I remember distinctly going through the long list of screenings at SXSW back in March and seeing “Bitch Ass” as a title among the many midnighter options. Obviously intrigued by such a bold title, curiosity got the best of me and I fired it up. I am so glad I did, because the film transported me to a different time in horror, packed with familiar themes that resonate throughout black horror films as well as a number of 90s nostalgia. I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with the mind behind the film, as well as two…
Author: Derrick Murray
“Deadstream” is a revitalizing entry into a tired genre, blending internet personalities with good old fashioned found footage horror.
“Speak No Evil” becomes a psychological earworm that transforms into unfettered brutality, the likes of which you probably aren’t ready for but were prepared to be caught off guard.
“Hellraiser” 2022 is a beautiful bordello of bloodletting, but lacks the human villainy, cohesion, pleasure, and horniness of its original.
“God’s Country” will most likely be a criminally underrated film, one that falls victim to its understated release and overlooked intensity underneath its slow burn unfolding.
“Bros” is hilarious and heartfelt, simultaneously satirizing the romcom tropes while leaning into them to be one of the best of its kind this year.
“Hocus Pocus 2” is as good as the original and whatever that means to you, you’re probably right.
“Smile” is one of the most unsettling, dare I say scariest films of the year, packed with legitimate scares that never lose impact even when you know they’re coming
“Famous” is a tried and true feel good story, one that uses music, redemption and friendship to conjure up good vibes all around.
You just can’t escape those damn, dirty apes! After the massive success of 20 Century Studios’ saga that began with the reboot “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, a new chapter looks to be in the works! All three entries over the last decade, “Rise,” “Dawn,” and “War” were massive successes, both critically and at the box office, amassing a whopping $1.7 billion worldwide. So it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the studio is moving forward with another entry into the franchise. The new entry “Kingdom” begins production next month, and will be directed by Wes…