“Havenhurst” Review

February 12, 2017 Blair Hoyle

As American infrastructure has changed over the years, so has the nature of the American haunted house story. While they used to be relegated to stories set in creepy, creaky, Victorian home, they have adapted over […]

“Stray Bullets” Review

February 9, 2017 Blair Hoyle

17-year-old filmmaker Jack Fessenden’s directorial debut isn’t just significantly better than what you’d expect from a 17-year-old’s directorial debut, it’s also one of the most intense films to be released thus far in 2017. Mixing […]

“Don’t Hang Up” Review

February 9, 2017 Blair Hoyle

If you were under the impression that prank phone calls died in the 1990s after the creation of caller ID, you wouldn’t be mistaken. These days, it appears as though nobody really finds it enjoyable […]

“Cameraperson” Blu-ray Review

February 8, 2017 Blair Hoyle

One could argue that Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson is the documentary equivalent of a hotdog. Comprised of the excess parts of dozens of other documentaries and home video footage, and then thrown together in a seemingly […]

“Rings” Review

February 3, 2017 Blair Hoyle

It’s incredible how the legacy of The Ring has changed over the past fifteen years. While I am still of the belief that Gore Verbinski’s remake of Hideo Nakata’s Ringu is the scariest movie ever […]

“The Love Witch” Review

February 2, 2017 Blair Hoyle

More often than not, “throwback” genre films that pay homage to cinema from decades past feature a plethora of technical issues. “It’s supposed to be bad” is perhaps the cheapest argument filmmakers use to justify […]

“Get the Girl” Review

January 26, 2017 Blair Hoyle

The filmography of Eric England is fascinating because his work gets progressively better in an almost objective manner. There’s a noticeable leap in quality and technical savvy from his early films like Madison County and Roadside […]

“Sadako vs. Kayako” Review

January 25, 2017 Blair Hoyle

In 1998, Hideo Nakata’s Ringu terrified audiences with the tale of a cursed videotape that inevitably kills everyone who watches it. Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-on: The Grudge received a similar response when it was released in 2002. Franchises […]

“Black Girl” Blu-ray Review

January 23, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Few subjects are more topical in 2017 than that of race relations. While most of these conversations are regarding issues in the United States, racial tensions exist all over the planet. Though they are always […]

“The Monster” Blu-ray Review

January 23, 2017 Blair Hoyle

One of the best films of any genre released in 2016 was Bryan Bertino’s aptly titled survival horror flick The Monster (film review), and while the limited release film didn’t receive a lot of attention during […]

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