The House on Pine Street

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 (limited)  [Vimeo] Written by: Aaron Keeling; Austin Keeling; Natalie Jones Directed by: Aaron Keeling; Austin Keeling This piece is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. As always James, thanks for hooking this one up. The House on Pine Street is a well-crafted haunted house indie that, while possessing many classic genre traits, overindulges in theContinue reading “The House on Pine Street”

Housebound

Release: Friday, October 17, 2014 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Gerard Johnstone Directed by: Gerard Johnstone Housebound heralds the arrival of a creative new talent in Gerard Johnstone, and though not always the most confident, his feature film debut functions as a perfectly harmless distraction that adds a few amusing wrinkles in the fabric of haunted house horror. It centers around a young, moodyContinue reading “Housebound”

The Babadook

Release: Friday, November 28, 2014 (limited)  [Redbox] Written by: Jennifer Kent Directed by: Jennifer Kent It’s official. I’m in love with horror once again. It’s some kind of feat the hype surrounding Jennifer Kent’s much-acclaimed horror film has gotten to the point where it feels like watching the ‘scariest film in years’ this far into 2015 is, yeah, a little likeContinue reading “The Babadook”

TBT: The Amityville Horror (2005)

My concept for TBT has yet again proven itself to be worthwhile with today’s entry. This Thursday I watched a film I could have sworn was actually good years ago. I know, I know. This month was supposed to be inclusive of nothing but GOOD horror films — not bad, not even mediocre. Good ones. ButContinue reading “TBT: The Amityville Horror (2005)”

TBT: The Others (2001)

I won’t lie to you. Halloween and the days and weeks leading up to it, give me the heebie-jeebies. For a holiday that’s all about celebrating Satanic practices and dressing up in disguises with the specific intention of obscuring our true selves, I have to say, All Hallow’s Eve is my least favorite eve ofContinue reading “TBT: The Others (2001)”

The Conjuring

Release: Thursday, July 18, 2013 [Theater] James Wan applies his skillful story- and suspense-building techniques without missing a step in this intense supernatural thriller based on the first-hand accounts of world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively) in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Chances are, most people by now are at leastContinue reading “The Conjuring”