Insidious (2010)

Directed by James Wan.  Written by Leigh Whannell.  Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey and J. LaRose. Plot:  parents Josh (Wilson) and Renai (Byrne), take drastic measures when it appears their comatose son is possessed. A young family moves into a new house we see a … Continue reading Insidious (2010)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Written by William Hurlbut and John L. Balderston Directed by James Whale Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon and Douglas Walton Plot: Mary Shelley reveals to her husband Percy and Lord Byron that the monster did not die and tells more of the story. This movie is a … Continue reading Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Urban Legend (1998)

Directed by Jamie Blanks.  Written by Silvio Horta.  Starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Robert Englund, Brad Dourif and Danielle Harris. Plot: someone is killing people at a college in the ways of old Urban Legends. The opening scene is violent and wonderful.  It's the urban … Continue reading Urban Legend (1998)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Written and Directed by Wes Craven Starring Dee Wallace and Michael Berryman Plot: A family on their way to Cali break down in the middle of a desert inhabited by mutant cannibals. We are huge dog fans so the inclusion of "beauty and the Beast" in this movie was awesome though not without heart break. … Continue reading The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Stand (1994)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Stephen King.  Starring Ruby Dee, Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Corin Nemec, Rob Lowe, Adam Storke, Miguel Ferrar, Jamey Sheridan, Ray Walston, Laura San Giacomo, Matt Frewer, Bill Fagerbakke, Ossie Davis, Shawnee Smith, Ed Harris, Cynthia Garris, John Landis, Karem Abdul-Jabar and Stephen King himself. Plot: a plague breaks out … Continue reading The Stand (1994)

Species (1995)

Directed by Roger Donaldson.  Written by Dennis Feldman.  Starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Ben Kingsley, Marg Helgenberger, Forest Whitaker, Alfred Molina and Michelle Williams. Plot: the government messes up yet again, by making a human/alien hybrid that ends up being as fatal as she is beautiful. Sil (Williams) is a human/alien hybrid being kept in … Continue reading Species (1995)

Saw III (2006)

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.  Written by Leigh Whannell and James Wan.  Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer, Leigh Whannell, J. Larose and Donnie Wahlberg. Plot: Jigsaw and his new psycho bitch sidekick kidnap some peeps...again. Ugh.  Can I just start with ugh.  Jigsaw (Bell) is back up to some … Continue reading Saw III (2006)

Saw II (2005)

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.  Written by Bousman and Leigh Whannell.  Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Dina Meyer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Glenn Plummer, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Tony Nappo, Tim Burd and Erik Knudsen. Plot: Detective Matthews (Wahlberg) hunts Jigsaw (Bell) while also trying to find eight people that Jigsaw has trapped in a … Continue reading Saw II (2005)

Saw (2004)

Directed by James Wan.  Written by Wan and Leigh Whannell.  Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Danny Glover and Monica Potter. Plot: a man kidnaps people and puts them through "tests" for survival. With the Saw re-imaginings coming soon, we figured we'd put up the first three movies.  In the first movie, … Continue reading Saw (2004)

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Directed by Michael Chaves.  Written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.  Starring Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Roman Christou, Jaynce-Lynne Kinchen, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marisol Ramirez and Tony Amendola. Plot: the Hispanic legend of the Weeping Woman comes to life. In 1673, a young mother drowns her two children because she catches her husband … Continue reading The Curse of La Llorona (2019)