A man runs into the night as a woman clad head to toe in body armor gives chase. She has a zombie on a leash that she uses to kill the man. And boom -- I'm in as Dead Shack begins. Jason is meeting up with his friend Colin's family -- sister Summer, dad… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Dead Shack (2017)

AMPHIBIAN WEEK: The Shape of Water (2017)

Not many of the movies we cover have won Oscars, much less the Best Picture. But in my eyes, movies like W Is War or Rats: The Night of Terror are entertaining as hell and it doesn't matter to me what the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences think. But hey -- we have an… Continue reading AMPHIBIAN WEEK: The Shape of Water (2017)

Coco (2017)

We've been watching so many animated movies lately. And the truth is, so many of them blow away real movies. This movie wrecked us. It's one of the most emotional journeys I've seen in some time and that's no exaggeration. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich (who directed Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo) and co-directed by… Continue reading Coco (2017)

Brigsby Bear (2017)

James Pope never left home, content to live with his parents. His only concern in the world is his obsession with a children's television program titled Brigsby Bear Adventures, writing detailed recaps of the show and debating each episode online with other fans. But what if the world he lives in isn't reality? James (Kyle Mooney, SNL)… Continue reading Brigsby Bear (2017)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Mother Krampus (2017)

This movie is brought to you by our friend Paul Andolina, who created the website Wrestling with Film. On the day I rented The Elf, I also rented Mother Krampus. Mother Krampus is a film from the United Kingdom where it is titled more aptly 12 Deaths of Christmas. A mother, Vanessa and her daughter, Amy… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Mother Krampus (2017)