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Sunday, May 31, 2020

THE NIGHT SITTER REVIEW



A con artist poses as a babysitter to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast. One of the kids she’s sitting unwittingly summons a trio of witches known as The Three Mothers.

Starring: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, and Jermaine Rivers

Directed and written by: Abiel Bruhn, and John Rocco

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Saturday, May 30, 2020

THE CANDY WITCH REVIEW



The Candy Witch seeks vengeance on the wealthy family that wronged her.

Starring: Jon Callaway, Abi Casson Thompson, and Kate Lush

Directed by: Rebecca Matthews

Written by: Scott Jeffrey

  "The Candy Witch" follows Reece (Jon Callaway) and Kat (Abi Casson Thompson), who are paranormal investigators. Reece seems more interested in using his psychic abilities to help those plagued by spirits, while Kat’s interests lie with documenting it. They get called to a home where Ruth (Heather Jackson) is being haunted by a spirit. It turns out not to be any old spirit, but the Candy Witch (Kate Lush).
  When they arrive at her house they’re greeted by some skepticism from Ruth’s family. They try to ignore it, and get to work on what’s happening. Not only is the Candy Witch haunting Ruth, but she’s also killing the people around her. The question here is why, and there’s a big twist in the story. Apparently this is a case where the past is coming back to kill people!
  The twist is part of the good this film has to offer to horror fans. The other part is the kills provided by the Candy Witch. She lives up to her name by killing people with none other than candy. She carries a big candy cane which she puts to good use. Also, she uses candy like chocolate, cotton candy, and handfuls of good old fashion candy!
  On the bad side of things, Reece isn’t the most exciting character. Yes, he takes his ability seriously, but probably a little too much so. Also, at times piecing everything together seems to take too much time. The pacing is a little slow, and is only helped out with some timely kills. 
  Overall, “The Candy Witch” turns out to be a good movie that maybe could have used some improvements here and there. As it should be, the Candy Witch is the star of the show, who ends up with an interesting backstory. The deaths by candy are certainly sweet. At times the investigation might be hard to follow, and the audience might forget the importance Reece is supposed to play in the story. A little bit of a faster pace could have helped a lot. With that, I give it a delicious 2.5 pools of blood.

Friday, May 29, 2020

KINGDOM SEASON 1 AND 2 REVIEW



While strange rumors about their ill King grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

Starring: Ji-Hoon Ju, Doona Bae, and Kim Sungkyu

Directed by: Seong-hun Kim and In-je Park

Written by: Eun-hee Kim

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Thursday, May 28, 2020

THE SILENCE REVIEW



When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews, who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seen refuge in a remote haven.

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, and Miranda Otto 

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

Written by: Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, and Tim Lebbon

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 47



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 47: POOKA LIVES with DIRECTOR ALEJANDRO BRUGUES

In this Episode we speak to director ALEJANDRO BRUGUES the director of some awesome films like Pooka Lives, Juan of the Dead, Nightmare Cinema and many more.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

THE DINNER PARTY REVIEW



A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who have promised to bankroll the writer’s latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple.

Starring: Jeremy London, Bill Sage, and Sawandi Wilson

Directed by: Miles Doleac

Written by: Miles Doleac and Michael Donovan Horn

  Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to in order to get ahead. That’s the case for Jeff (Mike Mayhall) and particularly Haley (Alli Hart) in “The Dinner Party.” Jeff has agreed to go to this dinner party in hopes of getting funding for his play, and a chance to make it big time. Haley has gone along mostly in support of him, but seems plenty uncomfortable to be there. Things are strange before dinner even begins, and it’s only down hill from here.
  As they roam around the house, they get a weird introduction to several of the other guests. Haley even runs into one who is naked, and wants to have a little fun before dinner. These people are definitely hiding something, and the audience will start to wonder what’s going on here. Are they cannibals, vampires, or what? 
  They finally sit down for dinner, and these questions don’t go away. The audience might be ready for fireworks, but they’re going to have to wait. Along with Jeff and Haley, they have to sit through some creepy classic music, and an odd game. For a second, it almost seemed like the audience was about to be thrown into “Ready or Not” again. 
  However, the wait is worth it as the fireworks finally begin to take off. Dinner is finally served, and it’s definitely not something most would eat. Yes, this part might not have been too unexpected, but there are more surprises to come. Blood and guts are dished out all over the house as things spin out of control. It turns out that while the hosts were planning one thing, someone else had their own plans. 
  While “The Dinner Party” might get off to a strange and slow start, it ends with a lot of bloody fun. At least the slow start actually isn’t just filling time, as everything mentioned during dinner has a meaning by the end. Everyone at dinner came there for something, and some got what they deserved. A few even come out ahead, which was the goal to start with. Since I usually enjoy a story involving people with power getting taken down a notch, especially in bloody fashion, I give this dinner party 2.5 pools of blood!

  HorrO

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Monday, May 25, 2020

MANDY REVIEW



The enchanted lives of a couple in secluded forest are brutally shattered by a hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos and Casper Kelly

Written by: Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn, and Casper Kelly
  
Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Sunday, May 24, 2020

VIVARIUM REVIEW



A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

Starring: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, and Molly McCann

Directed by: Lorcan Finnegan

Written by: Lorcan Finnegan and Garret Shanley

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Saturday, May 23, 2020

SCARECROWS REVIEW



Scarecrows follows four stoner teenagers who, while on a hike to find a secret lagoon, are kidnapped by a psychotic farmer and turned into scarecrows. 

Starring: Hannah Gordon, Mike Taylor, Umed Amin, and Maaor Ziv

Directed by: Stu Stone

Written by: Stu Stone and Adam Rodness

  Scarecrows have always been a great scare tactic in horror movies. There’s nothing like looking at that figure in the middle of the field, and wondering if it will move or not. Usually in horror movies they do move, and move in the direction of the soon to be victims. In “Scarecrows,” there are some mean looking scarecrows, but there’s something different about them this time around.
  Four teenagers are on a road trip to find a lagoon of all things. In their eyes, this is a special lagoon, and they can’t wait to rip off their clothes and jump in. Before that happens, the audience is treated to a funny scene when a crow drops a present on their car. The guys don’t want their girlfriends to see what’s happened, so they hurry them off to search for this lagoon. This gives the audience a chance to learn a little about these crazy teens as danger lurks in the nearby fields. 
  After all the fun skinny dipping, they go back to the car, but it’s gone. They search for help, but find nothing but trouble. They end up in a corn field with some creepy scarecrows. No these scarecrows aren’t going to be chasing any of the teens this time. The creative trick to this story is that the victims are the scarecrows. 
 So if the crows aren’t the bad guys then who is? Well Devon (Maaor Ziv) and Ely (Umed Amin) are the first to find out when they get taken by the Farmer (Jason J. Thomas). Yea, it just has to be the Farmer if it’s not the crows. The Farmer has his reasons for what he’s doing, and it may make the audience think twice about him as a bad guy.
  Or maybe not after they see what he does to Devon. It’s probably the most brutal scene of the movie. Then again he does hammer away at another teen! The Farmer means business, and has no room for mercy. Some scarecrows need to be made, and nothing is going to stop him, which means a very satisfying ending!
  It’s always great when filmmakers find a new way of presenting something very familiar to horror fans. “Scarecrows” does just that by changing the scarecrow from being the killer to being the victims. It manages to still bring out the fear that scarecrows usual do, but in a different way. Also, it presents a new motivated, silent killer in the Farmer. It's not all perfect, as the film's reliance on the teens to carry it midway through might have been too much for them. However, the teens got everything they wanted before the Farmer decorates his field, so there's no feeling sorry for them. With that, I give it 3 pools of blood, and hope to see more of the Farmer one day!

  HorrO

Friday, May 22, 2020

GRETA REVIEW



A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Written by: Ray Wright and Neil Jordan

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Thursday, May 21, 2020

M.O.M. MOTHERS OF MONSTERS REVIEW



A distraught mother suspects her teenage son is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. 

Starring: Sevan Aliksanian, Edward Asner, and Cynthia Bell

Directed and written by: Tucia Lyman

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I SEE YOU REVIEW



Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy. 

Starring: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, and Judah Lewis

Directed by: Adam Randall

Written by: Devon Graye

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

THE POSTCARD KILLINGS REVIEW



A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London; he recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, and Cush Jumbo

Directed by: Danis Tanovic

Written by: Tove Alsterdal, Ellen Furman, Liza Marklund, James Patterson, Andrew Stern, and Tena Stivicic

  While you might think postcards are a thing of the past they still make a good gift to send home on long vacations. However, in “The Postcard Killings” you might not want to be anywhere near a postcard. Apparently there’s a serial killer on the loose, and is leaving clues of their murders on postcards. It’s just part of a crazy, gruesome, and very sad murder mystery.
  Starting with the sad part is obviously those who are finding themselves murdered. One of those people is the daughter of detective Jacob Kanon (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). It’s a heart breaking introduction to him, as he was just fresh off celebrating the wedding of his daughter. He’s down and out for a moment, but then gathers enough strength to start investigating the death of his daughter. 
  He ends up far from home, as the murders are happening in different places across Europe. He uses relationships he has with other detectives to unofficially be a part of this investigation that continues to grow. Not only are the murders tragic, but they’re awful looking because the bodies are staged in certain poses. Some have body parts missing, and put on other victims. 
  As the police work on the investigation, Jacob gets help from a journalist, Dessie (Cush Jumbo). She's a lot to help with why the bodies are being staged in particular ways. The audience sees this come together because while they follow Jacob, they’re also following the killer at work. It takes about half way through to drop a big twist in the story, and gives Jacob a target to pursue. The story begins to unfold giving the crazy reason why the killer has done what they’ve done.
  So the first part of the twist might not fool everyone, but the second part of it is pretty surprising. It turns out that the murders are born out of a depressing situation long ago that has left a lasting effect. Jacob gets the chance for revenge, but the story has one more surprise in store. As usual, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is spot on, and so is the rest of the cast. My postcard to you says, “If you enjoy murder mysteries, check out “The Postcard Killings,” which I give 3 pools of blood.”

  HorrO

More info about the film and DVD release can be found at:
http://promotehorror.com/2020/04/08/the-postcard-killings-on-blu-ray-and-dvd-on-may-19th/

Monday, May 18, 2020

CHILD'S PLAY (2019) REVIEW



A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Starring: Tim Matheson, Ben Andrusco-Daon, and Zahra Anderson

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Written by: Tyler Burton Smith, Don Mancini, John Lafia, and Tom Holland

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Sunday, May 17, 2020

RAMPANT REVIEW



Lee Chung is a Prince of Joseon, but has been taken hostage to the Qing Dynasty.

Starring: Hyun Bin, Tae-hoon Kim, and Ji-hye Seo 

Directed by: Sung-hoon Kim

Written by: Jo-yun Hwang, Shin-yeon Won, and Hwang Jo Yoon 

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...

Friday, May 15, 2020

UNION BRIDGE REVIEW



After burning out in the city, Will Shipe is summoned back home where he uncovers dark truths about his family and the town he grew up in.

Starring: Scott Friend, Emma Duncan, and Alex Breaux

Directed and written by: Brian Levin

  “Union Bridge” opens in a past time for this town showing the events of a man being sought out by a group of men. They want to know something from this man, but he’s very unwilling to talk. It opens a mystery the audience will have to wait to see uncovered. One that some people in this town don’t want revealed. 
  The story then follows Will Shipe (Scott Friend) who has returned home after many years away. He seems to have needed a break from the big city. Not long after returning home he learns his friend Nick (Alex Breaux) has fallen on some hard times, and is now acting strangely. Some people are concerned for him, and others are concerned with what he’s after. It becomes kind of hard for Will to help his friend when he has some of his own struggles to deal with.
 This results in a very slow burn of a film. Obviously the audience wants to know what was going on at the start of the film, but that will have to wait. Instead the audience will get sucked into Will’s problems until he can overcome them. Being home shows that he’s still not sure of where he belongs in the world. Mixed in with his struggles are flashbacks, or dreams going back to the Civil War. They are a little confusing, but seem to play a part in what his family, and others in the town are hiding.
  To help with his struggles, he befriends Mary (Emma Duncan), and maybe even falls for her. It’s here that an almost supernatural element in thrown into the mix. She seems to have turned to religion to help herself, but others think she may be up to no good. Either way, Will gets closer to her, and leans on her while figuring things out. Eventually he will have to chose between keeping his family secrets, turning his back on a friend, and potentially giving up his new bond with Mary vs discovering the dark secret of the town, proving his friend right, and staying with Mary.
  “Union Bridge” turns out to be a movie that covers several genres. It’s drama, mystery, thriller, supernatural, romance, and most of all a slow burner. It presents a mystery, and is in no hurry to solve it. Instead it gets the audience comfortable in a small town setting with issues that go all the way back to the Civil War. The audience has to hang by Will’s side in order for him to deal with his own issues before finding out the truth behind the town. It might not be the biggest pay off, but somehow fits with how the story is presented. With that said, I give it 2 pools of blood.

  HorrO 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

COUNTDOWN REVIEW



When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Starring: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, and Talitha Eliana Bateman

Directed and written by: Justin Dec

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SOUTHBOUND REVIEW



Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Starring: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Kristina Pesic

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Berrinelli-Olpin, and David Bruckner

Written by: Matt Berrinelli-Olpin, Roxanne Benjamin, and Susan Burke

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE EPISODE 45



Where The Scary Things Are Episode 45: THE WRETCHED with BRETT and DREW PIERCE

The Directors of The Wretched, Brett and Drew Pierce join the show to talk about the movie. A must see film that we thoroughly enjoyed. Muse talks best Witches in her the Sinister 6. HorrO discusses the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake. Chris gives us a stellar review of the Wretched.

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EVIL LITTLE THINGS REVIEW



A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right? These Evil Little Things will cause you many sleepless night.

Starring: Cory Anderson, Yasmin Bakhtiari, Demetrice Byrd, and Zach Galligan 

Directed by: Matt Green

Written by:Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Monday, May 11, 2020

THE WRETCHED REVIEW



A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

Starring: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, and Jamison Jones

Directed and written by: Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Z REVIEW



A family finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend.

Starring: Keegan Connor Tracy, Jett Klyne, and Sean Rogerson

Directed and written by: Brandon Christensen

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE BLOOD



When Jessica’s accepted by a trio of fun loving vampires, she finds herself thrust into a lifestyle full of long nights, sex-crazed bikers, and blood suckin’.

Starring: Gigi Gustin, Bettina Skye, and Kirk Ponton

Directed and written by: Anthony Catanese

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Friday, May 8, 2020

INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND REVIEW



A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Starring: Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, and Anastasia Phillips

Directed and written by: Pascal Laugier

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

Thursday, May 7, 2020

HE NEVER DIED REVIEW



Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs his door and he can’t contain his violent past.

Starring: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, and Kate Greenhouse

Directed and written by: Jason Krawczyk 

Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received…

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