Author Archives: Kirby Nelson

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Review

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Anna and The Apocalypse Directed by John McPhail https://www.aatafilm.com/ Musicals were once an institute of American cinema but have only found sporadic success during the last half century. Some films might spin integral soundtracks but full on song and dance

The House That Jack Built “The Director’s Cut” (2018) Review

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The House That Jack Built (The Director’s Cut) Directed by Lars Von Trier www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-house-that-jack-built When the first reviews out of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival are “audiences walked out in disgust,” that’s usually the cue to head on in. The

The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Review

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The Possession of Hannah Grace Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen www.possessionofhannahgrace.movie/ “The Exorcist” is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year bearing the honorary title of “the scariest film ever made” and without a doubt could also be considered the most

Overlord (2018) Review

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Overlord Directed by Julius Avery https://www.paramount.com/movies/overlord The horrors of war are well known; they’ve been disseminated through top of the day news, harrowing firsthand accounts, battlefield reenactments and demonstrating the immense power of the medium, in the moving pictures and

Suspiria 2018 (Review)

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Suspiria (2018) Directed by Luca Guadgnino www.suspiria.movie Italian horror cinema in the twentieth century is long, storied and highly influential; besides issuing many benchmark films (including arguably the first slasher, “Twitch of the Death Nerve”) The Boot even birthed their

Halloween (2018) – Review

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Halloween (2018) Directed by David Gordon Green www.halloweenmovie.com In the 40 years since “Halloween” debuted, the one-time highest R rated and independent film champion has birthed an empire of murder, merchandise and made Michael Myers a household name know far

The Nun (2018) Review

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The Nun Directed by Corin Hardy www.thenunmovie.com Fifteen years ago, James Wan launched the most successful horror franchise of all time with the “Saw” series of eight entries and more than a billion dollars in box office receipts. While he

The Happytime Murders Review (2018)

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  The Happytime Murders Directed by Brian Henson https://www.thehappytimemurders.movie/ Preceding the premiere of this year’s funniest feature to date (that’s Deadpool 2 in case you weren’t aware) was a red-band trailer for this puppets in peril picture from Brian Henson

Unfriended: Dark Web Review (2018)

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Unfriended: Dark Web Directed by Stephen Susco OTL Releasing/Blumhouse Tilt www.unfriended-darkweb.com Technology has become the new face of terror in the modern age and in the stand alone sequel “Unfriended: Dark Web” a group of friends find themselves ensared at

Skyscraper (2018) Review

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Skyscraper Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber While unfortunately not a remake of the 1996 Anna Nicole Smith straight to video vehicle, “Skyscraper” is a fast paced, fun popcorn flick that while not offering anything new accomplishes its mission with ease

Truth or Dare (2018) Review

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Truth or Dare Directed by Jeff Wadlow www.blumhousestruthordare.com Is “ Truth or Dare” worth playing? First and foremost, “The Ring,” “It Follows,” and “Final Destination” (and the latter two’s far superior forebear “Sole Survivor”) are obvious and overt influences making

The Strangers: Prey at Night Review

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The Strangers: Prey At Night Directed by: Johannes Roberts www.thestrangers2018.com “Is Tamara home?” Such a simple query delivered with such chilling cadence is the calling card once again for a long and harrowing night as Dollface, Pin Up Girl and

Better Watch Out & Red Christmas: Holiday Horror Special 2017

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Better Watch Out Directed by Chris Peckover www.facebook.com/betterwatchoutmovie “Better Watch Out” is a holiday horror classic with year round potential but best enjoyed in season; it’s a bountiful present that harbors humor, yuletide terror and unyielding new twists on both

Review: “It” (2017)

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It’s safe to say that “IT” has earned a fevered anticipation (including a record breaking teaser trailer) not felt in the horror genre for many years; while nostalgia is a potent reason for the excitement, a whole new generation has