Rain Drops Keep Falling

The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix original TV show based on a comic book series of the same name. It follows a group of super-powered individuals, flashing back and forth between their traumatic childhoods under a tyrannical father and their dysfunctional adulthood. When one of their own returns from the future speaking of doomsday in the coming days, they must try and put their differences aside and find a way to stop it. The Umbrella Academy Review Hardly a horror show, of course, Umbrella Academy isn't out to break any records in violence and depravity. However, it pushes the boundaries of what's capable in a TV-14 show. It isn't afraid to get a little bloody and let the drug abuse bring

Follow the Leader

Await Further Instructions follows a disjointed family that awakes to an emergency scenario one holiday morning. The windows and doors are sealed shut with a weird, impenetrable material and the television is blinking emergency instructions. As the tension in the home escalates, the messages on the television become more disconcerting. Await Further Instructions Review This movie is fairly heavy-handed with many of its themes, working the extremes of its moral compass directly into the mouths of its characters. There is no subtlety when it comes to the message this film is intending to deliver through its horror vehicle. And while a majority of those messages are preaching to the choir, it q

Dulling the Saw Blade

Escape Room follows a wide array of gifted people as they enter a mysterious escape room contest. It soon becomes apparent that this escape room challenge is deadly, and the group must work together to escape with their lives. Escape Room Review The easiest way to sum up Escape Room on a superficial level is that it's essentially a mild, more inclusive version of Saw or Cube. Both hard-R films balanced their puzzles and character development with gruesome violence. Escape Room tones down the violence while retaining the character development and puzzle solving. In doing so, it's more accessible to a wide array of audiences at the expense of fully satisfying diehard horror fans. And that's ok

Second Chances

The Prodigy follows an 8-year old boy (Jackson Robert Scott) who possesses a unique intellect for his age. As his mind progresses, but his social skills seem to regress and become aggressive, his mother (Taylor Schilling) and father become increasingly concerned about his health. After a series of tests and analyses, they fear there may be something supernaturally sinister at work in their child. The Prodigy Review Little kids and horror is a staple. From The Omen and Children of the Corn, to Come Out and Play, there is something that can be truly unsettling about sadistic personas trapped inside seemingly innocent bodies. And to that effect, The Prodigy succeeds. The child actor struggles a

If You Please

Velvet Buzzsaw follows an assortment of pretentious characters (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, John Malkovich and Billy Magnussen) that feed off of the high-end art scene. After discovering a gold mine of a deceased/deranged artist's masterpieces in his rundown apartment, their greed and deception inevitably lead to the works of art enacting violent judgment upon the group. Velvet Buzzsaw Review Velvet Buzzsaw takes its sweet time getting itself going, at least from a horror perspective. It makes sure to establish the despicable cast of characters first, convincing us that even the most relatable of characters are as vile a

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