Category: Horror

Bloodline [Fantastic Fest 2018]

The way Fantastic Fest was set up, there would be four or five movies screening at a time in time slots throughout the day, and we would submit ranked preferences for each time slot, which would determine for what films we would tickets. This led to much consternation for me, as a couple of time ...

Fantastic Fest, Take Me Now

I emerge from my cool, damp cave into the blinding light of day, snarling at the burning day-star above. I take in the world of the living to which I have returned, and let loose a great cry: "FANTASTIC FEEEEEEEEEEST!" Oh, hi! Didn't see you there. After a month(!) hiatus, I have found my way ...

Castle Rock is Off to a Great Start

Stephen King has achieved that almighty high that I think a lot of writers (myself definitely included) dream of; his world-building has grown so rich, so densely populated and fully conceived, that the world itself can stand as a complex, compelling character all its own - in this case, the haunted (and haunting) town of ...

A Still from Ghost Stories (2017)

Review: Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories 2017 Dir. Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman   Ugh. I am really conflicted about this movie. Ghost Stories does a lot of little things right, and does one very big thing wrong, and that makes it tricky to review. I’m honestly still not sure if I liked it or not. I don’t actually know ...

Review: Little Erin Merryweather

Year released: 2003 Dir. David Morwick Full disclosure: I watched this movie while stuck on the couch with an injured foot during a heatwave, laid out with a fan aimed at my head. At the time, it was more effort than I could muster to stop the movie and watch something else, so that much ...

Review: The Houses October Built 2

Out of either an abundance of free time or just a general dearth of recent horror movies to watch, last night we sat down to watch the sequel to The Houses October Built, the world’s longest way of saying “we really like haunted attractions, you guys”. The first movie wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was a ...

Reviews: Fear the Walking Dead, iZombie

Despite being pretty burned out on zombies, like most of the English-speaking world, in the last couple of weeks I somehow ended up watching two television shows that feature the living dead: Fear the Walking Dead and iZombie. Fear is the much more traditional zombie show and a spin off of The Walking Dead, while ...