Missing the point: IT

I saw the trailer for this remake, and I can't help but wonder if they are missing the point a bit... I remember Pennywise the clown being a villain in cheerful, friendly guise. In the new trailer, the 'clown' is pretty much a zombie in face paint. The surface is all that matters, it seems. The scary …

Screeching, hissing, and clicking sounds… must be a Hollywood monster nearby.

It is a well known fact that across the galaxies, worlds and dimensions, all predatory life-forms invariably evolve to make the same sounds when attacking. These include very loud screeching, hissing, and or clicking noises. While at rest, alien life will make a deep, rumbling growl. These are the traits of all alien life, and …

Stranger Things: Not just 80’s nostalgia

Remember when the big movies coming out that everyone was excited about weren't remakes, or reboots, or based on a comic book or video game or brand name or fairy tale or popular book series? Well, maybe this is 80's nostalgia after all... Stranger Things not only has the refreshing attribute of being something new, despite …

Krampus (2015)

I saw this family fun holiday film last week, and had a great time. I wasn't scared, I wasn't creeped out really, but it was a surprisingly well crafted movie, and I suspect it will be watched on the holidays by weirdos around the world for years to come. For whatever reason there have been …

Dead Snow

I watched this zombie movie on Halloween and was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a stupid gorefest with maybe a couple laughs, and what I got was actually a well crafted monster movie. One thing that a lot of these type movies don't understand is that if you play your hand too early, the audience …