August 2, 2021

The Presence (2010) is not what I expected, but it’s good, nonetheless. It stars Shane West as Ghost, and it’s not exactly revealed who he was. For whatever reason, he is trapped in a cabin on an island and cannot leave. When the Woman arrives, he begins to watch her, and it’s on the creepy…

July 8, 2021

Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) reminds me of Vampire Circus (1972), which isn’t a bad thing; I liked that movie. Like the previous installment, this was a direct-to-video release, which is strange to me since it feels like something would’ve been in the theaters. I hadn’t seen this one until recently and will be watching…

July 5, 2021

I haven’t seen a good Werewolf movie in a long time, and I’m happy to announce that Howl (2015) is fantastic. It starts as we follow Joe Griffin through his boring life of being a security guard on a train, who then finds out that his bosses passed him over for a promotion. As they…

June 24, 2021

My biggest problem with the Howling franchise is the disconnect from the book series of the same name by Gary Brandner. Howling IV The Original Nightmare (1988) is somewhat closer to the books, though there’s still a considerable gap between the two. The silliness of the second and third movies evaporates completely in this one….

June 21, 2021

Before I watched House on Willow Street (2016), I read the blurb that, in a nutshell, says criminals take a wealthy man’s daughter hostage to learn later she’s possessed. Those simple words intrigued me, so I had to see it because there’s something about possession movies that always give me the chills. This movie starts…

May 27, 2021

Four years after Phantasm III comes Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998). At the ending of Phantasm III, Tim is pulled through a window while Reggie is detained by several spheres, which is not touched on in this chapter. However, Mike experiences flashbacks while driving a hearse, showing things that happened in the previous three movies. Angus…

May 20, 2021

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) jumps ahead two years from the previous installment with some changes to the cast. A. Michael Baldwin returns as Mike Pearson, who’s been in a coma in those two years. Bill Thornbury also returns in his role as Jody; he was turned into a chrome ball and can…

May 10, 2021

With 2020 the way it was, I’m not surprised that I never heard of Gates of Darkness (2020), and had it not been for Tubi, I might have missed it completely. The cast is an interesting mix of people I’ve never seen before and ones that I’ve seen several times before. And based on one…

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