• Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★★★

    Rose Glass's Directorial Debut was absolutely astounding! You would never in your wildest dreams believe she was a newcomer to the Director's Chair!

    That ending! You could have knocked me over with a feather! I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell in a handbasket, what with the creepy Cheshire Cat grin plastered on my face whilst savoring the climatic ending with a mental picture of myself in a cheerleader outfit doing cartwheels and back flips risking a lengthy stay at…

  • Freaky

    Freaky

    I came for Vince Vaughn and I was NOT disappointed! Vaughn's gift for improvisation brought some of the wackiest, most memorable moments in the film. He literally stole the whole damn show! One minute he's evil incarnate on steroids, the next minute he's a vulnerable, tenderhearted, doe-eyed teenage girl and we loved him all the more for it!

    I grew up in a household where wholesome family fare was a given. Everything from Disney to Little House on the Prairie…

  • Birds of Prey

    Birds of Prey

    Lets address the 220 pound raptor in the room.. An Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" rip off or is it? I'm more inclined to believe it's simply paying homage to the Master of Horror! Case in point it didn't bat an eye when it turned on a dime and went full blown Fulci (eye trauma fetish wonderland) with the extremely graphic beak pluckage of the eyeball followed by an impressive Mount Vesuvius inspired gusher of crimson blood! And no it didn't…

  • Freehold

    Freehold

    ★★★★

    AKA Two Pigeons

    I'm no Howie Mandel (Germaphobe) but even I saw the benefits of wearing a hazmat suit while watching this film. A barf bag would have been very much welcomed as well! But when push comes to shove it proved to be entirely unnecessary, but surely would have reduced the mounting anxiety from worrying about whether or not I'd make it to the bathroom in time should the need arise! To be frank with my fellow Gorehounds just…

  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

    ★★★★★

    It's that special time of year when I do my darnedest to scare myself silly. Thus far I haven't been able to work up some good old fashioned goosebumps muchless a good fright, so I decided to bust out a tried and true gut wrenching chiller called Be My Cat : A Film for Anne!

    My first review was a raw, unadulterated freak out, anything less wouldn't have done the film justice. The 1st time is always the best, most…

  • Moose the Movie

    Moose the Movie

    My favorite holiday is Halloween. And if I had it my way we'd celebrate it 24/7 365 days a year! Instead I have to settle for the whole month of October! So let the celebration commence!

    I'm kicking it off with this unexpected treasure! Moose: The Movie! Better than it has any right to be ;-)

    If you are looking for a comedy horror that definitely has its LOL moments.. baby have I got one for you. Desperate for laughs?…

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★★

    Fear is a strong emotion, I recall as a teenager walking the curvy serpentine road that led to my home one afternoon when out of no where a speeding car came barreling round the blind corner barely missed penetrating my flesh with its grill! Eyes growing ever wider.. I pretty much had that startled look of a deer caught in the headlights down pat! Left me breathless, the pounding of my heart was mind numbingly loud! Even as I succumbed…

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★★

    I absolutely adored this film! So much so clarity and focus escapes me and I am having about as much success at relaying my thoughts in a thoughtful manner as someone trying to wrangle a herd of cats! I must admit I have not read the book and after doing some research online I no longer have any intention of doing so, for that story reduces this wonderously enigmatic mystery into fodder for sensationalistic journalism like CourtTV! I'm thankful for…

  • Blue My Mind

    Blue My Mind

    ★★★★

    Having a whole day to ponder Lisa Brühlmann directorial debut I've come away with a whole new appreciation of the film and more importantly for this exciting new director for it truly captured those treacherous years of transition from child to young adult! It transported me.. kickin and screamin mind you back in time and smack dab in the middle of that minefield and I couldn't help but wonder how anyone survives these tumultous times!

    To some degree we had…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    My god how does one even begin to unpack and decipher Paul Schrader's film! I've gotta start somewhere so lets deal with the religious aspect of the film! This film would have been right up Ingmar Bergman's alley! This story is a soul shattering attempt at reconciling ones religious beliefs with the newfound reality present in the world as we know it today!

    Church is no longer a sanctuary, a place of hope or salvation! It is no longer an…

  • A Boy and His Dog

    A Boy and His Dog

    Movie Request Hotline! A Boy And His Dog requested by Mikey

    The one downside to offering and agreeing to review films submitted to the Movie Request Hotline boils down to the fact you can't bail out no matter how offensive a film may be! This film has forced my hand, I will be adding a disclaimer shortly!

    The film is a misogynists dream come true! Women are an expendable commodity, she exists for no other purpose than to be a…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    This was Stanley Kubrick's 4th feature film he was only 28 at the time, I repeat he was ONLY 28! Let that sink in for a moment! I'm in awe.. the level of maturity, wisdom, experience and directorial prowess were well beyond his years!

    The top military brass in the film really chaps my hide! Generals whooping it up in the lap of luxury as they nonchalantly send their men to their deaths knowing full well it was a losing…