stuck there like everyone else! Yanking myself back to a Netflix subscription to catch up on my old shows, I found myself with both Netflix AND Hulu for awhile. Only because I find new binge-watching worthy material all the time with Hulu. Just this past week I discovered a couple gems that have been hiding. One is 'A Quiet Place' starring its director and co-writer, John Krasinski, as Lee Abbot. This is NOT the 2016 Romanian movie of only 24 minutes of the same name, or game. This 2018 movie, 'A Quiet Place' is an emotionally moving flick that easily fits into multiple big screen genres at once: Drama, Science Fiction, Horror, and Thriller.
When Deanna (Anna Hutchison) first accepted the proposal of her handsome and charming boyfriend Karl Davers (Jason-Shane Scott), she imagined that their perfect life together would only get better after she met his family. But upon arriving at the luxurious Davers house, Deanna finds that planning her wedding with her new family won't be as easy as she thought.
I will go ahead and warn you now. If you are not into horror or weird almost trippy films, Antrum is not for you. I was recommended the film a few weeks back by a friend who knows me pretty well. They said they just finished watching it, wasn’t too sure how they felt about the film and definitely wanted to hear my thoughts and opinions on the movie. A few weeks later I had the time and decided to watch the film in the middle of the day. This review will be a little different than the rest of my articles. I won’t be posting spoilers or telling too much detail in regards to the plot and storyline. This is a film I want you to hear a little about and then go check out yourself.