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

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

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

Terror Unimaginable

Along with reviewing found footage and all the other fun stuff I do, I also write books. If you're in the mood for a late year chill, or an early winter thrill, look no further friend. I have just what the demon ordered... https://spookychris.com/haunted-bookstore/

A Festival of Film

It feels strange to say this but I have been a part of putting  seven film festivals together (eight if you count my involvement for the Flint Film Festival in 2005). Heck, I met my wife through a film festival. It started with the horror group I was a part of and our showing short… Continue reading A Festival of Film

SHEDIM – found footage review

If you want to get to my sweet spot for found footage, you want to aim right for the fauxumentaries that are out there. I LOVE when a film can nail that, like POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES does. The idea of people making a doc about something crazy is great. (Not including BLAIR WITCH here because it… Continue reading SHEDIM – found footage review

HELLRAISER (2022)- review

I saw the original HELLRAISER when I was a teenager and just discovering Clive Barker. I remember the newspaper ads, and the trailer and had no idea what to expect. In 1987 horror was still in the grips of the slasher craze and Freddy, Jason, and Michael still ruled the theaters, they and their ilk.… Continue reading HELLRAISER (2022)- review

INFRARED – found footage review

There is clearly a trend in found footage to comment on the tastemakers and influencers that fill so much of our social media feeds. These are the folks who are trying to create their brand by bullying their way forward into the public gaze. It’s an interesting evolution of the form, similar to what we’ve… Continue reading INFRARED – found footage review

The Spooky Chris Podcast – It’s Halloween 2022

In which I talk about how great it is to be in Halloween season. Talking about Halloween season, THE MUNSTERS movie, HALLOWEEN ENDS, HELLRAISER and more! Intro and Outro theme by Ross Grimson

Perfect For A Halloween Shiver

Click HERE to order! When I released ARE WE MONSTERS last year it was definitely timed to be a Halloween release because it was a book of monsters, both human and otherwise. As a fan of Halloween I love writing stories that are about or around Halloween, and while this book doesn't really delve into… Continue reading Perfect For A Halloween Shiver