A Quiet Place releases on March 20, 2020! The trailer looks fantastic. My family and I will be going to see this one together because a family that watches horror movies together, stays together.
The best thing by far about Ma is Octavia Spencer, which, I guess, if you’re going to have one great thing, it should be the actress playing the title character. She’s funny and vulnerable and creepy, and also a believable lure for the unwitting teens.
But the movie is a little thin in terms of plot, and I’m not quite sure the genre.
It’s not scary enough to be horror; not funny enough to be comedy.
And a half hour in, there was little mystery about where the movie would end up.
Spencer is all in though, and great acting in mediocre movies is a novelty I’ve always enjoyed (Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad; Ewan McGregor in the Star Wars prequels).
64% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes feels about right.
Midsommar has gotten a lot of attention in the genre this year, and for good reason. It’s well-acted, kind of funny, and very unusual in that the whole movie takes place in glaring daylight, which I always find makes horror creepier. The movie is actually very visually appealing, apparently filmed atop some rolling landscape in Hungary. It is violent, so if you’re not into that, and I guess it was somewhat predictable at times, though that fact didn’t really detract from the story.
I don’t know if it’s a great movie (it might be), but I never got bored with it or found my mind wandering, which I often do with movies that are 2 hours+. And, maybe most telling, I’m still thinking about it days later.
Just finished watching the second season of “Dark,” which kept popping up on lists of the best shows on Netflix, and I gotta say, if you’re into German time travel shows (and who isn’t?), this is your piece.
Actually, it’s very good.
The story is incredibly high-concept and hard to follow at times–like every time-bending show/movie–but it will blow your mind and keep you invested.
Maybe not binge-worthy though, because you may need some white space in between episodes. Also, the acting is great, so don’t do the dubbed version or you’ll miss it. Switch the settings to German and deal with the subtitles. #netflix #dark
Time Trap is a movie that I had never heard of, and since the title sounded like a bad 80’s TV show that didn’t make it out of pilot, I was very skeptical as I accepted the #Netflix challenge to Watch Now.
But this movie is awesome!
Okay, maybe that’s a little strong, but this movie is good! It doesn’t start so strong, I’ll admit it; the first twenty minutes or so are pure SyFy Channel (which, admittedly, isn’t always a bad thing). But then the movie suddenly gets momentum and becomes exciting and strange, with mind-bending twists that don’t quite make sense but are still pretty cool.
And the next thing you know, cavemen are fighting spacemen. ‘Nuff said.
77% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes which feels about right, and it’s certainly worth the 87 minute investment.
On my list of best horror movies of all time:
Night of the Living Dead
If you’re like me and you enjoy hearing 80’s music playing while a maniac puts a butcher’s knife through someone’s face, then the latest season of American Horror Story is for you!
AHS 1984 premiered on Wednesday and, wow, is it violent. How violent? Let’s just say there’s a scene where ten kids are lying dead in a cabin, murdered with the aforementioned butcher’s knife–and that’s before the credits!
But actually…I liked it. It’s pure 80’s slasher (camp counselors and all). Not sure how they’re going to sustain the pace of the first episode over an entire season, but I’m going to find out. #AHS1984 #AHS #americanhorrorstory
A cruel young queen in search of what she believes is rightfully hers. A mysterious woman willing to sacrifice her own to gain the ultimate power.
New evils, more terrifying than their predecessors, are rising and threatening the land.
Gretel and Hansel have returned from the Old World to prepare for their latest quest: to find the lost books of Orphism.
But one of those books, The Book of the Crippling, has already been unleashed, and its contents reveal a power unmatched in history.
It is up to Gretel and Hansel, as well as their mother, Anika, who has spent the last decade as a nomad at the opposite end of the earth, to stop the converging evils from capturing the book and controlling the world.
The Crippling is the fifth book in the Gretel series.
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I’m very excited to announce that The Origin released today.
It’s the sequel to last year’s The Sighting, and, as the title suggests, it tells the origin of the mysterious creature that appeared one morning on a beach on the east coast of America.
The novel follows two narratives–one following the main character from the first novel, and one that takes place over 400 years earlier during the time of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
I’ve always loved the idea of historical mysteries, especially ones that, even with all of today’s information sharing and technology, still can’t quite be solved, and the Lost Colony is a perfect example of that.
The Origin was a lot of fun to write for that reason, since it allowed me to posit my own ‘theories’ about what may have happened to those early American settlers.
I hope you enjoy it!
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