In which we fail to hold our tongue about 2016 horror-thriller, The Disappointments Room. From director DJ Caruso. Featuring Kate Beckinsale.
In which we look at 2017 horror flick, The Super. From director Stephan Rick. Featuring Val Kilmer.
In which we take a look at 2017’s The Ritual, from director David Bruckner.
In which we look at 2018 thriller, Lifechanger, from director Justin McConnell. In which a lonely, murderous shapeshifter falls in love.
In which we look at 2017 thriller, Mara, from director Clive Tonge.
Bird Box, from director Susanne Bier, and based on the novel by Josh Malerman, features the lovable Sandra Bullock as the wholly unlikable Malorie, a struggling-artist-turned-single-mother who will have to muster up all her stupidity if she hopes to save her two kinda adorable, kinda grating children from the deadly happening suddenly unleashed upon the […]
Curve, from alleged director Iain Softley, is a thinly plotted movie with thinly veiled Christian imagery and metaphors. Coincidentally, those are also the two things worth noting about this movie. Otherwise it’s a boring, aimless film about a woman who picks up a hitchhiker and pays the price for her blatant stupidity by driving off […]
The Invitation, from director Karyn Kusama, is a dark thriller featuring Logan Marshall-Green as Will, a man who has accepted his ex-wife’s invitation to meet up for a diner party and gathering of old friends. But then it turns out shit’s just as weird as you think it would be, because this is a horror […]
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, 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, 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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]