Hellraiser

Frank (Sean Chapman) searches for a new way to experience pleasure, and ends up being pulled into the realm of the Cenobites – demons of the furthest reaches between pleasure and pain. Years later, Frank returns to the house that his brother Larry (Andrew Robinson) and sister-in-law Julia (Clare Higgins) now occupy. Desiring to regain…

The Mist

A mysterious cloud of fog covers a small town in Maine, trapping members of the community inside a local grocery store. David Drayton (Thomas Jane) will do anything to keep his son alive, even if it means braving the otherworldly creatures lurking in the mist. The HighsThe plot of The Mist is certainly the best part of the…

Slither

When a meteor lands in the forest outside a small town, the alien inhabitant begins transforming the residents into mutant thralls. The HighsSlither has a ridiculously good cast, and every single person puts forth an incredible performance with the material that they are given. I will admit that I’ve always been positively biased towards Nathan Fillion because Firefly is…

Jurassic Park

After creating an island park full of living dinosaurs, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites a team of scientists and his two grandchildren to tour the park before opening it to the general populace. Sabotage cripples Jurassic Park, and the visitors fight for their lives against prehistoric predators. Jurassic Park was one of the very first films that…

The Hole in the Ground

Sarah (Seána Kerslake) and her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) have left everything behind and are making a new life for themselves in backwoods Ireland. Due to a series of strange and disturbing occurrences involving a deranged neighbor and a mysterious sinkhole in the woods, Sarah begins to question the identity of her son. The Hold…

The Ring

The first time I watched The Ring in 2002 was at a friend’s house, late at night. The scene of Katie (Amber Tamblyn) slumped in the closet with her face grotesquely contorted will always haunt me. I came home to my parents’, where I lived in the basement, to find the television in the living…

Prince of Darkness

This film had a lot going for it. The concept of God and the Devil being opposing alien factions from a different dimension is crazy in a good way. The premise of Prince of Darkness certainly puts a unique spin on the typical spiritual horror film, something that I would expect from Carpenter. Unfortunately, the film…

In the Mouth of Madness

What is reality? I have said it a few times while reviewing films, and I’ll say it again here: I love Lovecraft. I love the grotesque, the unknown, the mystery and disturbing reality beyond human perception. In the Mouth of Madness is one of the few films I’ve seen that truly captures H.P. Lovecraft’s vision. John Carpenter…

[REC]

I had heard this was good so I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, it’s just not. For an attempt at reality, the script sure is awful. No one talks the way that people in [REC] talk. It’s all so over-the-top and hysterical beyond belief. Even the calm moments at the fire department are horrible. The…

Pet Sematary (2019)

Lies and guilt. Like most of Stephen King’s tales, Pet Sematary explores more than your standard horror fare. From the very beginning, Louis (Jason Clarke) lies to his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) about what he witnessed when Victor (Obssa Ahmed) died. Rachel experiences severe distress when she is reminded of her sister, and the lies surrounding…