The Open House October 9, 2018

The Open House, from the writing-directing pair of Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, features Dylan Minnette as Logan Wallace, a young man with a bright future ripped away from him in much the same manner as a speeding van ripped his father in half when it ran him over in the alleyway behind a liquor […]

Emelie October 8, 2018

Emelie, from director Michael Thelin, features Sarah Bolger as the titular Emelie, a young woman playing last-minute substitute for a family’s usual babysitter. But unfortunately for this family, Emelie isn’t the replacement they were expecting. Sometimes movies start great, and then immediately fuck it up. This is one of those. I gave Emelie about twenty […]

Before I Wake October 3, 2018

Before I Wake, from director and co-writer Mike Flanagan, features Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth as a pair of weird, but wholly boring parents still grieving the accidental death of their young son. Fortunately, they’ve just been approved to adopt a replacement kid. But unfortunately for them, this one has nightmares that are very real. […]

Hell or High Water April 25, 2018

In a desperate hope to save the family farm and secure a future for his children, a father will team up with his ex-convict brother and set out on a series of bank heists throughout West Texas…in Hell or High Water. THE GOOD Hell or High Water, from director David Mackenzie, is a gripping modern […]

The Vault April 23, 2018

A slick, easy bank heist quickly sours when four robbers discover their haul is a paltry seventy-thousand dollars. But when a desperate bank employee tips them off to an old vault holding more than six-million dollars, their luck seems too good to be true. Unfortunately for them, it is. Because this bank has a dark, […]

Fortress April 19, 2018

When a teacher and her class of students are kidnapped by a group of masked, shotgun-wielding lunatics, they’ll have to do whatever it takes to make it out alive…in Fortress. CARDBOARD FORTRESS Based on the hit 1980 Australian crime novel of the same, Fortress, from director Arc Nicholson, is a made-for-TV movie from HBO that […]

Battle Royale April 18, 2018

An entire classroom of Japanese middle school students wake to find themselves kidnapped and forced into a twisted game where only the last kid left alive will be sent back home. But this isn’t the work of some mad man. No, this is an official government-sanctioned game of death aimed at controlling the country’s out-of-control […]

Happy Hunting April 16, 2018

Happy Hunting features Martin Dingle Wall as Warren Novak, a criminal on the run stopping over in a remote border town before he hopes to disappear into Mexico forever. But just when it seems he’s left all his troubles behind, the psychotic locals make Warren one of several targets in their twisted annual hunting game. […]

Annihilation March 8, 2018

A strange, unexplained light only known as “The Shimmer” has swallowed a small corner of the United States, spreading slowly each day, threatening to engulf the entire country and beyond. And after her husband disappears inside The Shimmer while on exploratory mission for the army only to suddenly return home one year later with a […]

Bright December 23, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at Netflix Original blockbuster, Bright (directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis)! Bright is a strange movie in that it presents a great basic concept but has absolutely no interest in presenting any of its ideas or themes in a convincing manner. It’s a […]

Turkey Shoot October 27, 2017

When a new shipment of social undesirables arrive at a rehabilitation camp in the middle of nowhere, none of them are prepared for the harsh realities that this twisted prison has in store for them. But even in their wildest nightmares, none of them counted on being hunted for sport by those who run the […]

Death Note August 28, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Death Note! When a high school student discovers a strange notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in it, he’ll quickly discover that playing God isn’t everything he expected it to be in Death Note. A SUCCESS […]

The Transfiguration August 15, 2017

Eric Ruffin is Milo, a young teen who has taken his obsession with vampires to extreme, dark places. But after he meets the sweet and understanding Chloe, the reality of what he’s been doing finally becomes painfully clear…in The Transfiguration. ALL FANg, NO BITE The Transfiguration, from writer-director Michael O’Shea, is, at it’s core, the […]

The Number 23 August 7, 2017

Jim Carrey is Walter Sparrow, an animal control officer who finds his entire life turned upside after his wife, Agatha–played here by Virginia Madsen–shows him a novel that shares more than a passing resemblance to his own life. But as this obsession with the book continues to grow, Walter slips further and further into the […]

Watchmen August 4, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at the adaptation of a comic once thought unfilmable, 2009’s Watchmen! When one of their own is brutally assaulted and thrown out a high-rise window by a mysterious assailant, a former group of costumed vigilantes must solve an ever-growing mystery that threatens not only them but […]

Circle July 20, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at minimalist sci-fi horror/thriller, Circle! When fifty strangers wake to find themselves gathered and trapped in a small, dark room, there’s seemingly no way out but a swift, brutal death for everyone. But, as their numbers quickly begin to dwindle, they figure out the subtle rules […]

Dreamcatcher July 18, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at the entertaining but total misfire adaptation of Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher! An adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Dreamcatcher tells the story of four childhood friends who were gifted strange abilities by a special needs child they saved so many years ago. Now […]

Frailty July 17, 2017

Frailty features Bill Paxton as both director and a single-father who believes that he’s been tasked by God to slay demons disguised as humans. But in the years following their father’s death, one son will carry on his family’s dark legacy while another attempts to turn in his blood-thirsty sibling. And the story he shares […]

Vice July 10, 2017

On this episode of The Nightly Chill, we look at the low-budget, high-concept sci-fi thriller, Vice! Bruce Willis is Julian, the entrepreneurial genius behind a company that allows people to live out all of their fantasies in an artificial world free of consequences. But when one of his creations escapes from her Westworld-inspired prison, she […]

Jug Face June 27, 2017

Jug Face features Lauren Ashley Carter as Ada, a young girl who discovers that not only have her parents agreed to marry her off to their neighbor’s son, but is also next in line to be sacrificed to the faceless entity that provides her small backwoods community with…well, nobody seems to quite know what. But what […]