Spoiler-Free Review of “The Baby” on HBO Max: A new horror comedy with potential

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“It’s a lot all the time…forever…”

The Baby premiered on HBO and HBO Max on April 24th 2022 with its first episode. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The horror comedy series stars Michelle de Swarte, Amira Ghazalla, Shvorne Marks, Patrice Naiambana and Isy Suttie. Each episode runs for approximately 30 minutes.

Natasha starts to feel isolated and frustrated when all of her closest friends begin having babies. Soon after, she gets an unexpected bundle of joy thrown her way, which may be completely evil.

Here is the trailer:

The Baby introduces us to a child that is far from innocent while tackling the very real issues of motherhood. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A likable female lead.

Natasha is quirky and sarcastic. She doesn’t get the obsession over babies, which makes her latest circumstances that much more amusing. Already I am really liking her as a character and I’m looking forward to watching her on this horror filled journey.

The balance between horror comedy and the frightening aspects of motherhood works…

Much like Starz’s horror comedy, Shining Vale (which I absolutely loved), The Baby also balances out its horror comedy with something real and relatable. It prevents the horror content from becoming stale because this is obviously a recycled plot, but it’s bringing something new to the table with its approach.

The Cons:

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Do we have enough content for eight episodes?

I like the idea and so far it’s a lot of fun, but I don’t know if there is enough here for eight episodes yet. That being said, I’m all for giving it a chance because I really liked the premiere and I think we have a lot of potential here.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I love that we’re seeing more horror comedies in the mix and I think this series has some real potential. I’m looking forward to the remaining episodes and hopefully we’ll get some delightfully wicked surprises along the way!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Baby in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Studio 666” on Demand: Rockin out with the Devil

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“This place is to die for…”

Studio 666 released in theaters on February 25th 2022. It is now currently available to watch on digital demand. The horror comedy film stars Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Leslie Grossman, Jenna Ortega, Whitney Cummings and Will Forte. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

The Foo Fighters attempt to make their 10th album and decide to stay at a mansion in California that has been linked to some violent deaths as they quickly realize that there may be a supernatural presence lurking on the property. 

Here is the trailer:

Studio 666 is a lot of fun, bringing us a horror comedy that channels films like The Evil Dead while creating something new of its own. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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B movie horror fun!

This film recognizes what it is and just goes with it in the best way possible. It is one of those movies you might see airing late at night on TV, but it quickly draws you in with great humor, music, and gory/silly horror fun to keep you entertained. I love movies like this and Studio 666 is a great entry into the horror comedy genre.

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Great ensemble!

It was cool seeing the members of Foo Fighters in this film, but there were plenty of awesome co-stars and cameos that were amazing as well. I love Jenna Ortega and Leslie Grossman so it was nice to see them in this. I thought everyone put forth a valiant effort with their performances.

I’m also so incredibly saddened to hear the news about the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I heard the news just one day after watching this film. It is truly devastating. He was a great entertainer and I hope everyone checks this film out because you get to see another side of him.

The Cons:

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Cheesy effects.

This isn’t really a con because I accept this film as a B movie horror comedy so you’re going to see a lot of over-the-top cheesy gory effects that are kind of ridiculous. As long as you embrace how ridiculous it is, you’ll enjoy your watch that much more. Just don’t expect anything truly terrifying…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Ridiculous, hilarious, and over-the-top horror comedy magic! I had so much fun watching this one and I think that fans everywhere will be really entertained by both the music and the film.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Studio 666 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Shining Vale” on Starz: Courteney Cox Moves into a Haunted House

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“Women are also twice as likely to be possessed by a demon…”

Shining Vale premiered on Starz on March 6th 2022 with the first two episodes. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The horror comedy series stars Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino, Gus Birney and Judith Light. Each episode runs for approximately 30 minutes.

To save her marriage, a writer moves into a house in Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers that it may actually be haunted.

Here is the trailer:

Shining Vale is a delightful mashup between Santa Clarita Diet and Ghosts, creating its own story along the way with lots of ghostly potential. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Courteney Cox shines!

It’s fantastic seeing Courteney Cox back on television and after just watching her in the latest Scream movie, I’m all for a series centered around her moving into a haunted house. So far she is a lot of fun to watch and I think that once the show really kicks into high gear, she will really embrace this role with flair.

The rest of the cast are likable enough and so far I’m most intrigued by the potential spirits roaming around the property.

Plus, the dog is a scene stealer!

Clever use of female authors…

Courteney Cox plays a writer but there are also several nods at Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. These female authors wrote stories surrounding women suffering from some kind of mental illness while being driven mad by the walls surrounding them so I’m curious to see this theme portrayed in the modern world. I think that this will be way more than your typical ghost story. It looks like it will also be taking on the female role in society, which gives this story a unique edge already.

The episodes are also super short which makes this easy to binge-watch and the dry dark humor is a nice touch.

The Cons:

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Slow start…

The opening episode felt a little unsure of itself. I was intrigued, but not really sold until the very end. Episode two was a big improvement and I thought the humor landed better as well. I think that once we get to episode three or four, this show will really find its way. I’m remaining positive that we’ll get there.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I think this show already has a lot of potential and I’m curious to see some of the other themes really take off because I think we could witness pure magic!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Shining Vale in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Silent Night” (2021) on AMC+: Not what I was expecting…

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“Tonight is all about love and forgiveness…”

Silent Night (2021) released on December 3rd 2021 on AMC+ and on demand. The horror comedy film stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Lucy Punch, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp and Sope Dirisu. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

Family and friends gather together for a Christmas dinner filled with drama as we soon discover that they are all facing the end of the world the very next day.

Here is the trailer:

Silent Night (2021) has an exceptional cast and an entertaining formula, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Exceptional cast.

The best part of the movie by far is the cast. Everyone brings something to the table even though there weren’t too many stand-out characters. I still thought that the performances were excellent and the dynamic between the family worked for the most part.

Starts off with a lot of potential.

I actually really enjoyed the beginning of this film. The interactions were humorous and I thought the concept was a good one. I was hoping to get a Ready or Not vibe, but things took a drastic turn…

The Cons:

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Slow pacing…

After the strong start, the pacing went downhill. This movie really dragged and I felt like I was watching it for way longer than 90 minutes. I think the movie should have kept the humor going and it did make an effort, but a lot of it didn’t land for me unfortunately.

Morbid and depressing.

This movie is supposed to be a black comedy and I thought it was so dreary and dismal. The timing of this film during the pandemic also was problematic for me and although it was shot prior to it, I couldn’t help making some comparisons, especially with all of the talk about the government and politics…

There is a major twist at the end of the film that will certainly get people talking, but I almost would have preferred a different kind of a twist entirely. 

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

While I’m sure some people may find this movie brilliant, I was not a fan. I thought it had so much potential and an excellent cast, but it failed to execute something truly worth watching and I think that the trailer was really misleading.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Silent Night (2021) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

READ IF YOU DARE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Black Friday” on Demand: Not all deals are worth it…

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“Black Friday…what a bunch of suckers…”

Black Friday premiered on demand on November 23rd 2021. The sci-fi horror comedy film stars Devon Sawa, Bruce Campbell, Ivana Baquero, Michael Jai White and Ryan Lee. It runs for just under 90 minutes.

On Thanksgiving night, a group of unhappy employees prepare for another chaotic Black Friday when an alien parasite attempts to make the shoppers entering the store even more obnoxious and dangerous, as they desperately try to make it out of the store alive.

Here is the trailer:

Black Friday has great timing with its release and could be horror comedy gold, especially with Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa leading the way, but does it do enough to earn a watch just in time for those infamous door-busters? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The perfect cast!

I’d pretty much watch anything starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa and was already sold before this movie even came out. They are both horror comedy icons to me. Army of Darkness and Idle Hands are two of my favorite films so I thought this was a dream team and then some!

The rest of the cast was truly fantastic as well and I thought everyone really played their parts well, which helped me root for these characters that much more.

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Solid balance between comedy and horror.

I’ve seen a lot of similar movies and sometimes they really deliver and other times they miss the mark. I genuinely found this movie laugh out loud funny and I also thought the sci-fi horror worked too. It’s not easy finding a balance and somehow this film found the perfect one and I have a feeling I will be watching this film annually around the holidays because it was so entertaining!

The Cons:

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Mixed feelings on the ending…

It wasn’t bad by any means, but I guess I was expecting something a little bit different and when I got to the very end, I still wanted more. There were some moments that didn’t really make any sense to me and the big reveal was lacking a little, but I still enjoyed the movie overall. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Black Friday is a worthy entry into the horror-comedy genre and it really had a lot of fantastic stand-out moments that make this film worth a watch. The cast was exceptional and I loved the relevant humor. 

If you’re looking for a new holiday horror favorite, you’re in the right place, but you may want to think twice about those tempting sales…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Black Friday in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Ghosts” on CBS: The Dead are Delightful

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“Haunting is hard…”

Ghosts released on October 7th 2021 on CBS and Paramount+. Episodes will air weekly. The sitcom series is a remake of the BBC series of the same name. It stars Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Richie Moriarty, Brandon Scott Jones, Sheila Carrasco, and Danielle Pinnock. Each episode runs for approximately 24-26 minutes.

A young couple inherit a home in the country only to discover that it is in need of repair and inhabited by a bunch of ghosts.

Here is the trailer:

Ghosts may be the perfect choice for wholesome fans of the spooky season, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Charming premise.

This show is a nice little escape. It’s actually funny and really cute. The interactions between all of the characters work nicely and I found myself smiling the entire time I was watching this. If you like the original series or What We Do In The Shadows, you will find yourself right at home with this one.

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Rose McIver shines.

It was truly fantastic watching iZombie’s Rose McIver on our television screens once again. She brings a quirky energy to the show and really lights up the screen. I think the rest of the characters have a lot of potential too and this is really more of an ensemble show so I’m curious to witness more interactions between everyone.

The Cons:

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In the shadow of its predecessor.

So far the show is following the same formula as the original series, but I’m hoping that the show can branch out and find its own unique identity. This could be a bit of a challenge especially since the original series has its episodes available to stream on HBO Max. I think that we have a lot of potential here, but I’d also like to see a bit more edge or horror comedy thrown in.

The wholesome vibe is working, but it could get old really fast…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This show was a wonderful treat. It really has a charming quality to it and I’m excited to tune in weekly. I think that as long as the show finds its own separate identity and a bit of an edge, it will become even more enjoyable to watch.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ghosts in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Slumber Party Massacre” (2021) on Syfy: Slasher Comedy Gold!

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“This is my kind of party…”

Slumber Party Massacre (2021) released on the Syfy channel on October 16th 2021. The re-imagining of the 1982 slasher film stars Hannah Gonera, Alex McGregor, Jane De Wet, Frances Sholto-Douglas and Rob van Vuuren. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A deranged killer with a power drill crashes a slumber party, hoping to turn it into a bloodbath.

Here is the trailer:

Slumber Party Massacre (2021) delivers plenty of gory fun, but does it do enough to be relevant with today’s audience? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A fun take on things.

There will be no spoilers here, but there is a twist thrown our way during the movie. It’s a lot of fun and it really allows the ladies above a chance to truly shine. I absolutely loved the use of horror comedy in this film. If you don’t take it seriously, you will find yourself laughing constantly because it really takes a lot of common horror tropes and has some much needed fun with them.

That pillow fight scene though…

More please!

Gory kills!

The power drill proves to be a formidable weapon and we get plenty of over-the-top kills to satisfy slasher fans. Plus our villain is just the right amount of crazy which made this a blast to watch. 

The Cons:

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On the short side.

The movie is pretty short and I was disappointed because I wanted just a little bit more. We could have had a few more interactions between the characters early on or maybe some extra chase scenes thrown in, but I thought that the movie wrapped up pretty quickly just when I was starting to really enjoy it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This movie accomplished what Black Christmas (2019) failed to execute. It gave us a gory campy re-imagining of the original movie with female characters to root for. It’s one of those movies where you can turn off your mind for a little while and just sit back and laugh your head off. I thoroughly enjoyed my watch!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Slumber Party Massacre (2021) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

HAVE A KILLER HALLOWEEN…

Scream Hunt Halloween

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Werewolves Within” on Demand: A Supernatural Murder Mystery

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“Yeah this town is batshit…”

Werewolves Within originally released on June 25th 2021. The film is currently available to rent on demand. It stars Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, Harvey Guillen, Cheyenne Jackson, Catherine Curtin and Michaela Watkins. It is approximately 90 minutes long.

When a new ranger arrives in a small town, he quickly finds himself thrown into a murder mystery when several residents are trapped together in the local inn after a snowstorm. Everyone is a suspect as they start to realize that they may actually be dealing with a ruthless werewolf.

Here is the trailer:

Werewolves Within has the potential to provide us with horror comedy gold, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The who-dun-it style works.

It seems like a lot of recent films are following the murder mystery approach, but it works in this film. This film gave off vibes of Clue and Knives Out with its own voice as well. The characters are a lot of fun as well and Sam Richardson has great chemistry with Milana Vayntrub which made this an entertaining watch.

Fun horror comedy.

I love horror comedies and I don’t think they are talked about enough, but this film could easily fit right in with Tucker and Dale vs Evil. While I wouldn’t say that all the humor landed, a lot of it just worked effortlessly. 

The Cons:

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Pacing issues.

The majority of the film focuses on the set-up of everything. We spend so much time getting to know the players and watching them interact, but it almost took away from the best part of the movie when everything hits the fan. The ending was great but it took a little too long to get there.

I could have done without the political/social commentary.

While some moments were genuinely hilarious and a lot of fun, others felt really forced. The references were overdone at one point. Sometimes less is more and I think that Werewolves Within was decent, but it could have been better if it had just embraced the simple plot without overthinking things.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I love horror comedies and I think that this film was entertaining overall and worth a watch. Sam Richardson is truly fantastic and there are some laugh out loud moments. The second half of the film is a lot stronger than the first and there are some rough edges, but there is enough going on in this film to enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Werewolves Within in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Resort” on Demand: Island horror leaves a lot to be desired

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“That was the last time I felt truly safe…”

The Resort is a horror film that released on April 30th 2021 on demand and in limited theaters. The film stars Bianca Haase, Michelle Randolph, Brock O’Hurn and Michael Vlamis. It runs for approximately 75 minutes.

The film centers around a writer obsessed with the paranormal who decides to go on a trip to Hawaii with her friends to investigate an abandoned resort that is supposedly haunted by a ghost called the Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they are in paradise, but things soon take a dark turn.

Here is the trailer:

The Resort has the potential to lure us in with some guilty pleasure island terror paired with some jaw-dropping gorgeous scenery. But is this film truly worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Gorgeous scenery and a gorgeous cast.

The movie is filmed in Maui, Hawaii and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. I love anything that has to do with Hawaii so this was a major plus for me and we also had a gorgeous cast to go along with it.

I also thought that the premise was good and I wanted to know more about the history behind the abandoned resort and the haunting there.

The Cons:

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Bad acting.

Like, really bad. The cast is almost too gorgeous and I felt like the people making this movie suddenly realized just how terrible they were at acting and decided to throw in random skinny-dipping scenes for fluff just to kill some time and the movie only runs for an hour and fifteen minutes…

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Not scary at all and a terrible plot.

I really wanted to like this movie. It had the perfect premise and I was thinking I might get a mix of A Perfect Getaway and Club Dread. There was some humor sprinkled in and the beginning was not that bad even with the terrible acting, but once the plot took off, things just got beyond awful.

While there is some gore and attempts at channeling some Evil Dead vibes, this film fails to execute every single one of its scares and the twist at the end was laughable, but this is not coded as a horror comedy so it makes me wonder what the writers were thinking here.

At least the movie was short, otherwise I would have stopped watching it much sooner…

So am I in or out?

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I’m out on this one…

Unfortunately the gorgeous backdrop of Hawaii could not save this awful horror movie. Don’t waste your money on this one. I would recommend checking it out just to see how terrible it is when it airs at like 4 am on basic cable or is available to stream for free.

The plot was just horrendous and laughable and perhaps this would have been better if it took a page out of Club Dread’s book and went full horror comedy.

If you are looking for some island terror, check out A Perfect Getaway or Fantasy Island instead.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Resort in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

Scream Hunt Coming Soon

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Freaky” on demand: The Slasher Version of “The Hot Chick” is lots of fun

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“Having balls sucks.”

Freaky was released on November 13th 2020. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, and Misha Osherovich. The film runs for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

After four teens are brutally murdered by a serial killer, wallflower Millie winds up being chased by the very same killer the next day. After being wounded by a ritualistic weapon, they end up switching bodies the next morning. And so the Freaky Friday fun begins…

Here is the trailer:

Freaky has been done before in several comedy films, but Blumhouse cleverly adds in some slasher gore to liven this plot up. Does the killer idea work out or does it fall flat? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Vince Vaughn is the best part of the movie.

I felt a lot of nostalgia for “The Hot Chick” with Rob Schneider during this film, but in a very good way. Vince Vaughn was laugh out loud funny and his bond with Millie’s two best friends was amazing. I thought that they all played good parts and the chemistry between them all was believable and a lot of fun.

Gory and inventive kills.

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The comedy was there, but I was a little worried that the kills would be glossed over, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of violent gore present in this film. This allowed the film to truly embrace its horror/slasher side with flair.

The Cons:

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The wallflower act.

I know Kathryn Newton from Supernatural and I was really excited to see her in this role, but I’m not sure that I really bought the shy, nerdy girl vibe. We’ve seen this in a lot of teen movies and all of a sudden the girl takes off her glasses and something magical happens. I think that Kathryn did a great job once she was playing the serial killer, but I wanted a little bit more from her before that. Either way, I’m a fan.

So am I in or out?

Images courtesy of Blumhouse Productions

I’m in!

This movie was a lot of fun. It nailed the horror comedy vibe and actually brought us a lot of gore too which was great. If you enjoyed Happy Death Day and Ready or Not, this is another great film to add to your watch-list. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Freaky in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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