Hocus Pocus (1993)

Directed by Kenny Ortega.  Written by Mick Garris, David Kirschner and Neil Cuthbert.  Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Doug Jones and Sean Murray. Plot: a boy moves to Salem and accidentally/on purpose awakens three witches. In 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, a boy named Thackery Binx (Murray) … Continue reading Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)

Directed by James Moran.  Written by Ian Shorr, based on the web series "Marble Hornets" by Joseph DeLage, Troy Wagner and Tim Sutton.  Starring Chris Marquette, Jake McDorman, Alexandra Breckenridge, Alexandra Holden and Doug Jones. Plot: a small-town news team finds video tapes in a repossessed house where a faceless figure known as "The Operator" … Continue reading Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)

Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)

Directed by Hirati Katagiri.  Written by Katagiri, Nathan Long and Brad Palmer.  Starring Sean Sprawling, Katherine Taylor, Patrick Gorman, Simon Phillips, Doug Jones and Lance Henriksen. Plot: developers looking to build on land in Saipan, stumble onto an evil force of legendary proportions Five people go to see about this development.  There, they find this … Continue reading Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)

Quarantine (2008)

Directed by John Erick Dowdle.  Written by John and Drew Dowdle.  Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Johnathan Schaech, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Joey King, and Doug Jones. Plot: a news crew and some fireman get quarantined in an apartment building after a routine call turns into a nightmare This remake of [REC] stays pretty true … Continue reading Quarantine (2008)

Absentia (2011)

Written and directed by Mike Flanagan.  Starring Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Doug Jones, Dave Levine and Justin Gordon. Plot: 2 sisters discover that a tunnel is the link to several disappearances This movie is very hard to describe.  It's sort of part crime drama, part horror film which is why DJ didn't really like it.  … Continue reading Absentia (2011)

Fear Itself: Skin and Bones (2008)

Directed by Larry Fessenden.  Written by Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan.  Starring Doug Jones, Molly Hagan, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brett Dier and Gordon Tootoosis. Plot: rancher, Grady Edlund, returns home after being lost in the woods for days and his family notices that he isn't quite right Well, I love Doug Jones, but I hate dead … Continue reading Fear Itself: Skin and Bones (2008)