Horror movies and beer - the only two viable options for entertainment in the wastelands of Nebraska as far as he's concerned. When he's not in the theater he's probably drinking away the sorrows of being a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
Hipsters. Hipsters everywhere. That alone is a solid pitch for a horror movie. Hipsters are terrifying with all their smug self importance, skinny jeans and disapproving judgmental scowls at your taste in music, food and drinks. Okay, maybe I don't know that much about hipsters, but I've met people like the ones in Psychotic! and there's a morbid bit of enjoyment to be had watching them literally chew on glass.
Apparently ghosts are pro-gun control. Don't take my word for it, The Spierig Brothers (Peter and Michael) have taken a slice of American history in Winchester and turned it into a "guns are bad" jump-scare-a-thon that for all its ear shattering jolts is a yawn inducing bore.
I'm not sure anyone could have predicted that we'd ever see a second, let alone third Hatchet movie. Yet here we with a fourth installment, Victor Crowley, doing essentially the same thing he's been doing all along--ripping off arms, stomping skulls and violently chopping up bodies with his iconic hatchet. The wheel is the same as it ever was and yet somehow the ride and all its squishy blood spewing props have never looked better.
Pay no mind to the time that Before I Wake sat on shelves collecting dust. Relativity Media's bankruptcy closed the door to Mike Flanagan's film's initial September 2015 release only for that door to be lovingly opened recently by everyone's favorite punching bag (excuse me, streaming service), Netflix--and it's high time for audiences to absorb the emotional gut-punch Flanagan's prepared.
The Houses October Built was one of those word of mouth indies that while it approached the found-footage genre with a unique flair it did very little to make itself stand out as a memorable genre entry. It would not shock me if someone reading this is finding out for the first time that a sequel hadn't only been greenlit but had already made its VOD run and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
S. Craig Zahler is a man waging a painful to watch war on everything that dares to have bones. Bone Tomahawk, a fine piece of western tinged horror had some mighty and bone crunching bursts of violence, but perhaps even that film cannot prepare you for the stomach churning ultra violence that awaits in Brawl in Cell Block 99.
Every year the BGH crew selects their picks for best and worst horror films of that year. Stay tuned toward the end of the year for our infallible consensus for the best and worst of the year, compiled by our very own genre mega-scholar Jonathan Schnaars.
When Mayhem hit its limited release the likely narrative was that it was some kind of ripoff of The Belko Experiment from earlier in the year--when in fact it should be the other way around. Their respective plots are not identical, but through setting and circumstances make no mistake...they will be compared. Mayhem combines the charm of its two leads (The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun and The Babysitter's Samara Weaving) with Joe Lynch's hyper sense of humor and all around unhinged debauchery for a righteously fun workplace bloodbath.
A star studded cast can both make and break a movie. You don't have to agree, but you need only take in the entirety of Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express to begin to believe. Sleek, well acted and written--but so overstuffed and unfocused that its who's who cast is often more distracting than they are engaging. Additionally, it's central detective's inflated ego and eccentric behavior finds itself at odds with the film's overall tone.
McG...the name that's more synonymous with pulpy, often generic crowd pleasing action flicks than it is for comedic splatterfests. Yet here we are, confronted with the idea that a Hollywood errand boy could have stumbled upon a nice little niche for himself. The Babysitter, the latest Netflix Original makes up for its sophmoric humor with some wicked gore and genuinely fun characters.
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