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
Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is widely (and rightfully) considered one of the finest and most effective Horror films ever made. David Blue Garcia’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” will never reach those accolade heights. This past January’s “Scream”
Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s “Scream” is not very inventive with its title but on purpose. As is the new way of Hollywood to keep fans interested after a franchise’s decade or so break, a return to a film
As my top films of 2021 are on the way, I felt the need to bring attention to some very good films that just missed my “10 Best” but are worthy of mention and exist as important marks in 2021
With an originality that was absent for a few years, Horror films thrived with creativity in 2021. Anthony names his 10 best of the year.