directed by: Mik Cribben runtime: 94 mins The Children of the Corn. The Omen. The Bad Seed. Bloody Birthday. I could go on. Killer kids are practically a genre all their own; the spooky little shits. It’s the innocence twisted into something evil like a fucked-up animal balloon. Maybe it’s the fear of responsibility taking shape in … More Schlock & Gore: Beware! Children at Play (1989)
I have no idea why but over the last couple of weeks, this film has come up a few different times. Almost as if the universe was daring me to watch it again. It’s been a long time since I have seen it and it’s not very easy to find. The question is: Was it … More Revisit: Murder By Phone
A tire blowout. Who hasn’t been there? With this one simple act, a group of carpooling strangers ends up stranded, and when it is revealed in stylish fashion that it was a sniper’s bullet that took out the tire, then the bottle is created that the rest of this film will build its ship in. … More New Release: Downrange (2017)
I just finished watching Werewolves on Wheels and I’m waffling like mad. That was either one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen, or a fistful of potential, lacking the proper garnishes. Werewolves on Wheels is a subdued, occult-flecked slow-burner that makes you want to clean your nails (In a good way) and let your … More Schlock & Gore: Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
I’m not a Welcome to Night Vale guy. The podcast falls into the “it is what it is” category, which is where things go if they’re too weird to be effectively critiqued. Just leave it over there, it’ll be there doing a lot of that thing it does, which in Night Vale’s case is humorously … More A Review of Joseph Fink’s and Jeffrey Cranor’s It Devours!
Tragedy Girls, the 2017 horror-comedy directed and co-written by Tyler MacIntyre, is way better than it has any business being. Not only is the movie funny but it’s awash in social commentary. It’s a smart, funny take on the social media age through the lens of a slasher film. The story centers around Sadie and … More Streaming: Tragedy Girls
In a first for The Basement on a Hill, I have made one of them there unboxing videos that everyone seems to be so crazy about. No, I don’t have bangin cleavage or a cute voice, but what I do have is a love of the genre and trying new things. View the video HERE if you … More Unboxing – April Horrorpack!
The world of Imaginarium Delirium is a colorful one. The gatekeeper and creator of that world is self-taught artist, Jayce Wierzbicki. Through Imaginarium Delirium he makes paintings, sculptures, and most importantly, masks. His masks (often containing an element that lights up, or a moving jaw) are pieces of art in and of themselves. From TV-headed … More Interview: Imaginarium Delirium, Jayce Wierzbicki!
directed by Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson runtime: 98 mins “Why is it always the last key that unlocks everything?” I’m not going to bury the lead here, folks. Ghost Stories was fantastic. Do not let the generic sounding name fool you. Not only did it cause genuine unease within me, it repeatedly subverted my … More New Release: Ghost Stories (2017)
No doubt you are familiar with the Goosebumps series of books. Night of the Living Dummy, The Haunted Mask, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, and the like. Goosebumps spawned no fewer than 6 series spinoffs, a TV series, and a major motion picture. I grew up as R.L. Stine’s biggest fan. I had the sheets, … More Completion gives me Goosebumps