‘The Hunt’: It’s Not Strictly Horror, But Give it a Shot

Twelve individuals from across America are drugged, kidnapped, and dumped in the woods. Shortly after, although they’re provided with weapons, they find themselves being hunted for sport. These “deplorables” include Staten Island (Ike Barinholtz), Yoga Pants (Emma Roberts), Gary (Ethan Suplee), Vanilla Nice (Sturgill Simpson), and Crystal (Betty Gilpin), who lead the wealthy “elites” pursuingContinue reading “‘The Hunt’: It’s Not Strictly Horror, But Give it a Shot”

‘Haunt’ (2019): Don’t Stick Your Arm in Mystery Holes!

Not to be confused with the 2014 film of the same name, which I already reviewed here. It’s Halloween, and our six main characters are looking for a haunted house. We have final girl Harper (Katie Stevens), her love interest Nathan (Will Brittain), her roommate Bailey (Lauren Alisa McClain), and her friends, token woman ofContinue reading “‘Haunt’ (2019): Don’t Stick Your Arm in Mystery Holes!”

Christopher Denham’s ‘Home Movie’ is a Winner

The movie documents the Poe family: father David (Adrian Pasdar), a pastor, mother Clare (Cady McClain), the chief resident of the child psychiatry unit at a hospital, and children, ten-year-old twins Emily (Amber Joy Williams) and Jack (Austin Williams). David and Clare have an inkling of how abnormal and cruel the kids are, but whenContinue reading “Christopher Denham’s ‘Home Movie’ is a Winner”

‘House’ AKA ‘Hausu’ is Hilarious and Completely Unpredictable (review)

*Sniff* My very, very first movie review. Not to be confused with the 1986 American movie of the same name; this is a Japanese movie from 1977. It revolves around seven schoolgirls (who sometimes dress like Sailor Moon) off to spend their summer at a secluded house in the country. There’s Gorgeous (obsessed with herContinue reading “‘House’ AKA ‘Hausu’ is Hilarious and Completely Unpredictable (review)”

‘Holiday Hell’ is Entertaining, but Far from a Masterpiece (review)

A young lady named Amelia is looking for the perfect Christmas present for her sister. She pops into Nevertold, a store that sells oddities and curiosities. As the shop owner (Jeffrey Combs) tells her, every item he sells has a story behind it. I wrote a coming soon article about this movie a while ago, andContinue reading “‘Holiday Hell’ is Entertaining, but Far from a Masterpiece (review)”

‘Hell Fest’ is Pretty Decent (review)

Natalie (Amy Forsyth, Channel Zero: No-End House) is visiting her best friend Brooke (Reign Edwards), who along with Brooke’s pal Taylor (Bex Taylor-Klaus, The Killing, Scream: The TV Series) coax Natalie into going to Hell Fest with them. Seems Natalie’s crush Gavin (Roby Attal) has VIP passes for the lot of them to experience the joys ofContinue reading “‘Hell Fest’ is Pretty Decent (review)”

‘Hocus Pocus’: Witchy Hijinx and Nostalgia! (review)

Salem, Massachusetts, 1693: Winnie (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy), and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) are three not-so-bright but evil witches who tend to eat children’s souls to become immortal. Angry villagers hang them, but 300 years later young protagonist Max (Omri Katz), while trying to impress love interest Allison (Vinessa Shaw), brings the ladies backContinue reading “‘Hocus Pocus’: Witchy Hijinx and Nostalgia! (review)”

‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’: Think Outside the Box with Kirsty! (review)

The film takes place a few hours after the first movie left off (despite being released four years later). Kirsty is trapped in a mental hospital because she won’t stop raving about burning the mattress Julia died on. The evil head psychiatrist there, Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham), is making obsessive puzzle-solver Tiffany (Imogen Boorman) openContinue reading “‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’: Think Outside the Box with Kirsty! (review)”

‘Hellbent’: A Gay Slasher You Can Get Behind (review)

Lonely wannabe cop Eddie and his buddies: bisexual bed-hopper Chas, awkward Joey, and studly Tony head out to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival to get some bootie. Eddie is especially interested in Jake, a hottie he met earlier. They catch the attention of a masked killer, and not all of them live to see NovemberContinue reading “‘Hellbent’: A Gay Slasher You Can Get Behind (review)”

‘The Haunting’ (1999): I Enjoyed it More Than the Original–Come at Me! (review)

Dr. Marrow (Liam Neeson) is a psychologist conducting an experiment ostensibly about insomnia but actually about his desire to “investigate the dynamics of fear.” This equals taking naive Eleanor (Lili Taylor), sex kitten Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and goofy Luke (Owen Wilson) and testing their reactions to a supposed haunting in the giant mansion they’re stayingContinue reading “‘The Haunting’ (1999): I Enjoyed it More Than the Original–Come at Me! (review)”