Film Review: We Need to Do Something

★★★★ Did I seriously just get Rick Rolled by a movie? We Need to Do Something, a bizarre but timely horror/thriller with an injection of dark comedy, hails from writer Max Booth III (based on his own 2020 novella, which I scooped up after finishing this crazy movie) and first-time director Sean King O’Grady. Going … Continue reading Film Review: We Need to Do Something

Fantasia International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

2021's edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival collects genre cinema of the highest order and eclectic filmmakers with a unique vision. It also happened to have quite a few films I had seen at previous festivals. This wrap-up acts as the cherry-topper for an unconventional fest; included beyond the jump is our entire festival … Continue reading Fantasia International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

Interview: Actresses Isabelle Fuhrman & Stefanie Scott

Allison and I got together this week for a trip to the winter of 1843, as we dissect the new Fantasia International Film Festival horror thriller, The Last Thing Mary Saw! Our special guests, genre vets Isabelle Fuhrman and Stefanie Scott, join us to talk about filming behind blindfolds, staying in character, LGBT representation, and … Continue reading Interview: Actresses Isabelle Fuhrman & Stefanie Scott

Popcorn Frights 2021: Howling Village

★★★ Where would J-horror be without director Takashi Shimizu? The Japanese filmmaker birthed a franchise with his Ju-On: The Grudge films, shortly after Ringu exploded onto the scene. He mainly focuses on foreign film, but Shimizu has also dipped his toes into American cinema with 2006’s The Grudge 2 and Flight 7500. His newest film, … Continue reading Popcorn Frights 2021: Howling Village

Fantasia 2021: #Blue_Whale

★★★★ The newest entry in the Screen Life genre of filmmaking, #Blue_Whale, is a horror mish-mash of The Ring, The Suicide Club, Unfriended, and Nerve. The voyeuristic creepiness and disturbing visuals recur frequently enough to leave a lasting impression. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov and offering up a directorial debut from Anna Zaytseva, this terrifying piece … Continue reading Fantasia 2021: #Blue_Whale

Popcorn Frights 2021: Superhost

★★★★★ Oh look, there’s a new entry in the ever-growing ‘crazy bitch’ subgenre of horror! Joining personal favorites including Poison Ivy, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and The Devil in the Flesh, Superhost goes full 90s mode, and allows Gracie Gillam ample space to play a psychotic, overly enthusiastic host to two lovebird bloggers. … Continue reading Popcorn Frights 2021: Superhost