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

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

Popcorn Frights 2021: Take Back the Night

★★★ (Written by Allison Brown) “I Believe You” are words of insurmountable importance for any trauma victim. Gia Elliot utilizes this central tenet, support and sympathy, in her allegorical horror film, Take Back The Night. Immediately upon seeing the title, I had a feeling Take Back The Night would tackle themes of rape. I remember … Continue reading Popcorn Frights 2021: Take Back the Night