Violent Night (2022)

Decking the halls…..and the crooks! David Harbour pounds, punches, slashes, slices, and dices his way through director Tommy Wirkola’s Violent Night. In the film, Harbour portrays Santa Claus, THE Santa Claus, who finds himself caught in the middle of a hostage situation involving a greedy family, an even greedier gang of villains, and a youngContinue reading “Violent Night (2022)”

Torn Hearts (2022)

“Atone.” Katey Sagal gives a commanding performance and carries the rest of the cast in 2022’s Torn Hearts. The film is a Blumhouse production written by Rachel Koller Croft and directed by Brea Grant. Along with Sagal (Married…With Children, Sons Of Anarchy) are Abby Quinn (Knock At The Cabin), Alexxis Lemire (The Half Of It,Continue reading “Torn Hearts (2022)”

In Defense Of Morbius (2022)

Honestly, Morbius Doesn’t Suck When Sony/Columbia/Marvel released Morbius earlier this year, there were a ton of poor reviews about the film. Critics and fans alike bashed the origin story saying that it was just another generic superhero movie. They accused it of everything from having a paper-thin plot and dull characters to bad CGI andContinue reading “In Defense Of Morbius (2022)”

Day Shift (2022)

“Mowing down vamps with my best friend, Bud.” Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, and Dave Franco team up to take down Karla Souza in J.J. Perry’s Day Shift. In the film, available only on Netflix, Foxx portrays Bud Jablonski, a down-on-his-luck vampire hunter who gets Big J (Snoop Dogg) to convince the vampire hunting union toContinue reading “Day Shift (2022)”

They/Them (2022)

Respect, Renew, Rejoice…. As soon as I saw the trailer for Blumhouse’s They/Them (pronounced They Slash Them), I knew that it wouldn’t be just another run of the mill slasher film. Yes, it has a cast filled primarily with LGBTQIA+ actors and takes place at a gay conversion therapy camp, which automatically makes it uniqueContinue reading “They/Them (2022)”

Throwback Thursday: Firestarter (1984)

“I’ll burn you up! I’ll fry you!” I was a child way back in May of 1984 and the PG-13 rating was was just a few months away from making its debut with the film Red Dawn. Had Firestarter been released in August instead of May of that year, it quite possibly could have receivedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Firestarter (1984)”

Throwback Thursday: The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (2004)

Cable network TNT has been cranking out original films since 1989 when it released Nightbreaker starring father/son duo Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. The company has produced one hundred plus original films. Some of their most successful releases have been science fiction and adventure films. One film stands out above the rest of them, however,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (2004)”

The Batman (2022)

“I’m Vengeance.” Spoiler-Free Review Culling its primary tale from DC Comics’ The Long Halloween, Year One, and other Batman stories, 2022’s The Batman is a very solid movie. In the story, the Riddler is on a killing spree and Batman is trying to decipher all of the clues left in the wake of each murder.Continue reading “The Batman (2022)”

Throwback Thursday: Stand By Me (1986)

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?” Based upon Stephen King’s novella The Body, 1986’s Stand By Me may not look like a typical horror story from King but it definitely has horror elements. I’m not talking about vampires or demons or werewolvesContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Stand By Me (1986)”

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

The Gentrification Of Slasher Films 2022’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a sequel to the original 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has quite a few things going for it. It takes a number of Texas stereotypes, social issues, and specific Austin, TX stereotypes and drops them in the middle of Leatherface’s latest killing spree. The funny thingContinue reading “Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)”