[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.
[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.
[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.
[rating:1] – (2019) – Anthology of three stories that focus on a killer clown, a killer doll clown, and another killer clown. The first story shows some signs of life, but the second is a basic repeat only with a toy, while the third is a stagnant bore. Yet another backyard effort by those with no clue how to tell one tale, let alone three.
[rating:1.5] – (2018) – Anthology of four stories that focus on a killer clown, a targeted scream queen, murderous vegetation, and a small town vampire. None of the stories feature anything close to innovative, let alone anything that takes place on Halloween. A dirt cheap outing with atrocious storytelling and worse acting.
[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.
[rating:1.5] – (1984) – Theater employees deal with the mysterious return of a killer who once stalked the same locale. Barely has a plot, as this is mainly built on random events in and outside the titular setting. Attempts humor, but isn’t the least bit funny. The horror, on the other hand, is laughable.
[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.
[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.
[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.