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Ranking: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

I just checked and apparently I haven’t ranked a comic book movie since Dark Phoenix in July 2019. That doesn’t seem right, but I can’t think of what movie I would have seen. Lots of comics book TV shows, but I guess no movies.… Continue Reading “Ranking: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Scary Movies: Tomb of Ligeia

Finally finishing up the horror movies from my family’s annual Halloween film festival, and we come to the Tomb of Ligeia. This is the third from director Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe cycle that we’ve watched, the previous ones being The Raven and Tales… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Tomb of Ligeia”

Scary Movies: Pet Semetary

I read Stephen King’s Pet Semetary in middle school and thought at the time it was the scariest book I’d ever read. I’m not sure how the book would hold up for me as an adult, but this movie surely did not. Quite a… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Pet Semetary”

Scary Movies: Cat People

This is a movie I’ve long wanted to see. Most horror movies from the 1930s and 1940s, at least the best-known ones, are from Universal. RKO had their own line of horror films in the 1940s, however, produced by auteur Val Lewton (unusual, as… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Cat People”

Scary Movies: Cat’s Eye

We’re back with the annual horror movie festival at my house, and the theme this year is cats! We started off with Cat’s Eye, a 1985 horror anthology that I remember well because it was filmed on location in my hometown: Wilmington, NC. In… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Cat’s Eye”

Scary Movies: Tremors

My son was really interested in watching this scary movie, billed on Starz as being an action-comedy-horror, so I agreed to watch it with him. I think it’s indicative of the quality of the movie that I realized about ten minutes into it that… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Tremors”

Scary Movies: Midsommar

Our final scary movie review and ranking for this year! And this time out we’ve got a freaky one, to say the least. My wife and her friend went to see this in the theater last summer, and when she came back she said… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Midsommar”

Scary Movies: Shadow of the Vampire

Okay, this film is a clever one. When the film Nosferatu, which I reviewed last week, came out in 1921, the make-up and scariness of the vampire Count Orlok in the movie was like nothing that had ever been seen in film before. Shadow… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Shadow of the Vampire”