Brendan Francis

“It’s unfair to put thought into a movie when the writer did not.”- Dr. Wolfula

Favorite films

  • Mean Streets
  • In the Mood for Love
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Zodiac

Recent activity

  • Return of the Living Dead III

  • Boys from County Hell


  • The Babadook


  • Meg 2: The Trench


Recent reviews

  • Return of the Living Dead III

    Return of the Living Dead III

    First of all, the Zardoz reference is great.

    The opening and end ten minutes are exactly what you want from this. It’s Brian Yuzna on point. Weird, offputting yet comedic violence and a really great ending. 

    Unfortunately, there is 77 minutes between with the most annoying, improbable love story ever that is better suited for a Tales from the Crypt episode. It just drags so hard and makes you hate the two annoying leads.

    Once again, horror comedy is a delicate balance and this movie is completely unfunny.

  • Boys from County Hell

    Boys from County Hell


    I honestly think horror/comedy is a delicate balance that is rarely done right.

    This started off with some comedy but barely even defined it’s characters before leaning into the horror that was poorly executed and then adding really bad meta humor. I’m not a fan of “Well this isn’t like the movies” jokes in these movies.

Popular reviews

  • Clock



    It’s really not a knock but this movie has all the tone of Smile and if it had any of that camp it would have been so much better. Instead it decides to be deadly serious throughout and it makes it so uninteresting. 

    Not everything is “elevated horror”.

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    Took me awhile to write this review because the more I think about this movie the more I like it.

    Someone definitely read about the misguided script that was supposed to be an E.T. sequel that was worked into Poltergeist.

    Dialogue free and full of tension. Not heavily reliant on jump scares. 

    As with Spontaneous this has the feel of really good young adult novel. This would be one of my favorite movies if I saw it as a kid.

    Definitely going to watch this one again.