Dystopia & Horror

  • Movie Review – 47 Meters Down: Uncaged I watched a lot of shark movies recently to get ready for 47 Meters Down 2. Almost all of them were a good time. Plus, I really liked the original 47 Meters Down. But this sequel is dreadful. I can’t even begin to tell you just how bad this movie is. Basically, ...
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Urban Legends (that might be true) Guillermo del Toro’s new movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — an adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s book series — haunts theaters this week. I didn’t read the books growing up as a child. I was too much of a scaredy cat. But then I studied collections of Urban Legends by ...
  • Deep Blue Sea – First View Movie Review (With YouTube Clips) I just watched 1999s Deep Blue Sea for the first time, during Shark Week. DBS is sort of like Jurassic World if the Mosasaurus started hunting the lab techs. With some Samuel L Jackson on the side — although someone else got his famous line. And there’s a nod to ...
  • Movie Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark thoroughly entertained my 6 year old granddaughter. I found myself slightly bored. For starters, I was expecting a more mature horror movie based on the previews I saw. I didn’t realize that it was from a series of books written in the 1980’s. I ...
  • Tears in the Rain – RIP to Icon Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer sadly passed away July 19th, 2019. Hauer was a character actor best known for genre films.  His most famous and beloved role was the replicant (a type of cyborg) Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner.  If Hauer had done nothing else, he would still be fondly ...
  • Movie Review – Crawl Due to a terrible mistake made by myself on opening night, I had to go back today and watch Crawl all over again. It didn’t get any better the second time around. I have lived in Florida for a number of years now and can empathize with the two characters in ...
  • First-View Movie Review – 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down is a surprisingly decent shark movie. And it’s not even that scary – the horror level was low (and I’m a horror scaredy-cat, so trust me). What 47 Meters Down had going for it was a unique shark premise, and a gripping survival element. While the girls ...
  • Movie Review – Midsommar Midsommer is a mind blower. It starts slow but it picks up steam  — and not just a little steam, but a lot. It is probably one of the most explicit movies I’ve ever watched. I went in expecting not to like it, because it seems I’ve hated every A24 production ...
  • The Conjuring Universe Explained With 2 mainline movies and 5 spin-off movies filling out the Conjuring Universe, no one would blame you for getting lost in Annabelle’s eyes… I mean getting lost in slight confusion. Obviously there are spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen these movies, then read at your own risk. But ...
  • Movie Review – Annabelle Comes Home I enjoyed Annabelle enough to garner a solid B+. I was hoping for a perfect A, but wasn’t blown away. It’s a good movie. There were several times I had chill bumps over my entire body and the audience seemed to share my feelings. I heard a bunch of screams and ...
  • Movie Review – Child’s Play Child’s Play was creepily funny. There was an even mix of horror and humor which kept the pacing at full force. I’m halfway in love with the movie. I liked how they stayed away from the original’s back story. Here it’s no psychotic killer transferred into the doll through voodoo magic. Instead, ...
  • Ranking the Chucky Movies – From a True Horror Fan Have you ever watched all 7 Chucky movies, ranked them, and wrote an article with them ranked all within 24 hours? No? Good, because I already did that and I don’t know why you’d be here if you did. Either way, with the new Chucky movie coming out June 21st ...
  • Movie Review – The Dead Don’t Die   Dead Don’t Die as super low budget movie is somewhat cute, but nothing really good. Don’t see it in the theaters: its a good one to wait for streaming. Save your theater money now for the better movies. There was one cool idea — zombies are attracted to what interested them ...
  • Newie Review – The Reef – Low Budget, Decent, Non Campy Shark Movie This 2010 Aussie shark film should be fairly simple to review, as nothing much happened besides a lot of open ocean swimming. If you’re frightened easily and don’t like horror, don’t worry: you won’t have much trouble watching The Reef. It’s not that kind of movie. I’m not entirely clear ...
  • Movie Review – Ma – Octavia Spencer in a Creepy Horror Thriller If Ma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy! Is that how the saying goes? If not, that’s how it played out in this horror-thriller. I just watched Ma, starring the beloved Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer. This isn’t a scary movie per se, but it is extremely creepy; Octavia, of course, nails ...
  • Rewatch Review – A Look Back at The Hunger Games Series The Hunger Games, My current favorite franchise. Again… Last night I wasn’t in the mood for TV. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch a movie, read a book, play the PS4…On a whim, I started the Vudu app on the fire stick and browsed my digital copy collection. When ...
  • Rewatch Review – Godzilla (1998) – More overthinking than this film deserves I really don’t want to make this a long review, since the movie’s trash and it’s not worth a lot of my day. I say all this in advance and with apologies to Matthew Broderick, who’s a fine actor. Broderick is always adorable, and can normally pull a film out any ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Godzilla (2014) – Not as bad as the last one Did this movie do Godzilla right? Yes,  better than the previous Godzilla. How’s that for a ringing endorsement? (It isn’t.) The 2014 Godzilla HAD to be an improvment over the  1998s  Matthew Broderick mess, just to even things out. But I’ll save that for its own review. In case you find the ...
  • Movie Review – Brightburn – An Ingenious Anti Superman Film Last night I was thoroughly entertained. Brightburn has something for everyone. There is horror, science fiction, humor, drama, suspense — the list goes on and on. The special effects garnered most of my applause. There were sequences I’ve never seen done before. One scene in particular was a literal jaw dropper. ...
  • Interview with John Wick director Chad Stahelski – from stunt double to director Remember the 1990s movie The Crow, staring Brandon Lee who was tragically shot on set during filming? In order to finish the movie, a young Chad Stahelski went from stunt double to actor double. Now here he is, decades later, as one of the brightest new directors in Hollywood. Read the full ...
  • Movie Review – The Intruder The Intruder was a decent film. The story has been done before and was really predictable, but the performance that Dennis Quaid gave made it enjoyable to watch. He really brought his character to life. That was fun. Basically, this was Cold Creek Manor all over again with Quaid as the ...
  • Movie Review – The Curse of La Llorona – A Good Scary Time in the Conjuring Universe This premier was a happy moment and a sad moment for me. I’ve been anticipating this film for quite some time. The Conjuring Universe is my all-time favorite series of movies. Ever. As a little girl, I read The Amityville Horror, and that is where I first discovered Ed and Lorraine ...
  • Movie Review – Hellboy – Wow. So, so, so bad. Going into the movie I didn’t expect much. The trailer looked promising, so I gave the movie a pre-movie rating of 75/100 in the Peeple’s Poll in the RunPee app. Right from the start the movie had problems. They launched directly into a voice-over narration — rarely a good choice. (I ...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hellboy Hellboy opens on April 12, 2019.  It will be the titular character’s third major theatrical adventure.  Not sure who Hellboy is? Never heard of the B.P.R.D.? Wondering what’s up with his forehead? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what the deal is for the new Hellboy movie:   — Hellboy is ...
  • Did YOU Survive The Snap? You may as well get this over with… It’s been a year ago now, at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Almost as soon as Thanos got his “mitts” on every stone for the The Infinity Gauntlet, he snapped his giant purple fingers and snuffed out half of all living beings in the universe — people both  good ...

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