“Director’s Cut” plates an adequate appetizer instead of a hearty entrée when it comes to really roasting Kickstarter cinema culture with wicked wit.
Someday, someone may make a legitimately frightening fictional film that accurately reflects the immersive terror of an extreme haunt. “Extremity” isn’t it.
“Tales from the Lodge” stirs three parts drama, two parts horror, and one part humor into a quirky cocktail that tastes differently depending on how a personal palate is prepared.
It wouldn’t be wrong to describe the wild romp as a demented Disney Channel production gone devilishly haywire.
Like Houdini with handcuffs, “Overlord” possesses the skillful showmanship to fight free from its drawbacks and overwhelm with pleasing popcorn entertainment.
“Among the Shadows” is such a malodorous mess of cinematic ineptitude, Ed Wood would roll over in his grave if he had to watch one minute of it.
Syfy knows what side their bread is buttered on. And that side is mediocre made-for-cable movies, of which “Killer High” is one.
Losing your soul one piece at a time would be preferable to having it completely sucked out in one sitting, which is what happens when you watch “The Campus” aka “Death Day.”
“The Prodigy” doesn’t need fancy tricks when it has an impressive illusionist who can still wow an audience through deft displays of cinematic dexterity.
No one has any reason to watch yet another microbudget “found footage” film where amateur actors swing handheld cameras around cobwebbed corridors.
“Destroyer” basically boils down a full season of “True Detective” tropes into feature film format.
Ignoring “The Laplace’s Demon” time and again turned out to be the wrong decision. Giving it a chance to put its hooks into my head was definitely the right choice.
It’s not the epic conclusion we expected, arguably deserved, for “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” saga. But it’s a fine enough follow-up for a quick hit of cartoon charm.
Horror has so many of these maddening psychological mysteries and creepy kid thrillers that a doomsday bunker could be stocked for centuries without risking a repeat.
“The Axiom” has a solidly developed story that helps it become one of the better-executed indies to swim in largely disappointing DTV streams.
Whereas “Happy Death Day” was a snarky slasher whodunit, “Happy Death Day 2U” is a fully comedic sci-fi caper movie.
How does a previously mediocre-at-best thriller hold up under the forgiving light of nostalgia 18 years later? Surprisingly not too poorly.
“St. Agatha” turns in a strong showing of gross-outs, gruesomeness, and other assorted scenes of savagery.
It took me over half of the runtime before I finally accepted that the movie might be telling a joke rather than being the butt of one.
Finally, a film to expand and inspire my knowledge, exposure, and appreciation of an often overlooked slice of cinema.