Killer Dolls - ROUND 1!!!

Annabelle Comes Home follows the evil doll that acts as a conduit for spirits and demons as it is initially introduced into the home of the paranormal investigative family, the Warrens. After being released from its blessed imprisonment by a well-meaning teen, the beacon of evil begins to release spirits once trapped in their respective totems. Annabelle Comes Home Review The Annabelle [now] trilogy has had its ups and downs, much like the Insidious franchise. While the first Insidious film and the two Conjuring movies remain the pinnacle of the Wan universe of horror, there have been some valiant attempts to keep the Wan style of horror going. While there have been mild successes, like Insi


Child's Play (2019) follows a young mother (Aubrey Plaza) who gives her son a toy doll with an artificial intelligence and the capability to interact with smart technologies. When the doll's failsafes malfunction, it begins to show signs of homicidal tendencies. The son, Andy, must then stop his killer toy Chucky before he kills everyone he cares about. Child's Play (2019) Review I feel like most people know what they're getting into with a Chucky movie. The franchise has been on a sharp decline, arguably, since the second installment, though admittedly I find the third to be quite entertaining. When Chucky decided to go full-blown horror comedy with his self-titled affairs, things went from


Boar follows an array of characters whose stories intertwine around a massive, diseased killer boar that is wreaking havoc on the Australian countryside. Boar Review This is going to come across as harsh, and that admittedly must be how I intend it, but I was surprised to find out this wasn't director Chris Sun's first attempt at filmmaking. Throughout the production it felt like shots lasted too long, took poor angles, and dragged with odd timing. Some of it could also be pinned on the editing, but for a fun script and decent creature effects, I feel like a lot of potential quality was missed because of a lack of skill behind the camera. Now, of course, I could do no better...but I've seen

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the titular monstrosity from his events in the first film (the 2014 Godzilla) and the aftermath of his battle with the MUTOs. The organization known as Monarch has discovered more ancient monsters around the world. As they perform studies and experiments on the beasts during their hibernations, another secret organization hijacks Monarch's top scientist and begins unleashing the monsters one by one. Monarch is forced to team up with the seemingly benevolent Godzilla in an attempt to restore balance. Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review If anyone is a fan of the original/old school Godzilla films, they know that plot and acting are not staples of the fr


Ma follows a group of high schoolers that befriend a middle-aged woman (Octavia Spencer) after she buys them beer. After a series of circumstances, the teens end up using her basement as a party spot and affectionately referring to her as Ma. But Ma's traumatic past has left her disturbed and she just might snap. Ma Review Ma manages to be a horror movie and a tragic indie drama/thriller at the same time. Despite its unsettling trailer, Ma is full of heart (albeit a broken one) that spends a great deal of its runtime establishing the character of Ma and her traumatic history with the characters in the story. It makes her own disturbing behavior understandable, and to some, controversially ju

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 Highlights

As always, Denver Pop Culture Con has delivered on its celebrity panels, this year boasting the likes of Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson (Back to the Future), George Takei (Star Trek), and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw). While the horror isn't in full force, there is plenty to enjoy for the scifi/horror inclined fan, as Efrit and I find plenty to dig into. DPCC is a big supporter of Pop Culture Classroom, which is definitely worth noting here. The organization's mission is to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. It's a truly

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