The TODDcastOct 23, 2023
Amazon Prime Moview Review: It Stains the Sands Red
Boring zombie in the desert movie. The lead works out some of her co-dependency issues by being dependent on a zombie. Yeah.
#itstainsthesandsred #amazon #peacock #tubi #31daysofhalloweenmovies
TV Series Review: Jekyll
From the makers of the BBC Sherlock, an adaptation of the classic bipolar character. Updated and James Nesbitt is unbelievable as both. Watch!!!
#jekyll #bbc #31daysofhalloweenmovies #jamesnesbitt
Amazon Prime Movie: Hex
A low-rent version of Final Destination. Not terrible but the acting is definitely stuntman worthy considering the amount of sky diving.
#amazonprime #hex #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Movie Rewind Review: Fallen
Supernatural thriller from late 90s with Denzel. Not sold?
Best use of Rolling Stones "Time is on my side" ever.
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #fallen #denzel
Rewind Movie Review: Frailty
Bill Paxton's directoral debut is an excellent film, period. It makes for scary watching because it feels like it could happen. Go in unspoiled!
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #frailty #billpaxtonrip
Tubi Movie Review: Dante's Hotel
When the director of Sharknado is in charge... sure the Asylum makes junk but it seems a waste when you can have decent sets and some modicum of SFX go to waste like this.
At least Judd Nelson got a paycheck?
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #danteshotel #tubi
Tubi Movie Review: The Wailing
This feels like you are getting several movies in one and the tonal shifts did not work for me.
I enjoyed moments that really worked well, but as a whole, the parts are just better. Other Korean zombie flicks have done it better as have their possession movies.
#tubi #thewailing #31daysofhalloweenmoves.
Tubi Movie Review: Lake Mungo
A mockumentary with a Paranormal Activity bend, but definitely a more realistic vibe.
Might need to check your brain from some of the turns and reactions, but overall worth the slow burn.
#lakemungo #31daysofhalloweenmovies #tubi
Hulu Movie Review: Werewolves Within
The poster says it all " a whodunnit with teeth." Knives Out this ain't but it does have the fun "Clue" keep you guessing until the end.
The werewolf is only moderately in this. But definitely worth a watch!
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #werewolveswithin #hulu
Amazon Prime Movie Review: Smile
Trigger warning should apply as suicide is depicted quite a bit. Other than that, highly recommended.
Won't be everyone's cup like the elevated horror of Babadook, but similar and effective.
#smile #smilemovie #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Rewind Movie Review: Zombieland
Outside of Shaun of the Dead, is there a better zombie horror comedy?
"Zombie Kill of the Week" and Columbus's rules are gold!
Check out some of the best usages of Harrelson and Eisenberg ever.
#zombieland #31daysofhalloweenmovies #
Movie Review: The Bell Keeper
Not breaking a lot of new ground, but does it so technically well it's easy to overlook. Tran could be another Mike Flanagan.
Couture looked like he was having fun with genre twister and ripper. @coltontran and his usual suspects do a great job here.
Reminded me of the movie that Cabin in the Woods might have been based on.
Peacock Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)
A hodge podge of genre styling that does not mix.
Cruise action set pieces with lack of humor really hurt, but so do dodgy special efx and bad story.
#cruise #31daysofhalloweenmovies #themummy
Peacock Movie Review: Renfield
Unique spin on Dracula. Hoult and Cage rock as the not-so dynamic duo.
The ending falters a bit but a lot of the lore really works for this update.
#renfield #cage #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Do I buy the "Based on True Story?" Nah. Did @coltontran knock this out of the park? YEAH
Effective thriller with a pregnant girl stuck inside. Do not want to spoil it, but check it out for FREE on #tubi now!!
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #coltontran and co!
Movie Review: A Haunting in Venice
3rd Hercule Peirot by Branagh. Different but good.
Supernatural thriller is downplayed but well acted and presented.
#ahauntinginvenice #branagh #31daysofhalloweeenmovies
Hulu Movie Review: No One Will Save You
No one, indeed. Forgo the silent home invasion rip of "Signs."
The twist isn't really a twist and the execution, except for the opening invasion parts is boring.
#noonewillsaveyou #hulu #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Amazon Movie Review: Totally Killer
Wish it had been better executed but the "Back to the Future" mash up with Friday the 13th just doesn't work.
Go watch "Freaky" instead.
#totallykiller #31daysofhalloweenmovies #totallyboring
Amazon Prime Movie Review: Odd Thomas
Yelchin kills in this adaptation of a Koontz character that really works.
Nimble direction from Sommers wins.
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #oddthomas #amazonprime
Amazon Prime Movie Review: Fright Night (2011)
Yelchin and Farrell elevate the remake.
Lots of ambiance and a great score add to the tension and story.
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #frightnight #amazonprime
Amazon Movie Review: The Deep House
Fairly effective underwater haunted house mash up.
Nothing inventive other than that and the makers conviction to carry it out.
#thedeephouse #amazonprime #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Amazon Movie Review: Torn Hearts
Katey Segal as fallen Nashville singing terror? Works for me.
#amazon #31daysofhalloweenmovies #tornhearts
Amazon Movie Review: Slaxx
Weird but effective possessed item killer like Rubber.
Has a moral message more like "The Stuff"
#slaxx #31daysofhalloweenmovies #killerjeans
Movie Rewind Review: The Frighteners
A classic from PRE-LOTR Jackson.
Funny, scary, moving. EFX hold up and the story works.
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #thefrighteners #michaeljfox
Paramount Plus Movie Review: Significant Other
Not quite scary, but close enough?
Compentently directed but relatively uninspired.
#31daysofhalloweenmovies #signficantother #paramountplus
Amazon Movie Review: Phantoms
Affleck is the bomb in Phantoms, yo!
Yeah, O'Toole is the exposition bomb actually.
Koontz WROTE the screenplay... blame him.
#koontz #phantoms #31daysofHalloweenmovies
Netflix Movie Review: Gerald's Game
A King adaption that totally works!
Mike Flanagan started his adaptation roll here. Most thought it wouldn't work.
He proved them wrong.
#geraldsgame #netflix #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Netflix Movie Review: Mr. Harrigan's Phone
Even King fans will probably want to skip.
Sutherland and Martell are interesting enough together, but do little to scare you.
#netflix #mrharrigansphone #31dayspfhalloweenmovies
Disney Plus Special Review: Werewolf by Night
Go watch. Now.
@giacchino knocks it out of the friggin park.
#werewolfbynight #disneyplus #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Amazon Prime Movie Review: Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
Another family classic that is the perfect way to introduce kids to scary stuff.
If it was live action, it would have kicked!
#scoobydoozombieisland #amazonprime #31daysofhalloweenenmovies
Roku Movie Review: Paranorman
A new family classic for a reason. Not unlike Nightmare Before Christmas.
The balance of scares, humor and animation are assisted with great voice work.
#paranorman #roku #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Amazon Prime Movie Review: 1BR
Creepy cult flick in one location that is most effective.
Little bit goring for squeamish but not over the top.
#1BR #amazonprime #31daysofhalloweenmovies
FreeVee Movie Review: Red Snow
Romancing the Vampire? For some reason set at Christmas at Lake Tahoe, adds nothing to the movie.
Low budget but decent ideas.
#redsnow #freevee #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Shudder Movie Review: Glorious
If you like Lovecraft then this is definitely for you.
Kwanten does ok but Simmons as a restroom bound voiceover steals the show.
#glorious #shudder #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Shudder Movie Review: Host
Zoom Pandemic Seance.
That kinda summarizes it.
#shudder #host #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Shudder Movie Review: Jakob's Wife
Vampire story plus disaffected marriage tale.
Actually works really well and has gore for you.
One of more interesting flicks in while.
#jakobswife #shudder #31daysofhalloweenmovies
Disney Plus Movie Review: The Haunted Mansion
Remaking alert, but this OG with Eddie Murphy still works.
Definitely lighter fare for the family, but a jaunty laugh.
#disneyplus #31daysofhalloweenmovies #hauntedmansion
Netflix Movie Review: Till Death
Shackled to dead guy? Check out #GeraldsGame for something better
Fox does ok. More thriller than scary. #tilldeath #31daysofhalloweenmovies #netflix
Netflix Series Review: Cobra Kai Season 5
Get's better by season
Somehow adding more depth and more characters and still balancing...
Like Daniel-san on a pier.
Amazon Prime Movies Review: Samaritan
Predictably acted written and directed, but good enough to elevate.
Stallone nails stoic, kid is witty without precociousness.
#samaritan #amazonprime #stallone
Amazon Prime Movie Review: 13 Lives
Ron Howard has mastered this type of real-life re-telling.
It's like Apollo 13 in a cave- wait a minute, 13???
Netflix Movie Review: Day Shift
Can I compare a movie to cotton candy?
Foxx is better than this. Most of the players are.
Hulu Movie Review: Prey
Killer entry in great franchise.
Comanche girl makes for great prequel.
Netflix Movie Review: The Gray Man
Gosling, De Armas, Evans, the Russos all do their work, yet it feels very workman-like.
Ably bridges Bourne and Bond, but is that enough?
#thegrayman #russobros #chrisevans #gosling #netflix
Hulu Movie Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Thompson and McCormack carry this well.
Graphic for a good reason.
Amazon Movie Review: Don't Make Me Go
John Cho pulls off being a teen parent. Roadtrip dramedy works well.
Amazon Prime Movie Review: The Wrong Todd
Independent film that pre-dates the multiversal hero movies by five years.
Does to multi-verse evil twin stories what Primer did for time travel.
#thewrongtodd #goodmovie #amazonprime
Netflix Movie Review: The Sea Beast
Lots of talent, derivative story.
Hard to sit through unless you are a kid.
Movie Review: Thor: Love and Thunder
The most #Waititi movie of the Marvel movies.
Lots of to LOVE and not LOVE.
#marvel #loveandthunder #thor
Netflix Movie Review: Spiderhead
Performances are ok. Story and sci-fi concept carry the day on this. Little graphic but interesting.
#spiderhead #netflix #hemsworthy