Archive for October, 2015:

The Final Girls Review: It’s Worth Spending a Night at Camp Bloodbath

With The Final Girls, five modern day teenagers find themselves trapped inside of a 92-minute 80s horror film.called Camp Bloodbath. The movie is amusing and sometimes (rarely) bloody, but where it works best is when it focuses on Max (Taissa Farmiga) coping with the loss of her mother, Amanda (Malin Akerman), who just so happened to be one of the stars of Camp Bloodbath. Amanda's claim to fame was starring in an 80s slasher flick, and it was something she couldn't outrun, but her […]
October 10, 2015

Ranking the Killers of the Scream Franchise: Which was Best?

Scream is the only horror movie franchise to change killers in every movie. There's no Michael Myers or Freddie Krueger that keeps coming back from the dead to haunt a new cast of unsuspecting victims. While it does keep the iconic Ghostface, it's always a new person behind that mask. So, how do the killers of Scream stand up against each other? Check out our slideshow to find out! Obviously, spoilers ahead. 7. Charlie Charlie ranks last on our list […]
October 09, 2015

Spy DVD Review: An Unrated Version Worth Watching

Whenever there are DVD's released which tout an unrated version, many people groan and don't put much stock into them because they don't see a huge difference between the theatrical version and the unrated version. So, is the unrated DVD of Spy really different? I'm here to tell you it's completely different but in an good way. Spy, when it was released in theaters in June, was a monster hit with a ton of gags and a multitude of memorable […]
October 08, 2015

Would You Rather: Re-Watch the Original or Remake of Fright Night?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time to watch horror movies. OK, we're writing this in October, but you could be reading it in December or February and that statement still stands! Anytime is a great time for horror! And with horror comes remakes. Everything is old again (sometimes more than once). Does the remake always, ever or never live up to the original? It depends. In the case of Fright Night, movie lovers got lucky. The […]
October 07, 2015

The Martian Review: Out of this World

What's your biggest fear? Chances are, whatever it is, it doesn't compare to being left to fend for yourself on Mars, but that's exactly what happens to Mark Watney in The Martian. Matt Damon (Elysium) is absolutely fantastic in the role. He kept me glued to the screen to the point where I barely noticed the movie was two and a half hours long. Even though he spends most of the film interacting with just a camera, he's so charming […]
October 07, 2015

Krampus: The Reckoning is Coming Because One Krampus Isn’t Enough

Whether you love big budget takes on Krampus or more independent feel, this holiday season there is going to be a Krampus for you, dammit! Ho ho hoping you are ready, because a new poster for Krampus: The Reckoning is here. From Uncork'd Entertainment, this flick will arrive on DVD and VOD on November 3. This is the gobbledygook that accompanied the poster.  var spotx_content_player_width = Math.max(document.getElementById('spotx_collapse').offsetWidth, 300); var spotx_content_player_height = parseInt(spotx_content_player_width * 0.75); var spotx_script = document.createElement('script'); var spotx_ad_done_function […]
October 07, 2015

Horror Icon Barbara Crampton Talks We Are Still Here, Tight Knit Genre Community

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Barbara Crampton about her latest movie, We Are Still Here (read our DVD review here), out on Blu-Ray and DVD today, in which she plays Anne, a married woman grieving the loss of her teenage son who moves to an unwelcoming house in the country. She had a lot to offer about what it's like to return to the horror genre later in life and the tight-knit community within which the movies […]
October 06, 2015

We Are Still Here DVD Review: Clever, Fresh Homage Perfect for Halloween Viewing

Like many independent horror movies today, We Are Still Here didn't have a wide release. It's up to me and others like to me to assure you its worth your time to sit down and watch. So is it? The short answer is yes. We Are Still Here is several movies wrapped into one. It's a haunted house story. It's a compelling emotional journey of a couple dealing with the death of their son. It's a thoughtful homage from a […]
October 05, 2015

Taika Waititi to Direct Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok may have found its director! According to The Wrap, Taika Waititi is in final negotiations to direct the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok.  It's being reported that Waititi beat out Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) for the job. A representative for Marvel has yet to confirm this breaking news. var spotx_content_player_width = Math.max(document.getElementById('spotx_collapse').offsetWidth, 300); var spotx_content_player_height = parseInt(spotx_content_player_width * 0.75); var spotx_script = document.createElement('script'); var spotx_ad_done_function = function(bPlayedAd) { // Remove margin document.getElementById('spotx_collapse').style.marginBottom = "0px"; // Hide if we didn't […]
October 02, 2015