The Exorcist III (1990)
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
My thoughts: At times lurid, at times ludicrous, at times annoyingly talky, and at times undeniably terrifying. The best of the sequels to the 1973 original.
The Strays (2023)
A Black woman’s meticulously-crafted life of privilege unravels when two strangers show up in her quaint suburban town.
My thoughts: Terrible people exact revenge on a terrible person. It sets up some very interesting emotional repercussions – that are never explored.
The Price We Pay (2022)
After a pawn shop robbery goes askew, two criminals take refuge at a remote farmhouse to try to let the heat die down, but find something much more menacing.
My thoughts: Director Ryûhei Kitamura revisits the same ground as his earlier No One Lives, but with more sympathetic characters – and an ending so ridiculously over-the-top you’d be forgiven for assuming it was parody.
Werewolf By Night (2022)
Follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.
My thoughts: A very enjoyable though somewhat insubstantial homage to classic Hammer Films.
Bed Rest (2022)
A pregnant woman on bed rest begins to wonder if her house is haunted or it’s all in her head.
My thoughts: All too familiar scares delivered in uninspired fashion enroute to an overly melodramatic ending.
2 thoughts on “March 13, 2023: Not done yet! The Horror Marathon continues with five more scary movie reviews!”
Out of this bunch, I’ll look up Werewolf By Night. Thanks!
I liked parts of “The Hunt”. The stunts were awesome. I’m not sure who coordinated the stunts but the ladies rocked it. I played the movie for a friend and she laughed all the way through it. I’ve heard it described as “Is Bad Political Satire, But A Decent Action Film”.
Trying to track it down!