RYAN: Get Out is a new horror thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame that bridges cultural boundaries in a genre that I’ve never seen accomplish that before. CAROLINE: Yes, it is both a thriller and a commentary on contemporary racism, and I really dug it. RYAN: And it might ..
RYAN: I’d like to welcome Luke Hammond to this review – Harry Potter brought us together as friends and he likes movies as much as I do. And you were graciously willing to join me at the press screening for this horror film, so welcome to my website. Let’s dissect this film. You recently rewatched the ..
RYAN: This horror film is from the “makers of Evil Dead” which means it’s produced by Sam Raimi and that’s a good thing. You can definitely see his influence in this film. Expectations have to be low going into any horror movie because they’re so often bad and not scary. And while i won’t be kept up ..
RYAN: This is a horror from Warner Bros., produced by James Wan and it’s just ok. The scares are mostly manipulative from well timed editing. There’s good use of light and dark. And there’s an evil character that basically looks like the grown up version of the girl from The Ring, you know, the black stringy hair, ..
RYAN: I recommended the first Purge movie, said to skip the second one, Anarchy, and so didn’t know what to expect going into this one – but I’m glad to say it’s back on track. CAROLINE: That’s nice – I haven’t seen, nor would I see any of these movies; I’m not into slasher films. RYAN: They ..
RYAN: Wow! I am blown away by this movie! It’s my new favorite horror movie. It’s so well made, exquisitely crafted, beautifully cinematic – some shots were reminiscent of Robert Zemeckis, my favorite director. This is directed by James Wan who has already established himself as an auteur of horror – but with this he is ..
RYAN: This movie freaked me out into next week! I actually had a nightmare because of it. CAROLINE: Stop, really?! RYAN: Yes – it’s one of those terrifyingly real, disturbing, “could really happen” type of horror films. And it involves nazi skinheads. It’s violent, scary, intense, suspenseful and downright unnerving. CAROLINE: But you kind of ..
RYAN: Whoa this movie! This movie has one of the most brilliant trailers – it’s such a great tease to see the movie, without giving too much away. CHUCK: And JJ Abrams pulled off one of the greatest coups in recent Hollywood history – no one even knew this movie was being made, let alone ..
RYAN: I love witches. My love for witches stems from the movies – beginning with my favorite of all time, The Wizard of Oz. Of course there are good and wicked witches in all sorts of stories. But with the wave of monster movies skewing toward vampires and zombies, we only get a few witchy films. Some of ..
RYAN: I’d ike to welcome Karrie Grobben to the site – it’s her first review with me and it’s the perfect fit because she’s currently writing a thesis on representations of girls and women in fantasy entertainment. Crimson Peak is a gothic romance and a fantasy horror. KARRIE: Thank you. This film is perfect because ..
RYAN: It’s the remake of the classic 1982 horror movie Poltergeist which was produced by and – rumor has it – directed by Steven Spielberg. I saw it as a child and never found it scary. I liked it. This one is a remake but also a modern retelling because it has iPads and iPhones and ..
RYAN: I’m happy to welcome Tim Westbrook to the site! You may know him as a designer from TV’s Project Runway, and he’s still brilliantly blending fashion and sustainability/environmentalism. Tim, you’re an inspiration! And you happen to enjoy horror films, so I am glad you wanted to guest-review this one with me. TIM: Thanks for having ..