Documentary “Monsters Wanted” is less about working hard to scare viewers and more about showing how scaring people is damn hard work. We see how taking a big chance can be scary as hell as Richard Teachout and Janel Nash work to establish the Asylum Haunted Scream Park in Louisville, Ky., back in 2011.
“Voodoo Apocalypse,” despite echoing some titles of Italian gut-munchers, is actually a comedic Spanish homage to 1970s cop flicks with some kung-fu, voodoo-fueled zombies and rock music thrown in.
The new kid in the neighborhood with a violent past struggles to fit in with everyone else in Midnight Runner, a movie that’s reminiscent of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, with a synthesizer-fueled soundtrack but a lot younger cast. Ian (Ben Weinswig) had an incident six years ago that landed him in juvenile detention – his […]
We’ve got another baby sitter in peril in The Night Sitter. But this one’s different because she’s being menaced by witches, is kind of a criminal and runs around with the wrong crowd. Call her the anti-Jamie Lee Curtis.
An Army Ranger traipses through the Washington wilderness trying to figure out what the hell happened to his fiancee and gets called “chief” a lot in “Big Legend,” which features cameos by two Hubbie Award winners familiar to Mutants everywhere.
It’s 2 a.m. and a gas station clerk doesn’t know where her escaped homicidal ex is — a tough way to start a new job, no doubt…
My daughter (she’s in second grade) went through a period where she was terrified of killer dolls, and it didn’t help that her older brother was talking up the Child’s Play flicks and The Con-juring (I spell it like that because that’s how he pronounced it, no editorializing intended) to increase her terror. She got […]
Japan’s Toho Studios did its version of a big-budget Irwin Allen-type disaster flick with 1980’s “Virus: Day of Resurrection” in which Earth is hit by an epidemic, an earthquake AND nuked. 1970s and 1980s drive-in stars abound in this one.
Ben Nagy reviews ‘HauntedWeen’: Scarce Kentucky Slasher Flick Turns a Haunted House into a Scene of Horror
An ultra-low budget flick made in 1991 in and around Bowling Green, Ky., (home to the famous philharmonic orchestra that performed the Halloween soundtrack) starts out with your typical Michael Myers setup, morphs into a college sex comedy and ends like Blood Sucking Freaks.
Stuff goes really wrong when you add a pentagram, a weird rhyme and World War II-era “supernatural warfare” experiments done by the Nazis.