The Killing Tree (2022)
On Christmas Eve, a widow casts a spell to resurrect her executed husband. However, when the spell goes wrong, the husband is brought back as an Evil Christmas Tree hell-bent on revenge.
My thoughts: It’s like Dr. Who meets Little Shop of Horrors that at times feels like it’s been produced by a moonlighting adult film crew. But all in good fun.
Terrifier 2 (2022)
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
My thoughts: Gets off to a rollicking start before getting bogged down by a nonsensical, overlong script. Art the Clown is terrific in his maniacal Mr. Bean schtick, but he’s in desperate need of better material.
A terrific premise undone by a paint-by-number execution. A resounding meh.
My thoughts: A terrific premise undone by a paint-by-number execution. A resounding meh.
Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy’s Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics.
My thoughts: Watching Nic Cage wordlessly dispatch demented animatronics is fun for the first 30 minutes or so and then grows quickly tiresome. Above average stupid horror movie logic in this one.
The Conjuring (2013)
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
My thoughts: Top-notch scares in this solid, occasionally surprising haunted house tale.
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