Film Review: The Sacrifice Game

★★★★ Christmas horror meets home invasion and satanic ritualistic sacrifice in writer/director/producer Jenn Wexler’s off-the-wall The Sacrifice Game. After bouncing from festival to festival while building buzz amongst the genre community, this fun flick somehow still lives up to the hype. Set in the early 70s in the wake of the Manson Family murders, The … Continue reading Film Review: The Sacrifice Game

Film Review: Night of the Demons Trilogy

Leave it to Scream Factory to resurrect one of horror’s most unsung series, beautifully restored and prettier than they have ever looked before. 1988’s original Night of the Demons comes in a crisp 4K release, complete with an all-encompassing feature-length documentary about the making of the film (You’re Invited: The Making of Night of the … Continue reading Film Review: Night of the Demons Trilogy

Film Review: Teddy’s Christmas

★★★ As the years go by, recapturing that same sense of whimsical delight once felt as a child for the Christmas holiday cinematically seems increasingly out of reach. Norwegian import Teddy’s Christmas, now dubbed to reach a wider audience, definitely encapsulates the spirit of the holiday for younger viewers to enjoy. The movie itself is … Continue reading Film Review: Teddy’s Christmas

Film Review: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

★★★★ The 23-year wait for a sequel to Aardman Animation’s smash hit, Chicken Run, is hardly the longest stretch between films. And yet, any kid who grew up in the late 90s/early 2000s will no doubt eat up this belated, adorable feature like a particularly tasty chicken dish. Kids today have such short attention spans … Continue reading Film Review: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

Film Review: Hayseed

★★★★ In the spirit of Knives Out and other modern whodunnits, indie flick Hayseed depicts an engaging treat that challenges viewers to actually pay attention. Writer/director/producer Travis Burgess embraces his obvious inspirations with a loving touch of admiration that permeates the film. The phrase “passion project” is maybe a tad bit overused, yet that perfectly … Continue reading Film Review: Hayseed