Ben Nagy reviews ‘The Sitter’: Cat-sitting nightmare becomes a Satanic trap

Ben Nagy reviews'The Sitter': Cat-sitting nightmare becomes a Satanic trap

Charlotte (Aisling Knight), a college student studying psychology, is offered a pretty obscene amount of money (200 pounds a night – roughly $258 U.S.) to stay three nights in a big house out in the woods because these codgers are going to take a long weekend and they don’t want to leave their cat or their house alone in writer/director Simon Richardson’s Satanic shocker.

Ben Nagy reviews ‘Nightmare Man’: Here’s What Happens When Fertility Masks Go Bad

Ben Nagy reviews'Nightmare Man': Here's What Happens When Fertility Masks Go Bad

Writer-director Rolfe Kanefsky mashes together conceits from classic Tales From the Crypt episodes, slasher movies and possession flicks, and the result is Nightmare Man, the film that answers the question: What could it hurt if you mail away for a creepy mask that is intended to help couples in getting pregnant, but it ends up unleashing a rape demon even though the rape demon might actually end up all being in the wife’s mind?

Ben Nagy reviews ‘VelociPastor’: Priest Uses Dino-Powers to Chomp Crime, Pierce Pimp & Gnaw Ninjas

Ben Nagy reviews'VelociPastor': Priest Uses Dino-Powers to Chomp Crime, Pierce Pimp & Gnaw Ninjas

In a filmic landscape that has spawned Toxic Avengers, Sharknados and multiple attacks by killer tomatoes, among others, it’s a tough order to come up with a concept that’s intentionally campy yet unique enough that it can potentially accumulate its own cult. So writer-director Brendan Steere did his best to find the sweet spot with VelociPastor, featuring a priest named Doug Jones (Gregory James Cohan), who gains the power to morph into a dinosaur to mete out holy and bloody vengeance.