The newest feature in the DC Animated Universe, Justice League Dark, serves as a delicious connector between the superheroes and the supernatural elements of the DC Universe, and as a bittersweet reminder of what we no longer have — meaning, no live-action Constantine TV series, nor that long-ago hope of a Justice League Dark movie by Guillermo del Toro. [Read more…]
Despite glaring plot issues, the horror element did pick up once people of import started getting killed and captured. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep me from playing Candy Crush on my phone, during the rest of the movie.
Part of the reason why is that even though the horror got better, there were still so many questions about motive and background that nagged at me the entire time. [Read more…]
This collection is a labor of love for a lot of people, and the extras in this set show how much everyone involved loved being a part of this project. [Read more…]
For the most part, anthologies are a mixed bag, but more often than not, you find a few gems amongst an average slate of tales. For me, however, Monsterland falls below that threshold, where almost all of the segments are below average, failing to hit any of the marks for scary, creative, or campy in the least. [Read more…]
A story about emerging consciousness wrapped as a noir psychological thriller, Uncanny toys with the notions of humanity and emotions while bringing up a handful of other uncomfortable behaviors.
Warning: there are harsh opinions and likely some spoilers involved regarding the ending of this film, so proceed accordingly. [Read more…]
The Anomaly is a decent film, a near-future world filled with interesting biotech concepts and a great scene-chewing villain, but a little more character-building to better explain some of the motivations — and maybe a little more time to explore those motivations — I think might have stepped the story up a notch. [Read more…]
This is an interesting film, but doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, and most genre fans will spot inspiration from various other films.
What I have found most interesting is the nebulous time frame the movie takes place in. The three adult leads will be recognizable to folks from my generation, appearing in numerous genre films since the mid-nineties. It was almost a 90s reunion, which kind of works as the movie appears to be set in the early to mid 90s. [Read more…]
While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. In the end, the DVD is worth the investment… just don’t expect too many supernatural thrills from this one. If teen angst and a good stalker thriller is your cup of tea, however, you have my word: you will not be disappointed. [Read more…]
This is a very interesting movie, instead of being told through the POV of the main character, Brett Desmond (Andrew J. West) the perspective is through the Emergent AI itself. This is done in a very clever, if somewhat voyeuristic way, by filming everything from through webcams, security Cameras, and even a pair of web connected glasses. [Read more…]
Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 “reboot.” [Read more…]
Northmen – A Viking Saga is the Viking version of Braveheart. While there are some historical inaccuracies, and a couple of all-too-convenient plot issues, this is a super fun movie filled with gory battles, beautiful scenery and a couple of epic performances. I was highly entertained. [Read more…]
DARK WAS THE NIGHT is a deliciously dark yet heartfelt monster movie, one that relies on character drama first and ratchets up the suspense with that old-fashioned method of teasing out a wonderfully balanced mix of dread and eager anticipation. Small New England town, big woods with a deep, dark history pre-dating colonial times, protagonists struggling with their own real-world fears trying to put a real-world face on a threat they can’t fully comprehend — this is the way monster movies are supposed to be made. [Read more…]