Pet Graveyard

★☆☆☆ – (2019) – Three idiots suffocate themselves to death to visit passed relatives, but after returning to life find the grim reaper wanting their souls back. The pathetic cash-grab title aside, this is one of the dullest, corniest, and least effective horror films in recent memory. The entire premise is illogical beyond belief, and makes Flatliners look like a documentary by comparison.

Ghost of Camp Blood

★½☆☆ – (2018) – The spirit of a dead serial killer possesses a paranormal investigator. Has the gall to believe anyone is longing for more Camp Blood movies, and has even more of a nerve by expecting anyone to want this cruddy series to continue. There’s simply nothing new here, and it’s all stunningly cheap, horribly acted, and misses the mark in providing any fun.

Doom Room

★★½☆ – (2018) – A woman awakens in room unaware of how she arrived there, but gets assistance from several strange inhabitants. The plot purposely doesn’t make sense, which is fine, but a few lags in pace make one long for a quicker resolution. Ambitious in design, and mostly enjoyable despite an irritatingly repetitive Puritan character.

Bird Box

★☆☆☆ – (2018) – A group of strangers try to outlast an apparition that causes suicide when seen. The premise is neat, but the execution is filled with stale dialog, ordinary characters, and some astonishingly corny advancements. The structure gives away who survives, which only ruins any chance this had at building suspense.

The Amityville Murders

★★½☆ – (2018) – A young man obliterates his dysfunctional family after a slow dissolve involving abuse, drugs, and infrequent haunts. A variation of Amityville II that doesn’t resort to as much corn, but rather tries to depict history in a more straightforward manner. Not always on point, and the Long Island accents are a bit much, but by the end this is wholly effective.

Graveyard Story

★★☆☆ – (1991) – An investigator delves deep into the mystery of a deceased child. This is far more a detective saga than anything dealing with horror, as the involved ghost only appears for a few moments. What makes this easy to watch, however, is the blatant stupidity in most every character and plot progression. A dopey mystery with dopey results.