Horror

85 | Better Watch Out

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85 | Better Watch Out

Director: Chris Peckover

Writers: Zack Kahn (screenplay & story), Chris Peckover (screenplay)

Synopsis: Ashley is a 17-yr-old who is about to leave her nice suburban neighborhood to go away to college. She agrees to babysit one last time for her neighbors, played by Virginia Madsen & Patrick Warburton. Their son, Luke, is 12 years old & has a crush on Ashley. Not long after the parents leave, strange things start happening. Are they really being terrorized by masked intruders? But it’s such a safe neighborhood!

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud


Up next, a listener request! Join us in two weeks when we'll review The Pact, available on Netflix (in the U.S., at least).

84 | Gerald's Game

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Director: Mike Flanagan

Writers: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard (based on novel by Stephen King)

Synopsis: Jessie Burlingame & her husband Gerald travel to their secluded lake house for a romantic getaway to rekindle the spark in their stale relationship. Gerald has brought some handcuffs along to spice things up, but when he suffers a heart attack & collapses after locking Jessie up, she is forced to endure a hallucinatory nightmare.


Next up, we’ll finally be reviewing Better Watch Out. So you’d better watch out...for our next episode. 

83 | Leatherface

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Directors: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

Writer: Seth M. Sherwood

Synopsis: The movie begins in the mid 1950's, where we learn the Sawyer family, headed up by matriarch Lili Taylor, is up to their usual shenanigans. But when they murder the daughter of a local deputy, he responds by doing the sensible thing & taking the minor Sawyer children into state custody. When chaos erupts at the state home, a handful of wards escape (along with a nurse, who is having a terrible first day) and now it's the local deputy's job to track them down.


Stephen King is just sooo hot right now and since we'd never want to be considered "un-hip," we'll be jumping on the King-wagon to review the recently released Gerald's Game, which is now streaming on Netflix.

82 | Mother!

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Director/Writer: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence (mother), Javier Bardem (Him), Ed Harris (man), Michelle Pfeiffer (woman), the Gleeson brothers & Kristen Wiig?!

An unnamed woman (Jennifer Lawrence) lives in a secluded farmhouse with her husband, a famous poet who is struggling with writer’s block. While the man tries to write, the woman keeps herself busy by renovating the house, which had previously been almost completely destroyed by a fire. Things aren’t perfect (dude is pretty moody, emotionally unavailable, etc.), but she seems to be pretty content.

Everything changes when a guy shows up at their door, claiming he thought the place was a B&B. It’s Ed Harris, & he’s soon followed by his wife, Michelle Pfeiffer, then more & more people. Soon, both JLaw & the farmhouse (& the viewer!) begin to crumble under the weight of all the uninvited guests.

 


Next up, another entry into the Texas Chainsaw franchise. But wait! This one's helmed by the duo who brought you the ultra gory french extremity flick Inside. See, now we've got your attention. This one's available online now, so check it out, then check back here in a couple of weeks to see what we thought of it. Toodles!

79 | Annabelle: Creation

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Director: David F. Sandberg

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Synopsis: A group of orphans, & the nun who cares for them, are invited to live in the home of the Mullins (a dollmaker & his invalid wife) in the 1950s. Once there, the precocious girls discover the dollmaker’s sad history - that his young daughter, Bee, was killed in a tragic car accident a decade before.

The orphans begin to witness strange, paranormal events in the house, which seem to be related to a hideous doll found locked away in a secret space within the dead daughter’s "off-limits" bedroom. One of the girls in particular, Janice, is plagued with visitations by the doll & Bee’s spectre, who seem to have special plans for her. Will her best friend, Linda, be able to help her before it’s too late?


Join us next time when we'll be talking about The Devil's Candy. Or as we like to call it The Tale of Ethan Embry's Ever Shifting Wig. See you then!

In theaters and VOD March 17th Directed by: Sean Byrne Starring: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, & Pruitt Taylor Vince A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-charged shocker from the director of The Loved Ones.