Why You Should Watch: Insidious (2010)

Director James Wan and Writer Leigh Whannell team up for a clever, thrilling twist on the creepy kid horror movie in Insidious. From IMDb: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. I can't believe I haven't done a "Why You Should Watch" on this … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Insidious (2010)

The Commentary Track on Resident Evil (2002) is Insane

[The producer talking about coloring the film]"We colored them separately. So for example in the flashbacks, we took each frame and took a lot of color out...""Okay can I just say who cares about that? You just saw my nipple. No one cares about the grading. All I can say is how committed am I … Continue reading The Commentary Track on Resident Evil (2002) is Insane

Why You Should Watch: New Year, New You (2018)

Sophia Takal's New Year, New You is a brilliant genre take on influencer culture, tension in friendships, and how far we should be when punishing people for past transgressions. From IMDb: A group of old friends gather for a girl's night on New Years Eve. But as they begin to rehash old memories, many of … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: New Year, New You (2018)

Why You Should Watch: Tales from the Hood (1995)

From IMDb: A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business. This well-written and complex anthology is one of those movies you will like the more and more you think about it. I'm not usually a fan of horror … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Tales from the Hood (1995)

Why You Should Watch: The Invisible Man (2020)

From IMDb: When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. To understand why I enjoyed this so much, I think it is … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: The Invisible Man (2020)

Why You Should Watch: Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

This is part of my Horrorathon for Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (aka MASK).  From IMDb: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer". I love when horror can really tap into another genre and run … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

In honor of what would have been the Chicago Pride Parade this weekend, I wanted to highlight a under the radar queer horror film I really enjoyed. I covered this movie with spoilers in my 2019 #31HorrorFilms31Days recap, but here's all you should know about this movie going into it: To celebrate their one year … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

Why You Should Watch: Candyman (1992)

From IMDb: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. If you want to have chills nearly the entire time you watch a movie from start to finish, watch Candyman. I first watched the movie as a sweet … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Candyman (1992)