Pyewacket dropped in Canada during the Toronto International Film Festival last year, followed by a limited release in December. As of March of this year, it hit the rest of the world and slipped under my radar until June when one of our local eclectic theaters announced their showing. The poster alone was enough to get me curious. The image of the bloody hand and strand of yarn mixed with the black metal font and subtle dead human lying in the background had me hooked. Metal
Adaptations always are tricky. They can sometimes hit the brunt of the mark – rarely, yes, but it does happen luckily from time to time, and usually with some unavoidable plot-point martyrdom. And sometimes they lie in a somewhere-in-between, existing as a wildly different story with no actual relations to the source material, but yet still managing its decency and enjoyability as whatever it is. But most often, they fall short and beyond, crippling the hopes and dreams of th
I have had the pleasure of consuming great horror this year. I’ll gladly speak highly of The Haunting of Hill House. Annihilation checked all of my sci-fi/horror boxes while adding in plenty of Lovecraftian lore. And Mandy was the best kind of gruesome. However, nothing had quite the impact that Hereditary did. If you have not seen Hereditary, kindly remove yourself from the rock you’ve been living under.
I saw it. It kicked my ass.
I analyzed with friends.
I saw it again.
Day 31: Face Your Fate… Halloween The original Halloween has always been one of my favorite horror movies, so I was really excited to see this movie. The emotionless mask with hallow dark eyes and single mindedness of a purpose of pure evil make this movie a true horror movie to me. The movie has many elements from the original but still stands as a great sequel. I will admit that parts of the story are unbelievable and predictable but overall I do think this movie is worth s
Day 30: They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!… If it doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead! George A. Romero’s original masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead. The zombies in this movie are not very scary and don’t even look that much different than regular humans, but given when it was filmed it was probably very cutting edge. The movie looks like it was filmed on a tight budget which may have contributed to its simplicity. It has a tragic ending whic
Based on the True Case Files of the Warrens… The Conjuring This movie really gives me the creeps. I think that once a movie is not only based on demons and satanic activities but is also based on true events it goes a little too far for my tastes. I saw this movie for the first time this year and I tried to watch it again for the purposes of this review, but I only got about halfway through it. I think the filming and the special effects are well done. The jump scenes are wel
Poison, Drowning, Claw, Or Knife. So Many Ways To Take A Life. If you don’t follow the rules tonight, you won’t live to see tomorrow. Trick ‘r Treat! I guess this is a movie about the underdog or outcast getting revenge on Halloween, making it a horror movie. I think the movie has some gaps in the story line which makes the movie unrealistic and therefore takes away from the scare factor. The scary scenes are really just quick flashes that don’t give the viewer a chance to re
Day 26: The scariest comedy of all time! Young Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein is a movie I will watch year after year. The jokes are obvious and silly but the pacing is excellent and I never feel like I miss out the punchline. But what amazes me here is the actual attention to detail placed on delivering a product that feels like it I was made way back when. The staging shots are all done in a similar slow pan and the lighting tricks are simple but work well with the black
Day 22: Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door. “Låt den rätte komma in” Let the Right One In. I’m not sure what to make of this movie. I felt like they wanted to make a horror movie with a purpose but they didn’t accomplish either in my opinion. The monsters in this movie are kids, which makes for a creepy story, but it could have been done much better instead it only gets creepy toward the end of the movie. The point I think t
Day 17: Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. Die …in The House of the Devil. The House of the Devil is a slow, slow burn. Unfortunately, when it does pick up it has already been so long since anything exciting has happened the climax seems thrown in there at the end. As if the first hour and a half is one movie and the finale is separate. I wanted more build to that climax, there were honestly maybe only one or two clues before our Samantha is actually in dange
The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror and The Sequel To The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror! They got up on the wrong side of the grave. Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye with the Evil Dead 1 & 2 Double Feature! Both films have similar plots, acting, special effects, and endings with Ash defeating the demons. I thought the first one was scarier than the second film, but the second film was funnier than the first. Both films, in my opinion, are definitely unique from other
You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters? Join the discussion and let us know what you think of The Monster Squad! I had completely forgotten about this movie and really enjoyed watching it again. Every stereotype of monsters is in this movie from monsters don’t have to run, to the costumes, the script, even the car that Dracula drives, which was done I think for comedy effect. There is a lot of comedy mixed in with the horror of th
A Chilling Thriller. The walking nightmare that frightened the world! A monster that science created – but could not destroy! Join us as we share our opinions on the Universal Pictures thriller, 1931’s Frankenstein. We wear our badge of courage proudly. The story of Frankenstein is one of my all time favorites. It’s a solid piece of horror sci-fi that draws you in and causes you to sympathize with all of the characters, including the monster. This story is so close to my hear
We’re stoked to begin our 31 Days of Horror and share in the wonder of the season with you!
Here you’ll find Dark Room Horror’s list of movies to bring in those sweet holiday feels 🎃
Join us as we soak in the season we’ve all been waiting for. We’ll be posting quick reviews on each movie each day from 5 of our writers! With this many people only getting to write a paragraph on each film, we’re bound to have some differences in opinion. Join the discussion a
In this world of uncertainty, there are some things in life we know to be true, and some pieces of age-old advice that we should all heed. When you live in the middle of nowhere, never, never answer the door for Strangers. The Strangers: Prey at Night dropped their first teaser, and naturally Bloody Disgusting was right on top of it. The trailer has been watched, my curiosity has been stoked and I’m ready for the release of Strangers 2. I’ll be honest, this second installment