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

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

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

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

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

FIRESTARTER (2022) – review

Firestarter is not one of the books most King readers point to as their favorite book of his. It’s also not one of the books that, upon mention, people moan over and gnash their teeth about. For me, I have always loved the book. Seen 100 yards away, it’s interesting that his early work featured… Continue reading FIRESTARTER (2022) – review

The Widow – review

           Oh, you wily little movie, you. You almost had me. Well, OK, let’s be honest, you did have me. I went into this film thinking it was Found Footage. I was on my endless trek through the wonders of the found footage subgenre and happened on this import. It was dubbed, but that was… Continue reading The Widow – review

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: The Secrets of Dumbledore – movie review

Two Housekeeping notes before I begin – that’s the sort of thing they say at meetings, so this is like we’re at a super important meeting about butter or some such. Can we just talk about how silly it is for creatives/studios to declare at the outset of a film coming out – OH, well… Continue reading FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: The Secrets of Dumbledore – movie review

DEAD VOICES – found footage movie review

          The hardest thing with so many of these found footage movies I am realizing is that, as sincere and well intentioned as many of these films may well be, that’s just not enough to make them ‘good’ movies. And by good here I mean successful. GOOD is a relative term. I love PLENTY of… Continue reading DEAD VOICES – found footage movie review

SHADOW OF THE MISSING – found footage movie review

          Oh hey, look it’s a faux-umentary, or a ‘mockumentary’, as the cool kids call them. I don’t call them that, but I was never considered cool. Well, other than mom. Mom thought I was pretty cool. I think. ANYWAY… As I have said before, I love faux-umentary films. When done right, it pairs the… Continue reading SHADOW OF THE MISSING – found footage movie review

THE SUPERDEEP – review

           Can I just say that this is the dumbest name for this movie? I feel like somewhere along the line it had a better name but, to dumb it down for world/American audiences it was changed to just…tell you what it’s about. Yes, this is about a hole that is SUPER DEEP but geez,… Continue reading THE SUPERDEEP – review

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – NEXT OF KIN – found footage review

Found-ish Footage Review Can I tell ya that we are in a weird time when a movie from a successful horror franchise just sorta pops onto a seconday streaming service and outside of the hadcore genre press doesn't get much notice at all. Super weird. Not surprising when this is a reboot of a modern… Continue reading PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – NEXT OF KIN – found footage review

THE LAND OF BLUE LAKES – found footage review

Found Footage Review I am just gonna say it now, it's super weird watching/reviewing a Russian film right now but the thing I need to remember, that we ALL need to remember, is that the people of a nation don't always reflect the idiots in charge. So, here we go. This is one of those… Continue reading THE LAND OF BLUE LAKES – found footage review