TERROR TRAIN 2 – review

Choo-Choo, all aboard the murder express! I guess.  Someone used that in a review, right? Tell me they did.  SOMEONE HAD TO HAVE.  Other than me, that is.  Maybe not.  So many folks try to be Clever Dans but just come off as snarky or mean. It isn’t even that it’s clever, it’s just, I… Continue reading TERROR TRAIN 2 – review

OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review

I admit that I am a little surprised that the Lost In The Woods sub-sub-genre is still on fire but I do understand it. There’s something primal about it, about the idea of being in the middle of nowhere and being lost without any idea how to find your way back to safety. There’s a… Continue reading OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review

Finding Our Footage – found footage musings

As much as folks get burned out by found footage, I tell you what, I never have, and consider myself lucky. I can see why you would get burned out, the style of found footage films being so strong and pronounced, that it’s a bit like the superhero burnout. It makes sense. The thing though… Continue reading Finding Our Footage – found footage musings

Black Adam review OR This Is How The DCU Ends…Sorta

The DCU, or rather the DC Universe of films and such is dead but just doesn’t seem to know it. Once the former overseer peaced out to head to greener shores and James Gunn and Peter Safran took over it was real clear that someone was going to pick that particular sandbox up and shake… Continue reading Black Adam review OR This Is How The DCU Ends…Sorta

Finding Your Way Around The Place

Hello and welcome, traveler! However you found my little slice of weird on the internet, welcome and hello. OK, for navigation purposes - If you came for the reviews (found footage specifically) - do a search for that tag. Reviews or Found Footage and you should find what you're looking for. If you want my… Continue reading Finding Your Way Around The Place

THE FLOCK – found footage review

I am a sucker for the ‘THIS IS FOOTAGE FROM A POLICE DEPARTMENT ‘sort of found footage films. It lends a pseudo-authenticity to the film that makes you all tingly and scratches that murder-mystery itch.  We KNOW this isn’t police property, but it’s fun to sorta believe it.  The problem with this is, like found… Continue reading THE FLOCK – found footage review

Comfort Food – blog

I don’t know if we will fully understand the cost we paid for Covid for many years. Not the cost in lives, or the cost in the economy, or even the cost in our children’s welfare but in the general welfare of the society as a whole.  We paid a price that there was no… Continue reading Comfort Food – blog

THE WILD MAN – SKUNK APE – found footage review

If there is a simple lesson in found footage films it’s to ‘keep it simple’. One of the draws to the subgenre is that these films feel as if they ‘could be real’.  There is a reason so many of the good ones are very cut and dried - it works.  The problem is that… Continue reading THE WILD MAN – SKUNK APE – found footage review

CHEST – found footage review

Well hello, intrepid found footage fans, it’s time for another found footage movie.  Hooray! This time around we have another movie about folks making a potentially paranormal documentary.  Man, who knew there were so many amateur documentarians out there? Crazy! Just crazy.  Done well, the whole faux-umentary angle is super effective. It can sneaky creep… Continue reading CHEST – found footage review

THE MOTHMAN TAPES – found footage review

Like any artform where you are the sole creator (or one of very few), and are the one that believes in your work enough to put it out into the world, there comes an endless amount of derision to those of us creating these works. Though these were once seen as vanity projects, they are… Continue reading THE MOTHMAN TAPES – found footage review

HALLOWEEN – HALLOWEEN KILLS – HALLOWEEN ENDS – All This Trouble And Here We Are

**HERE THERE BE SPOILERS, MATEY!** In many ways, a lot of the horror fans of my age bracket and generation were raised on HALLOWEEN and the films of that era. HALLOWEEN you could catch on television around that holiday. Same with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was a little more elusive but… Continue reading HALLOWEEN – HALLOWEEN KILLS – HALLOWEEN ENDS – All This Trouble And Here We Are

I’M HAUNTED – found footage film review

There is something fascinating about found footage films and how they can capture a moment in time. Even as small as the fact that found footage is such an accessible point of entry for filmmakers just getting into making movies, it still captures that. Once upon a time it was gore films, or raunchy comedies… Continue reading I’M HAUNTED – found footage film review

So Funny That It’s Scary – horror comedies

If there’s one subgenre that is either Pass/Fail with very little wiggle room it’s the horror comedy. You either get it right or you fail miserably.  If you lean too much to one side and not the other everything can get derailed.  Too funny, then it’s seen as a comedy.  Too scary and it’s not… Continue reading So Funny That It’s Scary – horror comedies