Category: Archived Reviews

The Beyond (1981) – By Baron Craze

Attention: Only the true hardcore horror fans need apply here, as anyone familiar with the powerful and incredible visual presented in the Italian horror cinema, they already know about The Beyond, as a masterpiece to both Fulci fans and elements of extreme excessiveness. This movie doesn’t hold anything back, delivering gore, and strives forward providing…


Exeter (2015) – By Baron Craze

Marcus Nispel, director of retelling stories such as Frankenstein (2004) the television movie and then moving to mastering remakes of horror greats of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Friday the 13th (2009), storms forth with an original horror story from writer Kirsten McCallion called Exeter. Although the plot falls into the trappings of a…


Wild Beasts (1984) – By Baron Craze

Some horror fans have a special love for killer animal movies, Food of the Gods (1976) or Day of the Animals (1977), where beasts of all types really become the stars and upstage the actors or stomp on them depending on the situation. Hence, it brings us to Wild Beasts, from director Franco Prosperi, now…


Exists (2014) – By Baron Craze

Eduardo Sanchez, a talented filmmaker, brings to life screenwriter Jamie Nash’s creation, (they both previously worked on Altered [2006]) which strangely adds more into the found footage market which he long ago helped to advance greatly with his movie The Blair Witch Project. Herein another film dealing the existence of Bigfoot and claiming on the…


Hotel Inferno (2013) – By Baron Craze

Director Giulio De Santi, known for his thrilling gross theatrics, presents his film Hotel Inferno, filmed in a first person perspective, which follows a narrative storyline and yet feels strangely familiar. Noting that JeruZalem (2015) took on this concept of first person filming (POV), only a few others have braved the new technology, namely the…


After School Massacre (2014) – By Baron Craze

When one incorporates the word massacre into their title, it first needs to live up to its standing especially in the horror genre, and fans think of slasher slaughter films like for example The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) or Music Store Massacre (2013). The gore a requirement, the blood needs to cover everything and everyone,…


Basket Case 2 (1990) – By Baron Craze

Back in 1982 with a less than shoestring budget, director Frank Henenlotter released a very unusual and extremely unique film called Basket Case, and later created in 1987 Brain Damage, however by the 1990s the demand for a sequel reared its head and hence Basket Case 2 was born. The story dives into a different…


Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) – By Baron Craze

Now a rule in the horror genre, and actually all of cinema, sequels and sometimes prequels suck, simply stated, but a few do outshine the first, namely Godfather Part II (1974), clearly a superior movie, but when horror does it’s a rarity, which brings us to Mike Flanagan who directed this film and co-wrote with…


Hold That Ghost (1941) – By Baron Craze

First, a lot of criticism has befallen this film, perhaps most is unjustified, one must recall the time and place this movie enters into the cinema, and their films that proceeded it, namely Buck Privates and In the Navy, two war-comedy films, used to recruit and sell war bonds. In addition, the usage of musical…


Music Store Massacre (2013) – By Baron Craze

Music Store Massacre, takes on the most original opening to an independent film, in quite some time, with the infamous Reverend Smith (Frank Bliss) mutilating himself, by extreme means, and executing his sister, a police officer before uttering his last words “Death to thou who hates”, before Detective Young who arrives to discover the gruesome…