Director Ti West and his lead actress Mia Goth wrote the screenplay for “Pearl” in just two weeks during a lockdown in New Zealand while waiting to shoot their Horror film, “X”. With very few exceptions, Horror sequels are unwise.
It is the rare modern Horror film that impresses. If today’s genre pictures are to hold any surprises at all, the insipid modern styled movie trailers almost always spoil them. Zack Cregger’s clever “Barbarian” sets out to give genre audiences
As the latest horror-thriller “The Movie” explores, fandom certainly has a dark side, especially in today’s unhinged world. Writer/director Michael Mandell makes his feature filmmaking debut with this take on letting fan worship get way out of hand. Bonnie Root
“Bodies Bodies Bodies” is not only a vicious and funny skewering of the self-obsessed Generation Z, it is also a smart and inventive whodunnit that keeps the film’s interest level high while packing a cinematic whallop. A hurricane is closing
The new Horror film-social commentary picture “They/Them” is the very definition of a missed opportunity. What could have been a scathing indictment of the sickening practice of “gay conversion therapy” mixed with an empowering portrayal of the LTBGQ+ community, becomes
Writer/director Andrew Semans’ “Resurrection” is an extremely good film; one that knows how to build sustainable tension and a superbly crafted, unrelenting atmosphere of dread. An excellent Rebecca Hall stars as Margaret, a single mother and successful businesswoman (she is
Director Michael Su and writer Michael Merino’s “Death Count” (with revisions by Rolfe Kanesky) is the new independent horror release whose tagline is, “8 contestants. 8 cells. 1 deadly game.” There will certainly be comparisons to James Wan’s “Saw” (and
Stephen King’s original novel “Firestarter” was a rich story full of interesting characters and nail-biting terror and suspense. The same cannot be said about 2022’s updated “Firestarter”, a film that completely drains the life out of the author’s unique work.
Writer-director Ti West’s “X” is his best film since the excellent 2009 throwback Satanic cult horror, “House of the Devil”. From his very first feature length film (2005’s “The Roost”), West has proven himself a student of 1970’s genre filmmaking
It would be safe to say that practically no one thinks “Horror films” when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. As a lifelong connoisseur of the genre, this critic most certainly does. Over the years, there have been many