Horror

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Aug 26 2021

Candyman (2021) – Movie Review

The best of art makes us uncomfortable, revealing our blind spots and forcing us to look at things differently, as both individuals and as a society. American history is rife with racial injustice, and there is no shortage of evidence that plainly demonstrates that we haven’t risen far above our unsavory past. In 1992, Bernard […]
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Jun 3 2021

Caveat (2021) – Movie Review

In Caveat’s tightly-wound, excruciatingly tense 88 minutes, you’ll never have a moment where you think, “I’ve got a moment to breathe.” No. Everything – from the introductions to our three characters to the maddening ending leaving some facets unexplained – is wrong (in a wonderful way) and totally off (and off-kilter) about this movie. With his […]
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May 20 2021

Killer Concept (2021) – Movie Review

One of the pandemic movies I was fortunate to review last year was this little gem of a no-budget independent film called Driven, starring Casey Dillard and Richard Speight, Jr. When you know the filmmakers and actors are working with a limited budget and crew with no access to locations or props they already own […]
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May 13 2021

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) – Movie Review

Let me explain a bit about my experiences with the Saw franchise. My wife and I saw the first film in theaters shortly after we were married in 2004. It frayed our nerves so much, she couldn’t speak to me as we walked out after the film’s closing credits. On the way to the car, […]
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Nov 13 2020

Sleepless Beauty (2020) – Movie Review

Please note: This essay was written after seeing an English-dubbed version. I abhor dubbing, but it did not blunt the effect the film had on me. At first glance, the Russian horror film Sleepless Beauty seems like a knockoff mashup of Saw and Untraceable, where a single participant is bound in a room and forced […]
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Jul 9 2020

Relic (2020) – Movie Review

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from Relic, but I definitely didn’t expect to see an exceptionally powerful, humanity-driven horror story… and yet, here we are, lured in by the promise of a good, spooky possession story. But director/co-writer Natalie Erika James takes our expectations and the normal trappings of a haunted house/evil […]
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