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Having given up on this series after the first few sequels or so, I never thought I'd be so excited to see the antics caused by this damn puzzle box again... But here we are, and there's no shame whatsoever. There's a small yet big resurgence for our horror icons happening right now and if it means gender swapping Pinhead and rebooting this property, then I'm down to see what's in store for the next trip into Hell. Whether this will be one way or round trip all depends on how well this flick does and just based on the director and look of Jamie Clayton as Hell Priest, I can honestly say I hope horror fans can once again get trapped in this Labyrinth for quite some time. In a good way. Enjoy, people.
Art The Clown is back on his bullshit again, and I'm both excited and almost sure to be disturbed by it at the same time... My introduction to this character wasn't the anthology appearance, but the first movie in it's entirety. And it was an experience for the books when I realized that this guy wasn't playing any games at all when it came to dispatching his victims. That being said, I'm down to clown with this guy a second time around, because I know he'll take things a step further. Enjoy, y'all.
Jamie Foxx is a man of many talents, and it just so happened that his acting became one of his strong suits... But when he's now suiting up to hunt vampires on Cali with Snoop Dogg, of course I expected something completely stupid. But the trailer gave me some hope the moment I saw how well this movie's choreography looked on screen. If there's one thing that they sold me on, it's the entertainment factor along with a horror/humor balance. The vampire genre is so off and on these days that this would've been something I skipped commentary for, but I'm all for turning my brain off and strapping in. This gives the term "Protect Your Neck" a more energetic spin. Enjoy, people.
I wasn't too thrilled about the news of this due to the fact that Disney has it's hand in the Fox pot... I'm not a big fan of watered down versions of horror/sci-fi properties (Yes, you, AvP), so the red flags were real here. Then the trailer dropped and I was very impressed, so that built some hype. And even though I'm not super crazy about this franchise overall, I still love different things about each one. So I strapped my boots up and decided to see just what kind of threat this flick posed against the others in the franchise. And I did it all without suiting up in Predator gear. I wish I had though, because I wasn't ready. Enjoy, folks.
There was no excuse at all for me not to cover this today... And honestly I should've done this two years ago when I started this show. But better late than never, and I don't mind glorifying the best sequel in the franchise. This is when Jason established himself as the Rock Star of the big dog slashers. Undead and unchained, Mr. Voorhees is back to make folks put some speck on his name. And I am here for ALL of it. Enjoy, y'all.
While X is still the absolute 10/10 horror flick of 2022 for me, Ti West decided that there's much more story to good old Pearl than we may have imagined... I'm here to let y'all know that I wasn't one of those people who was curious about any of this really. At least I don't remember being interested. Pearl was creepy, sex crazed, and sadistic so that could've been left to the imagination in her old age. Another period piece go round with her wasn't really needed, but I've been wrong about a few A24 movies before, so we shall see. Enjoy, folks.
To my very surprise, they FINALLY dropped this trailer I've been waiting for... This is one of those characters and properties in general that deserves another shot and definitely when it's out of the hands of pieces of shit like Victor Salva. The idea of The Creeper has always been really solid, different, and scary if executed properly. So a brand new director, cast and crew is just what this needs, and maybe some more things on the side to snack on. They seem to be taking this seriously after keeping it under wraps for the most part. But nonetheless, I'm happy The Creeper is back at the winner's table with a chance to eat again. Enjoy, y'all.
Somebody better "prey" for me in this case, because I honestly am about sick and tired of these types of movies... I don't mean to sound like a hater or anything but this shit just isn't my thing and the more these movies come out, the worse they seem to get. But I'll put myself in mix and give these the benefit of the doubt from time to time. And may the Lord save me for it. Enjoy, people.
I've been very curious about this take on the classic tv show, to say the least... It's just still so damn strange that Rob Zombie is directing a PG version of this. But then again, normalcy has never been a thing for Rob Zombie and company. While I was expecting a hardcore version of this on screen, I'm open to see how much Zombie tends to pull back on the usual raw content that divides fans out there. Enjoy, people.
I'm going to start by saying this: This movie's concept is absolutely ridiculous... And I'm going to end with this: I am absolutely curious as to how this will play out on screen. I'm a glutton for silly punishment when characters are adrenaline junkies. Enjoy, folks.
I'm BAAAAAAAAACK, y'all!... I had to put that in all caps to let it be known how much I've missed doing this. But Viola Davis and her crew are the focus here, so let me say I've been very excited to see this trailer. Any black cinema that empowers is something I need. There's only but so many slave and servant movies I can tolerate, so to show blacks depicted in a stronger way is always a big plus. I wouldn't have expected the same director of Love & Basketball to make the switch to this. But I'm here for it all. Enjoy, people.
Well, Constantin, Capcom, and now Netflix have decided that the Resident Evil reboot we got fairly recently wasn't enough for fans... We're heading back to Raccoon City yet AGAIN. Not that I'm tired of these luxurious visits or anything, but I'd just rather have some consistency with this property on screen. This is one of the reasons I forever defend the Mila Jovovich series for being such a fun guilty pleasure. There was at least some type of continuity they attempted to keep going. But it there's more story to be fleshed out in a series, consider me to be one of those fans that's all for the flesh. Just minus the T-Virus. Enjoy, folks.
Ask and you shall receive... I've personally been wanting this, but I just didn't expect Tubi to be the ones to deliver it as a complete surprise. So of course I had to go into this blind, but also optimistic. The original 80s flick with Jamie Lee Curtis is definitely one of the slept on slashers of it's time, so this may or may not make people want to go back to it. But it does seem that they did a bit of a costume change, which isn't an issue considering the OG killer had about three of them. Enjoy, y'all.
It's been a little minute since I've recorded, but it's also been about a stone cold century since this movie was even announced so I'll call it even... I had no expectations, but I will say that these visuals are pretty damn impressive. Enjoy, people.
All I've ever heard about this movie is that it's the equivalent to something like John Wick, and that's almost incentive enough... Though it took me long enough to finally check this out. Another thing that drew me to this was how an everyday guy like Hutch can just snap and get on demon time the moment someone fucks with his family. I can understand that, especially when he's just trying to be cool and get by safely. All I'll say is that this movie gave me a bit more than I bargained for. Enjoy, folks.
The guy behind Sinister and Doctor Strange is back for a new film that seemingly fits the both for both said titles... Sinister was actually scary to me when I first saw it and Doctor Strange was a wild ride, so I can only imagine what combos of both elements are in this one here. I also wonder how this particular out of order phone can just keep ringing in the lair of Ethan Hawk's house. This is one of those trippy looking films that just may deliver on what it's offering, and it's going to definitely make folks look at Ethan Hawke very differently. Enjoy, people.
Here we go with another A24 go round, and it's a whodunit this time around... So I'm hoping that this is fairly decent. It may throw some folks off here, but I had to be brutally honest once this trailer was done the first time. Bare with me. Enjoy, y'all.
Well, that's one way to bring some shitty news into my evening... And the day was going so swell at first. I guess now it's time to watch Tokyo Drift through Fast 6, and then Fast 9. You know, to remind me of happier times when Justin Lin was still attached to this series. I don't know what's coming next, but this is a big setback in my opinion. Enjoy, folks.
FINALLY!!!... Sweet Yezus, when I say that I have literally been trying to upload this commentary since last WEEK, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I think I did this Tuesday or Wednesday evening, after recording other episodes, so this kept me up later than usual. And I got so upset when the audio wouldn't load, so I just got into a mood and didn't record for days. But finally I get to get this content out to y'all for my second time watching Batsy's new take. There's a lot I missed and there's a lot of insight, so better late than never. Enjoy, people.
Yes, I understand that I'm late as shit here... Again. But if there's one thing I know how to do, it's show up late to the party and still manage to have a decent time. Joe and Beck are obviously making sure of that since I'm catching back up on this show. There's so much more to go and a whole other season on the way, but I'm still here for it. Enjoy, y'all.
Finally had a chance to get back into this series yesterday and every time I do, it reminds me why I got immediately invested in the first place... This always has the perfect balance of black excellence and foolishness each time around. Enjoy, people.
Being as though this movie was recommended by a few people over the course of a few days, I felt obligated to give it a fair spin... Concept wise, I thought of movies like Stay Alive, BrainScan, and Arcade. Execution wise, this wasn't what I expected it to be. I still went in blind though, especially since it's hard to turn down new horror recommendations. Enjoy, folks.
And to think I almost got rid of this episode I recorded yesterday... I couldn't deny this film if I tried, even if lots of it seems so dated. As cheesy as it may be, this was a cult classic that scared the hell out of me in more ways than one as a kid. All the more reason for me to consistently talk about a sequel or remake during, so bare with me here. I just think both the fans and The Chiodo Brothers deserve it at this point. There will never be a more fun experience dealing with extraterrestrial circus folk on screen. Enjoy, y'all.
I know I've missed the last two episode commentaries, but I explain it during the intro a tad... I just didn't want to watch another episode of an anticipated season without giving me legit reaction. The season overall has caught me off guard, like it's supposed to and always has. Enjoy, folks.
So many reviews and comments have gassed this flick up so much, and we all know how I'm not one to run with the popular opinions... But I also like to see things for myself, and possibly be proven wrong or proven right if the movie is trash. Also found footage horror will always have a place for me. This seemed like a typical supernatural mumbo jumbo handle here, but I got in the mood and gave it a shot. But folks need to lay off the seance bullshit. The spirits don't enjoy hurting y'all afterwards. Enjoy, people.
I recorded this and another last night... And it's very early now, all while I'm running on the fumes of no sleep and nightmares with whatever sleep I've attempted. I cannot long caption at the moment. Enjoy, y'all.
Best believe when I say that if it wasn't going to be a Buffy episode, it was going to be this here for today... This is easily one of my favorite roles from Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the rest of the cast she has surrounding her throughout is A+ work for real. This is always a good watch because it's usually satisfying to see the "Ladies Man" get his come uppance on screen, whether it's getting played or getting love. And in this case for Ryan Phillippe's character, he gets a severe case of both. The Karma in this flick is so serious, and the malice is even crazier. Enjoy, people.
Let me just get this out of the way right now... I really LOVE this movie. Sure, it wasn't received well much at all critically when it came out, especially this being the last go round for Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. But if I'm going into a James Bond movie, the fourth in this timeline to be exact, then let's go all out. Let's get crazy, let's have one of the best choreographed sword fights I've seen, let's get icy 24/7, let's have invisible cars, etc. Let's see the lovely Halle Berry on screen as Jinx as well. There's nothing wrong with that at all. Enjoy, folks.
I came out of my creative shell earlier today thanks to a good friend of mine's inspiring words, which was both appreciated and much needed... There's been a lot going on and while I planned to take a hiatus from the show, I can't seem to. And I also couldn't miss the opportunity to show some love and respect to the Late Great Stan Winston on his day. This is a movie that takes me through different emotions unlike other Tim Burton flicks. But safe to say that I never looked at a pair of scissors the same way after seeing this as a kid. Or hedges, dogs, and certain foods.. Enjoy, people.
Just a BIG heads up when I say that I wasn't sure if this was the season finale or not and once I was done recording, turns out that it was... So I didn't get to give my thoughts about this series as a whole by the end of the episode. But let me just say, again, that if this show isn't mentioned or nominated in some kind of way, I'm going to be VERY pissed off. I've eaten all of my previous words and then some as far as not being a fan of this idea, the cast, the dramatic retelling, etc. All of that shit is out the window, and has been since episode one's commentary. I will own that with pride, because this show was fucking spectacular altogether. The drama being emphasized this time around was definitely the way to go and while I didn't cry per say during this season, I almost did multiple times. Especially during this finale. Bel-Air needs to be here to stay for years to come, and that's my word. Philly stand up.. Enjoy, y'all.
I went into this completely blind, which I don't mind (bars)... But the moment I saw the A24 logo during the opening, I started to get a bit concerned here. They pump out stuff like Hereditary and Midsomar, so it was a huge red flag in the most creative and creepy way. But I damn sure was checking to be scared or at least creeped out in the slightest when I watched this last night, lights off and all, so I gave it a spin. I love a good creature feature, especially if there's tons of practical effects involved. So this was just another test to see whether I still believe in Monsters or not. Enjoy, people.
This honestly has been on the radar from the moment I saw the trailer years back, because it just seemed like one of those movies centered around geeks that I could get into... And I'm sure by now, you all know how much I relate to geeks being one myself. It seemed like a black coming of age tale, with tons of comedic elements thrown into the mix. And that type of awkward and random humor has been something I've been becoming addicted to, hence why I'm binging Atlanta and Abbot Elementary, etc. This was a treat, though. Enjoy, people.
If you hate this movie, like majority does, then you're here for one of two reasons: You either hate it enough that it's become some type of guilty pleasure for you... Or you absolutely enjoy listening to me goof off during these commentaries. I love this movie. It'll sound like a broken record because I explain this during my intro, but I love that this movie finally capitalized on what the series had become, which was a comedy for the most part. This didn't shy away from that aspect at ALL, so I'm not sure what people were expecting. I was expecting to be entertained, and they delivered. Oh, and Lisa Zane, though. She's here as well. Enjoy, folks.
There's a reason this movie isn't on my most anticipated list this year... Or whatever year it decides to come out, because this has been a thing for as long as I can remember. But if it's Tom Cruise reminding us that he's in the best shape of his life right now, all while flying a jet in the most insane ways possible, I'm slightly intrigued. Slightly. Enjoy, folks.
This was one of the franchise moments that I was dreading, hence why it took so long to jump back into this series altogether... It's very difficult for me to go from something so groundbreaking like Terminator 2 to this here. And don't get me wrong, the story was trying It's best to head in the right direction for a third entry, but it's just completely sidetracked by some weak performances, goofy ass tones that don't hit, and CG overload as opposed to the amazing practical effects from before. I tried to be as fair as I could here, but there's always an Skynet skeletal bone for me to pick here, always. Enjoy, people.
Ern, Paper Boi, Darius and Van have come back into my life again... And to be completely honest, I've missed the hell out of these characters on screen. This instantly became one of my favorite shows of all time the moment I was introduced to it, and a lot of that has to do with the awkward humor, uncomfortable situations, and surreal episodes altogether. Even though our main crew are now in Europe and out of Atlanta, there's still strange and comedic hijinks to be gotten into for sure. Hence why there never will be another show like this. Enjoy, y'all.
I have repeatedly said that I'm quite sick of seeing all these variations of The Joker in live action Batman movies... That's just how I feel when there's far too many people to bring into the fold from the comics, as far as villains go. But Matt Reeves apparently didn't give two shits how I felt about things, and decided to give the world a deleted scene from The Batman movie that includes his version of The Joker. I'll let the episode speak for itself here. Enjoy, folks.
Now again, what they're NOT about to keep doing is continue to apply pressure as far as the emotional stakes in this series... My biggest fear here is that they're pushing for a true tear inducing moment before this all comes to a close. Because it's starting to take it's toll on me, man. But I hung tough this time, as I do. Enjoy, people.
ZenHouse is back again with another fan film for another beloved horror property people absolutely love... And being as though they had quite the hitter with their fan film Halloween Night, I've been pretty excited to see what they cooked up with Ghostface here. I will say that these guys need to tackle more horror properties like this if they're going to stay motivated the same way they've been for these last two flicks. Lots of "big name" filmmakers should take some notes. Enjoy, people.
So A24 is slowly but surely trying to become one of the most stand out studios that deliver chilling horror movies for genre fans... And based on what I've seen from them so far, they may be well on their way. I didn't know what to expect going into this, except to be completely thrown for a loop and confused. And that's what happened here. Enjoy, y'all.
I won't lie right now, I don't feel like typing a super long description here because I just lost two episodes worth of commentary today... But this one still managed to come out unscathed, so I had to at least get something out to y'all for the time being. Enjoy, folks.
As much as I love talking about movies in general, it's about damn time I took myself back to the theater setting for some good old school and cheesy psycho slashing... And honestly, the movie theater is always a great setting for some carnage candy (just check out Demons 1985). But there isn't the average carnage per say in this one and where it lacks in violence, it damn sure makes up for it with humor and spectacle. Jill Schoelen not only has a bday today, but it also no stranger to the genre (The Stepfather, When A Stranger Calls Back) and I think she's very much slept on. She deserves some final girl acknowledgement. And she is sure enough going to get it here. Enjoy, people.
Not just as a fellow PA native but also as a creator altogether, I have this certain level of respect for M. Night Shyamalan and his run with this style of films. I may not always like them the same, but he tends to go out of his way to make sure that he doesn't abide by any of the normal genre clichés for the most part. I admire that. This was always one I was curious about, and curious about where it would fall as far as his category of flicks. The idea of playing with time and age can be very unsettling if done right. And all I'll say is that while I saw some moments coming, this is one that just may stick with me. Enjoy, y'all.