January 20, 2020

I guess I See You (2019) is as good of a title as any for this film. I’d never heard of this movie until the other day, so it probably means that it had always been intended to be a direct to video release, and I understand why. The opening scene led me to believe…

January 16, 2020

The House of a Thousand Dolls (1967) is touted as American International Pictures sleaziest film, and I guess for the time it was, but by today’s standards it’s not. This is one of my least favorite AIP Vincent Price movies. The idea is great, but the layer of suspense isn’t as strong as their other…

October 11, 2019

Midsommer (2019) was on my original list in the ‘I won’t die if I don’t see it’ section, and I wish I would’ve left it there. I don’t know what I was thinking, I’d seen the trailer, and knew it wasn’t horror, though it is said to be “Folk Horror,” whatever the fuck that means.

August 1, 2019

I have the knack of finding some of the strangest “horror” movies ever made and Dead of Night (1945) fits quite nicely into the slot. It’s a British anthology film with an Alfred Hitchcock/Twilight Zone feel. Not all the stories in this film are frightening, well, actually, none of them are, but that’s not to…

February 12, 2019

Remember in Insidious: Chapter 3 where Elise Rainier didn’t want to do readings anymore because her husband had died? The Final Wish (2019) feels kinda like that with Kate Hammond going into a downward spiral after her husband had died. While the character isn’t the same, it’s the same actress, Lin Shaye, and feels like…

January 28, 2019

I pondered for a while whether to write a review for Hell Fest (2018); it’s not like I need to review everything I watch, and believe me, I don’t. The reason I decided to write out my thoughts about this one is because it has some noteworthy stuff, just not scares. The movie was more…

September 10, 2018

I let her use my hand. Doris The way of charlatans is to convince through any means that what they are telling their subject is the truth and what is happening around them is real. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) starts out this way, though it is mostly bland, there are some almost convincing scenes….

August 30, 2018

Having read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, while not recently but most details are still in my mind, this movie was painful to watch. I’m not sure if I’ve seen the original film from 1963 for comparison, but I would hope that it is much better than this. I love Lili Taylor and…

Daughter of Illusion

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