Review: Vampires vs. the Bronx Is A Lighthearted Family Comedy

Vampires vs. the Bronx is a mix of better films but has a lot of heart. This film is like The Goonies, Fright Night, and Stand by Me all combined into one. It offers a message about gentrification and the importance of urban areas coming together to save their neighborhoods. An effective coming of age… Continue reading Review: Vampires vs. the Bronx Is A Lighthearted Family Comedy

Review: HARPOON Is A Side-Splitting Pitch-Black Comedy

Harpoon, co-written and directed by Rob Grant, is a pitch-black new dark comedy that provides an interesting riff on the common trope of “cabin fever” horror. Thanks to killer pacing and a wicked sense of humor, this manages to be a thoroughly enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful meditation on human nature. The film follows a group… Continue reading Review: HARPOON Is A Side-Splitting Pitch-Black Comedy

Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

(L to R) Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czerny, Nicky Guadagni, Adam Brody, and Elyse Levesque in the film READY OR NOT. Photo by Eric Zachanowich. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Now that summer is winding down to an end and the kiddos are going back to school, that means the very short post-summer but pre-fall movie season has begun: late August movies! Most films released during this time are either not of a particularly high quality or are low-to-mid risks for which the studios had… Continue reading Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

Review: NEKROTRONIC Is Weird And Campy Fun

Nekrotronic is a new Australian horror-comedy film made for the digital world. A satirical and sometimes funny look at the way in which technology continues to take over our lives, this B-movie is just wacky enough to catch on with the midnight movie crowd and gain a cult following. This movie follows a man who… Continue reading Review: NEKROTRONIC Is Weird And Campy Fun

Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE Is A Quirky Deadpan Zombie Comedy With A Ton Of Life

(L to R) Bill Murray as "Officer Cliff Robertson", Chloë Sevigny as "Officer Minerva Morrison" and Adam Driver as "Officer Ronald Peterson" in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's THE DEAD DON'T DIE, a Focus Features release. Credit : Abbot Genser / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc.

The Dead Don’t Die is a new horror-comedy film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring an ensemble cast led by Adam Driver and Bill Murray. The movie is about a peaceful town that is turned to chaos as the dead rise from their graves and descend on the townspeople. It debuted at the… Continue reading Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE Is A Quirky Deadpan Zombie Comedy With A Ton Of Life

Review: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Is A Darkly Hilarious Thriller

Colin Ford, Danielle Macdonald and Paul Iocono. Credit: 1091 Media.

Extracurricular Activities is a new comedy-thriller film written by Bob Sáenz and directed by Jay Lowi. The movie follows an intelligent high school student who runs a business arranging the murders of his classmates’ parents and passing them off as accidents until he raises the suspicion of one of the other parents, a detective. This… Continue reading Review: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Is A Darkly Hilarious Thriller

SXSW 2019 – Review: SNATCHERS Is What Happens When You Mix Sex Comedy And Sci-Fi

Snatchers is a new horror-comedy film written and directed by Stephen Cedars and Benji Kleiman. The movie follows a teenage girl who, after having sex with her boyfriend for the first time, wakes up the next morning pregnant with a murderous alien creature. It made its debut at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Horror films… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: SNATCHERS Is What Happens When You Mix Sex Comedy And Sci-Fi

SXSW 2019 – Review: EXTRA ORDINARY Doesn’t Go Above And Beyond

Extra Ordinary is a new horror-comedy film directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loghman. The movie tells follows a psychic that is the daughter of a deceased television ghost hunter as she is recruited by a man to help exorcise his daughter. It made its debut at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. One of the… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: EXTRA ORDINARY Doesn’t Go Above And Beyond

SXSW 2019 – Review: VILLAINS Is A Gloriously Dark Horror-Comedy

Villains is a new dark comedy film written and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen and starring Maika Monroe and Bill Skarsgård. It tells the story of a couple of amateur criminals who encounter a sadistic husband and wife when they break into their home after their car runs out of gas. It made… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: VILLAINS Is A Gloriously Dark Horror-Comedy

SXSW 2019 – Review: BOYZ IN THE WOOD Is A Wacky And Entertaining Horror-Comedy

Boyz in the Wood is a new horror-comedy directed and written by Ninian Doff and starring Eddie Izzard. The film tells the story of a group of four boys who set out on a camping trip to earn an award necessary to pass a class, only to discover that they are being hunted. It made… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: BOYZ IN THE WOOD Is A Wacky And Entertaining Horror-Comedy

SXSW 2019 – Review: TONE-DEAF Truly Doesn’t Recognize Its Flaws

Tone-Deaf is a new genre-bending horror film from director Richard Bates Jr. and starring Robert Patrick. The movie tells the story of a young woman who, having recently been fired, decides to take a break and rents a home in the country, only to find out that the owner may be hiding some secrets. It… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: TONE-DEAF Truly Doesn’t Recognize Its Flaws

SXSW 2019 – Review: TALES FROM THE LODGE Is A Lackluster Horror Anthology

Tales from the Lodge is a new British anthology horror film directed by Abigail Blackmore. The film tells the story of five old friends (and a girlfriend of one of them) who meet up at a lodge in the woods to celebrate the life of their deceased buddy, telling horror stories and winding up in… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: TALES FROM THE LODGE Is A Lackluster Horror Anthology

SXSW 2019 – Review: PORNO Is An Absurdly Fun Horror-Comedy

Porno is a new horror-comedy film directed by Keola Racela and written by Matt Black and Laurence Vannicelli. The movie is about five movie theater employees in a small Christian town in the 90’s who discover a mysterious old film in the basement, accidentally releasing an evil sex demon who begins to stalk them. The… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: PORNO Is An Absurdly Fun Horror-Comedy

Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Proves The Law Of Diminishing Returns

Happy Death Day 2U is the sequel to 2017’s Happy Death Day, which took the Groundhog Day trope and added a horror spin to it. The film was a surprise hit, gaining fans with its enjoyable blend of laughs and scares. In the sequel, after having died eleven times, Tree is faced with an even… Continue reading Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Proves The Law Of Diminishing Returns

Review: PLEDGE Is A Bloody Good Time

Have you ever been willing to risk everything to be accepted by society? That is the case for the characters in Pledge, a new horror-thriller written by Zack Weiner and directed by Daniel Robbins. The film is about a group of college freshmen that pledge a college fraternity, only to be faced by a hazing… Continue reading Review: PLEDGE Is A Bloody Good Time

Review: CLARA’S GHOST Is A Quirky Horror-Comedy

Paula Niedert Elliottas Clara in “CLARA’S GHOST”, a film by Orion Classics. Photo courtesy of Orion Classics.

Clara’s Ghost is a new film written and directed by Bridey Elliot and starring Elliot and her family. The movie is about a woman who finds solace from the constant drama of her showbusiness family in a supernatural entity that inhabits their home. It debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. If… Continue reading Review: CLARA’S GHOST Is A Quirky Horror-Comedy