– (2017) – A group of college friends explore a house where someone in a Santa mask stalks them. Begins with a sense of fun, but quickly loses its footing thanks to a complete lack of blood and suspense. It’s short, but suffers from lousy killer reveals and a sort-of-creepy song that plays too often.
– (2017) – Med students who kill themselves to explore death return to life haunted by the sins of their past. The previous version worked well thanks largely to a Gothic backdrop, but this one has no such vision. A too polished and too corny remake that features too many characters not worth investing any time or emotion in.
– (2017) – A duo of killers are picking off victims based on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The premise is unique, but the unraveling is awfully stupid since the cast has no idea how to make it convincing. Piled high with cliches and takes itself too seriously. (The creators of Harley Quinn should sue over the female villain.)
– (2017) – An already dysfunctional office becomes a violent free for all when the staff is infected by a virus that feeds on emotion. Offers a unique spin on a tired infection genre, but still has too many typical areas. Wears thin by the mid-point, and tends to drag as events become more predictable.
– (2011) – A group of kids filming a movie witness the start of a monster invasion. Tries incredibly hard to come across as a Spielberg movie, but can’t come close to matching the heart and humor of his early films. Every character and action goes through tired motions and can’t create a single emotion or a sense of fun. Predicable and soulless.
– (2017) – A woman with car issues becomes stranded in a vacant area where the living dead outnumber the living. While this does attempt a variety of action and horror scenes, they’re so badly constructed it’s often hard to tell what the overall point is. Whitney Moore is easy on the eyes, but the rest of this is rather repugnant.