Synopsis: When the monster disposal facility on planet Pluton dispatches a mutated beast of insatiable appetites and sends it out into space as an electrical signal, that signal accidentally gets caught by a backyard satellite dish on the backwater planet of Earth (they don’t even have interstellar travel yet! How primitive!). The family who owns […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Terrorvision"
Although they are the coin of the realm in Hollywood and other film industry areas, the screenplay is an odd thing to read. Good ones flow like a solidly written story. Harlan Ellison was the master of the readable script, and his work on the television pilot sequel to A Boy and His Dog is […]Read more "And say goodbye to my wife for me. I’ll say hello to yours.: S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk"
Synopsis: When husband and wife Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) and wife Jessica Burlingame (Carla Gugino) head off to a rural house in Maine for a little alone time, they plan on eating good food, drinking some wine, and exploring some mildly kinky sex in order to rekindle their relationship. The marriage they are sharing has been […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Gerald’s Game"
Synopsis: The year is 1967, and single mom Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) is making a living doing readings for the bereaved people seeking comfort and closure. She assures her two helpful daughters teenaged Lina (Annalise Basso) and nine-or-ten year old Doris (Lulu Wilson) that what they are not charlatans or cheats because they are offering […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Ouija: Origin of Evil"
Synopsis: When a pair of uncouth murderers (David Arquette and the recently departed Sid Haig) flee a posse and cross into a strange burial ground, they cannot know the horror they will unleash. One of them falls almost immediately and the other flees. Unlike what the Good Book says, this guilty man is pursued. From […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Bone Tomahawk"
Synopsis: A famed psychic phenomenon debunker and writer Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) comes to a boys’ boarding school to debunk a ghost supposedly involved in the death of one of the lads. At first, she employs all manner of scientific apparatuses to identify prankster children or sinister adults. However, she soon finds her rational world […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: The Awakening"
Synopsis: When Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) moves to Berlin to pursue her dream of dancing with the greatest company of its kind, she brings more baggage than the stuff holding her luggage. She is haunted by a history with a strict religious upbringing as well as the knowledge that she has no formal training. However, […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Suspiria"