“Was this written by a 13-year-old boy?” Ranking the Resident Evil Movies

As you can probably tell from the title (an actual quote from my wife during Resident Evil: Afterlife), I am not a fan of the Resident Evil movies. As a huge fan of the video game series, I left the theater after the first film trying to tell myself that I liked what I just … Continue reading “Was this written by a 13-year-old boy?” Ranking the Resident Evil Movies

And the Award Goes To: A 2010s Horror Retrospective

A decade is ending, so what better time to examine 10 years worth of horror films? Admittedly, I love modern horror. Yes we've seen a horrific number of remakes, reboots, sequels, and unimaginative ripoffs. But like a magically reanimated corpse, horror continues to revive itself. In order to honor this decade, let's take a look … Continue reading And the Award Goes To: A 2010s Horror Retrospective

Anvilicious with Glimmers of Genius: Black Christmas (2019)

Let me start on this note: I wholeheartedly believe that toxic masculinity, rape culture, and sexism are huge issues in our society that negatively impact everyone. As I wrote in my review of the original Black Christmas and initial impressions of this reboot last week, I was skeptical a major studio reboot of a well-regarded … Continue reading Anvilicious with Glimmers of Genius: Black Christmas (2019)

“It’s all a mess. The one out there. The one in here. The one that’s coming. Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?” Analyzing Suspiria (2018)

Although I prefer the original film, I cannot deny the bizarre, gravitational pull this remake has on me. It's a movie that throws a lot at you, and clearly wants to say something meaningful. But it is also sort of a 2.5 hour mess that is so loose with giving you answers it's frustrating. If … Continue reading “It’s all a mess. The one out there. The one in here. The one that’s coming. Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?” Analyzing Suspiria (2018)

#31HorrorFilms31Days 2019: A Frank Postmortem

Every October I watch 31 horror films. I tweet about each film, but here are my more in-depth thoughts on what I watched. First, a snapshot of what I watched this year: Arbitrary Awards: Most Liked Tweet: Await Further Instructions With 9 likes and 2 retweets including from the official movie's Twitter page and one … Continue reading #31HorrorFilms31Days 2019: A Frank Postmortem

Why You Should Watch: The Innkeepers

From IMDb: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. What I love about this movie is the way it perfectly captures what its like to be young and bored at a … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: The Innkeepers

Why You Should Watch: The Final Girls

Not to be confused with Final Girl (also 2015) From IMDb: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer. A movie with that description sounds … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: The Final Girls