“Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Midsommar” was written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter and Vilhelm Blomgren. The film is about a group of friends who travel to Sweden to visit a small town’s mid-summer festival which at first seems gorgeous, but quickly turns into nightmare fuel. Aster set the … More “Midsommar” is uncomfortable, horrific, bizarre… and near perfection

“Halloween” is a Worthy, Entertaining Sequel

“Halloween” was directed by David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and Judy Greer. The film is a sequel to 1978’s “Halloween” and is about Michael Myers escaping his mental institution in search of killing Laurie Strode, who has been preparing for Michael’s escape for 40 years. I can’t say I have … More “Halloween” is a Worthy, Entertaining Sequel

“Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“Slender Man” was directed by Sylvain White and stars Julia Goldani Telles, Joey King, Jaz Sinclair and Annalise Basso. The film is based on the famous creepypasta forum post by Eric Knudsen, which was eventually made into a widely popular video game in 2012. The movie is about a small town with four girls who … More “Slender Man” is a Horrendous Waste of Source Material

“A Quiet Place” is a Brilliantly Tense Horror Debut by John Krasinski

“A Quiet Place” was written, directed and produced by John Krasinski and also stars Krasinski, along with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The film is about a family who is forced to live in total silence in order to hide from mysterious beings that attack strictly by sound. Krasinski is known by most, … More “A Quiet Place” is a Brilliantly Tense Horror Debut by John Krasinski

“Stranger Things 2” Continues to Impress

“Stranger Things” is created by Matt and Ross Duffer and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp.  This is the second installment of the highly budgeted and acclaimed series.  When it was released on October 27th, 2017, 15.2 million people watched it on that day … More “Stranger Things 2” Continues to Impress

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is Brilliantly Bizarre

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, and Sunny Suljic. The film is about a surgeon and his family whose life goes into a major downward spiral after a certain teenage boy begins to involve himself more and more in their … More “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is Brilliantly Bizarre

“Jigsaw” Brings the Thrills But Falls Apart Late

“Jigsaw” is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, and Clé Bennett.  The film is the eight in the “Saw” franchise which began all the way back in 2004 and is about, just like every movie before it, a mystery killer who appears to … More “Jigsaw” Brings the Thrills But Falls Apart Late