Film Review: The Kindred (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Amanda’s deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. A brother she claims is still alive at her home, somewhere….. REVIEW: OK, what do you get when you have a big old spooky house, some comely ladies, a few angry tentacles and a ton of slimy goo? If your answer was “Last New Year’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Gothic (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family. REVIEW: This 1988 release is not to be confused with the TV series by the same name. The title of the film is taken from the famous painting by Grant Wood. The original VHS cover also makes a parody of that painting replacing the charcters with actors from the film. American Gothic also is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amityville Horror (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: This 1979 chiller is based on the reportedly true story of George Lutz (James Brolin) and his wife, Kathleen (Margot Kidder), who move into their Long Island dream house with their children. But the Lutz’s lives turn into a hellish nightmare as the legacy of a murder committed on the premises gradually affects the family. Even the priest they call in, Father Delaney (Rod Steiger), cannot exorcise the demonic presence from the home. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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