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

Darkest Dungeon (Nintendo Switch) review

You will endure this loss and learn from it. Before sitting down to write this, I suffered two total party kills in a row.  I got cocky – a few expeditions went about as well as could be expected, meaning: everyone escaped from death’s grasp, no one went too insane, treasures were seized and monsters… 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