From Sinister in 2012 to Happy Death Day in 2017, Blumhouse Productions is a production company that prides itself on crafting low-budget horror films from a growing list of rising auteurs, although, for every masterpiece like Get Out, there’s a dud on the level of Truth or Dare. Thankfully, The Invisible Man is on the positive end of that spectrum thanks to creative direction from Leigh Whannell, a stellar lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, and a clever way of grounding the classic H.G. Wells character into our modern times. Read more
It’s January again, that time of year when everyone’s exhausted and broke from the holidays and nobody feels like going to see anything. What brave movie maker wants to release something then? Stuff that would go straight to DVD otherwise, that’s what. This week it was Insidious: The Last Key and while it may not be a gem, it’s certainly not the usual January-level bad, regardless of what Rotten Tomatoes might tell you. Maybe I’m using a different rating scale for January than I would for any other time of year, but I liked this movie. It wasn’t terrible. Read more
Cooties is a horror comedy film playing now in limited release and on VOD, featuring a group of teachers who must fight off a horde of rabid children after they become infected with a zombie-like virus. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan, Cooties stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill.