Besides a Nefarious Octavia Spencer Performance, Ma Is a Bit of a Mess

The second you give me a horror film starring Octavia Spencer as the villain, I’m there. Ma, a new thriller from the director of The Help and The Girl on a Train, held the promise of that, but aside from a devilishly fun performance from Spencer in the titular role, it doesn’t offer much else. It … Continue reading Besides a Nefarious Octavia Spencer Performance, Ma Is a Bit of a Mess

Brightburn is More of a Fizzle

What if Superman, an alien who crash landed on a small farm in Kansas and was raised by the couple that lived there, turned out not to be a hero and a savior, but pure evil? What if, instead of using his incredible powers for good, he used them to cause pain and misery? What … Continue reading Brightburn is More of a Fizzle

“Us” is Unsettling, Bloody, and One Hell of a Thought-Provoking Ride

If, for whatever reason, you were still having doubts that Jordan Peele, half the mind behind Key and Peele, which filled the void left from Chappelle's Show, and the entire mind behind 2017's monster hit Get Out, as well as the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot, consider them extinguished with the release of Us. Peele has … Continue reading “Us” is Unsettling, Bloody, and One Hell of a Thought-Provoking Ride

The Prodigy – Creepy Kids Are Back in Style

The Prodigy is the first true horror release of 2019 (Escape Room was more of a thriller than straight horror), and fans of the genre will be pleased to know that it delivers some solid scares. There have been plenty of movies about creepy children, the one that’s always first to come to mind is The Omen, … Continue reading The Prodigy – Creepy Kids Are Back in Style

Escape Room – A Genuinely Fun Thriller That Completely Faceplants at the Finish Line

A new year means new movies, but the month of January is a notoriously slow time at the theater. Infamously known as the dumping ground of Hollywood, January and February are the two months of the year where movie studios take out the trash, releasing films that they have little faith in during a time … Continue reading Escape Room – A Genuinely Fun Thriller That Completely Faceplants at the Finish Line

“Mandy” – The Insane, Violent, and Tragic Ballad of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is a true enigma of a human being. He is endlessly lampooned, idolized, studied, quoted, and ironically loved to the point where it is no longer ironic. Montages of the actor "losing his shit" or just straight freaking out onscreen have garnered over a million views, and there was even an episode of … Continue reading “Mandy” – The Insane, Violent, and Tragic Ballad of Nicolas Cage

Five Stephen King Novels That Need a New Adaption

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of the past fifty years. There have been too many adaptions of his work to both the small and the big screen to count. Sadly, the majority of them do not live up to the source material. With the new rise of Stephen King in pop-culture … Continue reading Five Stephen King Novels That Need a New Adaption