The Ring Directed by Gore Verbinski

For my birthday month, I’ve decided to review one of my favorite films, The Ring, which is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, and Brian Cox. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ring,...

Krampus Directed by Michael Dougherty

Most people like their holidays to follow the rules: Christmas to be jolly and Halloween to be spooky—but Michael Dougherty’s 2015 “Krampus” combines the best of each holiday, making for a horrific Christmas. With a great cast featuring Adam Scott and Toni...

Trick ‘r Treat by Director Michael Dougherty

The rules of Halloween are paramount in our next film, Trick ‘r Treat, by director Michael Dougherty. Doughtery imaginatively blends five unique stories (an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the...

Halloween 1978 by Director John Carpenter

For this month’s review, we slip into the idyllic autumnal vibes of Halloween (Dir. John Carpenter, 1978). The iconic thriller seems fitting for October, celebrating the precipice of spooky season with what we all love best: some well-timed fictional stabbings....

The Exorcist by Director William Friedkin

When approaching an older film, it is ideal to remember how it functioned for its time and continues to function over the years. The Exorcist (Dir. William Friedkin) is one of the classics—moving horror films forward with its cultural significance. Easily one of the...

Nope by Director Jordan Peele

In the growing panopticon of our human experience, viewership is everything. Jordan Peele plays with this idea in his horror flick titled “Nope.” Peele focuses on the concept of viewership through the lens of ‘spectacles,’ best summarized by the Bible verse Nahum 3:6,...