View Post

Ouija – 4

In Ouija - 4 by john

Director – Stiles White Cast – Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos, Douglas Smith, Shelley Hennig, Sierra Heuermann, Sunny May Allison, Lin Shaye Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I passed on Ouija when it was in theaters for obvious reasons – you know it’s garbage. Now that the film is streaming and …

View Post

King Kong (2005) – 8

In King Kong (2005) - 8 by john

Director – Peter Jackson Cast – Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, John Sumner, Craig Hall, Kyle Chandler Release Year – 2005 Reviewed by John of the Dead The original 1933 version of King Kong is regarded by many as one of the most prolific horror films of …

View Post

Altar – 4

In Altar - 4 by john

Director – Nick Willing Cast – Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Adam Thomas Wright, Richard Dillane, Howard Lee, Jonathan Jaynes, Rebecca Calder Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I had little interest in watching this effort despite my love for gothic British horror. Initially a UK television film (that’s why I had avoided it) titled …

View Post

The Visit – 8

In The Visit - 8 by john

Director – M. Night Shyamalan Cast – Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Almost 10 years passed since the last M. Night Shyamalan film I enjoyed, which was Lady in the Water. Since then he had delivered three less than favorable films, The Happening, The Last …

View Post

The House That Dripped Blood – 7

In The House That Dripped Blood - 7 by john

Director – Peter Duffell Cast – Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Joanna Dunham, Joss Ackland, John Bennett, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Bryans, Hugh Manning, Robert Lang, Richard Coe, Wolfe Morris, Jonathan Lynn Release Year – 1971 Reviewed by John of the Dead Amicus Productions’ horror anthologies always prove to be a solid choice for me. …

View Post

The Case of the Bloody Iris – 6

In The Case of the Bloody Iris - 6 by john

Director – Giuliano Carnimeo Cast – Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Annabella Incontrera, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini, Oreste Lionello, Carla Brait Release Year – 1972 Reviewed by John of the Dead Giallo fans looking for sex and violence won’t need to look further than The Case of the Bloody Iris. This 1972 effort from director Giulano Carnimeo is one of the …

View Post

Alien Outpost – 5

In Alien Outpost - 5 by john

Director – Jabbar Raisani Cast – Adrian Paul, Brandon Auret, Reiley McClendon, Rick Ravanello, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan, Sven Ruygrok, Nic Rasenti, Andy Davoli, Matthew Holmes, Scott E. Miller, Kenneth Fok, Justin Munitz Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I haven’t seen a good soldiers-fighting-aliens film since Starship Troopers and the drought continues after watching Alien …

View Post

Zombeavers – 7

In Zombeavers - 7 by john

Director – Jordan Rubin Cast – Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy, Rex Linn, Brent Briscoe, Phyllis Katz, Robert R. Shafer, Bill Burr, John Mayer Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Horror films about killer animals have their place, and have seen quite the variety. Killer grizzlies, great white sharks, …

View Post

Creep (2015) – 7

In Creep (2015) - 7 by john

Director – Patrick Brice Cast – Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I will admit that Mark Duplass is the reason I watched this film. Found footage flicks are a dime a dozen these days and nearly the entire dozen are garbage. However, I gave this one a chance because I was …

View Post

Monsters: Dark Continent – 4

In Monsters: Dark Continent - 4 by john

Director – Tom Green Cast – Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers, Philip Arditti, Sofia Boutella, Michaela Coel Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead In 2010 Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) gave us the horror/drama indie film Monsters, where a couple vacationing in Mexico must trek across the land to safety after …