Insidious (2010) Review

Synopsis: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. My Quick Review: Since I will finally be able to watch Insidious Chapter 2 at my local theater, I thought it would be best to watch the first Insidious again since part 2 is supposed to start […]

Tales From The Dark Part 1 (2013) Review

Original Title: 迷离夜 Synopsis:  Horror anthology,  based on a series of novels by “Dumplings” writer Lillian Lee. My Quick Review: This is the first part of a 2 movies anthology from Honk Kong. In The first segment, “Stolen Goods” Simon Yam plays a working class loser who stelas dead people urns and tries to get money […]

Short of the Week: Insomnia

Director: Nino Scuderi Synopsis: The descent into madness from a man suffering insomnia. Quick Review: Insomnia got me jumping right at the beginning thanks to smart editing and great sound effects. This is a short to watch with headphones if you want to appreciate it to its full potential. It’s a great testimonial on the […]

Curse of Chucky (2013) Review

Synopsis: Chucky is back. What else do you need? My Quick Review: Curse of Chucky was a huge let down for me. Sure, you can find everything that is expected in a chucky movie (cheesy oneliners, gruseome kills, dark humor, some sexuality, a cameo from Jennifer Tilly) but somehow all of those ingredients taste sour. […]

The Uninvited Guest (2004) Review

Original Title: “El Habitante Incierto” Synopsis: (from IMDb) What if … you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you’ve been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears … or does he? My Quick Review: What a weird movie. The uninvited Guest can’t really be classified as a “horror movie” […]

Body Double (1984) Review

Synopsis: A young actor’s obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. My Quick Review: I have recently decided to revisit some Brian de Palma’s horror/thriller movies that I haven’t watched since I was a kid/teenager. Most of the time as you grow up, […]

Naboer (2005) Review

English Title: Next Door Synopsis (from IMDb): John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies My Quick Review: I have to admit that on second viewings, Naboer left me perplexed. I […]

A Horrible Way to Die

Synopsis: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town. My Quick Review: I’ve seen reviews using the title of the movie to do bad puns such as “A horrible way to shoot a movie”. Unfortunately I have to agree with them. What starts […]

Devil’s Pass (2013) Review

Original Title: The Dyatlov Pass Incident Synopsis: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery. My Quick Review: What a surprise to see Renny Harlin, a director who made such action movies as Die Hard 2 and The Long Kiss Goodnight at the helm of a […]

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Review

Synopsis: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Guest Review (Mel): I have been waiting for this movie since I saw the first Insidious. Once again I was greatly entertained with James Wan and Leigh Whannell who I fell in love with after […]