Friday, September 28, 2018

Scream Park

Year: 2018
Director: Gregory Plotkin
Cast: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Amy Forsyth
Run Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to our podcast review of this film on Scream 101 right here.

TL;DR: Hell Fest is a pretty stripped-down slasher with a surprising nasty streak.
Rating: 6/10
Word Count: 67

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Left Behind

Year: 1981
Director: Graham Baker
Cast: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon 
Run Time: 1 hour 48 minutes 
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to my full review of Omen III: The Final Conflict on Scream 101 right here.

TL;DR: Omen III: The Final Conflict is a film with some brutal moments, but pulls its punches too often to be satisfying apocalyptic mayhem.
Rating: 3/10
Word Count:
Reviews In This Series
The Omen (Donner, 1976)
Damien: Omen II (Taylor, 1978)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (Baker, 1981)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Little Devil

Year: 1978
Director: Don Taylor
Cast: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Run Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to my full review of Damien: Omen II on Scream 101 right here.

TL;DR: Damien: Omen II cuts its own story short, but it's a mindlessly satisfying quasi-slasher nonetheless.
Rating: 6/10
Word Count: 57
Reviews In This Series
The Omen (Donner, 1976)
Damien: Omen II (Taylor, 1978)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bedeviled

Year: 1976
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens 
Run Time: 1 hour 51 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to my full review of The Omen on Scream 101 right here.

TL;DR: The Omen is an underwhelming porto-slasher that's disguised as a theological prestige horror film.
Rating: 5/10
Word Count: 55
Reviews In This Series
The Omen (Donner, 1976)
Damien: Omen II (Taylor, 1978)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (Baker, 1981)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Helmet Hair

Year: 2018
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay 
Run Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to our Scream 101 Podcast review of this film right here.

TL;DR: The Predator is a slashed-up mishmash that provides popcorn thrills that are entirely devoid of anything meaty to chew on.
Rating: 5/10
Word Count: 75
Reviews In This Series
Predator (McTiernan, 1987)
Predator 2 (Hopkins, 1990)
AvP: Alien vs. Predator (Anderson, 2004)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Strause & Strause, 2007)
Predators (Antal, 2010)
The Predator (Black, 2018)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shaking The Habit

Year: 2018
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Demi├ín Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

You can listen to the Scream 101 podcast review of this film right here.

TL;DR: The Nun is a silly, repetitive slog that justifies its own existence only if you like French men with broad shoulders wearing tunics.
Rating: 4/10
Word Count: 76
Reviews In This Series
The Conjuring (Wan, 2013)
Annabelle (Leonetti, 2014)
The Conjuring 2 (Wan, 2016)
The Nun (Hardy, 2018)
The Curse of La Llorona (Chaves, 2019)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Gone Fishin'

You may have noticed this blog has been going through a bit of a dry spell, but don't worry friends! I have not forgotten about you. It's just been extremely busy this month, for many reasons, only a couple of which are pertinent to your lives. For one, I'm hard at work prepping our traditional October festivities, which I am especially excited about this year.

For another, I'm happy to announce that I'm producing an LGBT horror podcast for the Blumhouse network called Attack of the Queerwolf! You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Libsyn, and any other podcatcher you may use!


Attack of the Queerwolf is co-hosted by writers Mark Fortin (The Final Girls) and Michael Kennedy (Family Guy), and artist and activist Nay Bever. From slasher to supernatural, the Queerwolves decide where on the undead Kinsey scale current and classic horror flicks belong.

You also may hear me pop in from time to time! Please feel free to check it out, I'm so proud of the work we're doing, and it's been a total blast!

Anyway, more posts coming soon, I promise! You can't make me shut up about The Nun, as much as my boyfriend may want me to.
Word Count: 204