‘The Rental’ Review- Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut

Dave Franco comes out swinging with his directorial debut thriller film ‘The Rental,’ a movie he co-wrote with Joe Swanberg. It was made by Black Bear Pictures and released through IFC Films. On another note, it had its premiere at the Vineland Drive-In. Charlie (Dan Stevens), his wife Michelle (Alison Brie), his brother Josh (Jeremy…

‘Becky’ Review- Kevin James Is Terrifying

‘Becky‘ is a home-invasion horror film directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion being based on a screenplay written by Nick Morris, Lane Skye, and Ruckus Skye. It was released through Redbox Entertainment and Quiver Distribution. Becky (Lulu Wilson) is still angry over a year after the death of her mother and frustrated with her…

Retro Film Review- Asylum (1972)

Released by Amicus Productions, “Asylum” also known as “House of Crazies,” is a horror anthology film directed by Roy Ward Baker and released in 1972. It was produced by Milton Subotsky and written by Robert Bloch, a popular horror writer at the time. Dr. Martin (Robert Powell) arrives as an asylum for the “incurably insane.”…

‘The Hunt’ Review- It’s A Good Thing It Came Out In 2020

Blumhouse Production originally planned on releasing The Hunt in 2019, but after some controversy following the trailer, it was delayed to 2020. It is directed by Craig Zobel and satirizes the left versus right political banter. Afghan war veteran Crystal (Betty Gilpin) wakes up with several other “regular people” in a clearing with gags in…

‘The Invisible Man’ Review- Genuine Unseen Terror

From Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions comes ‘The Invisible Man,’ a new horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell that uses the premise and title of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name. Cecilia “Cee” Kass (Elizabeth Moss) escapes from her abusive scientist husband Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with the help of her…

‘My Valentine’ Review- Pop Stars And Abusive Managers

‘My Valentine‘ is a Hulu original and part of their “Into The Dark” series, created with Blumhouse. It is a horror feature written and directed by Maggie Levin with music by Keeley Bumford and Mark Hadley. Pop singer Valentine Fawkes (Britt Baron) is forced to watch as ex-boyfriend and manager Royal (Benedict Samuel) shamelessly plasters…

‘Color Out Of Space’ Review- Unsettling And Weird

Horror director Richard Stanley returns to the director’s chair after an over twenty-year absence with ‘Color Out of Space,’ a film from SpectreVision and RLJE Films, based on the short story “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft. According to Stanley, this is meant to be the first in a trilogy of Lovecraft…

#AmReading – Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen

Released earlier this year, Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen weaves a combination of horror, fantasy, magic, and lots of action. Most of all, it has a lot of werewolves. From the Amazon description, Werewolves. They are infectious creatures of the night, able to move swifter than the fastest mounts and rend steel with their sharpened…

Mad Cave’s Annual Talent Search Begins

Mad Cave Studios kicked off their talent search earlier this week! The publishing company is accepting submissions from writers and artists interested in a possible career in comic books. According to a press release, For the second year in a row, Mad Cave Studios is looking for four artists and four writers to work on…

Mad Cave Studios Announces New Horror-Themed Series

On Wednesday, comic book publisher Mad Cave Studios announced a new horror series Wolvenheart, said to be for fans of Dr. Who, Castlevania, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. According to their website, Mad Cave Studios is proud to formally announce the all-new series Wolvenheart. Written by Mark London (Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun) and illustrated…

Netflix Nabs Ted Bundy Biopic Starring Zac Efron

Zac Efron is sprouting his wings from teen flicks and trashy comedy films to true crime biopics with the release of the Joe Berlinger directed feature Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Berlinger (who also directed the popular Netflix documentary) crafted a cast that surprises in its focus. It will include Lily Collins (who plays Bundy’s longtime…

Movie Review- A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski, who also co-wrote the film with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. It is one of the most original movies that I have seen in a long time. Sometime in 2020, strange, savage creatures that hunt based on hearing have almost wiped out humanity. This is true even for…

Ranking The Aliens Franchise Films

Who does not love a good xenomorph plot? Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise has gone through several iterations over the years. The film series has garnered much praise for its originality, its ability to cross pollinate genres, the strong character developments and the fear factor the alien monsters have brought to the big screen. A few…

StudioJake Interviews Mike Baron

This past weekend on my web series StudioJake, I got to interview legendary comic book writer Mike Baron. It was an audio recording, but it was so awesome! He is the author of several horror novels including Banshee, Helmet Head, Whack Job, Skorpio, and Biker! His comic credentials include creating the epic characters Nexus (one of…