An Audacious Flop: In Defense of A Cure For Wellness

The most audacious mainstream film since last year's Batman v Superman is Gore Verbinski's new modern nightmare, A Cure for Wellness . It is tough believe a studio put up 40 million dollars for a film such as this. Yet, I've seen it, it surely exists, and I sure am happy it does. Essentially, director Gore Verbinski, known … Continue reading An Audacious Flop: In Defense of A Cure For Wellness

The Fickleness of Memory: Lung II Review

Phil Stevens is a mad man. No two ways about it anymore. He's one part Charlie Chaplin, presenting a silent demeanor that is accessible to people of any language (given they want to sit through the horror show) and one part Eric Stanze (in his keen attempt to bring true artistic merit to extreme cinema). … Continue reading The Fickleness of Memory: Lung II Review

The Dark Societal Reflections in My Master Satan: 3 Tales of Drug Fueled Violence

When I first started watching the new horror anthology film My Master Satan: 3 Tales of Drug Fueled Violence (abbreviated from here on out as MMS), I had zero idea what to expect. Garrett sent me a copy of the screener via email, and I went ahead and added it's director, Dakota Bailey, on Facebook so … Continue reading The Dark Societal Reflections in My Master Satan: 3 Tales of Drug Fueled Violence

The Confused Superficiality of The Neon Demon

It's always a moment of excitement/horror when I notice a new Nicolas Winding Refn film is playing nearby. I embraced his work on Bronson, a hyperkinetic, rage fueled, Clockwork Orange inspired weird-fest. I think Drive is one of the most overrated films of the past ten years and I often half-jokingly describe Only God Forgives as “the best comedy … Continue reading The Confused Superficiality of The Neon Demon

A Horror Film As Original As It’s Title: The Darkness Review

I fancy myself somewhat of a horror buff, so it came as a surprise that a mainstream horror film like The Darkness managed to creep up into theaters without me realizing it. The Darkness seems like one of those scripts that looked good on paper but once it finished filming, Blumhouse Productions realized just how similar … Continue reading A Horror Film As Original As It’s Title: The Darkness Review

The Debut of a Promising New Voice: Edge of Dawn Review

As I continue to delve deeper into the world of micro-budget indie films, I find myself straddling a fence of contradictions. I don't want to be terribly harsh given the financial restraints, but I also don't want to be too lenient. Fortunately I've only come across few downright misfires and luckily Edge of Dawn is further proof micro-budget … Continue reading The Debut of a Promising New Voice: Edge of Dawn Review