Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

★★★☆ – (2014) – Twin boys play sadistic games with a bandaged woman who claims she’s their mother but acts nothing like her. Reaches highs in scenes that shock and disturb, but has a couple of illogical lows. Winds down on an eerie note by churning out the completely unexpected. Requires patience, but is worth the wait.

Sinister 2

Sinister 2

★★☆☆ – (2015) – A family hiding out in a haunted farmhouse are subjected to videos of torture. Some of the family dynamics feel realistic, and characters are somewhat well-drawn, but the pace is too slow and the horror too familiar. Tries to get by on jolts, yet can only manage a few creepy images.

Hellhole

Hellhole

★★☆☆ – (1985) – A woman who’s nearly killed is put in an insane asylum with a secret torture dungeon. The premise isn’t exactly standard, which helps things along, but the characters and their situations mean nothing. Women are frequently naked, which does help keep eyes open.

The Green Inferno

Green Inferno, The

★½☆☆ – (2013) – Naive college students protesting a jungle development crash land in hostile territory. Hard to believe a director who waited two years to exploit the torture genre with Hostel would wait thrity to a exploit a genre that was best left to infamy. A polished version of movies you simply can’t duplicate.

Kill List

Kill List

★★☆☆ – (2011) – A hitman and his partner are hired to take down three targets with dark ties to one another. Begins as a sub-par mob drama before going absolutely insane in the final act. Not without suspense, but it’s too bad A Serbian Film already pulled off a similar shock ending.