Crime & Murder

Scream (1996)

IMDB: [R]Β A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

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Rating: [10] πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
Sure, this is a cult classic and you may know something about it or recognise Ghostface. However it’s quite possible that you may have missed actually watching this (now) 23-year-old film that starts a series and don’t really know the full story.Β  If you’re a fan of horror, thriller, classic stories, and some humor then you better watch Scream. …

Searching (2018)

IMDB: [PG-13]Β After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
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Rating: [10] πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šUpdate

You’ll be spinning as you click and search along side David as he desperately tries to find his missing daughter Margot. There have been more than a handful of screen-view style films but this one is seamless and stunning. The atmosphere is calm, tense, frustrating, emotional, and dizzying all displayed in pixels. It’s one that will leave you second-guessing everything.Β  …

The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

IMDB: [UR]Β A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy’s world upside down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface. Tyler Burnside is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad. Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders-in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch-that rocked the community more than a decade ago.
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Rating: [10] πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Wow! What a fantastic movie that took me in directions I didn’t expect. From IFC Midnight is this gem of a murder-mystery crime drama of sorts with some amazing tension. I found myself literally biting my fingers (heh, I quit biting my nails years ago) and screeching curse words to cut the tension. I went into this one expecting to enjoy it but was pretty blown away by how it threw a wrench or two into the mix. When I rate something a 10 it means 1) It’s a favorite that I’ll watch over and over and am sure to recommend AND/OR 2) It added something new and interesting to a genre and surprised me. …

Favorite Film & TV

It’s time for a running list of favorite movies and TV. When checking out my reviews you can see what I tend to enjoy and what I’m going into each viewing with. This of course is the top of the top – in no particular order.

MOVIES

  • Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart
  • NextGen
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Coraline
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Alien
  • Moon
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Pandorum
  • Stardust
  • Baby Driver
  • No Country for Old Men
  • John Wick
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • This Film is Not Yet Rated
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Scream

TV

  • Stargate Universe
  • Stargate SG1 / Atlantis
  • Mad Men
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Golden Girls