We are giving away passes to the most appropriately anticipated film of the Halloween season, HALLOWEEN KILLS. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode return just in time for the best month of the year and you can see it early and for free. All you have to do is head on over to our instagram page to enter. Hit the jump for the link and more info!
I am going to cut to the chase on this one. I am not in anyway a fan of the first Venom film. That film infuriated me in so many ways. I walked out hating it and hating the powers that be that made this film a reality. I also walked out feeling like I was taking crazy pills because much of the crowd seemed to enjoy it. I don’t know why they did. It is by most reasonable and logical measures a poorly made, silly mess of a film. One that bastardizes it’s beloved source material for a couple of cheap laughs and a quick buck. One that further cemented the fact that if not for the licensing rights Sony holds onto with an iron grasp, that they have no business making Spider-Man films when Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the first names that show up on the producers list. Still, despite my burning hatred, the film made an upsetting amount of money. Thus guaranteeing a sequel and a showdown with Carnage, Venom’s one true nemesis not named Spider-Man. Sigh…
The original Candyman has always been what I consider a perfect horror film. I have watched it countless times as I am sure many of you reading this have, and there is absolutely nothing I would change. I love everything about it. The sequels however are another story, while Candyman Farewell to the Flesh makes an honest attempt at being a serious sequel, it is missing the magic that the first one captured so effortlessly. The less said about Candyman 3 Day of the Dead the better. So now almost 30 years later, thanks to the producing clout of Jordan Peele and the stellar direction of Nia DaCosta we are blessed with a new Candyman film. And yes, blessed is the appropriate term to use here because as it turns out, this film is superb. Much like it’s predecessor this is a film about ghosts…and so much more.
For me nothing is better when watching a horror film than getting genuine chills. The Night House from director David Bruckner (The Ritual) and writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (Super Dark Times) delivers these coveted chills in abundance throughout. That alone is enough for me to give high marks to it and recommend it to horror fans and general audiences alike, but there is so much more to appreciate about this film so here we go.
Now available on Blu Ray from RLJE is the new Simon Barrett (The Guest, You’re Next) film Seance. Seance tells the story of Camille Meadows, the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened. Seance comes packed with a good amount of special features so let’s talk about the film and those features a bit more to help you make your decision on whether or not to pick up a copy!