Bob Foster

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary Directed by: Ari AsterScreenplay by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro Production companies: Palm Star Media; Distributed by A24   Release date June 8, 2018 Running time 127 minutes Rated R for Horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use, and brief graphic nudity. At its core, Hereditary is a film about […]

 Bob Foster

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A Quiet Place Directed by: John Krasinski Screenplay by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski Story by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmons Production companies: Platinum Dunes Distributed by: Paramount Release date April 6, 2018 Running time 90 Minutes Rated PG-13 for terror and some […]

 Bob Foster

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

  Insidious: The Last Key Directed by Adam Robitel Screenplay by Leigh Whannell Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davidson Production company: Blumhouse Distributed by Universal Release date January 5, 2018 Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language   The opening sequence of […]

 Jasen

Why Not Give Happy Death Day a Chance?

Why Not Give Happy Death Day a Chance?

Happy Death Day Directed by: Christopher B. Landon Written by: Scott Lobdell Starring: Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard Running time: 96 minutes Stinger: No Some films are true pieces of art, beautiful through out. A perfect film blends both art and entertainment. Evoking emotion with stunning imagery and engaging the viewer with a story that they can relate to. […]

 Bob Foster

Aronofsky’s Mother! is a Perverted Dreamscape You’re Not Prepared For

Aronofsky’s Mother! is a Perverted Dreamscape You’re Not Prepared For

Mother! (2017) Written and Directed by Daren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer Run time: 121 minutes Rated R No film-goer is going to be prepared for what Mother! is going to deliver unto them. From moment-to-moment, scene-to-scene even the most dedicated to story-structure critic and fan will wonder what […]

 Jasen

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why

Get Out (2017) Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener Run time: 103 minutes Rated R Jordan Peele may be known for his sketch comedy but there’s not too much funny about his directorial debut; a horror movie being touted as one of the best independent […]

 Jasen

Is Blair Witch Worth Your Money?

Is Blair Witch Worth Your Money?

Blair Witch (2016) Directed by Adam Wingard Written by Adam Wingard & Simion Barrett Starring: Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valarie Curry Rated R Run time: 93 minutes    A mix of contradicting prejudices entered the theater with me when I went to view Blair Witch. Here is a movie in […]

 Jasen

Crimson Peak Gives You A Reason to Head to the Theaters This October

Crimson Peak Gives You A Reason to Head to the Theaters This October

“Ghosts are real, that much I know. I’ve seen them all my life…” So says main character Edith Cushing (played by Wasikowska).

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Visit Proves That M. Night Shyamalan Needs To Stop Making Movies

Review: The Visit Proves That M. Night Shyamalan Needs To Stop Making Movies

Title: The Visit Director: M. Night Shyamalan Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan Principal Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn Summary: A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents. The year is 1999 and the world is currently […]

 Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: Dark Avenging Angel by Catherine Cavendish

BOOK REVIEW: Dark Avenging Angel by Catherine Cavendish

Be careful what you wish for. Dark Avenging Angel by Catherine Cavendish is part revenge thriller, part tragedy. It’s what you would get if you mixed a cocktail of Jane Eyre and “The Monkey’s Paw” with a dash of Death Note. Intrigued? You should be. Like Jane Eyre, the novella follows the tragic life of a […]

 Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: The Witching House by Brian Moreland

BOOK REVIEW: The Witching House by Brian Moreland

Ask any horror fan what they’re passionate about and you’ll find that movies consistently top their lists. I’m always recommending books to fellow horror nerds only to be met with bored stares. Well, Brian Moreland’s The Witching Hour is a book for all horror fans. Yes, even those that swear they never read. Like a […]

 Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl from the Blood Coven by Brian Moreland

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl from the Blood Coven by Brian Moreland

As AC/DC put it, “If you want blood, you got it.” Brian Moreland’s horror short story The Girl From The Blood Coven delivers a heart-pounding thriller with just enough mystery to whet your appetite for the follow-up novella, The Witching House. Download the free ebook Publisher | Amazon | Nook So a blood-soaked girl walks into a […]

 Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

BOOK REVIEW: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

True horror is not buckets of gore but fear—fear that creeps up on you, hangs on tight, and lingers. Few authors understand this as well as Joe Hill. His novel Horns (2011) is one of my favorites and his last release NOS4A2 (2013) was scary as Hell. His first published book, 20th Century Ghosts (2007) is a collection […]

 Hayley Knighten

Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention: Day One

Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention: Day One

I’ve been going to Crypticon Seattle for the last five years, and I have to say that this year’s convention was the best. It wasn’t the amazing celebrity guests though there were many including the Soska Sisters (writers/directors of American Mary) and Sid Haag (House of 1,000 Corpses). Nor was it showings of new indie […]

 Jasen

The Celebrity Guest of Crypticon Seattle 2015

The Celebrity Guest of Crypticon Seattle 2015

For anyone who follows my writing, you’d know that out of all the conventions I cover each year, Crypticon is my favorite. Every Memorial Day Weekend horror fans from around the world gather at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. That is not an exaggeration either. Every year I meet people who’ve traveled from […]

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