Ape Week: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Matt Reeves is known for the American remake of Let Me In as well as Cloverfield. He's had pretty great success at making Apes films, as he was behind both this film and 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes. He also wrote the fun popcorn flick Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Oh yeah -- and he… Continue reading Ape Week: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Reach Me (2014)

Somehow, over the last several weeks, I've encountered more than three John Herzfeld movies -- Switchback, Escape Plan The Extractors, Cannonball (he acted in that Roger Corman produced film) -- and now this film. To get the cast he needed for this movie, Herzfeld started with old friend Sylvester Stallone, who he's known since the two were roommates… Continue reading Reach Me (2014)

Doll Factory (2014)

Here's the synopsis of this movie from writer/director Stephen Wolfe (Midnight Abyss): "Mark and Kay are out with friends, looking for thrills on Halloween night when a playful ritual takes a turn for the horrific. After unknowingly awakening dozens of possessed baby dolls, their town seems set for destruction and chaos. But with the help… Continue reading Doll Factory (2014)

The Editor (2014)

Astron-6 is -- well, was as the recent release of the collected Divorced Dad is supposedly their last project together -- a Canadian film production and directing company founded in 2007 by Adam Brooks and Jeremy Gillespie which later expanded to add Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney and Steven Kostanski. They're known for producing low-budget horror/comedy… Continue reading The Editor (2014)

Petals on the Wind (2014)

Ten years after escaping from their mother, the surviving Dollanganger children -- Cathy, Chris and Carrie -- have tried to move on with their lives. But now, Cathy decides that enough is enough. She's finally ready to take her horrible revenge on her mother, vengeance that was only hinted upon in the first film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TspcQBbQWnM… Continue reading Petals on the Wind (2014)

Flowers In the Attic (2014)

Has any author been more made for Lifetime than V.C. Andrews? Nope. So it was no surprise when the network announced that four movies based on the Dollanganger saga would begin airing on its network in 2014. Unlike the 1987 theatrical film, the ending follows the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stqlluFzolE Of course, it's the same basic story… Continue reading Flowers In the Attic (2014)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

This movie was called "the first Iranian vampire western",  even though it was shot in Taft, California. It's all about a lonesome vampire in the Iranian ghost town known as Bad City. It's also a Tarantino combination of influences, in black and white, that will either make you say, "Wow, that's art" or "Huh, that's self-indulgent tripe." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmIQFcPXLXA… Continue reading A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)