Movie Reviews

THE FINAL GIRLS: FILM REVIEW

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The Final Girls (2015) When indie horror The Final Girls first premiered, all I heard about was how it was surprisingly good; it wasn’t playing at any theater around me in Michigan, so I waited patiently for the DVD release to see if the rumors were true…and for once, they were. Struggling actress Amanda (Malin […]

THE BABADOOK: FILM REVIEW

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The Babadook (2014) I don’t want to give too much away with this one, so this will be short and I’ll let you see The Babadook for yourself. I was lucky enough to see it in a single screen theatre in Los Angeles, introduced by William Friedkin—the one and only director of The Exorcist—who told […]

THE GIFT: FILM REVIEW

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The Gift (2015) I’m glad I didn’t read much about The Gift before watching. It isn’t a horror film in the classic sense; there are very little scares. However, the film definitely has its horrifying moments, and I would certainly characterize it as a psychological thriller. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), who are living […]

AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY: FILM REVIEW

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An American Ghost Story (2012) An American Ghost Story, originally titled Revenant, is a low-budget indie horror film about a thirty-year-old writer named Paul (Stephen Twardokus, who wrote the film) who seeks out a supposed haunted house to stay in while he documents his experiences for a book. Paul rents a house with his girlfriend […]

IT: FILM REVIEW

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It (1990) On this day in 1990, I was four years old and slowly eating pizza with my parents, absolutely mesmerized by It, the first horror flick I had ever seen. Instead of submitting to a debilitating fear of clowns and never eating pizza again, Stephen King’s It ignited something in me, and I became […]

LAST SHIFT: FILM REVIEW

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Last Shift (2014) Anthony DiBasi’s low-budget horror Last Shift was not what I was expecting. I was browsing through my Netflix queue and landed on this one. Though not the best horror film I’ve seen this year, it didn’t disappoint. Police Officer Jessica Loren (Juliana Harkavy) is starting her first day at work and a […]

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: FILM REVIEW

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Tales from the Darkside As we started to watch John Harrison’s Tales from the Darkside on Netflix, my husband asked me a couple of times “are you sure this isn’t a kid’s movie?” It’s definitely not, per the later gore and nudity, but I can see why he would think that at first. Based on […]

THE SACRAMENT: FILM REVIEW

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The Sacrament (2013) Ti West’s The Sacrament is a found-footage style film about a Vice photojournalist named Patrick (Kentucker Audley) who visits a commune his sister (Amy Seimetz) has joined while being filmed by his fellow documentarians Sam (AJ Bowen) and Jake (Joe Swanberg.) His sister professes her love for the commune called “Eden Parish”, […]

A TALE OF TWO SISTERS: FILM REVIEW

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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) I am admittedly not one for foreign films, but South Korean director Jee-Woon Kim’s film A Tale of Two Sisters more than kept my interest. The film begins with very close sisters Su-mi (Su-jeong Lim) and Su-yeon (Geun-young Moon) returning home after an extended stay at a psychiatric hospital for […]