Film/Television

Escape Room might fill the Saw-shaped hole in your heart

Escape Room is an entertaining mind screw with complex, creative games and mythology that is itching to get explored in future films.

I walked into Escape Room completely blind. As in I hadn’t seen a trailer, and all I knew about it was the basic premise. I watched it more out of a sense of obligation as a thriller and horror fan than because I really wanted to. It’s January, which is typically the month where studios dump movies they have little faith in and therefore I had little faith in this one.

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Film/Television

Short horror films featuring women: The fierce heroine in He Likes It Rough

He Likes it Rough gives us a fierce heroine to root for in one of the most cunning and gruesome short horror films I’ve seen in a long time.

I admit I haven’t spent as much time watching short horror films as I should but He Likes it Rough makes a compelling argument for why I should in the future. Of the vast array of short horror films available, I think the only other one that stands out to me as much as this one does is the Lights Out short film created by David Sandberg and Lotta Losten (that went on to get turned into a successful feature film starring Teresa Palmer in 2016).

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