Tag: Horror Review

Satanic Panic (2019) – By Baron Craze

Satan is making a comeback in the horror movies (he never truly left but more in the forefront), while treated with class from Ready or Not (2019) to the documentary Hail Satan (2019) and now the horror comedy Satanic Panic from director Chelsea Stardust (Seeing Green [2018]) using a screenplay that truly pops and splatters…


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…


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…


The Tingler (1959) – By Baron Craze

Following his great success with both Macabre (1958) and House on Haunted Hill (1959), William Castle quickly followed it up with The Tingler also released in the same year, he increased his budget to $250,000 and achieved the notoriety of becoming the first director to incorporate an LSD trip into his flick, he effectively achieved…


Zombie Apocalypse (2011) – By Baron Craze

Zombie Apocalypse is a The Asylum production, that originally aired on tv’s Syfy, Saturday, October 30th headed by director Nick Lyon (Bermuda Tentacles [2014]), working with a screenplay from writers Brooks Peck and Craig Engler, both who penned Rage of the Yeti (2011), who brought in a few unique elements. When it comes to the zombie subgenre, there’s plenty to…


Reborn (2018) – By Baron Craze

Screenwriter Michael Mahin, debuts with his first script made into a film with experienced horror director Julian Richards, known for his crossover thriller-horror movies Daddy’s Girl (2018) and The Last Horror Movie (2003). They combine to bring a move that contains many cliché references to Carrie (1976) and Firestarter (1984), noted by many critics, however…


Tone-Deaf (2019) – By Baron Craze

  First, it’s not typically easy to define both director and writer Richard Bates Jr.’s work, it tends to lean more abstract and off-beat, challenging everyone who watches it whether to critique or merely entertain, however that commonly leads to wide ranging discussions. I have had the opportunity to see Bates’ short film Excision at…


Deadsight (2018) – By Baron Craze

One of the largest problems with zombie movies, often comes from the excess, it feels with a view of George Romero’s commercialism in Dawn of the Dead. The locations center in cookie-cutter neighborhoods, apartment buildings, malls, and military bases, and lost in the translation is the alienation, that lonesome house off a barren road in…


The Possession Diaries (2019) – By Baron Craze

A few years ago in the horror genre paranormal films dominated the market, before zombie flicks, while lately it’s been possession movies, from The Nun (2018) which caused some unrelated spin-offs to the Annabelle series, face it the Devil is popular. It has gotten to the point where some religious commentators have slammed the movies,…