Starring Octavia Spencer as the lonely and definitely unhinged Sue Ann, Mais the story of a group of teenagers who end up wishing that they never accepted a middle aged woman’s invitation to party in her basement.
Having had no idea about the true extent of Sue Ann’s lunacy, I enjoyed being surprised by it. And when Ma wasn’t busy thrilling me, I was appreciating the believable portrayal of teenage life, the close mother / daughter relationship and another notable performance by Spencer.
Director Tate Taylor’s film could certainly have taken a more realistic direction in terms of how particular aspects of the story played out – but I’m not mad about the end result. It was mostly realistic enough for me, and fun.
The only part that I wish had gone differently was approximately twenty minutes in, during the exchange between Ma and Gianni Paolo’s character. The dialogue and what happens in that scene just didn’t seem to quit fit, somehow.
Watch Ma if you’re curious. You may just have a good time.
In K-12, a bewitching pair consisting of a brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend set about taking down an oppressive schooling system.
Written, directed by and starring Melanie Martinez, K-12 is a fantasy / musical / horror film, with additional key cast that includes Emma Harvey, Zión Moreno and Zinnett Hendrix…
I’m really just curious about this particular brand of seemingly creepy, definitely creative and hopefully rather entertaining ‘madness’. I also want to know more about the K-12 schooling system and precisely how it’s going to be taken down.
Genesis Ilada, Megan Gage, Jesy McKinney, Vilmos Heim, Quei Tann, Maggie Budzyna and Marsalis Steven Wilson also star.
From director Michael Goi, Mary is a new horror movie starring Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer and Jennifer Esposito.
The scares begin soon after a family interested in starting a charter-boat business buys a ship that holds terrifying secrets. Secrets that only surface once they’re out on isolated waters with no one else around…
The idea of ghosts and demons are certainly scary enough for me. What’s interesting is that Mary is taking the scares to the open sea. I therefore wish the best of luck to all the non-swimmers and thalassophobics (those with an intense and persistent fear of the sea and distance from land), who happen to love horror movies.
I haven’t quite figured out where the family are supposed to be from based on their accents. Any ideas?
Stefanie Scott, Owen Teague, Michael Landes, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Natalie Jean, Chloe Perrin, Claire Byrne, Kathryn Kellly and Griffin Hood also star.
The promising trailer, my curiosity about Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, plus the fact that I hadn’t seen the esteemed Dennis Quaid in a movie in a while are my reasons for watching director Deon Taylor’s drama / mystery, The Intruder. A story in which a young couple buy a beautiful new home, only to find that the previous owner is having more than ‘a little trouble’ letting go of his former residence.
I can’t say that my expectations were particularly high to begin with, since this type of movie has been made many times before. Yet, I must admit that I found Taylor’s film more thrilling than expected – and Quaid’s performance is very much my favourite thing about The Intruder. I found his performance quite scary, especially considering Good’s overly trusting wife character.
As the movie played, there may have been a couple of moments where I wondered, ‘Did it really make sense for that character to make that move?’ And by ‘that character’ I’m mostly referring to the one played by Joseph Sikora. Nevertheless, even with the moments of failed suspension of disbelief, I still had fun.
Perhaps give The Intruder a chance – if the mood for some easy-viewing thrills strikes. It may not be extraordinary, but that doesn’t mean you won’t appreciate Quaid’s quite frankly, horrifying performance and have a good time.
Maeve Higgins, Will Forte and Barry Ward are the stars of Extra Ordinary, a new comedy / horror / fantasy directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.
Extra Ordinary is the story of a sweet, lonely driving instructor who has a love/hate relationship with her supernatural powers. She ignores the constant spirit related requests from locals; that is until one particular request…
There’s no denying it. The satanic element gives me the heebie jeebies but the humour, the humour has my attention.
Claudia O’Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteard Cooper, Emma Coleman, Carrie Crowley, Siobhan McSweeney and Valerie O’Connor also star.
In new comedy / horror Little Monsters, protecting young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies is the job of a washed-up musician, a teacher and a kids show personality.
From writer director, Abe Forsythe; key cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke…
The promise of humour has me interested. I also want to see how well Nyong’o does at selling her character. Then there’s the cuteness of the adorable little kids. I need to see how many of them will cry because I’m almost certain that I’d have been howling immediately.
Kat Stewart, Nadia Townsend, Alexander England, Marshall Napier, Henry Nixon, Rahel Romahn, Jason Chong, Adele Vuko and M.J. Kokolis also star.
Starring Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley, the latest trailer for The Hunt, the story of twelve strangers chosen and kidnapped for the specific purpose of being hunted is here…
This intriguingly dark concept has me impatient to see the finished product. I mean, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen Swank look quite as terrifying as she does in the clip from which the above image was captured.
I say ‘bring on the entertaining madness’ because I think I’m ready. I think.
Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Teri Wyble, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Alexander Babara, Steve Coulter, Wayne Duvall and Sturgill Simpson also star.
The Hunt Release Dates: September 27th, 2019 (US & UK)… (Release now postponed / cancelled by Universal Pictures)
The Lighthouse which stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe tells the story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
A drama / fantasy and horror film, The Lighthouse is directed by Robert Eggers and also stars Valeriia Karaman…
This intriguing trailer has my attention because of how peculiar it appears to be. The peculiarity in this case equals to humour for me, even though comedy is not the film’s official classification.
As a fan of Dafoe especially, I’m interested in the Pattinson / Dafoe on screen chemistry. I’m not sure they’ve been in a movie together before but I’m definitely looking forward to this – including the fun accent work and dialogue.