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

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)

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

GODFORSAKEN – Found Footage Review

One of the great sins I am finding with a lot of found footage films is the idea of creating so much of a tease that there’s no real way to pay it off. They are so desperate to make the movie exciting and interesting and scary that they don’t really think of how they’re… Continue reading GODFORSAKEN – Found Footage Review

FOLLOWERS – found footage review         

If there is something ripe for capturing when it comes to found footage it’s the prevalence of influencers and social media celebrities and how they film everything they do. I think most of us roll our eyes when we see the word Influencer but, like it or not, these are the people that are creating… Continue reading FOLLOWERS – 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