Brutally unsettling Hereditary lives up to the hype

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM By Steve Newton Hereditary has been generating a lot of buzz lately as the scariest horror flick in years, and I gotta admit that it’s pretty damn frightening in spots. It’s also brutally unsettling throughout, so be warned. The movie opens with a shot of a typewritten obituary, and the fact that … Continue reading Brutally unsettling Hereditary lives up to the hype

Krampus makes the most of demonic gingerbread men

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, DEC. 4, 2015 By Steve Newton Anyone who enjoyed mid-‘80s horror-comedies that relied on animatronic puppets for their chills and chuckles—movies like Gremlins and the lower-rent Ghoulies—may get a mild kick out of Krampus. Starting out with a Christmas Vacation vibe, Krampus sees your typical afluent American family--parents Tom and Sarah (Adam Scott and Toni Collette) and teenage kids … Continue reading Krampus makes the most of demonic gingerbread men