The Grudge (2020)

Directed by Nicholas Pesce. Written by Pesce and Jeff Buhler. Starring Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler and Frankie Faison. Plot: a house is cursed with a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter. The movie is presented in a rather stupid non-linear fashion that we didn't … Continue reading The Grudge (2020)

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Written and directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, John Saxon, Tracy Middendorf, Lin Shaye and Wes Craven. Plot: Heather and her son, Dylan (Hughes), are stalked by the "real" Freddy Kreuger. In this movie, the real Nancy Thompson, Heather Langenkamp, is married and has a son. Her husband is a … Continue reading Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Written and directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley, John Saxon, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia and Lin Shaye. Plot: a child killer stalks teenagers in their dreams. Tina has a nightmare about a man with "knives for fingers". Then, it turns out that all her friends - Nancy (Langenkamp), … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Directed by David R. Ellis. Written by John Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale, David Koechner, Elsa Pataky, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Kevin McNulty, Rachel Blanchard, Todd Louiso and Lin Shaye. Plot: snakes are released on-board a plane carrying a star witness and the FBI agent protecting … Continue reading Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Directed by Mike Flanagan.  Written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard.  Starring Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Lulu Wilson, Lin Shaye and Doug Jones. Plot: a widowed mother and fake psychic accidentally invites an evil presence into her home while using a Ouija board. In this prequel to Ouija (2014), Alice (Reaser) has recently lost … Continue reading Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

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)

Tales of Halloween (2015)

This anthology isn't the best Halloween movie ever, but some of the stories are too good to miss out on this season.  So, let me tell you which ones you just have to see. SWEET TOOTH Written and directed by Dave Parker, this terrifying tale is about an urban legend known as "Sweet Tooth".  Sweet … Continue reading Tales of Halloween (2015)

Ouija (2014)

Directed by Stiles White.  Written by White and his wife, Juliet Snowden.  Starring Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Robyn Lively, Bianca Santos, Ana Coto and Lin Shaye. Plot: a group of friends have to confront their fears after releasing dark powers while playing with a Ouija board. Debbie throws her Ouija board in the … Continue reading Ouija (2014)

Asylum (2008)

Directed by David R. Ellis.  Written by Ethan Lawrence.  Starring Sarah Roemer, Travis Van Winkle, Jake Muxworthy, Ellen Hollman, Carolina Garcia, Cody Kasch, Lin Shaye and Mark Rolston. Plot: six college students find out their dorm used to be an asylum and the crazy doctor haunting the halls knows all their secret fears Six college … Continue reading Asylum (2008)

Critters 2 (1988)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Garris and David Twohy.  Starring Scott Grimes, Lin Shaye, Cynthia Garris, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann and Sam Anderson. Plot: eggs left behind on Earth, hatch and attack Grover's Bend once again In Critters 2, the town of Grover's Bend actually blames Brad (Grimes) because when he comes back … Continue reading Critters 2 (1988)