Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review - I Am Not a Serial Killer

Maybe not, but he is still pretty creepy. Alas, he’s the town’s only hope against a homicidal supernatural being. As indie horror goes, I’ve seen worse. Mildly amusing

Review - A Christmas Horror Story

William Shatner phones in a performance as a radio shock jock in the bracket for four horrible holiday horrors. Most of this is predictable and dull. But then there’s the last entry, a showdown between the martial arts skills of Santa Claus and Krampus, with a heavy dose of zombie elves thrown in for good measure. See if desperate

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review - The Angry Birds Movie

This has all the depth of plot and character one is entitled to expect from a movie based on a Flash game in which players use a slingshot to fling birds at flimsy structures full of green pigs. The animation is better than I thought it would be, and they spent a chunk of change on the cast (including the “voice” of Sean Penn as a bulky bird who communicates only in grunts). But the moralizing is directionless, and the story never manages to overcome its own stupid. See if desperate

Review - The Dead Room

Family flees haunted house. Ghostbusters show up to investigate. So we’re getting two horror cliches for the price of one. The filmmakers are clearly trying for “psychological,” but all they end up with is “boring.” See if desperate