Tag Archives: horror comedy

Happy Death Day (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Christopher Landon

Starring:
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

Other notable appearances:
Rachel Matthews, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Rob Mello, Caleb Spillyards

Running time:
96 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Groundhog Day, Urban Legend, Heathers, Scream

 

Tree Gelbman (Rothe) has had better birthdays. Not only does she wake up in a strange man’s dorm room and have an awkward encounter with him later in the day, but she is murdered by a masked killer. Until she wakes up the next day and has a new chance to start over. Tree must live through her birthday every time she awakes from death until she works out who is trying to murder her — or die trying.

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Krampus (2015)

Review by CJ

Director:
Michael Dougherty

Starring:
Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Krista Stadler, Conchata Ferrell

Other notable appearances:
Stefania LaVie Owen, Luke Hawker

Running time:
98 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Gremlins, Home Alone with more blood, Tales from the Crypt

 

Sick of his family and the way they treat each other around Christmas, Max (Anthony) tears up his letter to Santa asking for them to be happy and inadvertently summons the Anti-Clause.

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The Babysitter (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
McG

Starring:
Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Andrew Bachelor

Other notable appearances:
Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Home Alone with a lot more blood, Scream, The Craft

 

Cole (Lewis) is the only kid his age who still has a babysitter. Once his peers see Bee (Weaving) though, they stop picking on him. Cole is told what babysitters usually get up to after their charges go to sleep and decides to stay up to see for himself. What he finds Bee up to though is far more insidious than making out with her boyfriend.

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Don’t Kill It (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
Mike Mendez

Starring:
Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe

Other notable appearances:
Tony Bentley

Running time:
83 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Death Proof, Grindhouse, Planet Terror

 

A small Mississippi town is plagued by a demon that possesses the person who kills its existing host. Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) is a demon hunter who has battled this demon in the past and teams up with Agent Evelyn Pierce (Klebe) to save Chickory Creek from annihilation.

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Odd Thomas (2013)

Review by CJ

Director:
Stephen Sommers

Starring:
Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe

Other notable appearances:
Patton Oswalt

Running time:
97 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Supernatural, Stir of Echoes, The Frighteners, Fright Night

 

Odd Thomas (Yelchin) is a short-order cook by day and a psychic by … well, all of the time. With the help, guidance and encouragement of his girlfriend Stormy (Timlin) and friend, police chief Wyatt Porter (Dafoe), Odd helps spirits seek peace so they can cross over.

When a horde of bodachs — spirits drawn to oncoming mayhem and carnage — descends on Odd’s quiet town, it’s up to Odd to figure out what is going to happen and stop it.

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