Jacob’s Ladder (2019)

Directed by David M. Rosenthal.  Written by Jeff Buhler, Sarah Thorpe and Jake Wade Wall.  Starring Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Guy Barnet, Joseph Sikora and Karla Souza. Plot: after the brother he thought was dead returns home from war, a doctor struggles to maintain his sanity. When the lead writer has done The … Continue reading Jacob’s Ladder (2019)

Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

Directed by Steve Beck.  Written by Robb White, Richard D'Ovidio and Neal Marshall Stevens.  Starring Tony Shaloub, Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Lillard, Embeth Davidtz, F. Murray Abraham, Rah Digga, JR Bourne and Alec Roberts. Plot: a man inherits a haunted house from his uncle. Simply put, Arthur (Shaloub) inherits a house from his late uncle that … Continue reading Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

Let Me In (2010)

Written and directed by Matt Reeves (based on the novel and screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist).  Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette and Richard Jenkins. Plot: a bullied young boy meets a young female vampire and they bond. In 1983, young Owen (Smit-McPhee) is picked on mercilessly by his bullies (led … Continue reading Let Me In (2010)

Night of the Demons (2009)

Directed by Adam Gierasch.  Written by Gierasch and Jace Anderson.  Starring Monica Keena, Edward Furlong, Shannon Elizabeth, Diora Baird and Tiffany Shepis. Plot: after a wild party, a group of people become trapped in an old mansion with demons. Maddie (Keena) goes to a party held in an old mansion by Angela (Elizabeth).  She's hesitant … Continue reading Night of the Demons (2009)

When A Stranger Calls (2006)

Directed by Simon West.  Written by Jake Wade Wall.  Starring Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg, Brian Geraghty, Tessa Thompson and the voice of Lance Henriksen. Plot: a babysitter is stalked by a lunatic. While this remake is not as good as the original, we still really liked it and actually do own it, so … Continue reading When A Stranger Calls (2006)

Poltergeist (2015)

Directed by Gil Kenan.  Written by David Lindsay-Abaire (based on the 1982 movie).  Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jane Adams, Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, and the so cute Kennedi Clements. Plot: a family moves into a house built on a cemetery and surprise! it's haunted. An out of work father, gets his family into a … Continue reading Poltergeist (2015)

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Directed by William Malone.  Written by Robb White and Dick Beebe.  Starring Jeffrey Combs, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Famke Janssen, Chris Kattan, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush and Bridgette Wilson. Plot: a man, Mr. Price (Rush), plays a game, offering $1,000,000 to any guest that can survive the night in a haunted house Price is an … Continue reading House on Haunted Hill (1999)

13 Ghosts (1960)

Directed by the legendary William Castle.  Written by Robb White (who often worked with Castle on some of his best stuff).  Starring Margaret Hamilton (who we all know better as The Wicked Witch of the West). Plot: a family moves into a haunted house they inherited from their uncle The remake was enjoyable for what … Continue reading 13 Ghosts (1960)

The Blob (1958)

Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.  Written by Irvine Millgate, Theodore Simonson, and Kay Linaker.  Starring the charming and beautiful Steve McQueen. Plot: a small alien blob comes to Earth, starts eating people and grows and grows out of control You see that huge glob of strawberry jelly up there - who wouldn't want to … Continue reading The Blob (1958)