Doctor X
December 3, 2020

Doctor X (1932) is a pre-Code thrill ride that utilized two-color Technicolor, which if you’ve never seen anything in this format, it takes a second to enjoy it. From the first glimpse, it’s like a horrible attempt of colorization, then as your eyes adjust it’s like glowing sepia and cyan and is quite beautiful the…

November 16, 2020

Gretel & Hansel (2020) is a movie that quickly moved to a pay television channel; I’m sure some would blame COVID-19 for it, but I wouldn’t be too quick to place the blame there, some movies just don’t make it. That being said, I’m not sure what happened with this one, the trailer gives a…

Jack in the Box
November 9, 2020

The Jack in the Box (2019) was a last-minute addition to my 2019 watch list that appeared to have something to offer that was different from all the blandness that I had experienced that year. When it finally became included in Prime, I decided to watch it and see if I’d suffer more disappointment. The…

Play or Die
November 2, 2020

I found Play or Die (2019) in the neverending list of OnDemand choices. I’d never heard of it but had an idea of what it was about, a mix of Saw and Escape Room. It’s based on the novel Puzzle by Franck Thilliez and was directed and co-written by Jacques Kluger. It begins with an…

Jaws of Satan
October 31, 2020

The Jaws of Satan (1981) is one of those exploitation horror films, and you know what that means, boys and girls, it’s gonna be cheese-filled and exciting. At barely five minutes in, the cheese is thicker than snot, and it’s followed by one astonishing scene after another. Christina Applegate is in this one, she was…

October 30, 2020

I did not know about Housewife (2017) until it showed up on Shudder, so I figured ‘why not?’. Can Evrenol directed and co-wrote it. They filmed the movie in Istanbul, Turkey; Can directed Baskin (2015), which I haven’t reviewed but liked (maybe, I’ll have to watch it again and do a write-up.) The special effects…

The Shed
October 27, 2020

The Shed (2019) starts out very strong with a man being stalked in the woods by a Vampire (and not a pretty, sparkly one either, thank the celluloid gods), then after the introduction, I found myself in Stan’s depressing reality. I wasn’t sure how long the teenage drama and unhappy life of Stan was going…

The Binding
October 19, 2020

The Binding (2020) (Il Legame in Italian) is a masterful cinematic delight. It begins with a brutal ritual followed by Italian text giving a brief history of binding; thank the celluloid gods there were English subtitles. That out of the way, they jump to the present with a couple and a child going to a…

Daughter of Illusion

The Horror of My Life


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