Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Short Films Here: A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

  With apologies to “Schoolhouse Rock”, another letter enters the arena of Short Horror Films. For those of you who are much younger and didn’t get to see “Schoolhouse Rock”, back when Saturday Morning Cartoons were on all three major networks and Cap’n Crunch was in great supply, I am … Read More

Vitamin K: A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

  The letter “K” is not the easiest of letters. Historically, there are few classic films that begin with the letter. Offhand, I can only think of a couple of films like “Kasablanca,” “Kat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Katch-22.” Of the shorts that I have seen, only two … Read More

This Is Your Ghostface On Drugs. Any Questions? Scream Episode 4!

“Happy Birthday To Me” This week, Ghostface puts down his knife and picks up a far more destructive and devious weapon; tequila, that great shatterer of dreams and ruiner of friendships. It was one thing when he was just bothering people with menacing phone calls and the occasional stabbing. Now … Read More

Jaws Gets Pretty Lively In The Shallows

“The Shallows” (2016) Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada and Brett Cullen. Smart movie about woman vs. shark. Similar in intensity to “Jaws,” with deeper character development. It’s your basic girl meets shark, shark likes girl, but girl isn’t really into shark, story.   We have a plucky heroine evading … Read More

The Warrens Are Having Nun Of That In The Conjuring 2

“The Conjuring 2” (2016) Directed by James Wan. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Madison Wolfe. Demonologist Ed Warren and his clairvoyant medium wife Lorraine travel to England to confront evil in multiple forms as they come to the aid of a beleaguered single mother and her four children tormented by a … Read More

It’s Father’s Day Lakewood-Style in Scream Episode 3!

  Scream Episode 3 “Vacancy”   We pick up with Audrey kneeling on the floor of the Crescent Palms storage unit, picking the incriminating message pinned to dead Jake’s chest off. Probably for the best, since the police might wonder what “See how I finished the job for you, Audrey?” … Read More

Serial Killers Prefer Nonfat Mochas In Scream Episode 2!

  Scream Season 2 Episode 2 “Psycho”   Emma flees the old Troy James house in terror as a hooded figure lurks within. She breathlessly tells Brooke about the collage of her childhood pics on the wall, and they take off in Brooke’s car. Back at the Duval residence, Maggie … Read More

12 Noises Jake Makes While Being Killed! Scream Season 2 Is Here!

First, a word of warning. No part of the following review mentions any sounds Jake makes. Hey, don’t be mad. You clicked on the clickbait.   It’s been 9 months since we last saw the Lakewood crew. Let’s recap. In 1994, a deformed small town teenager named Brandon James fell … Read More

Jenny, Jenny, Who Can I Turn To? – A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

If you read last time’s article, you may have considered that the phone number at the end was a reference to Tommy Tutone’s classic song “Jenny”. “What does this have to do with the letter J?”, you ask. Has Fink finally gone off his nut? Nah, folks, that happened years … Read More

I Scream, You Scream – A to Z Short Horror Film Review Series

One of my favorite covers from my favorite horror comic.   Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians recorded the song “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” back in 1927. Hard to believe that it would have such a lasting effect on yours truly. Not that I was … Read More