Party Bus to Hell

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Partygoers become stranded in the desert realm of an ancient, murderous tribe. On the upside, a lot happens at a brisk pace. On the downside, nothing that happens is very enjoyable as the obnoxiousness reaches high levels of irritation. The violence and sleaze are okay, but there’s an awful lot of yelling, screaming, and music played at equal volume.

Children of the Corn: Runaway

★★☆☆ – (2018) – A mother and son who live on the run because of evil children settle into a town full of evil children. An incredibly drab drama about nobody special that’s saved by fits of sadistic violence. Mildly involving thanks to a short length, but not much is memorable.

House of Demons

★☆☆☆ – (2018) – A group of friends party at a house where they deal with issues of their personal pasts. While it’s true a demon does show up, don’t let the title fool you. This is mainly a dull story that focuses on characters suffering from lackluster dramatic traits. Slow, cheap, and hollow.

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 (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.