The Boy (2016): A Macabre Review.

The BoyStarring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

Directed by William Brent Bell

So a show of hands: who reading this like creepy-ass dolls? I know I’m not a big fan of them. I’m not outright scared of them per se, but certain ones do creep me out some. That’s probably why when I hear about a movie involving a creepy doll, I’m generally eager to check it out.  Which brings us to The Boy, a movie with a trailer I only watched a couple of days before seeing the movie in theater. Continue reading

The Shed (2015): Short Reviews for Short Films.

The ShedStarring Daniel Button, Heather Higginbotham, R. Daniel Long

Directed by Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook

Today I’m starting a new segment called “Short Reviews for Short Films”, which is pretty self-explanatory. For my first review I watched the short film The Shed, from Infested Films honchos Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook.  For those of you who might have missed it, these two gentlemen, along with Sean Canfield, also directed the horror anthology Dead on Appraisal, which I had previously reviewed some time back.  Feel free to click here if you missed that one.  Right now though, let’s talk some about The Shed. Continue reading

Crimson Peak (2015): A Macabre Review.

Crimson PeakStarring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Hello again, you awesome creatures.  You know, I don’t know what it is about movies that take place in the past that I enjoy so much.  My theory, however, is that because I have such a growing disdain for humanity these days, it’s nice to watch something that takes place in a time when things were simpler and there was none of the garbage we’re almost constantly exposed to on television, radio and the internet.  In this case, I’m talking about the new Guillermo Del Toro film Crimson Peak.  I didn’t have very high hopes going into it, due to my not being very impressed by the trailer.  So let’s go over it and see what the end result was. Continue reading

The Purgation (2015): A Macabre Review.

The PurgationStarring Tiffany Kieu, Kat Johnston, Kate Dauphin

Directed by Elaine Chu

The Indie horror scene is a tricky one. While it seems sometimes that it’s the last bastion of originality compared to what Hollywood churns out nowadays, Indie horror can still be hit or miss on occasion. But the gems that I do find keep me optimistic for the future of horror. Today, I’ll be talking about The Purgation, a movie that had an Indiegogo campaign that ended in early 2014.  It unfortunately didn’t meet its goal, but it was a flexible funding campaign, and production went through nevertheless.  Special thanks go out to Director Elaine Chu, who was gracious enough to provide a screener so I can inform you good people about The Purgation. So without further ado, let’s begin. Continue reading

The Inhabitants (2015): A Macabre Review.

The InhabitantsStarring Elise Couture-Stone, Michael Reed

Directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen

Ah, the dream of owning your own bed and breakfast.  If you’re a people person who doesn’t want to work for “the man”, such an opportunity might be right up your alley.  However, you may want to do some research into the history of the house, or it might cost you your life and/or sanity.  Such is the case for Jessica and Dan, the main characters in today’s movie I’m reviewing, The Inhabitants.  Special thanks go out to Shawn and Michael Rasmussen for giving me the opportunity to watch and review their latest directorial effort.  Shall we begin? Continue reading

The Sky Has Fallen (2009): A Macabre review.

The Sky Has FallenStarring Carey MacLaren, Laurel Kemper

Directed by Doug Roos

In a world where reboots and remakes are popping up like weeds, it’s nice to go to an alternative that tries its best to be something original. In this case, I’m talking about the 2009 horror The Sky Has Fallen. Its been a while since I watched something with a post-apocalyptic aspect (no, I haven’t seen the latest Mad Max yet, I’ll get around to it in time), and the director Doug Roos was kind enough to hook me up with a look at his endeavor, so thanks go out to him. Continue reading

As Above, So Below (2014): A Macabre Review.

As Above, So BelowStarring Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

Directed by John Erick Dowdle

Hello once again. After some consideration as to what I should review next, I thought maybe it’s time I delved back into the world of found footage.  But I didn’t want to review any old FF flick that I came across, which is why I chose As Above, So Below. Though I almost never trust trailers, the trailer for this particular flick did grab my attention, and so it made sense to me to take the plunge and see what came of it.  As Above, So Below is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who was involved in the making of such horror films as Quarantine, Quarantine 2 (as a writer), and Devil. With those movies under his bet, my optimism was somewhat raised.  Add to that the fact that the majority of the film was actually filmed in the Paris catacombs (which was apparently a first for any film crew) and it became a must watch for me.  But enough delay, let’s get into it. Continue reading

Werewolf Rising: A Macabre Review.

WEREWOLF RISINGStarring Melissa Carnell, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Copko

Directed by BC Furtney

Greetings, you loveable creatures you. Today I’m taking the opportunity to do my very first review of a werewolf-themed horror movie. Werewolf Rising is a low-budget entry from Ruthless Pictures and Image Entertainment, and I was fortunate enough to have gotten a copy of the movie for reviewing purposes.  So let’s get into it and see what you’re in for. Continue reading

Under The Bed (2012): A Macabre Review.

Under The BedStarring Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden

Directed by Steven C. Miller

I don’t believe there are too many people out there who, as little kids, had some level of fear about some creature that might be hiding under the bed, in the closet, or anywhere where shadows can hide it from the light.  I personally never had a fear of anything in my closet or under my bed, but the basement in the house I grew up in was a different story, which is odd since I spent a fair mount of time there during daylight hours.  But I digress. Continue reading