(2015) Insidious: Chapter 3

There’s a lot I love about this entry but there’s also a somewhat unappreciated silliness to it. I think it’s definitely the worst of the first three entries and I’d be surprised to hear anyone else think differently.

The film does a good job at putting the spotlight on Elise but the most important sequences for her characters development, also felt the cheesiest. There were several moments that reminded me of the ridiculousness of some of the later A¬†Nightmare on Elm Street¬†sequels. I’m also surprised it took me so long to mention that movie in regards to this franchise because “the further” really reminds me of Freddy’s dream world.

I also didn’t really appreciate the injection of modern teen tropes, the taking pictures of food, video chatting and really anything involving the social aspect of technology. I have no reasoning behind that, it’s just something that never sits well with me, maybe because it seems forced to appease a younger audience.

It’s a pretty good sequel but it has its issues.



Insidious: Chapter 2

This sequel is so interwoven with the first film that it’s difficult to picture it just being an afterthought for James Wan. Either way though, hats off to the man because it’s a great sequel and throughly entertaining.

Sound and visuals are really the only thing I wanted to express here. The film really looks fantastic and as the more of the lore is unveiled, we get to see a ton more footage from “the further”. Accompanying all the great visuals is just top notch sound. All the creeks, cracks and clicks are so pronounced; they really got under my skin.

I dig it, maybe you will too.



(2010) Insidious

This movie is just plain scary. James Wan is a special breed and his style and aesthetic can be felt a mile away. Not to mention, Patrick Wilson is slowly becoming the face of modern horror.

I fucking love Insidious. No bullshit, at times it reminded me of The Sinners of Hell (Jigoku). Obviously it’s super modern and way past all that shit but yeah, very dark and in your face.

It’s a pretty fucking great horror film and a prime example of why jump scares aren’t cheap.


(2003) Willard

The saga of Willard and Ben finally gets the treatment it deserves with Willard. It’s darkly whimsical, fluid, and engaging. Not to mention, a legendary performance by Crispin Glover.

It also just looks fantastic. The production is super tight and the memorably impressive visuals, inspired by the original, are elevated tenfold.

I loved it, fantastic film and I’m just in disbelief with Crispin Glover. He fucking killed this role.


(1972) Ben

I’m OBSESSED. I mean sure, the movie totally sucks but again, just like Willard, it’s also awesome.

The first thing I have to mention is just how fucking ridiculous this little kid is. Just the scenes where he’s singing are worth the watch alone. It’s truthfully not a terrible performance from a child actor but again, it’s also the worst performance of all time.

Oh my god, the “Ben’s Song” by Michael Jackson. I actually seized up when it started playing.

I love it.


(2014) Zombeavers

I can confidently say this movie is being underrated as fuck. It knows exactly what it is and that’s a spectacular horror-comedy romp.

The title honestly tells you everything you need to know but I’ll just note that this movie is actually funny. Not only that, effects range from legitimately awesome to hilariously over-the-top.

I love Zombeavers!


(1971) Willard

I feel like stumbling upon this series was so random but I watched Willard so I’d be ready to watch the sequel Ben, because that’s me! Much like the Ben in Willard, I’m also a greasy, basement dwelling rat.

The movie is totally fun and completely retarded. Actually, I take that back, it’s like 64% retarded. Everything is somewhat campy and just the overall premise is a bit silly.

Don’t get me wrong, I fully recommend this but as an actual, quality film…eh.