Haunt (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Haunt (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Eli Roth and the writers of A Quiet Place… well that’s a mix if I’ve ever seen one.  Problem is Eli Roth has never delivered on his own hype and the aforementioned writers have done little OTHER than A Quiet Place.  Marketing… gotta love it.  Anyway all this aside Haunt is actually okay.  Think an Escape Room meets Saw meets House Of a 1,000 Corpses (but not as good as either) and you are mostly there.  Well mostly if you excuse pretty much all the gore.  Because this film does.  Passing the time, it’s occasionally unnerving but needed to be turned up past 6 to excite more.  So not bad but not great.

Best Bit: Ring

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: House Of a 1,000 Corpses, Saw, Escape Room, A Quiet Place

 


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Satanic Panic (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Satanic Panic (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Satanic Panic is a tonal mess.  Is it a horror, a comedy, a horror -comedy? For sure the film has no idea. Which is a shame as it could have worked really well as either but failed to nail doing both at the same time. That said it’s far from terrible and the Fangoria labeled film has enough charm to just about get over the tone issues.  Director Chelsea Stardust gives us an impressive and empowered female led cast and does well by them but never manages to take the film to be more than just an entertaining if forgettable midnight movie.  But then horror film fans are pretty forgiving and, no doubt, there’s enough here to warrant a watch.

Best Bit:Jerry O’Connell is suitable slimy

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Tone-Deaf, The Banana Splits Movie, Haunt

 


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