They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)

I don't know for certain if I've ever had the chance to espouse on this site exactly how much Orson Welles means to me. As a child, I was obsessed with his radio work on Mercury Theater and The Shadow, blasts through the nighttime ether via WKST-AM radio (the first station that Alan Freed would work at before… Continue reading They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)

DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish (2018)

Written by Joe Carnahan (writer and director of Smokin' Aces and the movie version of The A-Team, as well as a member of the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno), Death Wish was a movie delayed several times by the rampant mass shootings in our country. It arrives at… Continue reading DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish (2018)

Summer of 84 (2018)

I was 12 years old in 1984. It was the year of Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, Streets of Fire, This is Spinal Tap, C.H.U.D., The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Purple Rain, Gremlins, Night of the Comet and so many more cultural touchstones that will be endlessly watched again and again until… Continue reading Summer of 84 (2018)

Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block (2018)

A girl named Alice Woods and her sister Zoe have come to the town of Garrett in the hopes of escaping the madness that destroyed their mother. However, there are staircases to nowhere and the Peach family to contend with, even if the rest of the world believes they've been gone since the 1950's. Welcome… Continue reading Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block (2018)

A Brilliant Monster (2018)

In my non-movie watching life, I write advertising copy for a living. A lot of that involves the constant search for inspiration as I battle against deadlines. So the central conceit of this movie, which concerns how Mitch Stockridge, a self-help author, gets his story ideas spoke to me. But how's the final product?… Continue reading A Brilliant Monster (2018)

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

I think I've figured out the difference between today's "elevated horror" and the more traditional horror that we so often write about on these pages. The slasher killers of my childhood didn't have complicated backstories or motivations, at least at first. The Shape killed because he was a killer. Leatherface and his family killed and… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 16: Tales from the Hood 2 (2018)

Day 16 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 16. Petey Wheatstraw presents. Watch a movie featuring African-Americans in the starring roles. Bonus if it's written and/or directed by an African-American. We're happy to answer all of those challenges with a brand new movie -- Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott's sequel to their 1995 film Tales from… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 16: Tales from the Hood 2 (2018)