January Horror

Available Now: The Platform (2019)

Streaming on Netflix. Imagine being trapped in a vertical prison, comprised of a 100+ floors, where you’re able to eat the most sumptuous of cuisines. Now imagine that by the 50th floor that all the food is gone. What would you be capable of? When Goreng voluntarily enters the prison in exchange for a degree, he’ll find out the answer to that question whether he wants to or not.

The Platform was written by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, with Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia directing. Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, and Alexandra Masangkay star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Spontaneous (2020)

Available to own or rent on various streaming services. When fellow students in her senior class unexpectedly begin to explode, the last Mara expects is to fall in love. Figuring they’v got nothing to lose Mara and Dylan fall deep as the “Covington Curse” escalates. A smart coming-of-age story blended with the horror of reality.

Spontaneous was written by Brian Duffield, based on the novel by Aaron Starmer. Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, and Rob Huebel star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Underwater (2020)

Imagine being stuck at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Earth, in an underground drilling facility when an earthquake strikes. Your completely surrounded by thousands of tons of water, with only the slimmest chance of escaping alive. There are several casualties and if you don’t work as a team with the remaining survivors you’ll never escape. Throw some aquatic monsters your way and your in deep shit. And when you finally find out what’s causing the quakes your mind will struggle to comprehend what you see before you.

Underwater was written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad, with William Eubank directing. Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudo Athie, T.J. Miller, John Gallagher Jr., and Jessica Henwick starring.

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Available Now: Teacher Shortage (2020)

Available on Amazon. A killer stalks the teachers of the English Department of Prescott High in a throwback to 80s slasher movies.

Teacher Shortage was written and directed by Troy Escamilla. Brinke Stevens, Debra Lamb, Julie Ann Prescott, Tamara Glynn, Kaylee Williams, Mel Hefflin, Roger Conners, David E. McMahon, Michael Tula, and Chris Jehnert star.

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Available Now: Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Available on VOD. After being bitten by a rabid bat, a radio host is trapped in the station by a storm, reality begins to fracture.

Ten Minutes to Midnight was written by Erik and Carson Bloomquist, with Erik directing. Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans, Adam Wreppler, and Alice Kremelberg star.

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Coming Soon: Bloody Hell (2020)

Rex has a rather infamous past he’s desperate to leave behind. Thinking he can start over by fleeing the country, Rex will wind up in a much worse place.

Bloody Hell was written by Robert Benjamin and directed by Alister Grierson. Ben O’Toole, Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland, and Travis Jeffery star.

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Available Now: Toys of Terror (2020)

Available digitally and on Blu-Ray/DVD. An awesome clip featuring a spider going where you hope they’ll never go.

After moving into a run-down mansion with their parents, Zoe and Franklin discover a chest of toys that come to life. Soon the kids discover these toys are not here for fun.

Toys of Terror was written by Dana Gould and directed by Nicholas Verso. Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, and Dayo Ade star.

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Coming Soon: The Strings (2020)

Upon traveling to a secluded cabin to work on her music, Catherine finds herself haunted by a mysterious entity.

The Strings was written by Krista Dzialoszynski and Ryan Glover, with Glover directing. Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, and Lora Bidner star.

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Classic Clip: From Beyond (1986)

I have a list of actors that I will watch anything they do. Barbara Crampton is on that list. Her versatility as an actress is incredible. She’s been in several genre classics from Re-Animator (1985) to You’re Next (2011) to We Are Still Here (2015) and more. I have yet to see her make a bad film. From Beyond is another classic from the amazing Stuart Gordon. Barbara plays Dr. Katherine McMichaels who’s life goes off the rails when she begins to treat Dr. Crawford. Her journey eventually leads us to this memorable scene.

Upon creating a machine that can allow people to see beyond normal reality, a group of scientists are attacked by bizarre creatures.

From Beyond was written by Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli, and Stuart Gordon, based off the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Stuart Gordon directed. Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, and Bunny Summers star.

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Coming Soon: Wrong Turn (2021)

Releasing on January 26th. So glad we’re finally getting a new Wrong Turn movie. I live 5 minutes away from West Virginia so this series has always been one of my favorites. Now I know remakes are divisive. But if you look at the Wrong Turn franchise, the quality is all over the place, as is the narrative. The first 4 movies are tied together, while the 5th and 6th seem be their own thing. Hopefully this will start the story fresh, while keeping what we love, giving the franchise fresh blood. Are you excited for the new Wrong Turn?

A group of friends hiking in the Appalachian Mountains come upon a mystery community of people called The Foundation.

Wrong Turn was written by Alan B. McElroy with Mike P. Nelson directing. Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Bill Sage, Valerie Jane Parker, and Tim DeZarn star.

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Classic Clip: Child’s Play 2 (1990)

CP2 is one of the best sequels to an 80s horror movies with many great moments. One of my favorite scenes is the death of Miss Kettlewell, the teacher who was nasty to Andy for no good reason. We’ve all had teachers like that, so it definitely helps us to relate to Andy more. And I love when asshole characters are killed after making life miserable for the protagonist. Sometimes it’s the best part of the movie. And Miss Kettlewell’s reaction when she realized Chucky was alive is priceless. Karma is indeed a bitch. What’s your favorite moment in Child’s Play 2?

Child’s Play 2 was written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, and Beth Grant star.

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Available Now: Butchers (2020)

Available in select theaters and VOD. In the backcountry a family of horrific killers hunts anyone who crosses their path.

Butchers was written by Adrian Langley and Daniel Weissenberger, with Langley directing. Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Ann-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, and Frederik Storm star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Hunted (2020)

Streaming on Shudder now. Eve meets a guy in a bar, unaware he’s a psychopath. By the time she realizes the truth, she’ll have to use the forest to get her revenge.

Hunted was written by Vincent Paronnaud and Léa Pernollet, with Paronnaud directing. Lucie Debay, Arieh Worthalter, Ciaran O’Brien, and Simone Milsdochter star.

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Available Now: Sweet Home Season 1 (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. After losing his family in an accident, Hyun moves into an apartment complex that is soon under siege by monsters.

Sweet Home was written by Kim Hyung-min, Kim Kan-bi, Park So-Jeong, Hong So-ri, and Hwang Young-Chan. Based on the webtoon series. Young-woo Jang, Eung-bok Lee directed. Song Kang, Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Do-Hyun Lee star.

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Available Now: His House (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. A young Sudanese couple receives asylum in the UK and is put in a deteriorating flat. They’re giving strict rules they must follow if they hope to be granted citizenship. However, they soon discover that the flat is haunted by something connected to their past.

His House was written and directed by Remi Weekes, based off a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith, and Javier Botet star.

You can the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Hunter Hunter (2020)

Available to watch on VOD. Joseph and Anne and their daughter Renée live in the woods, selling fur to get by. Joseph thinks a rogue wolf is destroying their traps and sets off to hunt it. Time passes without Joseph’s return and Anne takes in a stranger named Lou, who’s been injured. Anne soon becomes paranoid that something is hunting her family.

Hunter Hunter was written and directed by Shawn Linden. Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa, and Nick Stahl star.

You can watch the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Favorite Moment: Frozen (2010)

Adam Green is one of the few horror writer/director’s that can do no wrong. I’ve enjoyed everything he’s done. However, Frozen has to be the scariest movie he’s made so far. I’ve never went skiiing or snowboarding, and this film has ensured I’ll continue to not ski or snowboard. I already had a distrust of ski lists and this ensures I was right to feel that way. What’s your favorite moment in this movie?

Frozen was written and directed by Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, and Kane Hodder star.

You can watch the clip at my Instagram Here.

Christmas Horror Movies Part 2

Mrs. Claus (2018)

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.

Santa Jaws (2018)

Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody’s family and friends are picked off. First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it’s true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?!

All Through the House (2015)

A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017)

When a serial-killer couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorizes a small town, a teen girl and a young cop must solve the pattern behind the seemingly random homicides.

The Nights Before Christmas (2019)

When a series of murders in the run up to Christmas are found to be linked, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers. But she soon discovers the couple are not only crazy, having met in and escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane, but have based their personas on Santa and Mrs Claus. As Christmas approaches, they slaughter their way through their special naughty list, playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI and leaving a trail of bloody bodies in their wake.

Deathcember (2019)

A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.

Blood Beat (1983)

A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The towns people believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell this grandfather’s house, but the towns people including the Mayor have mixed feelings on keeping people away from the house, especially when a serial killer escapes from another institution and finds refuge there. The killer makes frightening phone calls and kills anyone coming near the house. But what does the killer have in common with what happened to Wilford Butler years before?

Mother Krampus (2017)

Based on the German Urban Legend of Frau Perchta, the Christmas Witch, who takes a child each night over the 12 days of Christmas. For the 12 days before the Christmas of 1921, children went missing near the local towns woods. A traumatized girl was found, but her mind had gone – she later died of her horrific injuries. Just before the Christmas of 1992, a further five children disappeared again. Their bodies were found in the same woods. Angry and seeking vengeance, the locals hung a woman they believed to be the killer. But before dying, she cursed the town that one day the Christmas Witch, Frau Perchta, would come for them to avenge her death. 25 years later, the story has become little more than a local myth. But as children start to go missing again, everyone begins to wonder if the tales of a curse might be true. This Christmas it’s not only the children that are in danger, it’s the adults too.

Ugly Sweater Party (2018)

An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers.

Treevenge (2008)

Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end.

ATM (2012)

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (2018)

It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.

Spooktober Week 1

Decided to do weekly updates for Spooktober/Halloween Month. I’ll be posting on Tumblr/Instagram more frequently and want to simplify things on here.

Spooktober Day 1

Happy Spooktober. While 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, the world over, we can still make good memories. This won’t be a Halloween like the previous years. But we can still make it one worth remembering. And we can use the joy we have for this spooky month to set our troubles aside for a time. Relive the memories of great Halloween’s and great movies, books, and TV shows. Use the fictional horrors we love to cleanse the horror of our current reality.

The Granny (1995)

Welcome to first day of the best month of the year. And what better way to welcome the season than with a warm embrace from Granny. She may hate most of her family, but she definitely has a soft spot for you.

The Granny (1995) was written and directed by Luca Bercovici, based off a story by Bercovici and Sam Bernard. Stella Stevens, Shannon Whirry, Luca Bercovici, Brant von Hoffman, Sandy Helberg, Patricia Sturges, Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst, and Ryan Bollman.

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Coming Soon: Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost

An annual tradition, the Festival returns to haunt the Tower once again for the third time on October 6th. The Haunted Forest returns once again. Sadly we get no new weapons. We get new rolls for the Horror Story and the Braytech Werewolf. Story-wise we’ll be racing through the Haunted Forest at the behest of the Spider to collect chests. There will also be new spooky armor.

To check out the trailer on my Tumblr go Here.

Spooktober Day 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

One of the best sequels to ever grace the silver screen, there’s dozens of amazing moments to choose from. I chose this iconic moment. Kristen Parker drags Nancy Thompson into her nightmare to help her. Nancy saves her without even a thought. And then comes the stunning realization that the Nightmare that has haunted her for years is still alive. Her look of sheer terror is a testament to Heather Langenkamp’s amazing acting ability. What’s your favorite ANOES 3 moment?

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors was written by Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, and Chuck Russell, with Russell directing. Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer Rubin, Laurence Fishburne, John Saxon, Priscilla Pointer, and Brooke Bundy star.

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Call of Duty: Zombies

November 13th can’t come soon enough. While COD: Black Ops can be hit or miss, the Zombies portion of the game is always a highlight. And by the looks of things, Cold War brings it to the next level. I am very impressed with how Zombies looks and am most definitely looking forward to playing it. Are you excited for it?

To see the amazing Zombie gameplay trailer check my Tumblr Here.

Coming to Hulu: Clive Barker’s Books of Blood (2020)

Coming to Hulu October 7th. Written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, based off the stories by Clive Barker. Britt Robertson, Anna Friel, Rafi Gavron, Yul Vazquez, Cory Lee, Saad Siddiqui, Andy McQueen, Brett Rickaby, and Seamus Patterson star.

Like the stories it’s based off of, we explore forbidden territory through three tales of terror.

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Spooktober Day 3

Child’s Play (1988)

My favorite and most iconic scene in this movie is when Karen discovers that Andy isn’t lying. Something is up with Chucky and she intends to discover what that is. It’s not only distinctly memorable, but intensely terrifying. After all, we’ve already seen Chucky kill. Andy’s the main character. It’s entirely possible we’re about to witness Karen’s demise. The sheer suspense is enough to set your heart to racing. The moment Karen discovers the unused batteries is a moment that will never be forgotten. What’s your favorite Child’s Play moment?

Child’s Play was written by Don Mancini, John Lafia, and Tom Holland, with Holland directing. Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, and Dinah Manoff star.

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Classic Trailer: Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Written by Neal Marshall Stevens, Richard D’Ovidio, Todd Alcott, and James Gunn. Steve Beck directs. Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidz, Matthew Lillard, Alec Roberts, JR Bourne, Rah Digga, and F. Murray Abraham star.

When his uncle dies, Arthur moves his children into the mansion he inherits. However, they soon discover its actually a machine that’s not only trapped 13 Ghosts but is going to use them to Eye of Hell. With the help of the two rival ghost hunters, Arthur and his kids must do whatever it takes to stop the ritual from taking place.

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Favorite Clip: The Baby-Sitter (2017)

I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed The Baby-Sitter. The plot is simple, yet fun and we have an underdog to root for. And each time he stops the killers in their tracks you can’t help but be proud of his intelligence and resourcefulness. For me, one scene stood out. You could kind of telegraph what was going to happen, at least the gist of it, but it was definitely a surprise how it got from Point A to Point B. I mean, we knew the geeky Samuel was toast. And boy, was his death a highlight of the movie.

The Baby-Sitter was written by Brian Duffield and directed by McG. Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Ammel, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Doug Haley, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Marino star.

Watch the clip at my Tumblr Here. You can check out a gnarly bonus clip Here.

Classic Trailer: Dead Silence (2007)

Written by Leigh Whannell based off a story by Whannell and James Wan, with Wan directing. Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman, and Judith Roberts star.

Jamie, having recently lost his wife, returns to his hometown of Raven’s Fair to investigate the legend of Mary Shaw and its ties to his wife’s death. Mary Shaw was a ventriloquist who was murdered by an angry mob over the death of a child who had humiliated her. They cut out her tongue, sparking a nursery rhyme about Mary’s ghost ripping out your tongue if you screamed.

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