Monday, November 30, 2015

The Vanishing (1988)

Running Time: 107 minutes
Release Date: October 27, 1988
Review by: Stacey

Wow, that was a depressing doozy to watch.  The Vanishing (or Spoorloos) is a Dutch-French film that proves it doesn't need blood and guts to be horrifying.  There's a realism to everything about the film that will leave a lasting impression on you well after the ending credits roll. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Circle (2015)

Running Time: 87 minutes
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Review by: Stacey


A group of people stuck in a room or confined area with no recollection of how they got there and all faced with imminent death unless they follow a set of rules or vote, usually until one person is the victor/survivor.  That's a basic premise of more than a few films we've seen (Cube, Saw, Exam), and really, when you've seen one it's easy to say you've seen 'em all.  Circle takes all the familiarity of those films and adds a little bit of an interesting sci-fi touch.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cruel & Unusual (2014)

Running Time: 95 minutes
Release Date: April 5, 2014 (Taiwan)
Review by: Stacey


If you've seen this before you're probably thinking "what the heck, SB, this isn't a horror movie"- and you're totally right, it's not, but the shit these characters had to go through was pretty damn scary.  And I can do whatever the heck I want on my blog. YEAH.  Canadian thriller, Cruel & Unusual, is like a weird mashup of Carnival of Souls and Groundhog Day that takes an interesting turn by the final scene of the film.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Last Shift (2014)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Review by: Stacey


2015 has been a great year for indie horror with films like It Follows, Cooties, and Creep.  Anthony DiBlasi's (Dread, Cassadaga) supernatural flick about a rookie cop and a cult fits right with the likes of those listed and gave me some major creeps.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pieces (1982)

Running Time: 89 minutes
Release Date: September 23, 1983 (US)
Review by: Stacey

I swear, this movie has been in my Hulu queue for the last 6 months and have heard countless times from many folks how much of a classic it is, and yet, I still had NO idea what the plot was before I went into it.  I mean, judging by the two taglines on the cover, do I really need to know anything more?  Honestly, I'm still not sure what I saw, but I do know that it was hilarious.