Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
For his last two movies, Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U, director Christopher Landon took a Groundhog-Day-but-horror approach. With his latest, Freaky, he uses the well-worn Freaky Friday body swap conceit but gives it a slasher spin. Instead of a mother and daughter changing places, a teen girl and vicious serial killer flip flop bodies and lives. While the resulting film isn’t always 100% successful—the plot is easily predictable and once the concept becomes apparent early on and contains zero surprises—it’s an effective, screwdriver-stabbing, corpse-sawing good time.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Nicolas Cage certainly makes choices when it comes to movie roles. Some are obviously driven by his well-publicized financial issues, where he only shows up for a paycheck. Other times he’s more invested, like Mandy or Color Out of Space. Regardless of the why, he’s insanely busy, has dozens of ridiculous sounding movies on the way, and we’re excited for many of them. This includes Willy’s Wonderland, where he plays an amusement park janitor tormented by animatronic creatures come to life. Check out a brief new teaser below.
Monday, October 26, 2020
As a horror-obsessed kid, I adored The Monster Squad. I was ten when it came out in 1987 and it falls into a category of movies like The Goonies and a handful of others that are about kids, and aimed at kids, but that don’t marginalize them, which was always an issue I had with this type of film growing up. Here, the young characters are smart, capable, and complicated; in legitimate peril; and don’t rely on the parents swooping in at the last minute to save the day—the kids are the heroes and have the heroic moments they earn. Among other things, this is what I loved about it. This is basically a long-winded way of saying Andre Gower’s documentary, Wolman’s Got Nards, is 100% made for me.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
In the wake of movies like Spring and The Endless, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have become a must-watch filmmaking duo. Their latest, Synchronic, follows two New Orleans paramedics, Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan), who find themselves on the front lines in a battle against a new designer drug that has an especially unexpected side effect, time travel.