Film Review: Mercy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before. REVIEW: There seems to be a never ending supply of Stephen King adaptations in the horror genre. Carrie (1976) and Misery (1990) both inspired by King’s writing are phenomenal horror films which have stood … Continue reading

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Film Review: Automata (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. REVIEW: Director: Gabe Ibáñez Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster Automata is Spaniard effort set in 2044AD, a time when Earth has been ravaged by solar radiation. Now a desert wasteland, more than … Continue reading

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TV Review: American Horror Story: Asylum (TV Series) (Season 2) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face. REVIEW: Back after a much reported successful run, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Months after being relegated to desk duty after an unavoidable accident costing the United States its First Lady, ex-secret service specialist Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself drawn back into duty when terrorists attack the White House taking the President of the United States, Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), hostage. With the world on edge and the villains gaining the upper hand, it is up to Banning alone to rescue the President and save the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Messengers (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Having moved to rural North Dakota for a fresh start, a young girl has trouble convincing her parents that their new home is haunted. REVIEW: Speaking as a forty-something I have to confess that I find the success of Kristen Stewart somewhat mystifying. She has played the same part in all of the films I have seen her in to date: a sullen, uncommunicative teenager. Quite how this is enough to propel a young … Continue reading

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TV Review: American Horror Story (TV Series) (Season 1) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted. REVIEW: Under the creation engine of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, TV just got a little more edgier this year. Now it’s entirely possible that you haven’t spent any time with this new hit series, though if you are pretty hip on the horror … Continue reading

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American Horror Story (2011) – TV Show Episodes List

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A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted. Per the AHS website: American Horror Story revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The all-star cast features Dylan McDermott as “Ben Harmon,” a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as “Vivien Harmon,” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hardware (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A wandering soldier finds a robot head in the post-apocalyptic desert. He brings it back to his girlfriend for use in one of her sculptures. He investigates the origin of the head, and discovers it’s from the Mark 13 project, canceled because of unreliability. His girlfriend, nay, society at large become endangered when the robot puts itself back together using the parts she has for her sculptures. REVIEW: Severin has made scifi and horror … Continue reading

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