midwestern sensibility

married to a real life ghoulie

Favorite films

  • Jingle All the Way
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • Gremlins
  • Die Hard

Recent activity

  • The Addams Family


  • Deadly Embrace


  • Murder Weapon


  • Addams Family Values


Recent reviews

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family


    Perfectly respectable with an overly convoluted plot about finding Uncle Fester. Definitely fun to re-watch this as an adult and to recall so many of the scenes from when I watched this as a kid. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd are just so brilliant. They have real on-screen chemistry.

    Morticia and Gomez are forever #RelationshipGoals. This is also a case of the sequel being better than the original, I think - they had way more fun with Addams Family Values, and it shows.

  • Deadly Embrace

    Deadly Embrace


    One star for Jan Michael Vincent, another star for Linnea Quigley’s framed headshot on the nightstand, minus 3 stars for Chris and his urge to wear shoes in bed and basically everything else.

Popular reviews

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch


    Yeah, this movie freakin' rules. Tom Atkins is incredible. The soundtrack slaps. Dean Cundey knocks it out of the park with cinematography. Tommy Lee Wallace gets some fantastic shots. I love those masks. The SFX are great. An underrated gem.

    Looks phenomenal with the restoration via Shout/Scream Factory.

  • Black Friday

    Black Friday


    Good things first:
    - Devon Sawa
    - Bruce Campbell
    - Michael Jai White (needed WAY more screen time tbh)
    - Pretty solid makeup effects
    - Patrick Stump doing the music

    The Not-So-Good:
    - The super tired neon glow cinematography that has plagued modern science fiction horror movies
    - The overt mash-up of like 5 movies in one. It's a mix of The Blob plus zombies plus aliens plus a little bit of The Thing and ... Godzilla? Whatever it was,…