Escape Room
May 17, 2021

Escape Room (2017) is the first of two movies with the same name released in September 2017; the other had Evan Williams, while the one I saw had Skeet Ulrich. From what I got from watching the trailers for both, they are essentially the same movie. When I first started watching the film, I was…

Night Visitor
April 29, 2021

Never Cry Devil performed by Willy DeVille is the opening credits theme song, which was the original title of Night Visitor (1989), and I’m left wondering why they changed it, especially since it makes more sense. I couldn’t help noticing that this cheese-fest is very similar to Fright Night (1985) except with Satanists in suburbia….

April 15, 2021

Besides the cheese level, Madman (1982) doesn’t have much going for it. The way it began with people exchanging scary stories around a campfire, I expected much more. I thought it interesting, though, that there was a Lizzy Borden reference. They even added a clever reference to King Arthur, too. I didn’t understand why a…

April 12, 2021

They Live Inside Us (2020) showed up in my recommended list on Amazon with a 3.6 Star rating on IMDB. I did more of a background check on this one than I do most movies and discovered that it’s an adaptation of episode #4 of the Witching Season anthology series, whatever that is. The opening…

Moon of the Wolf
April 8, 2021

Moon of the Wolf (1972) was a made for TV movie that tried really hard, and I don’t know, maybe, if I’d seen it when I was two, I would’ve been terrified. It amazes me what, compared today, what was shown on TV; some of today’s TV shows are much more violent and gruesome than…

Twice-Told Tales
April 1, 2021

Twice-Told Tales (1963) is based on three of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories. Based on the film, I’m surprised that American International Pictures wasn’t involved, but it was United Artists. While it carries the name of his anthology of the same name, only Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment is from the anthology. Vincent Price takes the lead in all…

Prison Planet
March 18, 2021

Prison Planet aka Badlanders (1992) is one of those movies with a lingering theme that I didn’t think hit the mark. There are some great moments that have a delightful layer of cheese, but not enough to make me ever see this again. The acting is 80s porn good. James Phillips plays Blaine and has…

March 8, 2021

The Platform (2019) is a socially charged horror film (something I usually don’t like) that intrigued me. The first thing that popped into my mind as it started was ‘what are they cooking with?’ and I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t people, though cannibalism does show itself. The 99% movement came to mind…