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Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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Well then. I suppose we should all be grateful that we got this movie instead of the PG-13 reboot the studio had been threatening us with for some time. Because whatever else you might say about Hellraiser: Judgment (including that it's not suitable for emetophobes or questioning whether Judgment is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carnography
Well, thank you very much, JJ Abrams, for helping to make February more and more my "catch up on films I need to review before I get to the new releases" month. At least I already reviewed 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016, so I don't have to cover an entire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Carnography
Well, this is a film I didn't expect to see at the cinema. Seriously, I would have expected Winchester to not get a release to my local cinema at least, much like films like The Belko Experiment or Raw. Hell, even Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri only got a week's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Carnography
Way, way back in February 2016, I reviewed a little film called Insidious, after having managed to avoid watching it for six years out of some sort of stubborn bloody-mindedness because everyone else who'd seen it had apparently raved about it till their heads fell off or something. Well, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Carnography
I think I'm going to give up on trying to plan ahead in my movie reviews. Every time I do, something happens and I end up changing my plans. In this case, I was all ready to start slowly going through the rest of the Insidious films and tackling the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Carnography
If my house were ever to catch fire, after sustaining multiple lacerations from somehow getting both cats into the same carrier and to safety, I would them rescue the following items from my burning house: my keys, my wallet, my phone, my laptop and my limited edition steelbook with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Carnography
It was John Carpenter's birthday last week and, contrary to what Rotten Tomatoes briefly told us, he is still very much alive. So ideally the thing to do would be to review one of his films - but I've already done most of the best and well-known ones. So instead... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Carnography
It's finally here. With this review, I've come to the end of what's become the Amityville Horror series review death march. Even then, I've not covered every Amityville movie out there - as well as having to skip Amityville: Vanishing Point because I couldn't get hold of a copy, there's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Carnography
I can't help but think that the title of today's movie, Amityville: No Escape, might have been better suited for the last movie in this series. After all, with the whole town being in on the evil plot in The Amityville Terror, there was very little chance of escape there.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Carnography
2016 was quite a prolific year for Amityville knock-offs, as there were no less than four of the buggers released that year. Today's direct-to-video/DVD offering is The Amityville Terror, and I went into it expecting great things, considering that it had a budget of about $500,000. Really. A new family... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Carnography
I am disappointed. I spent two days trying to get hold of a watchable copy of Amityville: Vanishing Point, but I had no luck whatsoever. So I've had to admit defeat - at least for the time being - for reviewing that film and, after a day off, I've skipped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Carnography
At this point in the Amityville "series", we appear to have exhausted every possible storyline involving the original house at 112 Ocean Avenue, and so we've now moved on to random surrounding buildings in Amityville, which makes the whole town seem like a somehow undiscovered hotbed of sinister paranormal activity... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Carnography
The quality - or lack thereof - of some of these Amityville films is really starting to get to me. There's only so much bad acting, effects and/or production values a person can take before they have to start watching compilations of talk show lie detector and DNA results on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Carnography
My brother has told me that he thinks my better reviews are the ones where I, in his words, "really put the boot in" to the film. He will, therefore, be very happy to learn that with today's review of The Amityville Asylum, I'm not so much "putting the boot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Carnography
Things went quiet again for the Amityville series after the 2005 remake wasn't particularly well received. Then, in 2011 a certain little company called The Asylum, known for their 'mockbusters' and, more recently, the Sharknado movie series, came out with The Amityville Haunting and started the whole low-budget assembly line... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Carnography
After Amityville Dollhouse fizzled out in 1996, the Amityville series went quiet for several years. But then, in the early years of the 21st century, came Michael Bay, destroyer of childhood memories and nostalgia, who has been spending the last fifteen or so years apparently trying to kickstart the apocalypse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Carnography
With Amityville Dollhouse we reach the end of the Yard Sale of the Damned portion of the series, presumably because they finally ran out of household items that could plausibly become evil. However, we're still not even halfway through the film series - or at least the list I found... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Carnography
The Yard Sale of the Damned continues, and if it wasn't for John G Jones' name in the credits for Amityville: A New Generation - he's been promoted to co-producer here - I'd be starting to suspect that someone was just taking random horror scripts that they couldn't normally greenlight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Carnography
We return today to the more traditional and better-known entries in the Amityville Horror series, as well as returning to the good old Yard Sale of the Damned theme. And with a title like Amityville: It's About Time, there are no prizes for guessing what the evil household item is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Carnography
I'll be honest - until I started reviewing this series, I didn't even know this film existed. I thought that the Amityville Horror series went straight from evil lamp to evil clock to evil mirror and so on, all as part of the 'Yard Sale of the Damned' part of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Carnography
After the cinematic dead fish that was Amityville 3-D, the Amityville franchise was left alone for a few years. But as we've seen too many times, there's always someone who can't leave a rightfully-dead series well enough alone, and so Amityville: The Evil Escapes (sometimes seen with an optional 4)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Carnography
Into nearly every over-long horror franchise a 3D entry must fall, and the Amityville Horror series is no different. "Warning: In this movie you are the victim," the movie poster ominously informs us - which is a refreshing change, as most bad movies don't tend to give their audience any... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Carnography
After the success of The Amityville Horror, the original plan - according to George Lutz himself - was to make a sequel based on John G James' book, The Amityville Horror Part II, which told the story of what allegedly happened to the Lutz family after they fled 112 Ocean... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Carnography
It's that time of year again when I sit down and watch and review an entire horror movie franchise. This time around I'm looking at the Amityville Horror series, which is just a little bit longer than previous franchises I've done - 18 films long, in fact, according to this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Carnography
Most of the time when a (horror) movie claims to be "based on true events", they're playing fast and loose with the phrase. In the case of Phoenix Forgotten, though, it's actually a little more accurate than average, as the basic premise/backstory is based on the actual 'Phoenix Lights' mass... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Carnography