the windmill

‘The Windmill’ (2016): A Unique Take On A Slasher Story

Sometimes it's fun to sporadically pick a film to watch on Netflix. In doing so, there's a chance of finding hidden gems that you...
The Girl, The Mother and The Demons

‘The Girl, the Mother and the Demons’ Review (Worldfest 2017 Premiere)

While covering the 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston film festival this weekend, I had the privilege of attending the US premiere of the brilliant Swedish film: The Girl,...
WorldFest

Worldfest Film Festival 2017: Thriller/Suspense Short Film Reviews

Continuing my coverage of the 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston film festival, here are reviews for six thriller/suspense short films recently screened: She Came Knocking (d: John Ainslee), Whack (d: Syni Pappa), The...
Man in the Rabbit Mask

The Man in the Rabbit Mask (2017) Review

The Man in the Rabbit Mask is an eerie and disturbing new take on urban-legend style horror. The premise of the film is simple. Two...
split

Split (2017) is M. Night Shyamalan’s Most Intense Film Yet (Spoilers)

After years of struggling to bring audiences a compelling film, M. Night Shyamalan offered critics and movie-goers a return to form of sorts with...
Shadows Falling

Shadows Falling by Andrew Jones: Horror Book Review

I've read a lot of horror stories in my years on earth. I got a taste for them with a little book called...
backcountry

Backcountry (2015) Review: ‘Cape Fear’ meets Natural Horror

My admiration for survival stories, both in film and otherwise, stems from my childhood obsession with Gary Paulsen's Hatchet in elementary and middle school....

The Wicked One (2017): Ain’t No Rest for This Wickedly Brutal Slasher Story

Sometimes people just snap. It's as if the madness takes them over and the person they once were is completely gone. This can be...
you're gonna die tonight

You’re Gonna Die Tonight (2016) Short Film Review

Sergio Morcillo's You're Gonna Die Tonight is a short home invasion horror film with lots of promise. When the film opens, we're quickly introduced...

Teenage Ghost Punk (2017) Review – Supernatural Fun for the Whole Family!

Teenage Ghost Punk is a fun family comedy that has a few supernatural elements and a lot of heart. The story focuses on a family...

Pool Party Massacre (2017): A fun Tale of Blood, Boobs and Beer!

I love 80's horror, especially slasher films. There's something about the subgenre that allows you to relax and take a step back from the...
Assignment

Film Review for Walter Hill’s ‘The Assignment’ (2017)

The idea for the revenge thriller film The Assignment has been around since the late 70's, when director Walter Hill received a draft of Tomboy...
skyquake

Skyquake (2017) Movie Review: How Far Will You Go To Find The Truth?

One of the things I love about Midnight Releasing is that I never know what to expect from them. They are continuously releasing film after...
Berlin Syndrome

‘Berlin Syndrome’ Encourages Travelers to Stay Home (DIFF 2017)

A chance encounter could lead to the gravest of consequences. More specifically, you never know if a stranger is a controlling sociopath. Berlin Syndrome, screened at...
Dark Tapes 2

The Dark Tapes (2017) is Indie Horror at its Most Ambitious

The Dark Tapes is a found footage horror/science fiction anthology from writer Michael McQuown, who co-directed the film alongside Vincent J. Guastini. Sticking with...
into the mud

Into the Mud (2016) Review: You Might Get Caught Off-Guard!

Into the Mud is a brilliant short film that plays on some common survival horror tropes, but may catch you off guard with its...
abattoir

Abattoir (2016) Review: Ambitious Horror Noir for a Lazy day

Abattoir is a horror film with several great things working in its corner. For starters, genre favorite Lin Shaye is on the bill, and...
Chicago Rot

‘Chicago Rot’ (2017) Review: Revenge is Dish Served Bloody

Chicago Rot was written and directed by Dorian Weinzimmer and co-written by Brant McCrea. Set in a downtrodden area of Chicago, the film stars McCrea, Shira Barber, and...
Speak No Evil

Comic Review: ‘Speak No Evil’ Issue #2 from Gray Bear Comics

Gray Bear Comics has released Issue #2 of their Lovecraftian horror comic series Speak No Evil. I absolutely loved Issue #1, which introduced us...
shut in

Shut In (2016) Movie Review: Be Careful Who You Let Into Your House

Several awesome horror films came out in 2016 that I wasn't able to watch, but little by little I'm making my way through them....