– (2008) – A former detective who uses prostitutes to track whomever stole some of his women ends up searching for a serial killer. The complicated but clear plot is engaging throughout thanks to swift editing, touches of humor, and grueling suspense. Takes enough jarring turns to keep one glued to their seat in anticipation of how it all unfolds.
– (2014) – Cheerleaders travel to a training spot where their own kind were murdered a year before. A cheap and ugly slasher with lame kills, lame humor, and a lame outcome. Every character is either a vapid pain in the ass, an overly smug victim, or a cheesy red herring. Incredibly short, but still dull.
– (2013) – A maniac stalks a call center for the problematic when his favorite adviser is about to leave. Attempts to create a quiet atmosphere amid quirky characters, but ultimately abandons anything unique for the tired and cliched. Doesn’t quite become the pillar of female strength it strives for, but hey, it tries.
– (1991) – A geek is coaxed into entering a haunted house attraction that contains an escaped killer. The concept holds promise, but the execution has no idea whether it wants to provide thrills or comedy, and ends up featuring neither. Taking place on Halloween helps, but nothing that occurs holds any weight.
– (2012) – A crew of spirit hunters travel to the spot of past killings, and eventually find the killer. Gets off to a humorous start, if you’re used to the humor of Chris Seaver. The plot isn’t much, and horror comes in dribs and drabs, but there’s often an infectious sense of fun occurring amid extreme vulgarity.
– (2015) – A group of friends steal a bus, run out of gas, and end up in the terrain of a killer. Another faux ’80s slasher that pretends it’s from the past but forgets to include a single moment that feels like the ’80s. This is just another shot on digital mess with CGI gore and typically trite teens.
– (2017) – A down on her luck woman ends up working in a strip club that employs the most despicable humans known to man. Doesn’t accomplish anything new, but does have a basic core that’s easy to watch thanks to bitchy characters and a seedy setting. The acting borders on travesty at times, but does add to the low grade charm that permeates throughout.
– (2015) – A man who hears voices attempts to kill the daughter of an artist who’s hearing the same voices. Has a relatively strong family dynamic, and a frustratingly cruel villain, but too much happens too fast to become emotional attached to either. Gets under your skin at times, but misses the mark in others.