The Girl With All the Gifts - Movie ReviewRestraining teenagers in the classroom?  I always knew education would come to this; teenagers already feel adults would like nothing better than to see them in chains.  Leave it to the British then to combine high IQs with the zombie plague and create one of the best ...

The House That Would Not Die - Blu-rayProduced for television by Aaron Spelling, The House That Would Not Die is a one-time ABC Movie of the Week atmospheric creeper that, thanks to some old-fashioned style melodrama, doesn’t always work when it comes to its cast.  The premise; however, is a solid  ...

Underworld: Blood Wars - Movie ReviewThe night has descended once again across Cineplexes everywhere with the arrival of the fifth entry in the ongoing Underworld series. The war between vampires and lycans is far from over. While Blood Wars won’t earn itself any new fans to the franchise, the gothic series makes for ...

The Jerk: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-raySteve Martin’s The Jerk remains a comedy classic.  That is made clear thanks to Shout Select’s brand-new 2K transfer of the 1979 hit film.  Put this film in a time capsule already because, thanks to the vulgarity, the stupidity, and the damn sweet innocence of it all, there is  ...

fantastic beasts posterFifteen years after the release of the first Harry Potter film and five years after the final film, Warner Bros plunges their hands back down the throat of the Sorting Hat and yanks out a NEW quintilogy in an offshoot of the world of wizardry that J.K. Rowling once assembled on the  ...

Sleint Night, Deadly Night Part Two: Collector's Edition blu-rayBecause Santa Claus only comes once a year, why not go back to the well?  Silent Night, Deadly Night Part Two has to be one of the most fantastically awful sequels out there.  Sure, sure, sure, it’s a pile of shit, recapping the original movie for half of the film before spiraling  ...

The Bye Bye Man - Movie ReviewThe Bye Bye Man is a new horror film with a new monster that you will want to applaud more than you actually do.  Maybe it’s because of that stupid title.  More than likely, though, is the fact that the film is oh so very familiar and a bit too technically challenged for its own good  ...

Fiend (1980) - Blu-ray Review

And you think your neighbors are weird?! With an introductory title card that is damn legendary, Don Dohler’s Fiend begins.  Certain legends have mentioned the Fiend.  They talk of its red phantasmagoric presence; its ability to enter the earth and bring forth the dead ...

Split - Movie ReviewOne of the few things more beguiling than an M. Night Shaymalan movie when the writer/director is at the top of his game, is the direction his career has taken over the last decade or so. He launched to meteoric heights back in the late ‘90s and early 00’s with The Sixth  ...

Snowflake (2018) - Movie ReviewMaking its blu-ray debut, Snowflake (originally released as Schneeflöckchen in 2017) proves that German cinema might just be on the rebound.  Taking on the subject of revenge might not sound so grand and ambitious of an idea, but what directors Adolfo Kolmerer  ...

Passengers - Movie ReviewPassengers is a long and winding journey on a very familiar path through space. To say this imaginative sci-fi adventure shoots itself in the foot is an understatement – especially if you sit through all of its two hours. To say that the film is completely worthless – as so many are  ...

The Mangler (1995) - Blu-ray Review

Hells Bells, Liddell!!! Seriously, just promise me that if you are ever working around heavy machinery and you happen to drop some pills on a MOVING conveyer belt that you will just let the damn machine grind that shit up.  Because, in The Mangler, one worker does ...

Blow-up (1966) - Blu-ray ReviewBlow-Up might have been writer/director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first British film, but it was far from English. The Italian director was far from home, but neither is it an Italian film. Blow-Up, being one of the first films to document the effect of images upon ...

Stop Making Sense (2018) - Blu-ray ReviewWhen it comes to concert films, there are few things better than the teaming of Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and David ByrneStop Making Sense, the title coming from a lyric inside the Talking Heads’ song “Girlfriend is Better”, is a concert  ...

Arrival - Movie ReviewScience fiction alien invasion flicks. They are a dime-a-dozen. Mysterious ship arrives on Earth and blows the population to smithereens. Or the creatures are disposed of in short order by flag-waving, cigar-chomping patriots who “don’t take no $%#@ off anyone.” Then, in some, ...

Starman - Blu-ray Review

"You're not from around here, are you?" For many of us, it is the scene when the alien arrives on earth as a baby that freaked us out the most.  It was for me.  Sure, the explosion in the woods as the alien vehicle “lands” was pretty freaking cool but, truly, that scene where ...

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Movie Review2012 saw the wildly popular Lee Childs bestselling books come to life on the big screen with Jack Reacher, a film that caught most by surprise with its bad-ass vintage style and tone that harkened back to the he-man, classic car-chase films of the ‘70s like Bullitt and The French  ...

Horror of Dracula (1958) - Blu-ray ReviewThe steady beat.  The blistering horns.  That powerful theme of James Bernard’s pierces the walls of this cemetery; it is majestic even.  It sounds like a procession as the camera marches us toward the tomb of Dracula.  And then, because we’d not have it any other way  ...

Blair Witch - Movie ReviewIt is time, my friends, to go back to the woods. The reclusive Blair Witch has returned. It seems she never left the Black Hills Forest. While it may have taken 16 years to get a proper sequel to 1999’s phenomenon The Blair Witch Project (because I’m not counting the  ...

Dracula, Prince of Darkness: Collector's Edition - Blu-rayDirected by Terence Fisher, Dracula, Prince of Darkness is Hammer Films' first sequel to 1958's Horror of Dracula to feature the return of Christopher Lee as the Count (who was absent from 1960's Brides of Dracula).  It also marks a sort of crossroads  ...

Ouija: Origin of Evil - Blu-ray ReviewArmed with a healthy dose of much needed restraint, director Mike Flanagan (Oculus) and co-writer Jeff Howard collaborate to save Ouija: Origin of Evil from the haunting lows of its predecessor.  It’s incredible to see just how much better the prequel is when compared to the  ...

Deep Throat (1972) - Blu-rayOh, Doctor Young!  Bells will ring!  Rockets will take off!  A kangaroo will play a big brass horn!  That’s what happens when Linda Lovelace (Linda Boreman) finally understands that her clitoris is actually in her mouth and not between her legs.  All these years, she’s been  ...

The Monster - Movie review and detailsMonster movies – no matter how old-fashioned they appear – will never EVER go out of style.  There will always be a corner of the dark forest where terrifying things lurk about and, perhaps more importantly, there will always be people who want to watch these creatures spring  ...

The Children (1980) - Blu-rayThere won’t be a soul left standing when our kids turn on us.  One touch is all it takes.  A single hug from one of these contaminated heathens and “BLAMMO!” your face turns to mush, splotchy with burn marks and red welts.  Receive a hug and you die.  That’s the price  ...

In a Valley of Violence - Movie ReviewWriter, director, and editor Ti West (The Innkeepers) pays homage to the westerns of Sergio Leone with his latest film, In a Valley of Violence.  The results are expectantly explosive with sudden bursts of violence, yet not as exploitative as one might think considering the  ...

The House With the Clock in its Walls - Blu-ray Review and DetailsThe wizarding world is alive and well thanks to this throwback kid’s flick from director Eli Roth.  You might recognize the name.  Roth is auteur behind the Hostel series, Knock Knock, and Green Inferno.  He’s a horror film guru, thanks to his “love it or leave it” attitude...

The BFG - Movie ReviewDirector Steven Spielberg is no stranger to the fantastical realms that collide in his faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s classic book.  For many people like myself, Spielberg’s films were the main courses of our cinematic outings growing up. His filmography  ...

Blood Harvest - Blu-ray ReviewHung upside down.  Swinging from the rafters of a barn.  It's a hell of a way to go.  Especially when stripped of your clothing.  The killer running loose here - with a stocking over his face - is seriously messed up.  ...

The Magnificent Seven (2016) - Movie Review

Before we get started, let’s get one thing out of the way. Get off your high horse about The Magnificent Seven being a remake. We mustn't forget that 1960’s The Magnificent Seven was itself a remake of an earlier – and better – film called The Seven Samurai. All three  ...

Mausoleum: Limited Edition - Blu-rayYou keep right on telling yourself there’s nothing wrong with Susan.  The glowing green eyes.  The high-pitched siren whenever she’s ‘”lit” and ready to go.  And then there is that mausoleum that is at the center of her family’s curse.  Strange things indeed are all up in this  ...

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