Film Review: The Sacrament (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering “Eden Parish” and meeting the community’s leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. REVIEW: Young director Ti West has come a long way and has built up quite a reputation in the years since his first feature he directed, The Roost (2005) was released. He’s built … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sacrament (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed genre director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth join forces to deliver a frightening new cinematic experience. REVIEW: Every generation has its masters of horror. Ti West is certainly making a name for himself in the current generation as one of the masters. The House of the Devil brought him to the forefront. The slow burn style that built itself into an insane climactic battle provided some of the best horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Proxy (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller. REVIEW: One can only imagine the harrowing level of grief inflicted by the death of a child.  Morbidly, this tragic real life horror has historically served as fertile stomping grounds for motion picture melancholy.  Dramatic pieces have delved headlong into the deteriorating psyches of mourning parents … Continue reading

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Film Review: You’re Next (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. REVIEW: An unexpected mĂ©lange of “The Strangers“, “Straw Dogs“ and “Home Alone“, director Adam Wingard’s “You’re Next” is one of the most bracing and exciting films of the year! As written by Simon Barrett, it tells the story of an anniversary celebration gone terribly … Continue reading

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Film Review: V/H/S (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for. REVIEW: “V/H/S” is a new horror anthology that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It recently played at the South By Southwest Film Festival and this writer had the opportunity to watch its midnight screening. Loosely inspired by other anthology … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town. REVIEW: “A Horrible Way to Die” arrives under the directorial talent of Adam Wingard who had a few great releases with “Home Sick” (2007) and “Pop Skull”(which I’ve yet to see). Though I do recommend “Home Sick” which is cult fav of mine. The movie stars the talented AJ Bowen, who plays Garrick … Continue reading

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