The Reckoning is a frustrating misfire.
Slaxx slays, and I can’t wait to size it up again sometime soon.
The creaky story leaves too much to be desired, Stay Out of the Attic a depraved psychotic freak-out built upon a weak foundation that’s constantly on the verge of collapse.
The Devil Below is one of those films where I like the concept and the idea of it more than I do the finished product.
There is a touching human dimension to The Vigil that brought tears to my eyes, the ghosts of past regrets and a refusal to allow grief-stricken wounds the time they need to heal the real villain hungering to feast on damaged souls crying out in continuous pain.
“Nobody got cold feet about doing something super crazy, because you can’t go into something like this fearful.”
– Mike P. Nelson
But what The Funeral Home lacks in depth it more than makes up in style.
The Night has power, its unyieldingly disquieting unease a beauteous descent into a pitch-black psychological abyss from which there may be no escape.
While I’m sure many will miss the mutant hillbilly cannibals of the previous series, for my money this Virginia-set Wrong Turn is the superior backwoods sojourn into mayhem and madness.