In-laws can be a real nightmare, but these ones are murder! Grace learns the hard way that a game of "hide & seek" may not be so innocent when the family's true agenda is to hunt her down in a deadly game of "cat and mouse" until dawn.
The fourth entry in The Purge franchise is a prequel that makes you care even less about a franchise that probably should have ended two years ago. Starring a bunch of nobodies other than a stale Marisa Tomei, The First Purge is an annoying way to celebrate our independence.
When a family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, the parents soon discover a mysterious burial ground in the woods, which, after tragedy strikes, sets off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
I would watch this movie just to see Jeff Goldblum. The Fly is a great slow burning sci-fi horror movie. Creepy body mutations.
With its grounded, apocalyptic narrative, 'It Comes at Night' delivers a thought provoking and haunting story exposing the horror behind humanity.
The unhealthy tale of a futile obsession. April Apocalypse is another teen boy loves a beautiful girl, but nothing comes of the story. The loser gets a second chance when zombies happen.
The newest instalment is something different. With the passing of Tobe Hooper this year, this Leatherface origin film manages to put a bit of mystery in its story. A must-see for fans.
Rob Zombie is back with a vengeance in his latest film outing, '3 From Hell'! Does it live up to his horror masterpiece, 'The Devil's Rejects'? Or does it fall in line with the majority of his other pictures? Why don't you come on in and find out for yourselves...
Post 9/11 terrorist creatures. It's good they decided not to copy REC 2. This is an OK low-budget horror story with infected creatures.
Not all zombie films are dark and frightening, some of them are more fun than a bucket full of brains.
Evil Dead II is bigger and better than the original. It's a movie filled with humor and gore, an excellent mix and just more fun.
The wonderful cathartic laugh of the Nazi horror comedy. Did you like Dead Snow? Here they get crazy and add some scale to the whole Nazi-zombie thing.
Nicole Kidman gets caught up in spooky goings-on in a haunted house. Is she crazy or the target of malevolent spirits? Benjamin Cox goes bump in the night.
John Carpenter's indie horror film still resonates from its chilling portrayal of the human monster in small-town middle America.
Because 88films has recently released this little gem of Italian shlock, Lets take a look at a truly fantastic auful movie, the infamous Burial Ground 1981...
Survival horror from Damien Power in his debut release feature film. This guy is one to watch. His exceptional storytelling and ability to navigate the character development tightrope is brilliant.
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' being adapted from page to motion picture, does the film succeed in just being as terrifying as its source material? Or do we have another dud in the long line of cinematic novel adaptations? I dunno, why don't you click on in here and see what I have to say?
This is a non-spoiler review of "Viral" starring Sofia Black-D'Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope, and more!
When young Susie Bannion joins a world-renowned dance company, strange things start happening to the dancers. Madame Blanc and her staff seem to be up to something diabolical as the girls are haunted by supernatural forces.
This is a non-spoiler review of “It Chapter Two” starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, and more!
I review the movie "Halloween" released in 2018 starring Jamie Lee Curtis, set 40 years after the original film featuring the famous slasher killer Michael Myers and final girl Laurie Strode.
"Blood Tide" is a mostly awful monster flick set in the sunny Mediterranean, starring Martin Kove, James Earl Jones, and Lydia Cornell.
This is George A. Romero's third installment in the "Living Dead" trilogy. The movie is a rather slow burn about the human condition and adaptability. An interesting zombie movie, but not what most fans of the genre are looking for.
This mostly forgotten horror is a laughable mash-up of poor performances, an incoherent story-line and dimly lit scenes with cringe-worthy dialogue. Benjamin Cox has been more scared by Halloween trick-or-treaters.
A Clive Barker adaptation by Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura starring Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, and Vinnie Jones. The horror film is incredibly faithful to Barker's short story of the same name and it has some fantastic kills.
Feral is another movie about another group of students who go camping. Something is out there and it's not just them. Is this another run-of-the-mill virus flick?
In Evil Dead 3, the saga returns with more slapstick and corny humor, this time in a medieval setting. Reinventing itself once again, the film is not perfect, but it's very good nonetheless.
The lethal disconnection between Western civilization and Aboriginal culture. A modest zombie infection survival movie in the outback staring Martin Freeman.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Eyes of My Mother” starring Kika Magalhaes, Charlie, Olivia Bond, and more!
Horror movies are great for all times of the year but these X movies are best to watch at Halloween.
As a standalone movie, Evil Dead is good. Problems arise when we place it in the original Raimi universe. You can't replace a cult figure like Campbell and Raimi's excellent direction.
A sequel with grunge vibes and irregular focus. Pet Sematary Two is not the sequel I was hoping for. It does have Edward Furlong which of course is a plus.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Insidious" starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Insidious: The Last Key” starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and more!
A bunch of bloodthirsty elementary school children. The movie centers more on the interactions between the teachers and some unnecessary love story.
Romero’s last zombie western. You'll probably disagree with me on this one, but this is my second favorite or at least tied second of Romero's "Living Dead" movies.
The horror sequel is now available on digital and video on demand services. Stars Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, and Karan Soni. Directed by Patrick Brice.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Nun” starring Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, and more!
Demons is a great horror movie with often unintentional humor. How often do you get eaten by demons at the theatre?
7 years have elapsed since the supposed "final chapter" in the Saw saga hit movie theaters and yet we are still presented with a product deficient in creativity, passion, and mere entertainment value.
The art world of high society grows thinner as haunted works of art come to life, killing greedy socialites one by one.
This is a non-spoiler review of "V/H/S" starring Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Hannah Fierman, and more!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by André Øvredal with a screenplay by Dan & Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) & Guillermo del Toro and a story developed by Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, Saw IV-VI) & Patrick Melton (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter).
This is a non-spoiler review of "Little Evil" starring Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Belko Experiment” starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, and more!
A nearly three-hour horror movie; that's what you're walking into with It: Chapter Two. The cast is superb and Chapter Two is crazy faithful to Stephen King's novel, but it's also a lot less scary than the previous film despite Bill Skarsgard's best efforts.
In "Predator 2," the alien big-game hunter has his sights set on the urban jungle of Los Angeles, where he tangles with drug cartels, the U.S. government, and tough cop Danny Glover.
In 1983's "Frightmare" (aka "The Horror Star"), a group of horror film fans steal the corpse of their favorite old time scary movie actor. Hilarity does not ensue.
5 reasons 'IT' is the perfect Halloween movie. How does Pennywise the dancing clown compare to Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Michael Feifer's underwhelming representation of the B.T.K. murders is made watchable due to Kane Hodder's strong screen presence. The intense kills are surprisingly creative in their execution, as well.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Awakening" starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, and more!
Loaded with chainsaws, psychedelic drugs, decapitations, angry masturbation, tripped out conversations, and Nic Cage at his most insane, the Panos Cosmatos written and directed action horror film Mandy is blood-drenched lunacy that is absolutely a must-see.
In the recent great Stephen King resurgence, we were presented with a reboot of 'IT' in 2017 to massive acclaim. Now, after two years of waiting, we finally get the much anticipated sequel. Is it just as good? Better? Worse? Let's find out together, shall we?
Now this is a proper cult movie - a delicious throwback to the monster films of the Fifties and Sixties. Benjamin Cox gets his redneck on for this enjoyable slice of sci-fi horror hokum.
I'm not sure if I rate The Mist so highly because of its final scenes or that I enjoy the movie as whole to an equal degree. One thing is clear, The Mist was a nice suprise.
Rise of the Spanish digital video demons. [REC] is a shaky camera exploration of the zombie genre, but darker than average. A terrifying experience.
A small family moves down to Stephen King's favorite state, Maine, where they find out that sometimes dead is better. Will they figure that out in time before the demise of everything they know and love?
The Alien Saga has always been about Ripley, even without her. This is a complete review of all the core Alien movies released to this date.
This is a non-spoiler review of “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” starring Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Babadook" starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of "Most Likely to Die" starring Heather Morris, Tess Christiansen, Chad Addison, and more!
I take a special look into the extended cut of the 1978 George A. Romero classic! Zombies and bikers and shopping. Oh my! *WARNING* This is a long, in-depth analysis. A.k.a. I got a lot to say.
Zombi 2 is a classic Italian gore movie from Lucio Fulci. It's not that creative and was released a year after Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the standard created in 1978.
Dead Rising: Watchtower is one of those action zombie slashing movies that is just fun to watch when you are a fan of the genre. My rating reflects the fact that I'm very forgiving for these types of film. It's "Straight Outta Console".
George Romero secured his place in cinema history with his revolutionary debut picture. Benjamin Cox looks back at the film that changed the face of horror in Hollywood.
I'm back, baby! And I'm here to talk endlessly about all that entails the 'Halloween' franchise between 1978 to 2018. Is it all masterful works of terror or a bunch of duds? The answer is yes.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Yoga Hosers" starring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, and more!
No-budget horror maven Andy Milligan takes on the haunted-house genre in 1984's "Carnage" - which currently holds the coveted title of Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen.
Evils of the Night is a bad 1980s horror movie that will likely only appeal to lovers of the genre, or of bad movies, and maybe not even always them.
Director Kevin Smith took the horror movie community by storm when he released the unforgettable Tusk. It is, perhaps, one of the most original horror films to date. In this review, I take a look at it for myself.
When it comes to respecting authenticity, which qualities of the original work are truly indispensable? This movie is Death Note in name, but it feels like it wants to be something else in spirit.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Death Note” starring Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, and more!
A year ago, in my review of Christopher Landon’s horror-comedy mash-up Happy Death Day, I wrote, “It’s doubtful [it] will have even a bit of the staying power that the all-time meta-horror champ Scream enjoys, but it’s still a rock-solid, laugh-out-loud pseudo-horror flick that hits all the right...
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren keep a possessed doll locked up in an artifacts room in their house. When the doll awakens the room's evil spirits, it soon becomes a night of terror for the couple's young daughter and her friends.
My second annual Halloween marathon was full of good and bad films, all of which will be reviewed and listed in this article.
Demons 2 is the direct sequel to Demons. It is very similar to the original, but more fun. We have left the theatre and now we have to face TV demons.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Conjuring" starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more!
Benjamin Cox doesn't usually review horror films but when he does, there's usually a reason why. In this case, it's more of a dire warning than an actual review.
A family's serene woodside vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
The attack of the possessive parasites. A body horror comedy starring Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker. Charismatic cult piece with some recommended disgusting creatures or disturbing scenes.
This is a non-spoiler review for "Gallowwalkers" starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, and more!
2014 was a very good year, at least as far as the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays is concerned. Alongside the script for what would become the Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea...
A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Up in the isolated arctic at an American outpost, there's an alien that wakes up from a deep sleep, freed from a frozen block of ice and wanting the blood of humans. Can our heroes survive and get the girl by the end of it all?
Quite possibly the best sequel of the long-running slasher series, 2018's Halloween has a ton of call-backs to the original, a few predictable moments, and a few shocks and one really weird twist. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Ash in a medieval setting with more slapstick and corny humor. Although I liked the movie, it feels a lot lighter than its predecessors. Army of Lightness instead of Army of Darkness.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Escape Room” starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, and more!
Director Neil Jordan's first film in six years, Greta is a psychological nightmare that revitalizes the horror genre in a way that feels fresh and unpredictable. Isabelle Huppert adds class and elegance to someone overwhelmed by the cruelest of intentions.
When you start talking about cult movies, chances are that Peter Jackson's Braindead comes up. It deserves its place among classic cult pieces, merging zombie horror, satire, and more corny comedic choices.
How 'The Silence' (2019) is a copy-cat catastrophy in comparison to its sensory horror predecessor 'A Quiet Place' (2018).
Netflix has hit a homerun by creating a tense and dreadful experience with solid atmospherics that elevate a derivative plot. It also has plenty to say about how guilt can impact a person
Two seemingly unrelated horror films deal with similar yet opposing fears and evils. Fear of things from the past or the future, but still unknown to humanity.
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have ignored and erased every Halloween sequel to provide a continuation of the war between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. 40 years later, the world has changed and so have these characters. This is a recalibration even John Carpenter would be proud of.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Babysitter" starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, and more!
Another Cold War 60s paranoia movie. It is old, cheesy and at times boring. The political allegory is weak at best. Only watch this zombie movie if you are an absolute completist.
In this article, I'll be talking about and reviewing the horror movie 'Unfriended'. I'll go through its story, characters, acting, and other relevant subjects, making sure to include my own personal opinion and rating.
Films that made me want to lock all the doors, leave all the lights on, check under the bed and open the cupboards. No paranormal activities required.
Knots, campfires and zombie genitals. We have another teen comedy zombie movie. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a rather tame film.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Bar" starring Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Secun de la Rosa, and more!
Rarely has a second installment with a similar plot outclass its predecessor. Here we have more humor with better horror and production quality. For the fans, it's just a lot more fun.
This is a non-spoiler review of “Us” starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more!
In 1980's Prom Night, Jamie Lee Curtis is menaced by yet another masked psycho killer, this time at a high school prom. Watch for Leslie ("Airplane!") Nielsen in a supporting role.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Stake Land" starring Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “Velvet Buzzsaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, and more!
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Ritual” starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, and more!
In the seventh "Friday" installment, Jason Voorhees faces off against a troubled girl with psycho-kinetic powers. Has the hockey masked maniac finally met his match?
Perhaps the freakiest thing about the Halloween saga is that somehow, over the course of forty years, it has survived nine (now ten) sequels/reboots/remakes and remained relevant. Whenever the topic of scary movies comes up (legit scary movies, that is—not what “horror” films have evolved into...
This is a non-spoiler review of "Horns" starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, and more!
This chilling and hilarious movie has all the makings of a cult classic. I review this not-to-be-missed horror comedy, filmed in the UK, at a screening with cast and crew.
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Would You Rather" starring Brittany Snow, Jeffery Combs, Sasha Grey, and more!
Sometimes movies are set up to look like they are going to be great. You wait in trepidation and suspense for something awesome to happen...and then nothing. Just mind numbing boredom. Here are 3.
There was once a time that We Have Always Lived in the Castle would have been considered a horror film, a gothic tale of suspense and darkness that fueled nightmares in the mind of many a youngster during the wee hours. Nowadays, though, in a time when “horror” means constant, hollow jump scares ...
The grotesque beauty of a free Verbinski. An excellent, atmospheric thriller from Verbinski. It has a weird vibe of cleanliness and creepyness. Feeling misunderstood, trapped and then terrorized.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Housebound" starring Morana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, and more!
This is a review of the remake of "Child's Play." Spoiler warning for this movie and possibly the previous Chucky movies that came before it.
The franchise has been around for almost 40 years and has given us some great horror along with some big stinkers, they are all here from worst to first.
Recently I took a long look at George A. Romero's 1978 horror classic, now I conduct another long winded analysis, this time on the Zack Snyder 2004 remake. Is it the modern horror classic that everyone seems to have heralded it as? Let's find out!
A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.
The key questions are 'What exactly makes a horror film a horror film?' and 'Why are we so obsessed with feeling afraid and putting ourselves through our worst nightmares for fun?' In this article, I will talk about the different types of horror films and why we watch them with some examples.
It's difficult not to think of Zombieland as the Hollywood blockbuster response to Shaun of the Dead. Zombie comedy made interesting for the masses and it works.
This is a non-spoiler review of “The Boy” starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, and more!
In "Demonic Toys," a lady cop battles possessed playthings who have plans for her unborn child. The film was an early work by David S. Goyer, who went on to write "The Dark Knight!"
This is a non-spoiler review of “Unsane” starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, and more!
Quarantine is a remake of [REC] and it's not even a good one. Of course I can still enjoy it, but do these movies have to be made?
Once upon a time... there was a crazy Octavia Spencer that started hanging with the cool kids... until she had other plans for the cool kids... and the cool kids learn the importance of the motto "stranger danger"!
In the fourth "Prom Night" installment, a quartet of post-prom partying teens get a visit from a psychotic priest intent on teaching them the error of their sinful ways. Hilarity does not ensue.
Trey Edward Shults is back with a meaningful film that leaves one hell of an impact, but whether or not it's filled with terror is completely up to the viewer. Joel Edgerton stars.
Everyone is talking about this film so I thought it fitting to jump on board. As a massive fan of Martyrs, I figured the buzz surrounding Pascal Laugier's new movie had to mean something.
Need some inspiration to get through a weekend binging on Netflix? Because I am a horror enthusiast, I thought maybe I could be of some assistance. Here are 10 films that I loved and also rated well on most review sites.
This movie is probably not for you. Body horror and early David Lynch-like freakiness. Sometimes a movie can feel like a torture to watch. Steer clear if you are not looking for some black and white, mechanical, Cyberpunk arthouse film.
Since the mid-70s, somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty Stephen King stories have been adapted into movies. While a few actually outshine their source material (including 1986’s Stand By Me and ...
Don't Hang Up (2017) is a horror film with a good premise and concept but fails horribly on execution.
Look, zombie-demons on a ship! Losing the shaky camera, a different closed setting, a decent amount of action, but overall not that memorable.
Tree is back in a time loop, fighting for her life. Only this time in a parallel universe! So which life-line will Tree choose to fight for? The one she knows as her own with all of its faults or the one she longs for.
From the director of 50/50 and the actress from John Carpenter's last directed film that everyone hated comes the slasher film that sat on the shelf for seven freakin' years.
Three burglars break into a rich blind man's house thinking it's going to be an easy score for them, but they soon find out that this old man isn't quite as helpless as he seems.
Just because there isn't a bogeyman, monster or jump scare in it doesn't exclude it from the horror genre. It doesn't mean films don't belong in the horror arena just because you didn't get scared. This is an explanation, review and character breakdown of Hereditary.
Thus is a non-spoiler review of “The Open House” starring Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune, and more!
The Hills Run Red has a premise that's solid. It's also got Sophie Monk. Whether or not that is the mark or a good or a bad movie is up to you. Non-spoiler review.
Mayhem was the best virus movie to come out of 2017. This wonderful action-packed, virus studded, violence-filled gem. This review comes with a quiz to tell you which character you are most like.
Many people were confused and somewhat disturbed by Mother, Aronofsky's newest film. In this article I will explain the meaning behind the film. Spoilers ahead!
If we've learned anything from this film, it's never to have kids, keep the power tools away from your parents, and always have a box of Froot Loops on standby in case Nicolas Cage drops in.
The opening sequence of "The Night Eats the World" is a rich text for reading far more deeply into scene than most would care.
The Fede Alvarez directed horror film "Don't Breathe" starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang is now playing in theaters.
While the cinematography, acting and mood-setting are technically brilliant, 'Hereditary' verges on being too bleak to be enjoyable, and fails to deliver adequate scares to make this a truly satisfying horror film.
Tobe Hooper's 1974 iconic horror film might be a low-budget, cheap looking film, but it hits you in the head with its raw, brutal approach.
From Epic Pictures Group and Dread Central Presents, the horror-thriller Dry Blood drips onto DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on January 15th.
Another eighties classic and possibly the darkest Christmas movie that doesn't feature a gimmicky serial killer. Benjamin Cox promises not to eat after midnight...
This is a non-spoiler review of "Pet Sematary" starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and more!
I love zombies, but yet I seem to think that a lot of zombie films are mediocre. To me, they don't live up to the potential they hold. These are some of my thoughts on zombie films and the sub-genre as a whole. OPINIONS AHEAD.