If they hear you, they hunt you. After an alien invasion leads to the eradication of most of the human race, the survivors must live in a world of silence in order to stay alive. Directed by John Krasinski, A QUIET PLACE took the box office by storm through it’s intense storytelling and heart-felt emphasis… [Read More]
“We have a moral obligation to tell the whole story.” – Brea (TRAFFIK) Written and directed by Deon Taylor, Traffik tells the story of Brea (Paula Patton), a struggling journalist looking for a big story. When she and her boyfriend John (Omar Epps) travel to the mountains for a romantic weekend, they are confronted by a… [Read More]
Written and directed by Brian Cavallaro, Against the Night tells the story of nine friends who decide to sneak into an abandoned prison to film their own ‘ghost-hunting’ video. As members of their team begin to disappear, they quickly begin to fear that they may not be alone. Filmed in Philadelphia, Cavallaro believed that the… [Read More]
While I’m not a fan of supernatural events in horror films, this film does an excellent job of building tension. This is a spooky story as it plays out.
When director Darren Aronofsky releases a film, it’s often bound to court controversy. Blending an environmental message and Biblical metaphor, mother! instantly divided audiences between those that loathed its excessiveness and those that loved and respected its ambition. This week, Steve welcomes ScreenFish guppies Ben Dower and Andrew Eaton as they tackle Aronofsky’s complicated vision… [Read More]
this thing you’re reading is going to have zero jump scares in three expedient little parts: 1. a micro-review of the 2017 movie IT 2. mini-musing on the meaning of IT 3. more mini-musing on how *any* good story “means” in a similar way so, here we go… IT Reviewed you know what IT was? super… [Read More]
This week, Steve assembles his Mikey Fissel (Reel World Theology) and Paul Muzzin (director, CHASING ATLANTIS) as they dig into ALIEN: COVENANT, Ridley Scott’s controversial sequel to PROMETHEUS. The film has proven itself divisive amongst fans and critics but has a lot more to say than people think (or does it?). Want to continue to… [Read More]
Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), The Belko Experiment tells the story of eighty Americans working in a company in Bogota, Colombia. When an unknown voice comes over the company intercom system, they hear an announcement that they must kill thirty co-workers or be killed themselves. … [Read More]
This is a film that does not rely on tension to create horror. Rather it loads the screen with carnage. There are several gore-fests as the demon attacks the community. Blood, limbs, and internal organs are plentiful, as are various ways of killing.
From the opening scene, which seems to say “It was a dark and stormy night”, Havenhurst is as conventional as a horror film can be. Besides the dismal weather for the opening, we immediately discover that we’re going to hear a lot of screaming in the film.