Project Almanac (2014)

Ever want to go back to high school and change something important?  If only you knew then, what you know now, right?  Project Almanac follows a group of teenagers who suddenly discover the power to go back in time and do things differently. The movie is a bit of a time traveler itself, because it … Continue reading Project Almanac (2014)

Pontypool (2008)

This horror film directed by Bruce McDonald could easily find a place in my library of favorite zombie films...without actually being one.  Its creative take on the genre is recognizably zombie, but is still original enough to be uniquely its own breed of monster film. The story takes place in Pontypool, Ontario, and is based … Continue reading Pontypool (2008)

Spoiler Room – The Explorers Flight of the Last Star-Navigator

The fine folks at The Spoiler Room podcast take a look at some of your childhood favorite science fiction movies: The Last Starfighter, Explorers, and Flight of the Navigator. You can find our discussion on these three films at Special Mark Productions. The Spoiler Room Podcast is part of Special Mark Productions, which can be … Continue reading Spoiler Room – The Explorers Flight of the Last Star-Navigator

Ghostlight (2013)

Sadly, many modern horror films use jump scares to give us moments of terror.  But how long do those scares last after exiting our seats?  Atmospheric horror immerses us in the creepy though, giving horror fan’s that primal excitement that we crave, even after leaving the cinema. Ghostlight certainly follows in the classic tradition of … Continue reading Ghostlight (2013)

Blackhat (2015)

In Michael Mann’s latest film Blackhat, we find ourselves exploring the world of modern cyber-crime.  Audiences may end up comparing this movie to 2001’s Swordfish, even though this movie was slower paced, far less slick, but certainly more believable. This story centers on Nick Hathaway, played by Chris Hemsworth.  He is serving time for his past … Continue reading Blackhat (2015)

Age of Tomorrow (2014)

After my near meltdown with Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark last year, I decided to give The Asylum another look.  And I know I shouldn’t have, but I decided this next attempt based primarily on the cover artwork. The image of what I thought was Kelly Hu (with dark, mirror-like eyes and a face resembling … Continue reading Age of Tomorrow (2014)

Devil’s Mile (2014)

What starts out as a typical Japanese-inspired thriller becomes a haunting film that concludes with a satisfying horror book ending. Devil’s Mile begins as an unimpressive and unoriginal film from writer/director Joseph O'Brien, bordering on being cliché.  I mean, they even have a creepy store guy who warns you not to continue.  It isn't until about … Continue reading Devil’s Mile (2014)

Oculus (2013)

Oculus is an intriguing tale of two siblings trying to draw out a malevolent, sadistic entity residing in an antique mirror while rediscovering (and reliving) the horrific events of their previous encounter. This Lovecraftian inspired film is refreshing in that the villain remains stationary for most of the film and doesn’t attack its victims directly.  … Continue reading Oculus (2013)

CONTACT (2009)

This powerful short film directed by Jeremiah Kipp creatively explores some the different forms of contact that we might experience in our lives, be it that continued contact with our families, intimate contact with our loved ones, or just having recreational contact with drugs. Much of the film is told through body language and facial … Continue reading CONTACT (2009)