“The Hole in the Ground” digs its way out of familiar territory with haunting visuals & strong performances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxY2vnJiByw If the decades of horror film history have taught us anything it’s to never have children, ever. On top of throwing fits and always smelling like old milk, they’re the masters of the emotionless stare, capable of singing old-timey songs at high pitches and are easily susceptible to all manner of the paranormal. THE … Continue reading “The Hole in the Ground” digs its way out of familiar territory with haunting visuals & strong performances

“Halloween” is the perfect slasher movie for our time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po7khO_7l2M Slasher movies don’t often do anything for me. More often than not they follow the same formula of teens and acquaintances of said teens getting hacked to bits -- lather, rinse, repeat. Simply put, and to use the words of Bart Simpson, “Knife goes in, guts come out.” For these movies to be truly … Continue reading “Halloween” is the perfect slasher movie for our time

“The Conjuring” franchise hits a new low with “The Nun”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRtthgmKcP0 Nuns have every right to be placed among the ranks of clowns and spiders as things that should be universally feared without any questions. They live in places that are naturally creaky, surround themselves with candles in dark rooms and always seem to be lurking somewhere, waiting to smack unruly children with a thin … Continue reading “The Conjuring” franchise hits a new low with “The Nun”