The Bye Bye Man

★☆☆☆ – (2017) – Some dweeb tries to solve the mystery of a ghostly killer who manipulates minds. Focuses on very few characters, yet still can’t make any of them noteworthy. Says hello to mediocrity and bye-bye to credibility through one cliched scene of incompetence after another.

The Void

★★☆☆ – (2016) – Cops, hospital personnel, and vigilantes contend with interdimensional forces of evil. Basically a cross between Assault on Precinct 13 and From Beyond, with traces of other more successful films thrown in the mix. Has some enjoyably gory mayhem, but the plot and significance lack originality.

Kong: Skull Island

★★½☆ – (2017) – A military guided expedition to an unclaimed island leads to the discovery of a massive ape. Gets off to a rip-roaring start, but after the first major action sequence, the pace takes a serious hit. Separate parties wander toward a rendezvous point amid sporadic creature battles, yet only one character has a background while others go missing for long stretches. The human scope is empty, but the mystique of Kong is top notch.

Yeti

★½☆☆ – (2008) – A football team crash lands in the Himalayas and are picked off by a Sasquatch. Takes the key components of Alive, and throws in a ridiculous looking monster to further disrupt the lives of atrocious brats. Has a few awful/fun moments, but most are just plain awful.

All Hallows’ Eve 2

★☆☆☆ – (2015) – Anthology of eight stories that focus on pumpkin seeds, doomsday, a meat sacrifice, a wrongful death, a carnival game, a frightened kid, a chubby murderer, and an online ghost. Very few stories have any Halloween atmosphere, and most every tale has no direction or purpose. Woefully acted, nonsensical, and horribly constructed.