Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gruesome Magazine Update: My Top 10 Favorite and 6 Least Favorite Horror Films of 2015

Bruce McDonald's fever-dream Halloween horror shocker Hellions is probably the most divisive film on my Top 10 list.

It's the last day of 2015 here in South Korea; what better way to ring out the old year and bring in the new than to check out my thoughts on the horror films I loved most this year and the ones that left me unimpressed? Actually you probably have many better ways but if you have time to squeeze in for reading my Gruesome Magazine articles, I would greatly appreciate it!

My personal cream of the crop can be found at
and the ones that I don't recommend are at

Happy new year, everyone! Best wishes to you all for a wonderful 2016.

Brutal Japanese Thriller "The World of Kanako" and Demonic Possession Tale "The Wicked Within" Reviewed for Gruesome Magazine

Happy new year, everyone! I am a bit behind in updating my blog because of the holiday season, but not in reviewing films for the Gruesome Magazine website. Japanese mystery thriller The World of Kanako is well worth seeking out and is definitely one of my top three films of the year. Excellent performances, an intriguing story, and fantastic cinematography are just a few of the reasons why I like this film so much. You can read my full review at

Koji Yakusho gives a stunning performance in The World of Kanako as a father and former detective who leaves a wake of violence as he searches for his missing daughter.

Nowhere near as impressive but certainly worth a watch is the demonic possession horror movie The Wicked Within, part of the returning 8 Films to Die For series. As possession films go, this one is refreshingly toned down in regard to relying on gross-out shocks, focusing more on the relationships between the characters and the secrets that they hide from each other. You can read more of my thoughts about it at

Sienna Guillory toplines as a possessed woman who brings dark secrets out in the open in The Wicked Within.