Like many of you Halloween lovers, we too are horror and thriller fans. We love to catch a good flick and I assure you that we watch our share of good and bad movies. Ranging from B films to blockbusters, we watch it all. So to help you seek out some good, or maybe even some terrible, movies we thought we would begin to review horror movies that we watch so that you can benefit from some of our suffering. I say suffering because in most cases the movies we catch are mediocre to bad. Not to say we don’t find good horror and thriller movies, but the bad ones tend to stick out. That being said, we will be adding reviews pretty frequently so keep checking back.
The Guillermo del Toro Produced Ghost Story, “Mama,” will Chill the Bones of the Bravest of Souls this January! Seasons Greetings, my friends, it’s The Phantom of the Ville calling out to you from the icy grip of winter to tell you about a film that will wrap its cold skeletal grip around your throat when it opens on January [more...]
Just When You Thought the SyFy Channel had Ruined Shark Movies Forever, Australia Delivers a Shark Flick With Bite! Jaws” was the first PG rated movie I was able to talk my parents into taking me to see in theaters, and Steven Spielberg’s modern horror adventure masterpiece made an irreversible mark on me. I’ve been chasing the thrill that “J [more...]
Universal Studios Unleashes a New Monster Movie to Blu-ray/DVD for Halloween!
Universal Studios legacy of classic monster movies dates back to the silent film era with “The Phantom of the Opera” in 1925 and encompasses “Frankenstein” (1931), “Dracula” (1931), “The Mummy [more...]
A Little Bit of the Old Tim Burton We Used to Love Shines Through Like a Flickering Flame in a Grinning Jack-O-Lantern in “Frankenweenie”!
I have to be honest, when I saw the first trailer for Tim Burton’s black-and-white, stop-motion animated feature film treatment of his own wonderful 1984 short film, “Franken [more...]
Jennifer Lawrence Enters the Horror Biz in “The House at the End of the Street”
When Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence releases a new horror film right at the beginning of the haunt season, we here at Louisville Halloween pretty much have no choice but to give it a peek. The 22 year old Louisville born a [more...]
In Sorority House Massacre we follow Beth (Angela O’Neill) as she goes to the sorority house of some friends after the death of the aunt that raised her. Immediately, Beth starts having weird visions and dreams of a psycho with a knife killing people in the house. We come to learn that the family that lived in the house before it was a sorority was murdered by [more...]
Ole Bornedal’s “The Possession” is “Kramer VS Kramer” meets “The Exorcist.” It’s one part dysfunctional family drama mixed in a witches’ brew with one part possessed kid horror film, and the results are mildly entertaining, if overly familiar. Bornedal is best known for his Dutch horror thriller, “Nightwatch” (1994), and for also helming the Ameri [more...]
The Nightmares of Many 80′s Children Have Been Dug from Their Graves! Olive Films Unearths “The Boogens”!
I spent many hours of my formative years digging through the archives of the Horror Section in many Mom & Pop video stores in the 80′s and 90′s. Those were the days long before Red Box and On Demand[more...]
Four score and seven years ago Abraham Lincoln apparently hunted vampires. Of course, this is all according to the minds of director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton. The film was based on the real tragedies that President Lincoln experienced in his life with a vampire twist. The viewer is lead to believe that the facts of history have been passed down b [more...]
On direct-to-DVD this week, comes a film from the school of, “Why the Hell has nobody done this before?,” kind of film-making. Monsters have been duking it out on screen since “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” in 1943, and with the recent success of monster knock-down-drag-outs like 2003′s “Freddy VS Jason,” the battle royale shows no signs of slowing [more...]
One of the most anticipated films of the Summer release slate, “Prometheus” is Ridley Scott’s return to the unknown terrors waiting for us in the blackness of outer space. Much speculation has been focused on whether or not this new science fiction epic is or isn’t a prequel to Scott’s 1979 masterpiece, “Alien.” Well, I’ll just get that bit of curiosity o [more...]
Let us open the scene on every woman’s worst nightmare; it’s cold, dark, and you are broken down on the side of the road alone when a strange man approaches. Yep, sounds like the opening to a thrilling movie.
I Saw the Devil is a chilling movie about how far a man will go to get vengeance for the woman he loves after she is brutally murdered by an [more...]
I found this movie on Rotten Tomatoes top 50 scariest movies of all time, so I had to check it out. Peeping Tom was filmed in 1960. In order to watch this movie, you must first step back and remember that horror films were significantly different in the old days. Once you have done this, the movie is quite enjoyable. Our main character, Mark Lewis, is a deranged [more...]
This has got to be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a much needed spoof of modern day horror films and their predictability. Tucker and Dale are two very loveable rednecks remodeling their newly purchased vacation home when they come in contact with a group of preppy college kids. Upon seeing the rednecks, the college kid [more...]
After all the hype I’d heard about this movie, I couldn’t wait to see it. Friend after friend told me how great this movie was and that it was a “must see” before you die movie. Sadly, I’ve come to grips that my friends aren’t very bright. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is decent, but completely lacking in the “must see” department. Ins [more...]
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! = Crappy! Boring! Atrocious! I’m all for low budget films but this trash was thrown together with bad acting, horrible dialogue, and terrible effects. There are no amount of boobies in the world that they could have shown to make this a watchable movie. It was one of the worst movies I’ve seen in quite some time, but if that’s you’re [more...]
I apologize that this is not a horror movie review. However, this movie is so good that I feel it would be an injustice if I didn’t write a review so that others will be compelled to watch it. “The Experiment” is a psychological thriller and drama set around a group of men that are put into a prison-like situation for research purposes. They are chosen carefully [more...]
I’ll be the first to tell you that I am absolutely not a M. Night Shyamalan fan. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised that he wrote the script for this movie. I guess it goes to show that when he leaves other people to direct his movies, they actually turn out good. “Devil” is about five people trapped in an elevator and the devil is among them. This [more...]
Come on, do you really need me to review this movie? It’s a mad scientist sewing people together to make a human centipede by connecting their mouths to another person’s rectum. Of course you should watch this movie! Prepare to be grossed out and for those that have an iron stomach Human Centipede 2 is attempting to be released, but is being banned in many count [more...]
Just wow! I was expecting a horror filled, blood saturated flick when I read the description of this movie. However, Guillermo Del Toro never ceases to amaze. Instead of blood and guts, I got to spend the evening with creepy kids, mediums, psychological pain, and well, some blood. This was by far one of the best movies I have seen in awhile. It’s about a wo [more...]
I watched this movie simply because it was listed in the horror section of my netflix instant viewing. Seeing as October has arrived, I decided to go ahead and watch it. I’ll admit, once I got past the Blair-Witchish camera work and mediocore acting, I really got drawn in. The actors were raw but I think that added to the realism that the director was looking for [more...]
Population 436 tells the story of a Census worker visiting the small, rural town of Rockwell Falls to investigate the cause of it’s never changing population. The southern town is self-governed and is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. The census worker finds it’s inhabitants seem brainwashed and believe they’re living in ‘The Most Perfect [more...]
I like how this movie captures the essence of Halloween. It shows off the once a year traditions of pumpkin carving, scary costumes, halloween parties, and trick or treating. Really getting you into the Halloween spirit. And on top of that, it is a horror movie. But the story is a little strange. Even after watching it I still dont know what it was abou [more...]
You will know how Shutter Island is going to end in the first 5 minutes of watching it, but the time leading up to the end is fantastic. This movie had me enthralled every moment. I would not classify it as a horror movie so much as a suspense. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo make an excellent acting team. They are detectives who head to Shutter Island [more...]
If Megan Fox wanted to prove that she has no acting ability what-so-ever and is really only a pretty face and hot body….well, then kudos to her. She plays a high school beauty that is killed and transformed into a demon whose appetite is only sustained when she feeds on high school boys. Of course, being Megan Fox she uses her sex appeal to lure them into t [more...]
If you are a woman who is pregnant or planning to be pregnant you might find this film very unsettling. It’s a dark, eerie story about a stillborn baby who’s born dead, and then comes back to life. The baby dies when the pregnant mother is involved in an unfortunate car accident. But once born, mysteriously comes back to life. The mom names [more...]
This movie is not for young eyes: The Pervert is a throwback to when women weren’t required to be pencil thin and fornication was acceptable at any age and apparently in any place. Jonathan Yudis directs this entertaining film of B-class violence and loads of sex. When I found this movie on Netflix instant queue, I figured, it migh [more...]
Carriers is an awesome movie that reminds me a little of 28 Weeks Later. It’s about a highly contagious disease that is spreading across the nation. But in this case, the infected don’t become zombies. They are struck with a terminal illness where their skin rots from the inside out. To spice things up the disease is airborne in which it can spread through bl [more...]
To set the tone for this movie, it’s about two hot chicks who set off on a road trip to see the worlds largest thermometer. They stop and eat at a diner where their waitress suggests they should visit a nearby ghost town. Easily detoured, they go to the ghost town where they run into a slew of religious cult killers. The first killer is a blacksmith who slays his [more...]
9,10…you will sleep again -right through this movie! I only have one question for Samuel Bayer. Why do you hate us? Why do you despise the viewing audience so much that you would direct the most poorly put together Nightmare on Elm Street that exists to date? I’m not a fan of remakes, but with all the new technology and CGI, I [more...]