Green Room (2015)
Music

Green Room (2015)

IMDb Green Room is an intense thriller about finding yourself trapped in the wrong place at the worst possible time. An old school punk band is on a super shitty make no money tour when they find the main gig on their trip has fallen through. Bear in mind the only thing contemporary about their shtick is … Continue reading

Intruder (1989)
Slashers

Intruder (1989)

IMDb Intruder is a funny slasher from the 80s highlighting appearances from both Sam and Ted Raimi and a Bruce Campbell cameo. It’s low budget but truly makes the most of it, using funny devices and good pacing to compensate and inserting all the right elements:  an isolated group, useless cops, a red herring, a final … Continue reading

The Shining (1980)
Crazies

The Shining (1980)

IMDb The Shining is my favorite Stanley Kubrick film as well as my favorite adaptation of a Stephen King novel. It’s striking and powerful, the wildly heightened tension throughout, the constant push-pull between crazy and supernatural, the sights, symbols and sounds that come together to create frightening and intense isolation and terror. I’m also fascinated … Continue reading