Review: THE CONJURING 3 Summons Refreshing But Anticlimactic Entry

(L-r) VERA FARMIGA as Lorraine Warren and PATRICK WILSON as Ed Warren in New Line Cinema’s horror film “THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It proves Ed and Lorraine Warren can make up for an uneven new chapter in this universe. The eighth entry in The Conjuring Universe decently abandons the haunted house formula but forgets to build on any characters that aren’t our paranormal investigators. Lacking the earned scares the previous… Continue reading Review: THE CONJURING 3 Summons Refreshing But Anticlimactic Entry

Review: A QUIET PLACE PART 2 Loudly Surpasses Its Predecessor

Regan (Millicent Simmonds), left, and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in "A Quiet Place Part II.”

A Quiet Place Part 2 pulls off a difficult task by surpassing the original film and becoming one of the best sequels in cinematic history. In an attempt to expand this unfamiliar world, the film increases the intensity, focuses more on character building, and morphs into a heart-pounding experience from start to finish. Coming at… Continue reading Review: A QUIET PLACE PART 2 Loudly Surpasses Its Predecessor

Review: SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Traps Franchise In Strong Revamp

Spiral: From The Book of Saw successfully blends the psychological aspects of Saw and the gore-filled carnage found in the sequels. A solid attempt at revitalizing the franchise, but how long this breath of fresh air can last will be determined on the inevitable follow-ups. The Jigsaw Killer may be dead, but John Kramer’s legacy lives… Continue reading Review: SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Traps Franchise In Strong Revamp

Review: THE DJINN Reminds You To Be Careful What You Wish For

The Djinn is the sophomore feature from the directors that made an impact with The Boy Behind the Door at last year’s Fantastic Fest. The tension-filled isolation in a single space is replicated during The Djinn, and these directors have masterfully used the confined space to offer another heart-pumping ride of a film. The Djinn seeks to remind those… Continue reading Review: THE DJINN Reminds You To Be Careful What You Wish For

Review: INITIATION Delivers Gory Statement About Sexual Assault

Initiation will appeal to those with a love for Urban Legend, Scream 2, and several other college campus-based horror films. Initiation may be another slasher film, but it has a message for those that want to sweep sexual assault under the rug. Now, many films have touched on these subjects in the past, but Initiation’s decision to go for a… Continue reading Review: INITIATION Delivers Gory Statement About Sexual Assault

Review: SEPARATION Squanders Setup For Bizarre Divorce Horror

Separation has the potential to go down as one of the weakest horror films this year. It’s an intriguing film at the start, but then shifts into a lifeless blend of cliches, horrid direction, wasted acting from those involved, and several other questionable filmmaking decisions. Coming from the same director that has worked on The Boy,… Continue reading Review: SEPARATION Squanders Setup For Bizarre Divorce Horror

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE | Movie Review

The release of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League has finally been released as a tentpole release for HBO Max. It was an improvement to the version that was released in 2017. The death of Superman has sent ripples across the universe. These ripples are heard by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), a disgraced follower of Darkseid who’s seeking… Continue reading ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE | Movie Review

Review: SON Delivers A Mother Knows Best Nightmare

Before taking on Michael Myers later this year Andi Matichak returns in this new thriller SON. A film that ironically resembles a scenario presented in a previous Halloween film regarding a cult. Carried mostly by Matichak’s impressive acting, SON begins on a high note, utilizes an engaging narrative, and creates this horrific atmosphere. At some point, the film’s appeal… Continue reading Review: SON Delivers A Mother Knows Best Nightmare

Review: THE VIGIL Mixes Fresh Premise With Horror Clichés

The Vigil serves up a refreshing premise that is held back due to its narrative, and bizarre disconnect with certain plot elements. Religions utilization in recent horror films continues to influence many filmmakers. For a debut outing, The Vigil does enough to make this director someone to look out for in the future. Its narrative discrepancies don’t diminish… Continue reading Review: THE VIGIL Mixes Fresh Premise With Horror Clichés

Review: SATOR Delivers A Satisfactory Folk Horror

Sator sets a grim tone for itself early on and manages to establish a chilling atmosphere, but still comes up short. There’s so much attention to creating this unsettling atmosphere that little attention was given to the characters involved. Sator is a slow burn that almost gets it right, but with a story carried by hollow characters and… Continue reading Review: SATOR Delivers A Satisfactory Folk Horror

Review: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH Tells Powerful Black Panther Story

Judas and the Black Messiah is a compelling film held together by its phenomenal lead performances and electrifying story. Award recognition is a must for this film because it features career-changing acting, great direction, and is a phenomenal historical outing. A film many could consider appropriate for the current climate in America, Judas and the Black Messiah is… Continue reading Review: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH Tells Powerful Black Panther Story

Review: WRONG TURN Makes The Woods Kind Of Scary Again

The Wrong Turn franchise has returned with this seventh entry that wipes the slate clean. After a lengthy hiatus, the West Virginia mountains appear to have changed, but the danger has remained. Originally titled Wrong Turn: The Foundation, Wrong Turn separates itself from prior entries by eliminating previous plot elements. This latest installment may not be what fans… Continue reading Review: WRONG TURN Makes The Woods Kind Of Scary Again

Review: ARCHENEMY Delivers Familiar Superhero Tale

There have been films that deviate from the usual superhero formula, and Archenemy is the latest. Similar to Hancock, Archenemy follows the fallen superhero trying to navigate through our reality path, and it works at times, but other times it’s frustrating. It presents a unique message regarding perspective, but the story isn’t that fleshed out to leave an… Continue reading Review: ARCHENEMY Delivers Familiar Superhero Tale

Review: The Last Vermeer Offers Disposable Court Drama

The Last Vermeer is impressive visually, but rather dull for most of its runtime before delivering a solid third act. The film is not atrocious by any means but just seemed to lack a reason for anyone watching to care. Period dramas have a list of classics to offer, but The Last Vermeer will not be joining that… Continue reading Review: The Last Vermeer Offers Disposable Court Drama

Review: The Dark AND THE WICKED Serves Bland Misery

The Dark and the Wicked has strong visuals combined with a growing sense of dread, but its narrative is offering meaningless misery. It’s impressive when films try to accomplish what Hereditary did two years ago, but each attempt lately seems to forget what made that film effective. The Dark and the Wicked has all the ingredients to be… Continue reading Review: The Dark AND THE WICKED Serves Bland Misery

Review: FATMAN Offers Bizarre Take On Santa Claus

Fatman is as ridiculous as its synopsis indicates, but commits to its narrative in hopes that the audience will take it seriously. Santa Claus is not as Jolly as rumors claimed, he is an alcoholic who just angered the wrong child this Christmas. Fatman might find itself on the yearly holiday season must watch list, but for all… Continue reading Review: FATMAN Offers Bizarre Take On Santa Claus

Review: Girl Offers Bleak Revenge Focused Journey

Chad Faust’s Girl was the dull point during Fantastic Fest, and Bella Thorne gave one of her worst performances to date. When your film includes a nameless protagonist and other nameless characters, it would be nice to have them fleshed out in other areas. The film has something to say about cycles of abuse and family turmoil.… Continue reading Review: Girl Offers Bleak Revenge Focused Journey

Review: FOX HUNT DRIVE Delivers Adrenaline Fueled Nightmare

Fox Hunt Drive is one of those rare films that manages to subvert every expectation you could have going into it. It relies on a few conveniences and the premise is simple, but it’s taken to heights you wouldn’t expect. As rideshare continues to grow, crime has been increasing as well, so this film couldn’t have… Continue reading Review: FOX HUNT DRIVE Delivers Adrenaline Fueled Nightmare

Review: THE WITCHES Can’t Deliver A Lasting Spell

The Witches is a flawed reimagining that will make everyone appreciate the original that much more. It is hard to not compare this film to Nicholas Roeg’s because every flaw draws you back to that magic from thirty years ago. While this telling of The Witches is closer to the source material, it strays into absurdity more than… Continue reading Review: THE WITCHES Can’t Deliver A Lasting Spell

Review: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Offers Effective Witch Tale

The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw is another solid addition to the list of religious horror films. In the past, films like The Witch have set the bar for what to expect from this subgenre. The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw isn’t without its flaws, but it’s another beautiful witch tale. A haunting tale about a devout… Continue reading Review: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Offers Effective Witch Tale