Justin Waldman

My earliest movie memory, outside of my home theatre in my basement, was going to the local Video 99 and wanting to rent ET only to be told by the shop owner it was playing down the street in theatres. My love for cinema has been alive for as long as I can honestly remember. I would frequent the cinema minutes down from my house daily. It was a second home. Movies are an escape from the everyday world, a window into the soul, a distant friend. If I’m not watching a movie, I’m probably watching a tv show, if I’m doing neither I’m asleep.

The Shining – 31 Nights of Halloween

13 days into October already and I somehow have yet to watch a Stanley Kubrick film or a Stephen King adaptation. Tonight’s review can at least knock both off those off the list, with The Shining, as the poster says a masterpiece of modern horror. I was probably WAY too young the first time I was exposed to this movie, and The Simpsons helped with that, but man does this still hold up as a benchma...[Read More]

Insidious – 31 Nights of Halloween

I have never seen Insidious prior to this viewing, and after seeing Malignant (our review) I had to see more of James Wan’s madness. I was very pleasantly surprised by this tightly packed, truly horrifying feature. There was no better feature for the 12th day of Shocktober. From the twisted direction of James Wan comes a new horror thrill, something truly Insidious. Finally there is a horror movie...[Read More]

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Stanleyville – Nightstream review

What would you do if you were approached by a strange man, to play a contest of sorts, to win an even weirder prize? What would you do if you just threw your hands in the air and said screw it and left your previous life behind the same day? These are the questions that Stanleyville asks, to quite hilarious results. Sometimes we all just need a fresh start, and what better way to get said start th...[Read More]

Cats – 31 Nights of Halloween review

The following review is from my personal belief of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thoughts on the adaptation of his version of CATS. Hello it is me, the Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber. While I am not as offensive to film makers as some other creative minds I know, looking at you maestro of horror Stephen King, I must break my silence on Tom Hooper’s adaptation of my beloved feline companion, CATS...[Read More]

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The Manor – Review

What can possibly be more terrifying than aging, being put in a home against your will. What gets worse than that though, when no one believes the terrors surrounding you are in fact real, and not just the sickness they’re telling you you’re sick with. The Manor tells this exact story with an excellent performance and some truly creepy discoveries. The film focuses on Judith played by Barbara Hers...[Read More]

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Landlocked – Nightstream Review

Sometimes a movie doesn’t have to be an adventure into chaos, or demon slaying mythic arts, but instead a window into the soul and the destruction around it. Landlocked is the latter, and it’s an interesting take to preserve memory and those thoughts and moments we hold near and dear to us. Landlocked is that exact movie, it focuses on Mason played by Mason Owens and written and directed by Paul O...[Read More]

6.5

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Poser – Nightstream Review

Man, I really wanted to love this hybrid of Diary of a Teenage Girl and How to Build a Girl, but something in Noah Dixon’s script and direction along with Ori Segev just didn’t hit me the way I wanted it to in Poser. Maybe it’s the title of the movie itself that bleeds into their main character to a predictable turn of events that didn’t hit the right way for me, but it had so much potential to be...[Read More]

Halloween 1978 – 31 Nights of Halloween

We’re a third (minus a day) of the way through October, so of course the logical choice would be the 1978 classic, Halloween. The night he came home! Michael returns to Haddonfield fifteen years later wrecking havoc on the town, causing chaos, returning to his murderous ways. The master John Carpenter directs and writes this masterpiece with his partner Debra Hill. If somehow you’ve never seen Hal...[Read More]

Prevenge – 31 Nights of Halloween

Tonight’s 31 nights of Halloween watch was a revisit to a movie I saw in 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and thought it was one of the funniest, wildest, craziest things I ever saw at the time, Prevenge written directed and starring Alice Lowe. When I revisited Prevenge tonight on Shudder, I saw a movie that definitely did not bring back the memories of five years ago, it feels he...[Read More]

Shiva Baby – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

So far everything I’ve watched for Shocktober has been in one way or another a classical definition of the horror genre with slashers, monsters, possessions and all that good stuff, however I have yet to dive into the most anxiety inducing thing yet, anxiety. Well it is difficult to craft a movie that shrieks of horror based solely on the aspect of anxiety, but writer/director Emma Seligman accomp...[Read More]

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Jack Be Nimble – Nightstream Review

Jack Be Nimble, the 1993 horror film that would definitely appeal to the cult following type of audience has a new restoration that looks incredible. This new restoration is sleek, clean, and crisp, truly making this 27-year-old movie look something brand new set as a period piece, this restoration lacks some colour depth, but that is about it for this restoration, it looks clean and pristine. The...[Read More]

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Saloum – Fantastic Fest Review

Saloum is a wild trip taking place in Senegal in 2003, the action is intense, the story is captivating, and the twists are never seen coming. While the movie is short in its length, the story and action will linger with its audience much past the films ending. Saloum is a great entry into Jean Luc Herbulot’s filmography, and I cannot wait to see what else he has up his sleeve. There is so much inv...[Read More]

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