Upon seeing this film a few months back, I had no prior knowledge of the synopsis. It can be very gratifying when delving blindly into a movie, leaving your expectations to be a blank slate. IT COMES AT NIGHT is a movie that I am grateful for having done so, as writer/director Trey Edward Shults delivers a unique piece of art, and one that will leave its audience feeling shaken and truly saddened.
MOTHER! is the latest film from visionary director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) and is a heart pounding thriller drenched in symbolism and metaphors that uses the backdrop of a marriage to show us the lengths those will go to give their all to the one they love. The film stars an array of A-list talent that includes Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as well as Michelle Pfieffer, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig.
Welcome witches and warlocks,
Today I will be doing a master review of all five of the PHANTASM (1979-2016) movies. Since I can fairly easily describe the entire saga with just a few lines, I will save the individual summaries and stick to this:
"This is the saga of Reggie, Michael, and Jody who find themselves in conflict with a mysterious grave robber named the Tall Man who seems to be able to warp reality to his will."
It has been a great year for movies y'all, more specifically, it's been a great year for horror. With groundbreaking and box office smashing films like Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, and most recently IT, the bar has officially been raised for horror to come. That being said, my tolerance for films that just don't pack a punch has gone way down, so I was a little disappointed while watching Brian Cavallaro's new film, AGAINST THE NIGHT.
Hello my fellow horror hounds. I'm back again with a review for a rather interesting horror comedy titled VIDAR THE VAMPIRE aka VAMPYRVIDAR written and directed by Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland. To give you a better idea of the plot, here is a brief summary from IMDB:
"A Christian farmer searching for a higher purpose to life falls into sin and wakes up as the Prince of Darkness in the city of Stavanger, Norway."
The summer blockbuster is nothing new to the industry. Directors like Michael Bay always deliver on the excitement thrill seeking movie goers crave. Love him or hate him, the man knows what his fans want and his movies continue to rick in millions. Typically, they cast a well-known lead (usually a white male) who finds themselves in a position where the rest of the world needs them to step up to be a hero. Common faces plastered on these posters include Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Tom Cruise. Cruise has been around for decades and has earned his place as one of the biggest names in Hollywood. However, his public persona has at times overshadowed his films and might be the reason we now have to endure more Mission Impossible sequels and movies like THE MUMMY.
If you know anything about fairy tales, then you know fairy is in truth a slight against the fae, mocking their ugly appearance, and that fairies weren't kind to humans, using them for sport, or sometimes, even for food. Leannán Sí (le ‘non she) (or Seelie) takes on the version of beauty desired by their victim/lover, in John Burr's MUSE.
Hello, fellow horror fiends! I'm back with a review for a rather long awaited film. A little over a year ago I had the pleasure of checking out Richard Rowntree's short film titled DOGGED. Now, after following the making of the film on social media for over a year, I finally got to check out the much deserved full-length version.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be swept away to Victorian London? To experience the sights, the sounds, the scandals, the ever-looming gloom that seems to swallow up the city? THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, a new film by director Juan Carlos Medina, does just that. Based on Peter Ackroyd's 1994 novel, Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, the film recounts the story of the mysterious serial killer who is wreaking havoc, committing murders throughout the Limehouse District of London.
Stephen King's "It" holds a very polarizing place in my heart. The first ever blog post that I wrote on Nightmarish Conjurings was of my disappointment of the book, most notably the last two hundred pages or so. However, that hasn't stopped my excitement for the film adaptation of IT. The movie had been in development for the past 7 years, with high profile changes in both the director and lead star of Pennywise. Now, with only a few days separating the arrival of the film nationwide, the question remains, does director Andy Muschietti's IT live up to all the hype?