The beauty of entering a film with zero idea of what you're about to see is unspoiled perception. In the case of Lifechanger for a majority of its runtime, there is a fascinating joy to be had in experiencing its concept. Yet, on the downside it's disappointing when the concept veers off path to unsatisfying destinations.

Most of us need not see the horrors of pledging to a fraternity or sorority in a movie to assume it's a degrading nightmare of dehumanizing embarrassment and psychological torture. Daniel Robbins' Pledge certainly doesn't reinvent the cinematic portrayal of frat initiation, but he does inject a fresh perspective through a decidedly more extreme low-budget vision. 

Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category.

Nightmare Cinema is a new anthology film spearheaded by Mick Garris, the horror architect behind television anthology series “Masters of Horror” and “Fear Itself” in the early 2000's. The intent of Nightmare Cinema is to adopt that format with a focus on international voices. The film presents shorts by filmmakers from Argentia, Japan, the UK, and America. As a whole the anthology fits together pretty well, with the wrap around segment highlighting the importance of a diverse horror landscape.

When Frontier(s) was released back in 2007 filmmaker Xavier Gens and a number of other French filmmakers had been earmarked as the masters of the New Wave of French horror due to the extreme nature of their films at the time. This lead him to helm Hitman, the video game adaptation that was a flop both commercially and critically.

Religion almost always takes one to the chin in any horror movie that decides to use it as a tool. The Devil's Doorway is no exception. Female filmmaker Aislinn Clarke doesn't just throw a wicked haymaker at the long dark history of religion that no one wants to talk about, but drop-kicks it in its tender bits on the way down.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a typical zombie narrative and overlaid a heaping helping of toxic masculinity? Have you ever thought, I would love to see a movie like that? Me neither. Well here is the movie that nobody was asking for.

Before its official release, Jeepers Creepers 3 had a great deal of controversy surrounding it. With its director being monitored for child abuse allegations, it appeared the third entry in the series was not going to make waves, even if it ended up being a masterpiece. Looking at the film objectively and without the lingering moral issues of its creator on my mind, I can attest that Jeepers Creepers 3 is not only a terrible film, but it is a lesson in how to make something far, far below mediocrity.

Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category.

On the surface, Upgrade seems like a run-of-the-mill revenge thriller with just enough science fiction to broaden its appeal. The bones are certainly there. A strong jawed man's man is forced to witness the demise of a loved one and is presented with a unique chance to bring the fight to those responsible. We've seen it a hundred times probably just in the last few months. However, Upgrade manages to pull just enough punches to be the revenge thriller it wants to be.