X (2002)

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

Thoughts: An ode to 70’s slasher flicks that does a nice job with character development off the top before moving on to well-trodden territory in a weird and not particularly compelling fashion. For a superior take on crazed octogenarians, check out The Visit.



You Are Not My Mother (2021)

In a North Dublin housing estate Char’s mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.

Thoughts: Some positively creepy moments in this well-directed little horror film that does a terrific job of drafting a narrative that walks the line between the plausible and the supernatural – until its closing five minutes when it comes undone.



Antlers (2021)

In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with an ancestral creature.

Thoughts: A dreary, formulaic riff on the Wendigo tale.


Today’s horrific Yes/No…

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  1. You know Joe, if you can’t feel the horror emotionally and be effected by it, how can you write it? I could write a little story so scary (to me) that I’d have to keep the paper it is written on outside.

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