Doki Doki Literature Club! | First Impressions

You Can Find Me In Da Club...the Doki Doki Literature Club that is. For as long as I can remember I have been a huge fan of odd Japanese style video games. Muscle March, Catherine, Pepsi man, Japan World Cup 3, the list is endless. One genre I have never been able to get into despite being huge in the far east is dating simulators. I even tried quirkier titles like Hatoful Boyfriend where you try

Happy Death Day | Movie Review

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A good slasher movie is one of the hallmarks of any horror fan's catalog.  Sure you can dabble between genres for something a little more intellectual, such as a psychological thriller; or a suspenseful romance with fatal consequences perhaps.  Sometimes, however, you just want to see helpless teenagers getting chased and torn to shreds. The simplicity of a slasher film, much like a survival movie, is the pure catharsis.  It allows the main character and by

Annabelle: Creation | Movie Review

When The Conjuring was released, it was not a only a great horror movie that turned into an instant classic, it was also a well-made film, period.  The characters, story, direction, editing, and set design all came together.  Following the successful Insidious and Saw franchises, it was probably the apex of James Wan's career in the horror genre up to that point.  It also begun the cinematic universe of the Conjuring world.  Conjuring 2 had

It Comes At Night | Movie Review

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Apocalypse settings are a fun template for any film.  They can be because of anything.  Zombies, aliens, viral infections, solar flares, mist, or time travel has gone wrong.  What these type of stories offer the writer is a chance to take the world we know and give it a twisted reinterpretation.  Tweak a few things here and there or just flip the game board over and start from scratch, but leaving us with a subtle sense of

Chilling new trailer for IT COMES AT NIGHT

It Comes At Night trailer TRAILER FOR IT COMES AT NIGHT DROPS AFTER A SURPRISE WORLD PREMIERE AT THE OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL Trey Edward Shults' highly anticipated horror-thriller It Comes At Night stunned critics at a secret screening at the famed Timberline Lodge this past weekend. Watch Joel Edgerton give us the rules for survival in a terrifying new trailer... STARRINGJoel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr.WRITTEN BYTrey Edward ShultsDIRECTED BYTrey Edward ShultsRELEASESJune 9th, 2017

Rings | Movie Review

If you enjoyed the Ring franchise, including the original Japanese Ringu films, then you probably assumed the story had a definitive ending and there wasn't really anywhere left for it to go.  It's possible they could have rebooted it with a new concept and a new story, but otherwise there was nothing left to mine from the world of Samara.  A good horror movie has a tendency to dilute its product by making endless sequels to

GIVEAWAY | Get RINGS screening tickets! [Arizona] A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before… RINGS comes to theaters February 03, 2017. Winners

LIGHTS OUT | Movie Review

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Darkness is an element of horror films that invokes our inner fears and drives the story with our own imagination.  While a good film can show us what we are afraid of, it's always worse to catch only a glimpse and then imagine what may be lurking past our field of vision.  I'm not saying you should never show the monster, but proper editing can heighten the suspense and prevent us from getting too comfortable.  The film Vanishing


It's fun to delve into alternate realities.  Realities that defy comprehension for everyone watching, but within that world they subscribe to new forms of advanced or retro technology, totalitarian or Utopian governments, and sometimes even strange, intelligent creatures that are just in the background and society has learned to co-exist with them.  It's a unique way of telling familiar stories about civilization and its politics and prejudices, but with an abstract viewpoint.  At least it can be