The Hatchet Trilogy

FILM REVIEW: HATCHET PARTS 1-3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I find the Hatchet franchise to be a bloody good time! While I’m not terribly frightened by the films there are a few jump scares that made my heart skip a beat, but mostly the excessive gore and use of practical effects takes me to place where I appreciate…

Rufus (aka Hunted)

FILM REVIEW: RUFUS (AKA HUNTED) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s a fresh take on “vampire trying to escape the vampire hunter” genre. And it works well. When horror movies become sociology experiments the affect has somehow worked beautifully each and every time. (Think The Addiction, Nadja, The Transfiguration). With a very loose nostalgia for Twilight, Rufus (aka Hunted)…

Cabin Fear

FILM REVIEW: CABIN FEAR 2015 ⭐️ In 2015 (sometimes listed as 2016) Director Joe Bandelli decided to invest time, energy, money and resources in the American film Cabin Fear; not to be confused with two other great thrillers similarly named Cape Fear and Cabin Fever. Furthermore, while this try at horror is set in a…

Carriers: A Zombie Film Better Suited For Today

The rules are set. There are only a few but if followed they can keep you alive. As their journey unravels the travelers learn; encounters with the infected will be many and non-infected people can easily destroy them too. ★★★★ ☆

The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh

FILM REVIEW: THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Attention grabbing, a little faster than a slow burn and remarkably atmospheric, Rodrigo Gudino’s The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh utilizes actor Aaron Poole’s unique capability to hold the viewers at eye level and empathize with him throughout. As the singular actor…

Unfriended: Dark Web

FILM REVIEW: UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB ⭐️ In 2015, a new style of movie-making wowed us as it pulled us in to an all at once mundane yet exciting chat world of cool kids hanging, chilling, playing games and just doing what comes naturally, until of course all that goes awfully awry and they find themselves…

The Head Hunter

FILM REVIEW: THE HEAD HUNTER ⭐️⭐️✨ While a few questions remain, Director Jordon Downey’s medieval tale The Head Hunter spins a tight anecdote as to the lengths a father will go to to avenge his daughters death. The premise is not new however the austerity in Downey’s story telling is at once due to budgetary…

PREVIEWS: Horror Movies 2020

An ever-updating list of horror movie trailers, and their release date. Relic Release DateJuly 10, 2020 Train To Busan: Peninsula Release DateAugust 6, 2020 The Night They Knocked Release Date2020 Porno Release DateApril 10, 2020 Beneath Us Release DateMarch 6, 2020 Cupid Release DateFebruary 11, 2020 Awoken Release DateMay 8, 2020 Alone Release Date2020 The…

Doctor Sleep: The Genius That Is

Fans have waited a very long time to uncover the decades-old question, “after fleeing The Overlook Hotel on that fateful night, what in the world happened to young Danny Torrence and his meek mom, Wendy?” All these years later (39 to be exact) the answer has finally arrived. ★★★★☆

Hell House LLC Trilogy

FILM REVIEW: HELL HOUSE LLC Parts 1-3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s the rare gem of a film that turns up and evokes the desire to be viewed several times. It is even more rare to want to watch several parts of a series of movies, several times, in several months! Enter Hell House LLC Parts I, II…

The Haunted Houses Of Long Island

After hearing strange voices and being woken up at 3:15 a.m. every morning—the time the murders occurred—the couple moved out less than a month later.

The Scariest Movies for Seven Decades

A comprehensive list of the 70 scariest horror movies from 1960 till today—the scariest film of each year plus honorable mentions. —1960— Psycho 1960 HONORABLE MENTIONS:Eyes Without a FaceBlack SundayPeeping Tom —1961— The Innocents 1961 HONORABLE MENTIONS:The Curse of the WerewolfThe Pit and the PendulumHomicidal —1962— Carnival of Souls 1962 HONORABLE MENTIONS:What Ever Happened to…

Did PG-13 change horror films, or just change us?

‘Gremlins,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and horror’s ever-shifting relationship with mainstream cultureby Court Mann SALT LAKE CITY — When Crazy Ralph told the teens of Camp Crystal Lake that they were, in his words, “all dooooooomed!,” it was an understatement. He and his “Friday the 13th” counterparts leveraged the horror genre’s biggest trope — vulnerable teens…

For the Love of Horror

Florida resident Mark DeWolfe’s home is a museum of horror-movie memorabilia, which he’s been collecting for 20 years. By Katie Kustura DELAND — Mark DeWolfe gets one of two reactions from people who step into his home for the first time — “This is awesome” or “Oh my God, what’s wrong with you?” “It’s a…

The Gallows: Act II

FILM REVIEW: THE GALLOWS ACT 2 ⭐️⭐️✨ The Gallows: Act 2, directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Loffing is an enjoyable, clever film that effectively pulls many tricks out of the magician’s hat. There is a caveat as I believe some viewers might find the effort to be a little excessive. But from a centrist…

Exposure (2018)

FILM REVIEW: EXPOSURE ✨ There are several categories that a genre can be subdivided into. Asian horror can be subdivided into Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Supernatural Horror can lay claim to paranormal, ghost story or the exorcism variety. Furthermore if we look closely and examine what we actually enjoy about each movie we can see…

Incident In A Ghostland

FILM REVIEW: INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ The foray into perverse sexual crimes and abuse is not new to filmmaker Pascal Laguier. Incident in a Ghostland delivers what it dares to achieve, a hauntingly exhausting, hyper real horror film. There is a group of people who will not celebrate this film. They cannot see it…

Without Name

FILM REVIEW: WITHOUT NAME ⭐️⭐️✨ The damp and dense forest in Lorcas Finnegan’s directorial debut Without Name, is breathtaking as it draws us into a lush region covered chiefly by trees and undergrowth; where ivy and moss compete for a space on the Birches. In all of its shadowy beauty by day we may feel…

About Horror Revival

During the late 80’s and into the 90’s while everybody else was outside playing with friends at the schoolyard and obnoxiously loitering malls and grocery store parking lots, I was at home celebrating my teendom by watching horror movies and collecting horror movie memorabilia. I had already been intrigued by horror and the macabre when…

Haunt

FILM REVIEW: HAUNT ⭐️⭐️⭐️ While Haunt stands on its own two feet in its bravery, it also brings us a new twist on the extreme haunted house genre and in it a twilight zone kind of vibe that serves ironically as both an afterthought and its main driver. With its vibrancy and enthusiasm, Haunt is…