The Ritual (2017) Review

  My old scoutmaster used to say ‘If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn’t be called a shortcut, it would be called a route’. A lads weekend hiking and camping turns into a nightmare when they get lost and encounter a bunch of backwoods hillbillies up to no good.  A familiar premise, no?  The… Read More

House (1986) review

“This house knows everything about you. Leave while you can!” I have no recollection of why I wanted to see House. When I was a kid, I was curious about horror films, but I was also absolutely terrified of them; the terror would win out over the curiosity every time.  Was it the tag line, “Ding… Read More

Alien: Covenant (2017) Review

“There’s so much here that doesn’t make sense.” It’s fitting that Ridley Scott chooses to reference Frankenstein heavily in his third entry into the Alien franchise.  While Ridley wants us to see David, evil android from Prometheus, as a kind of hybrid creation/god melding of Frankenstein and his monster, it is instead more fitting to see the… Read More

Green Room (2016) Review

“It’s funny.  You were so scary at night.” Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington said, “Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.”  Green Room is a film about power – the power of violence, white power, the power of music and drugs and the power… Read More

Razorback (1984) review

“There’s something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day.” Damn this was a cool film.  I’ll add this one to my list of Russell Mulcahy films that I’m a fan of.  I’ll never forgive you for Highlander 2, Russell.  I convinced friends to go to the theater to see… Read More