Deliver Us From Evil

Directed by Scott Derrickson, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Sean Harris, and Joel McHale Sergeant Ralph Sarchie (Bana) of the NYPD finds a dead baby in an alley. Later a call comes through about a domestic disturbance. His ‘bad-shit-is-about-to-happen’ radar goes off and he asks the dispatcher for more information and is told that the…

Sinister

Directed by Scott Derrickson, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Clare Foley, James Ransone, and Vincent D’Onofrio Ellison Oswalt (Hawke) Writes true crime. He is hoping his next book will give him another hit of fame, something he has craved since his book, Kentucky Blood, became a hit over a decade ago. He and his family…

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Directed by Johannes Roberts, starring Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Stallone, and John Corbett Stepsisters Mia (Nelisse) and Sasha (Foxx) don’t get along. Hoping to make the pair bond Mia’s father Grant (Corbett) buys them tickets a shark tour. Teens being teens they decide to skip the tour and head out on an…

Annabelle

Directed by John R. Leonetti, starring Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, and Tony Amendola Can we agree from the start that a full gown adult collecting dolls is just creepy? Good. Doctor John (Horton) and his heavily pregnant wife Mia (Wallis) live a quiet life in a cute house. Mia likes to sew and…

The Conjuring

Directed by James Wan, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. The year is 1971, the Perrons, a family of 7 have just moved into a sprawling farmhouse, the adorable dog will not enter, and during a game of ‘hide and clap’ a secret cellar is discovered. So far, so good. Within…

Beneath

Directed by Larry Fessenden, staring Daniel Zovatto, Jonny Orsini, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Griffin Newman, and Mackenzie Rosman. Six high school “friends” head out on the last day of summer to party at a lake. Before we set off, we see Johnny (Zovatto) getting ready in front of lots of newspaper clippings about a giant…

Hush – No Spoilers

Directed by Mike Flanagan, starring Kate Siegel and John Gallagher. Maddie (Siegel) is living the millennial dream. She is a writer and lives alone in a cabin in the woods. Her life is a vegetable garden and horde of rescue animals away from being perfect. Maddie is unable to hear and speak after surviving bacterial…

Insidious Chapter 3

Directed by Leigh Whannell, Starring Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, and Stefanie Scott. Because I hate to leave things unfinished, here we have the third and final Insidious… Set before Insidious 1, we meet a frightened Elise (Shaye) who does not want to use her gifts anymore. Que sweet-faced Quinn (Scott) fresh from losing her mother…

Insidious Chapter 2

Directed by James Wan, starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, and Lin Shaye With most sequels the second is never as good as the first, and with Insidious a disappointment for both the eyes and brain the second never stood a chance. Can I break the plot down to less then a page? Do…

Insidious

Directed by James Wan, starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins. You know when you watch a movie that has lots of good reviews but by the time the credits come rolling round you are left with a disappointed taste in your mouth? That’s Insidious for me. We start with a perfectly normal American…