Category Archives: In Horror

“The Predator” brings back 80’s action-horror fun

Nutshell: Many a moviegoer messes up when they hit the multiplex and expect Grand Cinema from action horror. And while this film ain’t Citizen Kane by a long shot, The Predator‘s particular blend of action, horror and laughs are just … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Halloween” trailer shows “Grandma” Laurie ready for action

“He’s waited for me. I’ve waited for him.” HOLY COW.  The new Halloween trailer has just dropped, and it’s amazing.  This film jettisons all the sequels in favor of a more realistic story; Michael Meyers has been in a maximum … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Tony Magistrale, “Hollywood’s Stephen King”

From back in the GMR archives, circa 2003. Wow. Edited a touch because I can’t help myself. Read the post at GMR here! I have been a Constant Reader of Stephen King’s work since I got my hands on a … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “The Predator” hints at a change

“I think they’re attempting hybridization.” I have a list of movies in my head that I hope will get a reboot. Predator wasn’t one of them. But with this trailer for The Predator, it looks like writer/director Shane Black (The … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2018 Overlook Film Fest announced!

I’m still sad that I couldn’t make it down to New Orleans for the second Overlook Film Festival. So why not just jump on in? Satan’s Slaves, Pan, Caniba, Hairy Wolf, and Amy all nabbed awards from the jury, with … Continue reading

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“Truth or Dare” delivers low-key chills this Friday the 13th

Nutshell: Cliches and tropes we’ve all seen too many times before. Characters we’ve all come to expect in horror films. And yet, Blumhouse’s tribute to Stranger Danger can be surprisingly effective at times.  Not chilling, but effective. That’s worth a … Continue reading

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“Insidious: The Last Key”: tired tropes combine with new twists

Nutshell: There’s no doubt that Lin Shaye is an incredible actress that brings top-notch talent to this series as psychic-in-charge Elise. There is, however, serious doubt that this series can continue, considering how it scrapes up the usual jump scares … Continue reading

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