Ear of Newt’s top 5 horror flicks of 2016 (and five more that sucked the biggie)

By Steve Newton Here's five horror flicks I really enjoyed in 2016: Don't Breathe "Alvarez–who also cowrote the script–guides the ensuing mayhem with a sure hand, ratcheting up the suspense and keeping the thrills coming long after other directors would have packed it in. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with for feature number … Continue reading Ear of Newt’s top 5 horror flicks of 2016 (and five more that sucked the biggie)

Don’t Breathe delivers endless thrills and chills

By Steve Newton ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUGUST 28, 2016 By Steve Newton Director Fede Alvarez blasted onto the scary-movie scene in 2013 with his twisted Evil Dead remake. It was the most shocking and intense horror flick to get widespread theatrical release in North America that year. The Uruguan-born filmmaker shows no signs of changing … Continue reading Don’t Breathe delivers endless thrills and chills

10 Cloverfield Lane is the best scary movie of 2016 (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 10, 2016 By Steve Newton I've reviewed five horror flicks this year, and not one of them--including the much ballyhooed The Witch--has blown me away. So I'm very happy to report that 10 Cloverfield Lane did exactly that. It's the best scary movie of 2016 (so far). The good stuff starts when Michelle … Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane is the best scary movie of 2016 (so far)