Beast ModeSometimes future cult classics aren’t easy to spot.  This is the case with Beast Mode, a film that is so on-the-nose when it comes to lampooning Hollyweird that its inspired cast, featuring C. Thomas Howl (The Amazing Spider-Man), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop), and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), will ...

Werewolf

Werewolf is not the movie you think it is.  It's terror; however, is traumatic and unending and that makes for a very REAL theatrical experience. Opening with a tracking shot of a concentration camp where dogs rip out the throats of the captives therein, Werewolf is bound to stir up some strong ...

THIRSTThink vampire films have run their course thanks to the ruining of Twilight?  Think again.  In just about two minutes time, your fascination with all those magnificent blood-sucking beasts will be reigniting thanks to vignette which opens Thirst, a kick-ass tale of nocturnal vampirism from Iceland. ...

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)Based on the J.D. Vance best-selling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy is, at its essence, the simple story of a man trying to find himself amongst the clutter and distraction of family dysfunction. But on an even broader – and more important – level, it attempts to depict a family’s difficult ...

FreakyWhile watching Freaky, the new horror from the guy who brought us the Happy Death Day movies, the lyrics to a Smashing Pumpkins song kept running through my head. You know, the one that goes "the killer in me is the killer in you?" That’s most likely because in Freaky, the bodies of a teenage girl  ...

Playhouse

Legends live again! With a focus on unsettling locations and strong production values, Playhouse arrives to do all sorts of unspeakable horror upon its audience.  It is primarily concerned with an author who digs up the past for profit ...

CicadaGriffith Park.  2001.  That’s when and where Cicada, the new horror/comedy from writer/director David Willis, takes place.  What follows is yet another win for Wild Eye Releasing and horror/comedy hybrids everywhere as giant insects take flight over Los Angeles and start wrecking ...

DerelictsIt was only a matter of time before Thanksgiving got ruined, too, by the Horrid Hounds of Horror who put films together.  This time, though, it isn’t by a random knifing.  Nor is it from some shady stalkery from a Babysitter Killer who roams the neighborhood in a Kirk mask. No, this chiller  ...

Let Him Go (2020)Whether it’s Shelley Winters literally sponge-bathing her sons with motherly attention in Roger Corman’s Bloody Mama, or Jackie Weaver’s “Smurf” gleefully reminding her sons of all the bad things they’ve done in 2010’s Animal Kingdom, there’s just something ghoulishly alluring about ...

All Joking AsideThe first time is always the hardest.  That’s what everyone says, isn’t it?  And it is true, especially when you are staring into the void of darkness on a stage and all you hear is a lone voice telling you to go someplace else ...

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