Retro Review – ‘Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood’ (1996)

In the second feature film based on the iconic Tales from the Crypt comics/series ‘Bordello of Blood‘, the Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. After Universal Pictures’ commercial success ‘Demon Knight‘, this sequel was a complete box office flop and disliked by critics all […]

Review – ‘Trolls World Tour’

Once a global toy phenomenon, Trolls found new success on the big screen in 2016. Making about 345 million USD at the global box office, a popular Netflix spin-off series wasn’t far behind – although that show didn’t have any similarities animation-wise – and a sequel announced to open in theaters March 2020. Then just […]

Review – ‘The Hunt’

Pushed back from its September 27 release date last year, without any real reason given by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, ‘The Hunt‘ finally finds an audience on VOD after a limited theatrical release – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting it as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen” is […]

Review – ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers‘ The Lighthouse could’ve easily been perceived a classic film from about a century ago. It isn’t just disturbingly strange and undeniably tense, this original fantasy gothic horror also has some pitch-black comedy blended in. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before – and that in 2020? Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their […]

Review – ‘Black Christmas’

“Did you just ‘not all men’ me?” – Kris 1974’s slasher flick ‘Black Christmas‘ is a classically overlooked horror in which a group of sorority girls get stalked during the titular holiday period. When 2006’s unnecessary trashy remake got critically slammed, it was a big surprise when producer Jason Blum announced another remake to be […]

Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

“Stories hurt, stories heal.” – Stella Nicholls Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. I never grew up reading these books, or even had I heard of them, until I got notified of Guillermo del Toro writing the screenplay for this […]

Review – Abominable

“Find your way home.“ The somewhat recently by Universal Pictures acquired animation studio Dreamworks Animation, who we all know from box office and critical success franchises such as ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Shrek’, is back with a new story that tries to win over young audiences with its cuteness-factor and older audiences with […]

Review – Good Boys

“We’re in sixth grade now. We need to start doing sixth-grade things.” – Max Three 6th grade boys who ditch school, embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, and try to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. This premise sounds like a hit or miss, and even produced […]

Review – Downton Abbey

“It’s 1927, we’re modern folk.” – Bertie Pelham It’s been almost four years, since the final episode of Downton Abbey aired on television and we had to say goodbye to the Crawley family. Who would’ve thought, there was more to explore and another story to tell? As things usually turn out after a successful series, […]

Holiday Horror In First ‘Black Christmas’ trailer

Universal Pictures and horror powerhouse Blumhouse released a plot revealing trailer for their holiday horror film ‘Black Christmas‘. Imogen Poots (Green Room), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed) and Cary Elwes (Saw) star in the by Sophia Takal directed/written remake of the 1974 film, which sees a group of students getting stalked by a stranger during their Christmas […]