The Innkeepers (2011)

Written and directed by Ti West.  Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Lena Dunham, Alison Bartlett, George Riddle and Brenda Cooney. Plot: two employees at the Yankee Pedlar Inn investigate a supposed haunting. Claire (Paxton) and Luke (Healy) are the last two employees of an inn that's going out of business.  Both are ghost … Continue reading The Innkeepers (2011)

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The Toy Box (2018)

Directed by Tom Nagel.  Written by Tom and Brian Nagel, Jeff Denton and Jeff Miller.  Starring Mischa Barton, Jeff Denton, Matt Mercer, Brian Nagel, Greg Violand and Denise Richards. Plot: a sinister RV threatens a family on vacation. In the very first scene of the movie, the RV is sitting on the side of the … Continue reading The Toy Box (2018)

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Directed by John Hough.  Written by Richard Matheson, based on his novel, Hell House.  Starring Roddy McDowall, Pamela Franklin, Gayle Hunnicutt and Clive Revill. Plot: a group of researchers spend a week in the "Mount Everest of Haunted Houses" formerly owned by a serial killer and now haunted by him and his victims. The researchers … Continue reading The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Ghost Stories (2017)

Written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, based on their play of the same name.  Starring Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren and Nicholas Burns. Plot: three scary stories have a sinister connection to a Professor Goodman (Nyman), who has devoted his life to exposing phony supernatural happenings. Professor Goodman … Continue reading Ghost Stories (2017)

Haunting of Cell Block 11 (2014) (AKA Apparitional)

Written and directed by Andrew P. Jones.  Starring Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko, Bill Lithgow and Dee Wallace. Plot: a group of ghost hunters step into a truly haunted prison with a grisly past. First of all, the movie should've stuck with the Apparitional title.  It made more sense.  As for a … Continue reading Haunting of Cell Block 11 (2014) (AKA Apparitional)

Down A Dark Hall (2018)

Directed by Rodrigo Cortes.  Written by Michael Goldbach and Chris Sparling, based on a novel by Lois Duncan.  Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, Noah Silver, Victoria Moroles, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day, Jodhi May and Rebecca Front. Plot: five girls in a boarding school discover it's truly horrifying purpose. A young woman jumps out … Continue reading Down A Dark Hall (2018)

The Grudge 3 (2009)

Directed by Toby Wilkins.  Written by Brad Keene.  Starring  Johanna Braddy, Gil McKinney, Jodie Hobson, Emi Ikehata, Shawnee Smith, Beau Mirchoff, Matthew Knight and Marina Sirtis. Plot: a Japanese woman comes to Chicago to help a small family stop a new curse. So, apparently Jake (Knight) didn't die at the end of the last movie.  … Continue reading The Grudge 3 (2009)

The Grudge 2 (2007)

Directed by Takashi Shimizu.  Written by Shimizu and Stephen Susco.  Starring Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Roemer, Edison Chen, Jennifer Beals, Teresa Palmer, Christopher Cousins and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Plot: the curse from the first movie is out and makes it's way to a Chicago apartment building. First, let me tell you that this movie … Continue reading The Grudge 2 (2007)

The Grudge (2004)

Directed by Takeshi Shimizu.  Written by Schimizu and Stephen Susco.  Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, Bill Pullman, Ted Raimi, Ryo Ishibashi, William Mapother, Grace Zabriskie and KaDee Strickland. Plot: a family killed in a fit of rage haunts a house and anyone who comes in it because "when someone dies in the … Continue reading The Grudge (2004)

Dark House (2009)

Directed by Darin Scott.  Written by Scott and Kerry Douglas Dye.  Starring Jeffrey Combs, Scott Whyte, Meghan Ory, Diane Salinger and Matt Cohen. Plot: a group of acting students come to work for a haunted house that turns out to be truly haunted. In the Old Darrode House, Janet Darrode ran a foster home but … Continue reading Dark House (2009)