Category Archives: Video Essays
EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS is the Modern Creature Feature Done Right
The Total Nightmare of THE APACHES
In the late 70s the UK Govt produced a short film to scare kids off of farms, due to the high number of fatalities happening around farm equipment and the like. And if you’ve never seen the UK’s attitude to PSAs for children – we go hard. This is a little bonus video to accompany another coming out tomorrow, so don’t forget to subscribe! And stay off of farms.
Should You See THE NEW MUTANTS?
I saw The New Mutants and I think you’ll be surprised by my response, given the way this film is being discussed.
The Hidden Horror of DARKNESS FALLS
LOOK OUT BELOW! Song’s stuck in my head. Today we take a look at one of my favourites to see if the film holds up and to discuss what the real villain is.
8:06 Sticking Out
15:45 Beware the Stare of a Stupid Chapter Name
APOLLO 18 is a Underrated Gem
Apollo 18 came out during the height of the found footage explosion after Paranormal Activity went gangbusters. In fact, I think its likely it was pushed into production specifically because PA did so well. At the time it got hit with some really grim reviews, but is it actually that bad?
0:00 – Prologue and titles
0:52 – Introduction
2:03 – Plot
4:14 – Ideology and patriotism
12:09 – Production
13:26 – Conclusion
Clips used: The Blair Witch Project (1999) Apollo 18 (2011) Larger Than Life (1998)
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Is THE SHINING a Bad Movie?
There Are No Ghosts in THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
The Haunting of Bly Manor is coming out next week, and as I already had the studio set up for the video on The Shining (1980), I decided to make a bonus video all about my theory surrounding Hill House and how there are no actual ghosts in it.