Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant Feels More Like a Frankenstein Movie Than an Alien Movie

I’ll cut to the chase. Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus, but it’s not (nor will any movie in this franchise ever be) better than Alien or Aliens. Cool? Cool. Let’s dive into the movie now. Continue reading “Alien: Covenant Feels More Like a Frankenstein Movie Than an Alien Movie”

Get Out (2017)

Get Out: The Best Horror Movie of 2017?

Picture Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with a dash of Deliverance and a Stepford Wives twist. That’s Get Out in a brilliant nutshell. Written and directed by Jordan Peele (MadTVKey & PeeleKeanu), the film is about racism and black fear. That doesn’t mean white audiences won’t like it or that it’s “reverse racism” (not a thing), but it does mean this film is crafted around the black experience. So calm down, white people. Not everything is about us. Continue reading “Get Out: The Best Horror Movie of 2017?”

Lights Out movie still (2016)

Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression

Lights Out is one of those rare summer horror movies that isn’t complete garbage. Mind you, it’s predictable because it follows the jump-scare horror movie formula, utilizes lazy exposition to describe the origins of its monster, and occasionally veers into the melodramatic with its acting. But the story of Lights Out isn’t just some “Oh, no! A scary ghost who only appears when it’s dark at night!” Nope. It’s a surprisingly deep representation of what it’s like living with depression and how it hurts the people around you. Continue reading “Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression”

crimson peak

Crimson Peak: A Beautiful Yet Predictable Horror-Romance

After falling for and marrying the charming and mysterious Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) moves to England to live with her new husband and his overbearing sister, Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain), in their gothic manor, Crimson Peak. Continue reading “Crimson Peak: A Beautiful Yet Predictable Horror-Romance”

Chloe Moretz as Carrie

Carrie: Another Unnecessary Remake

I can’t find any interviews with Stephen King on this Carrie remake. I keep looking, but so far…nothing. The reason I bring this up is because he’s usually very vocal about his book-to-film adaptations. For example, he HATED Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (I know, right? That movie is a classic).  Continue reading “Carrie: Another Unnecessary Remake”

Rose Byrne in Insidious Chapter 2

Insidious 2: A Derivative of a Derivative

I might have to make an exception for my horror movie hatred. And that exception is James Wan, who’s known for his work with the original Saw film, Insidious, and most recently The Conjuring, which I loved. I like Wan because he’s returning the horror genre to old-school “creepy” and not relying on gore and torture porn to scare us. Continue reading “Insidious 2: A Derivative of a Derivative”