There are some films so classic they withstand the test of time. Brian DePalma, director of the classic horror film Carrie, crafted OBESESSION along with writer Paul Schrader, a film that is still riveting, suspenseful and shocking 43 years after its release.
I always wondered how I would feel if I moved into a haunted house. Of course, I would be terrified, but if I could survive it I would at least want there to be a story, a reason, a plot, behind the horrors and monsters that dwell inside. Unfortunately, James and Jon Kondelik do a disservice to the Harper family in BEHIND THE WALLS by robbing them (and more importantly- robbing us) from rhyme or reason.
MONSTER PARTY, the latest film from director Chris von Hoffmann (Drifter), centers around a group of friends who break into the wrong house inhabited by a rather peculiar family. The film stars Sam Strike (Leatherface), Virginia Gardner (2018’s Halloween), Brandon Michael Hall (Search Party), Kian Lawley (Before I Fall), Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic), Robin Tunney (The Craft), and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).
The El Royale is a motel that sits directly on the border of California and Nevada, split directly down the middle. Its motley brand of customers are similarly split down the middle: between right and wrong, good and bad. God and no God. And while it’s tough to decide who to side with, I can at least confirm that writer/director Drew Goddard sided right with BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.