Fantastic Fest 2022: Terrifier 2

★★★★★ At long last, new horror icon Art the Clown makes his triumphant return to the big screen! Terrifier 2, from writer/director Damien Leone, is one of the best cinematic bloodbaths in years. Evoking Halloween Kills, The Devil’s Rejects, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, the nightmarish delights of this high-concept indie slasher title easily … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2022: Terrifier 2

TV Review: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

All the way back in 2010, ABC Family (now Freeform) had a hit on their hands. Based on the bestselling book series by Sara Shepard and show-run by I. Marlene King, the original Pretty Little Liars was a mixed bag of minor horror inspiration, pulpy soap-opera dramatics, and a never-ending array of mysteries to be … Continue reading TV Review: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

Fantastic Fest 2021: Slumber Party Massacre

★★★ The Driller Killer finally makes his triumphant return in the campy and subversive horror remake, Slumber Party Massacre. Having seen the original trilogy countless times (and yes, even enduring the semi-sequel Cheerleader Massacre), my excitement level for this SYFY film was moderately high. I would not call any of the original films some holy … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2021: Slumber Party Massacre

Fantastic Fest 2021: There’s Someone Inside Your House

★★★★★ It is official: my weak spot is 90s-style horror slashers. On the heels of the excellent Fear Street trilogy, Netflix delivers a fourth slasher this year that I loved from start to finish. The new horror film from director Patrick Brice (the brilliant found-footage horror Creep) and Shazam screenwriter Henry Gayden is brimming with … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2021: There’s Someone Inside Your House