Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) – Review

2 Stars

Insidious was a startling creep-fest back in 2011. It premiered against the much-hyped return of Wes Craven and the Scream franchise, going head-to-head against Scream 4 at the box-office. It not only beat the major studio release, it also signaled that one-time masters of the genre had to concede the mantle to newer names in the field. Director James Wan has emerged as the unofficial leader of what has become affectionately referred to as the ‘splat pack’. After an opening teaser that runs about ten minutes, Insidious: Chapter 2 becomes less interesting as it goes along. Turning a malevolent spiritual force into a literal figure lessens the impact of the whole enterprise.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) – Review

1 Star

After promising audiences nine years earlier that installment IV was The Final Chapter, New Line Cinema continued to milk the Friday the 13th franchise for all it was worth, with a final-final entry that ultimately wouldn’t be the last. This particular film is reviled by long-time fans of the series for its Invasion of the Body Snatchers theme and the lack of Jason for the majority of the running-time. The saving grace for this sub-par sequel is superb creature effects from the vastly talented Robert Kurtzman.

October Horror Movie Reviewathon 2012

To celebrate the month of October our newest movie reviewathon is all about horror! Scary movies full of frights to delight you all the way to Halloween. Here’s the schedule below, we’ll be doing one review a day all month and updating this list as we go. Check back as the reviews come rolling in.

Lord of Illusions – Featuring the wizard Scott Bakula.
Bait – Sharks in a supermarket.
Captivity – Who wouldn’t want to capture Elisha Cuthbert?
Tucker and Dale vs Evil – Rednecks, teens, hot girls and a rickety vacation home.
Hellraiser: Hellseeker – This box is so not a toy.
Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust – A failing movie studio collides with an evil gingerbread man.
The Amityville Horror (2005) – Funny man Ryan Reynolds shows his evil side.
Gut – Friends bond over unsettling videos.
The Strangers – Don’t invite them in.
Ghoulies – Summon the demonic laughs.
Saw II – Why didn’t Jigsaw think of capturing Elisha Cuthbert?
Night of the Demons – Hot girls and demons, a perfect mix.
The Fog (2005) – Even Superman can’t see through this fog.
Waxwork – Would you like a closer look?
Darkness Falls – Much scarier than The Rock as the Tooth Fairy.
The Omen – This can’t be a good sign.
Halloween (2007) – A better Michael Myers.
The Wicker Man (2006) – Father of the Children of the Corn?
House of the Dead – No one is home.
The Ring – My precious.
Prince of Darkness – It’s not Ozzy.