Review: ‘X’ Simmers with Sexuality and Regret In Homage to ’70’s Exploitation

The eternal debate about the depiction of sex and violence in movies continues in 2022. Some want to return to the Code days, where sex was self-regulated out of Hollywood in favor of innuendo. Others, including some infamous international filmmakers, push the boundaries. Yet a brief era during the 1970s led some to believe that … Continue reading Review: ‘X’ Simmers with Sexuality and Regret In Homage to ’70’s Exploitation

Review: It’s a ‘Glorious’ Day For Terrors

Horrors beyond our wildest dreams occupied the mind of H.P. Lovecraft. While monster stories of his era are not exclusively his domain, the prolific and problematic writer maintains a hold on today’s public consciousness. The use of otherworldly gods and terrors paints a picture of epic scale. That poses a challenge for independent filmmakers like … Continue reading Review: It’s a ‘Glorious’ Day For Terrors

Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Welcome back to Bela Lugosi’s Undead! We kick off our first A24 horror run with Ari Asters Hereditary. It’s Spooky Ryan’s favorite film of all time, and one of the most memorable theatrical films of recent memory.  After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film quickly took the world by storm. It became the … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

Nothing gets the thriller juices flowing quite like a wee bit of classism. While not full-blown horror like Texas Chainsaw or Friday the 13th, plenty of great films use the backbone of economic hardship to tell wild genre stories. Classics like The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby were light on the literal scares but chilled to the … Continue reading Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

Beware the Moon David. It's An American Werewolf in London, a beloved horror-comedy unlike any that came before it. It even made Oscar history! Let's jump into the gory, silly, and sexy An American Werewolf in London.   00-6:15 - General Thoughts on the Movie 6:15- 9:30 - Recapping the Film 9:30 - 16:05 - John Landis, Animal … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods Episode 8: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods- Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights Preview!

It's almost time for Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando, and we're very pumped up! We're going to be there on September 28th and 29th, so we hope to see you there. However, with the cast preview a mere few hours away, Ryan and I run down the houses and scarezones. We give picks … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods- Episode 4: Halloween Horror Nights Preview!

We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: Episode 2 – ‘Halloween’ (1978)

Welcome back to We Bought a Cabin in the Woods! This week we're talking John Carpenter's "Halloween" from 1978. We discuss our favorite kills, the career of Carpenter, that amazing score, and our rankings of the franchise! We also take listener questions. Get ready for spookiness! 00:00 - 5:40 - Intro to "Halloween" 5:40 - 8:45 - … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: Episode 2 – ‘Halloween’ (1978)

Review: ‘Summer of ’84’ Shines as a Future Cult Classic

There has been a pretty strong reaction to the overuse of nostalgia in pop culture. This caused one of the backlashes against "Stranger Things," as well as some negativity surrounding various reboots. However, diving into an era can also surprise audiences if they buy into the story. This is where Gunpowder & Sky's "Summer of '84" shines. Taking … Continue reading Review: ‘Summer of ’84’ Shines as a Future Cult Classic

Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s Celebrate the Best Film in the Franchise

It's a Friday the 13th, so I couldn't help but weigh in on the popular film franchise. The horror series continues has been strangely missing from pop culture since 2009, when the "Friday the 13th" semi-remake hit theaters. The film was actually a pretty solid entry in the series, giving audiences a gritty restart of … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s Celebrate the Best Film in the Franchise

2008 in Review: “Teeth” Remains the Cult Classic We Deserve

Most of the films we've talked about the past two weeks have been big blockbuster films that dominated the pop culture conversation for some amount of time. Breaking through to the populous is easy when you've got millions upon millions of dollars and a star-studded cast. It's much harder when you are a first-time writer, … Continue reading 2008 in Review: “Teeth” Remains the Cult Classic We Deserve