The Black Phone Dials Up a Dark Coming-of-Age Story

The Black Phone has taken a bit of a winding road to get to theaters. Filmed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blumhouse production was twice delayed before getting its release today. It’s also worth noting that director Scott Derrickson jumped on this project after leaving the Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness production. Based […]

Read More

Blood in the Water a Bad Kiddie Pool Mashup of Saw and Jaws

Welcome to summer! What better time of the movie season then for studios to release a killer shark into the water. Unfortunately, not every killer shark movie can be Jaws. Or even just The Meg. But there’s a pretty simple premise to exploit for even a middle-of-the-road killer shark movie. And when all else fails, […]

Read More

Men is Alex Garland’s Most Thematically Dense Movie To Date

British writer and filmmaker Alex Garland has put together an impressive résumé. In addition to penning the 1990s novel, The Beach, Garland has written screenplays for 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine. His directorial debut was the critically-lauded Ex Machina and his follow-up, Annihilation, was criminally underseen. His latest movie, Men, marks his third collaboration […]

Read More

Nomads an 80s Supernatural Thriller That Wanders Into Incoherence

Before John McTiernan made two of the best action movies of all time (Die Hard, Predator), he took on a small horror novel for his first feature length movie. Starring a pre-James Bond Pierce Brosnan and New Wave rocker Adam Ant, Nomads did actually enjoy a theatrical release. No, it didn’t make much money. And […]

Read More

The Overnight Forgets To Include Scares With Its Turndown Service

If you read enough Yelp or TripAdvisor review, just about any hotel can seem scary. One of two new releases on VOD platforms this week – including Unhuman – The Overnight checks into a familiar horror setting. From The Bates Motel to The Overlook, plenty of horror movies have turned up the scares alongside the […]

Read More

Unhuman Tries to Put a Zombie Twist on The Breakfast Club

Over the last several months, A24 has released several high profile, critically-acclaimed horror movies. Ti West’s X, Lamb, Everything Everywhere All At Once, and most recently Men have all enjoyed various levels of success. But Blumhouse Productions continues to crank out more mainstream horror offerings. While we wait for Halloween Ends, Blumhouse has offered horror […]

Read More