A Quiet Place (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 6th, 2018 - Movie Reviews

A Quiet Place is close to perfect, this monstrously entertaining chiller a nightmare-inducing smash I’m going to be screaming the praises of for many years to come.

A Quiet Place is close to perfect, this monstrously entertaining chiller a nightmare-inducing smash I’m going to be screaming the praises of for many years to come.

Krampus (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 4th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Krampus is a naughty little movie, and I mean that in a good way, and once again Dougherty proves himself to be crafty genre-bending filmmaker willing to make old school high-concept thrillers the likes of which studios are now reticent to put into production. As Christmas miracles for horror fans go, this is one stocking stuffer certain to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Krampus is a naughty little movie, and I mean that in a good way, and once again Dougherty proves himself to be crafty genre-bending filmmaker willing to make old school high-concept thrillers the likes of which studios are now reticent to put into production. As Christmas miracles for horror fans go, this is one stocking stuffer certain to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Food of the Gods (1976) / Frogs (1972)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 16th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

Again, much like the Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Blu-ray released the same day, neither Food of the Gods or Frogs are very good films. Same time, they make for a much better – and far more enjoyable – double feature, both having just enough charm for genre fans to want to give them a look. Scream! Factory’s presentation is surprisingly strong, while the included extras are excellent.

Again, much like the Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Blu-ray released the same day, neither Food of the Gods or Frogs are very good films. Same time, they make for a much better – and far more enjoyable – double feature, both having just enough charm for genre fans to want to give them a look. Scream! Factory’s presentation is surprisingly strong, while the included extras are excellent.

Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

The Bay (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 2nd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The Bay is a disgustingly suspenseful yarn that got under my skin, and I kept shivering long after I left the theatre.

The Bay is a disgustingly suspenseful yarn that got under my skin, and I kept shivering long after I left the theatre.

Attack the Block (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 29th, 2011 - Movie Reviews

Cornish has delivered an invigorating, supercharged frolic. Attack the Block is out of this world, and to call it anything else would be a bloody man-eating crime.

Cornish has delivered an invigorating, supercharged frolic. Attack the Block is out of this world, and to call it anything else would be a bloody man-eating crime.

Cloverfield (2008)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - January 18th, 2008 - Movie Reviews

For a blissfully exhausting, fast and furious 80 minutes, Reeves pays homage to 1950s giant monster classics while also imaginatively making the genre deviously his own.

For a blissfully exhausting, fast and furious 80 minutes, Reeves pays homage to 1950s giant monster classics while also imaginatively making the genre deviously his own.

30 Days of Night (2007)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 19th, 2007 - Movie Reviews

30 Days of Night is a marvelously bloodcurdling horror show I can’t wait to sink my teeth into again.

30 Days of Night is a marvelously bloodcurdling horror show I can’t wait to sink my teeth into again.

The Descent (2005)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 4th, 2006 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

The Descent is a freefall into fear not to be missed.

The Descent is a freefall into fear not to be missed.

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