Resident Evil recap

Over the course of five Resident Evil movies, we still haven’t learned a whole lot about Alice (Milla Jovovich). She’s a character driven more by action, but her actions often don’t define her in any substantial or tangible ways. She’s often shooting her way through these movies — mostly surviving, rarely evolving.

The character is always on the move. She’s nearly always driving the story, creating more action than waiting to react. Alice rarely stops to doubt her missions or to self-reflect or chit-chat. This character and these movies aren’t prone to slowing down and stopping, unless it’s for exposition. Perhaps you’ve forgotten some of that exposition and pertinent information after all these years since the last installment in the series, 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution.

If you want to brush up on the events of the franchise before seeing director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, then give our Resident Evil recap a look.

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Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story Coven

Now that American Horror Story has been renewed for three more seasons, the question is what they plan to do with them. We know that one of the ideas involves a crossover season that will mash up Murder House and Coven (seasons 1 and 3, respectively), and today creator Ryan Murphy has a few more details on what exactly that will entail.  Read More »

Sadako vs Kayako review

I saw Sadako vs. Kayako at Fantastic Fest last year under the best possible circumstances: in a movie theater packed with horror fans after midnight while I was just weary enough for every jump scare to jolt life back into me. The film itself is pretty fun and a good time if you have any investment at all in The Ring, The Grudge, and their many sequels, but I do wonder how it will play at home. After all, that’s where most people are going to see it, as horror streaming service Shudder has locked down the rights and will release it tomorrow, January 26, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out a new clip from the film that shows off some of the earlier scares.

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a cure for wellness clip

A Cure For Wellness may be a horror movie, but I’m choosing to look at it as a tale of redemption. Redemption for director Gore Verbinski, a truly unique filmmaker who has found himself lost in the blockbuster desert for a little too long. Redemption for star Dane DeHaan, a generally very good actor who fell on his face in front of millions of people when he played Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I’m rooting for these guys. And I’m rooting for A Cure For Wellness, because the trailers suggest the kind of deeply weird, atmospheric horror movies that linger longer than typical schlock. So let’s watch a new clip from the film, shall we?

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get out

The midnight secret screening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was probably the worst kept secret in the festival’s history: It was the premiere of Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut Get Out, a Blumhouse-produced horror movie that takes on the monster of racism in modern times. Imagine Meet The Parents mixed with The Stepford Wives. It’s smart, visceral, thrilling and, of course, funny.

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bad boys for life

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Bad Boys 3 may in trouble after some drama at Sony.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard talks about preparing for Jurassic World 2.
  • The Goosebumps sequel has a release date.
  • Tremors 6 is set to begin filming next week.
  • Reese Witherspoon would be down for a third Legally Blonde movie.
  • Jeepers Creepers 3 is set to resume production after a long delay.
  • Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.

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split ending

It should come as no surprise that M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split features a big twist. It’s kind of his thing. Everyone, even his fans, has poked fun at his penchant for Big Shocking Reveals, some of which work as stunning reversals and some of which fall flat on their face. The twist in Split is a weird one – for every person who sees it and loses their goddamn mind, there will be someone who has no idea what the hell just happened.

In other words, it’s the kind of thing that demands to be discussed. Huge spoilers ahead. Seriously. If you haven’t seen Split yet, I’d suggest not reading on.

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Garance Marillier in Raw

Saying that a movie is one of the best of the entire year when it’s only January may seems downright foolish. Irresponsible, even. But if Raw had come out in 2016, it would have made my top 10 of the year and would have made an already great year for horror movies even better. I loved writer/director Julia Ducournau‘s new coming-of-age cannibalism movie when I saw it at Fantastic Fest last year and I’m already eager to see it again. Movies about people eating other people aren’t supposed to be this honest, heartbreaking, and in-tune with the anxieties that accompany leaving home for the first time, but here we are.

A new clip from the film has arrived and you should watch it! And then you should actually go see the movie so we’ll have something to talk about.

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phantasm blu-ray set

Physical media may be slowly succumbing to the digital age, but you can pry my Blu-ray library from my cold, lifeless corpse…a corpse that will have a frozen smile on its bloodless face because I died watching movies that didn’t need to buffer at key moments and actually allowed me to watch the ending credits before smash cutting to a recommendation. And speaking of corpses and physical media, a Blu-ray box set collecting all five Phantasm movies is on the way, just in case you happen to like good things.

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the wailing remake

You should go watch The Wailing.

Unless subtitles make your eyes bleed and you hate terrifying movies, you have no excuse. Na Hong-jin‘s sprawling horror epic is currently streaming on Netflix, so wait until it gets dark outside, make yourself a snack, carve out 156 minutes, and hit play. Because man, this movie is something else. I’m not even sure how to begin to describe it, but I feel confident that it’s a movie that could only be set in South Korea and made by South Korean filmmakers.

In other news, it’s currently being considered for an American remake. Huh.

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