Category Archives: Movie Review

Movie Review: The Darkness (2016)—Toby Oliver’s abysmal cinematography renders this an unwatchable mess

Here’s the official marketing blurb: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival. Straight up, skip this movie.  I will address content, but … Continue reading




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Movie Review: The Forest (2016)—The use of setting is great, but for a film plot centered on supernatural illusions, this is no Oculus

Here’s the official marketing blurb: A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. The Japanese Suicide Forest is something I heard about several years ago, and yet when I heard that someone … Continue reading




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July 2015 Cinematic Meeting: Spanish Lovecraftian Horror

Welcome to the July 2015 Cinematic Meeting! The theme for this meeting was Spanish Lovecraftian Horror, which can mean only one thing: The Valdemar Legacy. Spanish horror is fantastic.  Spanish cinema is fantastic, actually.  It’s a shame they don’t have a … Continue reading




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Movie Review: The Gallows (2015)—You Aren’t Giving This Film Enough Credit

[Note: To do the sort of detailed analysis of the film that I like to do requires some spoilers.  I’m not going to tag each one.  If you’d rather see this movie cold, go watch it, then come back.] Here’s … Continue reading




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Movie Review: Venom (2005)—Southern Gothic that showcases setting

  This review isn’t strictly speaking of a movie shown at a Society meeting, but I watched it privately with one member recently and I have enough to say about it that it’s worth a post.  The official trailer is … Continue reading




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