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)

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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)

The Hatred (2017)

Written and by Michael G. Kehoe.  Starring Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff, David Naughton, Darby Walker,  Nina Siemaszko, Gabrielle Bourne, Bayley Corman and Shae Smolik. Plot: four young women travel to their professor's house for fun, but instead discover the home's malevolent past. This movie opens in the 1960's, on a farm, where Samuel (Divoff) lives … Continue reading The Hatred (2017)

Malevolent (2018)

Directed by Olaf De Fleur.  Written by Ben Katai and Eva Konstantopoulos, who also wrote the novel titled "Hush".  Starring Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers, Georgina Bevan, Stephen McCole, Nicola Grier and Celia Imrie. Plot: a brother and sister who fake paranormal encounters for money get more than they bargained for at a truly … Continue reading Malevolent (2018)