Hooptober 9.0 – Hellraiser (2022)

Being Film #20 for Hooptober 2022 Is it enough to say David Bruckner's legacy sequel/soft reboot of Hellraiser is the third best entry in the series after the first two films? Because that is most definitely true, and if you're looking for some serious Cenobite action and some great effects, well...you'll certainly get your money's... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – The Hidden (1987)

Being Film #19 for Hooptober 2022 Called an audible last night since I needed something fun and fast to watch between school pickups, dinners, and other Dad-related duties, so I pulled The Hidden out from the Criterion Channel's recent spotlight on 80s horror. Man, if ever a movie felt like all of the 80s rolled... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – Achoura (2018)

Being Film #18 for Hooptober 2022 Although it's impossible to separate Achoura, the second full length from Franco-Moroccan filmmaker Talal Selhami (and reportedly the first ever monster movie shot in Morocco) from another very popular horror movie about a bunch of kids who face a nightmarish demon only to have to come together again 25... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – Saint Maud (2019)

Being Film #16 for Hooptober 2022 Sometimes true horror doesn't have to come from the situation; it's just as able to cast its baleful eye on you purely from the execution. David Lynch knows this, which is why he's able to evoke so much dread in a diner scene in Mulholland Drive. Rose Glass seems... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – His House (2020)

Being Film #15 for Hooptober 2022 Winner winner, chicken dinner. Throw out the term "elevated horror" because usually it embodies theme over scares. I'm all for my horror having something important to talk about, but if you're using the genre as a platform for your theme, then make sure sure you're using the genre. In... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – The Nest (1988)

Being Film #14 for Hooptober 2022 If anyone says they're a fan of The Nest, the 1988 riff on Piranha with cockroaches instead of deadly fish, it's probably because of the final 15 minutes, which to be fair to the film has some legit great moments of practical effects and a fair amount of the... Continue Reading →

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