Author: Brett_G

“Come Play”

7.3

Larry just wants a friend. What could go wrong?

Everything, that’s what. Clearly, this kid’s never seen a horror movie. The imaginary friend remains undefeated. A reasonably original premise, well-executed, and well-acted by all involved.

Surprisingly well-directed horror scenes that expertly build tension to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the runtime.

“Spell”

6.8

Uh… ok.

Well, that was a wild ride. Pretty sure this is the definition of the treatment being worse than the disease. Oof… I did not see this one coming. Get ready to wince in pain quite a few times, with plenty of WTF moments mixed in. Grab your voodoo doll, and strap in for a wild ride in the bayou.

“Chick Fight”

7.2

There are chicks, and they do fight.

Alec Baldwin comes in clutch as the Mickey to our blonde Rocky working her way atop this female fight club. Malin Akerman kicks ass literally and figuratively, delivering a performance as reliable as her headbutts. Lace-up your gloves, and get ready for another Bella Thorne being a badass movie.

“Freaky”

8.7

WAY better than I expected! And I set a high bar for this simply based on the trailer and my respect for the director’s previous work on the “Happy Death Day” films.

A hilarious premise executed to perfection by all involved. One of Vince Vaughn’s best performances, hands down. Completely inappropriate at all the right times in just the right ways. *chef’s kiss.*

Gorgeously gruesome kills and a razor-sharp script make for a devilishly good time at the movies. Very well done. Highly recommend.

“Let Him Go”

6.5

Do you want to be really uncomfortable, then really angry, then really sad? Well, do I have the movie for you!

The beautiful backdrop of the Dakota’s serves as the setting for this menacing tale of family dynamics run amuck. Somewhere between “Taken” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” resides this film in Hollywood history. So many warning signs are ignored, and all pay a high price. The title sums it up pretty well. It all boils down to that simple request that turns out to not be so simple.