In our Evil Dead (2013) Review we talk about how it is a great example of a horror remake done right. The bones of the original are still there, but Fede Alvarez creates something unique with this new film. While the original The Evil Dead is essentially a student film with a subversive streak, the 2013 Evil Dead is a high budget mainstream Hollywood horror movie with the gore turned up to 11. … [Read more...] about Evil Dead (2013) Review
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This week we saw The Curse of La Llorona and wow, what a disappointment. This is the only ghost who is 100% kept out by shutting the door or window. This movie could have been so much more than it ended up being, which is just another low effort, jumpscare factory. Even the jumpscares were boring and predictable. The Curse of La Llorona just wants to take your money and give you next to nothing for entertainment value. I don’t know a lot about Mexican folklore, but I don’t think that this does the actual story any justice at all. … [Read more...] about The Curse of La Llorona Review
The Wind is a Western Horror movie that is a spiritual successor to The Witch. The harsh landscape and interpersonal paranoia are in the forefront of this tense thriller. We review the film and attempt to unravel the non-linear narrative to make sense of what actually happened to the four main characters. … [Read more...] about The Wind Review
With Pet Sematary 2019 I was bracing for a bad movie because I enjoy the original so much, although much of that is nostalgia. Even though I was guarded, Pet Sematary proved itself to be a stellar remake that I would venture to say was better than the original. This remake used the first movie as a foundation to build a familiar but different enough movie that had lots of call backs, and was, in many ways, a response to the original. … [Read more...] about Pet Sematary (2019) Review
With the Pet Sematary remake right around the corner, we decided it best to give the original 1989 Pet Sematary the full Horror Movie Talk treatment. Pet Sematary is not really about a pet cemetery, but is really about what lies beyond…the pet cemetery. The only horror trope more predictable than a Stephen King story set in Maine, that’s right, an Indian burial ground. And as with every movie with an Indian burial ground, the moral to the story is: don't mess with an Indian burial ground. The movie, directed by Mary Lambert and written by Stephen King is based on his novel of the same title. … [Read more...] about Pet Sematary (1989) Review
We went and saw Us, and while it was an incredibly solid horror movie, it did not live up to the hype. Yes, it had good social commentary and implications. Yes, it is by one of the most respected (if only because of his single debut horror movie, Get Out) writers, directors out there, Jordan Peele. Yes, it starred an all-black cast. It’s hard to follow something like Get Out with something even more impressive, and that’s the only sin that Us committed. … [Read more...] about Us Movie Review
We saw Terrified AKA Aterrados on Shudder (it’s a Shudder exclusive) and goddammit, it was a scary ride. This is an Argentinian horror film that knows how to terrify you - and holy jesus is it a blast! This movie is worth the price of entry and then some, if you are a horror fan you must check it out! … [Read more...] about Terrified (Aterrados) Movie Review
Muuuuuuhhhhh the Frensh Champangg This week we chose to give a quick summary of every movie that we haven't reviewed, but have watched over the past few months. Within, you will find a quick summary of each movie, and our opinion on whether or not it's worth your time. … [Read more...] about Movie Review Grab Bag & 2018 Academy Awards Talk
Greta is an anagram for great, which this film is not. In this episode of Horror Movie Talk, we discuss this new thriller out in theaters starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. Later on we do a round of Taglines and cover the most recent horror movie news. … [Read more...] about Greta Review
We watched Summer of 84 on Shudder, and it was nostalgia-rific. Teenager Davey Armstrong is mired in conspiracy theories and the Weekly World News stories. Davey begins to suspect that a neighboring police officer is a serial killer who targets kids in the Cape May Oregon area (which is made up) called, “The Cape May Slayer. With some help from his friends, Davey begins investigating the perp, which eventually turns into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Intro - 0:37 Trailer - 8:20 Synopsis - 10:09 Score - 14:48 Spoilers/Discussion - 20:00 Final Recommendations - 58:53 Strange Soaking Talk - 59:57 Hot Poop Talk - 1:04:53 Vape Wizardry - 1:06:00 Lifetime Movie or Horror Movie - 1:08:31 Horror Movie News - 1:16:00 Special Thanks and Outro - 1:30:30 Summer of 84 Overview Summer of 84 was a pretty fun nostalgia trip. This isn’t as crazy or pandering as movies like Turbo Kid, or Ready Player One, which seeks to pile on all the nostalgia they can. Instead, this movie … [Read more...] about Summer of 84 Review