Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018) – Stephen Cognetti

Y’know what? I’m not gonna lie. I had a pretty good time with the first film, Hell House LLC, so I figured I would dive into the sequels – I mean it’s the same writer/director through all of them, so we know that no matter how they play out, this is Cognetti’s story the whole…

Triangle (2009) – Christopher Smith

Posters and promotional images can do a lot to sell a film. The poster for Triangle that I had always come across on whatever streaming service it was on was completely uninspiring. It’s not until it started popping up on a variety of lists that I paid it any mind, and then learned that it…

The Happening (2008) – M. Night Shyamalan

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles continues its foray into the works of M. Night Shyamalan, and if Unbreakable didn’t disappoint you (and honestly I still like that one after all these years), this one was bound to. I think, this one would have worked so much better as a novel, expand out the characters, add a…

The A-Team (1984) – The Maltese Cow and In Plane Sight 

  The A-Team comes to the aid of a friend in The Maltese Cow. This episode was written by Thomas E. Szollosi and Richard Christian Matheson, and had an original airdate of 3 January, 1984. With some of their earnings, Hannibal (George Peppard) has asked Face (Dirk Benedict) to invest in their friend, Sam Yeng’s…

Black Christmas: Season’s Grievings Editon (1974) – Bob Clark

  Some people love the happy joyous type of films at Christmas, and while there is something to be said for all that good-will, happy endings and schmaltz that seem to highlight most of them, that morbid, macabre underside of humor and the holidays seem to be more appealing… As much as I loved Scrooged,…

Ben’s At Home (2014) – Mars Horodyski

  This afternoon at the Royal Cinema on College St, the last features of the Canadian Film Fest get underway, first up is Ben’s at Home directed by Mars Horodyski. But before that, is the brilliant short, This is Not What You had Planned. It’s written and directed by Christopher Warre Smets and Jefferson Brown,…