31 Nights of Halloween

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]

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]

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]

Slaxx – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

I was talking to some friends, and they asked if I ever saw a movie called Slaxx, and then pitched me the plot. After hearing what this madness was about, I didn’t believe them, there was no way that this movie was real, then I remembered that Rubber was a real movie so why can’t Slaxx be. So I sat down, turned on Amazon Prime sat down and had the time of my life watching Slaxx. I can’t tell you t...[Read More]

Mayhem – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

2017, what a year for cinema, Shape of Water won best picture, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won a ton as well, and Jordan Peele won best original screenplay for Get Out and all was right in the world for once. However, another movie that went unrecognized and under the radar seems to have predicted the future? Mayhem brings together the incredible forces of Samara Weaving and Steven Y...[Read More]

What We Do In The Shadows – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

For the fifth night of Shocktober, after covering Fantastic Fest and seeing endless horror movies, it was time to see something light and hilarious, so I decided to revisit my favourite New Zealanders. If somehow, you’ve never seen the film What we do in the Shadows or the TV show, obviously watch the movie first, then you’re truly missing out. This is one of the funniest, most original movies I’v...[Read More]

You’re Next – Review

The problem with watching great horror movies years after they’ve released is that great movies always have their ideas stolen and refurbished in other films. I first saw You’re Next a year ago, and loved it then so of course when I was making a 31 days of Horror movies list I had to include this bloody film back on my list. The issue is that Knives Out and Ready or Not did this movie better and o...[Read More]

Hush – Review

Hush originally debuted on Netflix April 8, 2016 There are so many great horror movies to be discovered, and sometimes you just need to find a directors work you’ve become obsessed with and start doing a deep dive in their career. I watched the new Netflix series, Midnight Mass, and instantly couldn’t turn it off. When I heard that writer/director Mike Flanagan has been wanting to make this show f...[Read More]

Bingo Hell – Review

Oak Springs, sounds like a pretty relaxing retirement village if you want my honest opinion. Oak Springs is also where our main story takes place, where the elder generation doesn’t want their neighbourhood gentrified and moreover have their beloved bingo hall repurposed. Bingo Hell definitely has some tricks up its sleeve, as not everything is as it seems, and something truly sinister lurches aro...[Read More]

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