THE MUNSTERS – review

Ya know what, I will give credit to Rob Zombie, not many filmmakers would dare to try to remake a horror classic and then later take on a beloved television series as a film. For a guy that has taken the very safe route on his last couple of films, he definitely put it all… Continue reading THE MUNSTERS – review

The Funhouse – movie review

It’s hard not to feel bad for the old titans of horror knowing that for many of them their lights were dimmed too early as their careers were derailed by studio systems that never fully appreciated all they had given to them. You think of someone like Tobe Hooper, whose TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE changed horror… Continue reading The Funhouse – movie review

THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

DARN IT! This is so close to good that it is super disappointing that it doesn’t bring it on home. These are the movies that disappoint the most because you can see what they were trying to do and this a sincere effort to make a neat movie, unlike SO many found footage films.  While… Continue reading THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

INTO THE FOREST – found footage review

I do have to admit that I can appreciate found footage films that loved the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT as much as I do and I can understand why you’d want to ape that film but for the love of Pete, can we STOP just trying to remake the darned movie. Oh, sure they throw in… Continue reading INTO THE FOREST – found footage review

THE ANDY BAKER TAPE – found footage review

I have all the admiration in the world for folks that just DO IT when it comes to movies. They have a vision and they just see it through. This isn’t to say that’s necessarily the case - or not the case - with THE ANDY BAKER TAPE but with two cast members, that’s a… Continue reading THE ANDY BAKER TAPE – found footage review

APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

Aaargh! If there is something that drives me crazy about found footage movies/faux-docs it's when they set up something really well but can't figure out how the heck to end things. They build this great structure but forget to put a darn roof on and the whole thing gets flooded. Aaaargh! Anyway, hey, let's talka… Continue reading APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

LEXI – found footage review

I have to admit that it’s interesting running across movies like LEXI, which are found footage but which I have never even read about. It makes it all the more thrilling when the film is pretty good, and friend, this one is pretty good.  Huzzah.  I think it’s weird when I don’t see anything because… Continue reading LEXI – found footage review

INCANTATION – found footage review

It’s interesting to look at found footage films and to see that the trend translated to other countries and was interpreted via the lens of their culture. This is where you get a film like NOROI and what it says and how it says it is vastly different than the possession/demon found footage you find… Continue reading INCANTATION – found footage review

FIREWATCH – game review (XBox One)

I don’t get a chance to play videogames a whole lot these days. I mean, when it comes to videogames I am the epitome of CASUAL GAMER. I love bigger games, adoring RED DEAD 2, and DYING LIGHT, and loads of others, but I would usually rather play something for a short time or watch… Continue reading FIREWATCH – game review (XBox One)

THE HOUSE AND THE WHITE STRING – found footage review

I have to be honest with this one, this is a short film, not a feature. It’s a longer short film, for sure, but it’s not a feature. The crummy part here though is that this COULD have been a feature. Pretty easily. It’s a two person show, doesn’t really rely on expensive effects of… Continue reading THE HOUSE AND THE WHITE STRING – found footage review

POPULATION ZERO – found footage review

OK, OK, OK. It’s a fake documentary, as FAUXumentary, if you will. And it’s not a horror film. Not to ruin any sort of mystery for you but it’s better if you know going in or you will spend the entire film wondering what will happen to spookify it all.  It’s not there.  This isn’t… Continue reading POPULATION ZERO – found footage review

HOWARD’S MILL – found footage review

File this under - Movies that seem ‘real’ but aren’t.  This isn’t real. There, that’s out of the way.  As I have mentioned before, there is a very subtle art to making ‘fauxumentary’ / ‘mockumentary’ films. You have two masters to serve, the documentary, and the fictional film. In the end, you are making a… Continue reading HOWARD’S MILL – found footage review

DASHCAM – found footage review

REVIEW! Hey you, it’s a review.  I don’t rhyme often, until I do.  That totally ties into this movie and this review.  I SWEAR IT! Anyway.  There are movies that are sit down, think about, contemplate, and question your life movies. Those are great. They are amazing. They open your mind to the world around… Continue reading DASHCAM – found footage review