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.
Debuting at Sundance this weekend, Killing Ground tells the story of Ian and Samantha, a young couple who arrive at an isolated campsite for a weekend getaway, only to find an abandoned SUV and an abandoned tent. As night falls and the campers fail to return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy. When they discover… [Read More]
Hallowe’en is here! In a spooktacular episode, Steve invites Allen Forrest on the show to talk power and identity in 1996’s cult classic, THE CRAFT. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small group questions for you to bring to those in your area…. [Read More]
The Unspoken is making it to theaters and VOD just before Halloween. It is a run-of-the-mill horror film.
Southbound is an anthology of five loosely related horror stories, each from different directors and writing teams. Some of the films have a bit of a Twilight Zone feel to them.
Dear Santa, Can you please bring us more slashers as good as Black Christmas (no, not the shoddy remake from 2006; we’re referring to the 1974 original)? Because someone or something needs to remind Hollywood that horror films are allowed to have talented legitimate actors, compelling scripts and genuinely effective–yet relatively gore-less–scares. Sure, it’s just… [Read More]