– (2015) – A creature of roots and embers attacks three screaming sisters in its wooded domain. Common and drab from a story perspective, but skirts by on some good atmosphere and unintentional hilarity. Needn’t take 112-minutes for such thin material, but most of the padding is the fault of actresses who slowly speak ev-ery syl-la-ble.
– (2014) – A comrade visits the family of a deceased solider over matters of consolation, but such matters gradually go awry. Slowly builds itself into an odd-yet-absorbing story of a stranger who does as he pleases, but goes a little too bananas toward the end. Full of surprises, as well as implausibility, and always provides segments of intrigue. The synth score is especially top notch.
– (2012) – A guy returns home (with his girlfriend) to a Halloween attraction that’s ruined by an escaped convict. There’s much to do about a villain named “Pitchfork,” but too much time is spent on his dull lore. Pretends to set up the next household villain, but the bulk of the production is dedicated to drivel.
– (1987) – Jokester parents and their children contend with spirits in their new home. A full-length sequel/remake to a TV episode that exploits the rampant obnoxiousness of the original while failing to build on anything unique. The Halloween atmosphere is appreciated, but the kid friendly antics become nauseating fast.