The last few years has seen an increase in “gimmick horror.” Horror movies that rely on one key plot point to ramp up the terror. It asks the audience what they would do if they couldn’t see or hear or other … Continue reading Don’t Breathe (2016) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Day: Gremlin
Future Stars takes a look at the actors, actresses or directors who are at the beginning of their career and ready to leap into super-stardom. They could have a few movies under their belt, be a TV actor trying to … Continue reading Future Stars: Maika Monroe
Independence Day managed to tow that fine line between drama and silliness. Any movie concerning itself with alien invasion and science-fiction would have to either play it for laughs or play it straight-faced and the original 1996 movie did this perfectly. … Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review
After my review of The Thing, a horror movie classic for many people, Michael over at Parlour of Horror took um-bridge with my claim that it wasn’t scary. It had it’s moments but at no point did I really feel “horrified” or … Continue reading When do horror movies stop being scary?
Today is the fourth anniversary of Views of the Sofa. To commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly different … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2016
Some of the simplest ideas make for the best movies, especially when it comes to horror. It Follows is one of those simple premises that when executed well is absolutely terrifying. Luckily, it is executed well here, unfortunately, it’s the bits … Continue reading It Follows (2015) Review