Don’t Look

[rating:1.5] – (2018) – A group of friends vacate to a wooded area where a killer in a cheap disguise picks them off. Approximately the one billionth slasher with lackluster murders, rancid acting, and few redeeming qualities. If something positive must be said, there are some okay camera angles. Otherwise, the title says it all.

Trick

[rating:1.5] – (2019) – A seemingly immortal killer spreads his evil every Halloween. Has decent violence and some holiday atmosphere, but that’s pretty much where praise ends. The characters are dim, the plot is a corny mess, and the name Trick is spoken to obnoxious levels of repetition. We get it. His name is Trick. Short for Patrick. Big whoop.

3 from Hell

[rating:3] – (2019) – Notorious serial killers reassemble to continue their deviant ways. The first hour is an absolute riot that builds on the lore of the main cast while furthering their inventive insanity. The second half, however, merely mimics the third act of The Devil’s Rejects. Still, there are plenty of reasons to rejoice over the resurgence of characters whom are at their best when behaving their worst.

Candy Corn

[rating:1] – (2019) – A murdered outcast returns to pick off the petty thugs who’ve wronged him. Taking place on Halloween is about the only area worth commending, as everything else is an unwelcome sack of cliches. Absolutely nothing here is remotely original, and comes across as a wannabe Rob Zombie movie with the budget of a gum wrapper.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

[rating:2] – (2019) – A pregnant actress has premonitions of her death in the days leading to her infamous murder. Would have worked just as well (or poorly) had the subject in question not been a historical figure, as the plot carries a purposeless vibe that never wavers. It’s not awful from a production standpoint, but the premise feels desperate for controversy.

Clue

[rating:1.5] – (1985) – A group of strangers with common blackmail issues gather at a mansion where mysterious murders transpire. There’s only 68-minutes of actual footage before the over-explained conclusions take over, and that scant time is wasted on cardboard characters and woefully inept comedy. Despite so much forced zaniness, this is incredibly dull.

The Disturbance

[rating:2] – (1990) – An already disturbed man unravels further after a break up with a short term girlfriend. Moves at an even pace while covering a few distinct moments, but it’s rather quiet and the main character is too underdeveloped to warrant so much focus. The brushes with insanity are okay, but in the end nothing here hasn’t been done before.