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  • The Village in the Woods

    The Village in the Woods

    ★★½

    Respectable attempt at folk horror, managing to work up an appropriate atmosphere for the setting and hitting the right notes for most of the film. It's just too deadly dull and uneventful to really get into, and the finale comes across as being overly goofy in such an otherwise self-serious film.

  • Bring Me a Dream

    Bring Me a Dream

    ★½

    I can appreciate the attempt at creating a Freddy Krueger-ish flick when not many else are doing so, but feels too slapdash and lifeless to work. There's not a single person that doesn't feel like it was picked up from the trope store, and there's no effort to inject them with any unique traits. The villain strikes a decent image at times, but doesn't really intimidate, being more forgettable as the film goes. It never recovers from how cheap and…

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★★½

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Death Ship

    Death Ship

    ★★★★½

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #50

    I don't understand how hard it is to come across a movie that truly captures a haunted house atmosphere, especially when the good ones like this make it feel so effortless. This is truly haunting at times, even as it works in a familiar genre wraparound. The sense of horror is handled the right way, with things being shown to us but never being overexplained, leaving the mystery of it to play in the…