Jigsaw

★★☆☆ – (2017) – Five people play vicious games against murderous devices while detectives and medics try to piece together where and why. Has clever moments and spots of violence that remind us of the days of Saw lore, but there’s never a moment that doesn’t feel unnecessary. Not a complete waste, but the reasons for bringing the series back only add confusion.

Creep 2

★★☆☆ – (2017) – A woman with a failing reality show decides to record a day in the life of an admitted killer. Just as illogical and irritating as the first entry, but by including two unpredictable characters manages to not completely rip itself off. Provides as many feelings of discomfort as it does boredom.

Happy Death Day

★½☆☆ – (2017) – A college student dies over and again on her birthday while trying to figure out why. There’s no way this can’t be compared to the vastly superior Groundhog Day, but even if this were an original idea it still wouldn’t be very good. The biggest blunder are the attempts at comedy when the lead actress simply isn’t funny. Almost okay, but the outcome is a travesty.

Halloween Tales

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Anthology of four stories that focus on an internet creep, a murderous cult, parental angst, and a ranting blowhard. First, these aren’t Halloween tales since none take place on Halloween! Second, the entire wraparound is a blatant rip off of Tales from the Crypt. Other than that, this is awful due to stiff writing and stiffer line delivery. Only good for unintentional chuckles.

Dropping Evil

★☆☆☆ – (2012) – Vacationing friends drug a religious geek which causes him to go on a killing spree. As awful as the initial premise is, worse is the experimental film school nonsense that occurs within. Aims to complicate and confuse, and succeeds, but forgets one major factor: how to entertain.