Ski Wolf

★☆☆☆ – (2008) – Rival skiers compete for the domination of a hill while one of them becomes a wolf. A spoof of an already lame movie that does little but exploit ’80s sport cliches. A Chris Sever letdown as too many lines are repeated from other entries and too many once-humorous mannerisms now amount to nothing.

Creep 2

★★☆☆ – (2017) – A woman with a failing reality show decides to record a day in the life of an admitted killer. Just as illogical and irritating as the first entry, but by including two unpredictable characters manages to not completely rip itself off. Provides as many feelings of discomfort as it does boredom.

Happy Death Day

★½☆☆ – (2017) – A college student dies over and again on her birthday while trying to figure out why. There’s no way this can’t be compared to the vastly superior Groundhog Day, but even if this were an original idea it still wouldn’t be very good. The biggest blunder are the attempts at comedy when the lead actress simply isn’t funny. Almost okay, but the outcome is a travesty.

Halloween Tales

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Anthology of four stories that focus on an internet creep, a murderous cult, parental angst, and a ranting blowhard. First, these aren’t Halloween tales since none take place on Halloween! Second, the entire wraparound is a blatant rip off of Tales from the Crypt. Other than that, this is awful due to stiff writing and stiffer line delivery. Only good for unintentional chuckles.

The Babysitter (1995)

★½☆☆ – (1995) – Various men (and a young boy) obsess over a girl on a night she’s babysitting. The narrative structure is a total mess, as most of this is told through snippets of fantasy, all of which comes across as an uncomfortable form of creepy. Every character is a drab loser with unclear intentions, rendering this a useless bore.

The Babysitter (2017)

★★★☆ – (2017) – A young man who’s afraid of everything is hunted by his babysitter and her sadistic cronies. Despite some slow spots in the second act, and a plot that doesn’t make much sense, this is an absolute blast. The humor is top notch, surprises run rampant, and the script tightly winds together every small detail put forth throughout. Funny, gruesome, and surprisingly touching.