Monster

V/H/S/2 (2013)

V/H/S/2 (2013)

It’s always fun to take a break from the regular programming and dive into an anthology because these movies offer the rare occasion for us to break down individual short films, which we all agree are a fantastic way to take in what horror has to offer. It’s even more fun when we get to do it via Pateron member recommendation! How does V/H/S/2 do at stringing these together? Are there any standout efforts in here? Click on through to the other side for a spoilery review.

Deep Rising (1998)

Deep Rising (1998)

Time to take a dive into another entry in the annals of nautically-set horror films with 1998’s action-horror b-movie from the same dude that brought us The Mummy. As the movie’s poster so eloquently puts it - full scream ahead…

The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999)

If I have to explain and convince you of the merits of a swashbucking adventure of a Mummy reimagining, then I don’t think we can be friends. Therefore, I’ll assume that I don’t have to explain or convince you of anything, dear friend. The spoiler-filled review awaits.

Arachnophobia (1990)

Arachnophobia (1990)

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to choose between the earthquakes and hustle of the Bay Area and the cross-bred Venezuelan murder arachnids of the countryside. It’s a time of introspection and self-doubt that will inevitably swallow all of us. Jeff Daniels explores this sensitive topic in this examination of an extremely common mid-life-crisis challenge. Click through to read our review of 1990’s Arachnophobia.

The Ruins (2008)

The Ruins (2008)

Y’all like Mexico?! Of course you do. There’s sunshine, tequila, partying coeds, and parasitic plants infesting ancient Mayan temples that will eat you from the inside out? That last little detail really flies under the radar on the travel sites. If you’d like to see if it’ll ruin the trip you’re planning, I’ll let you know once you take the link. Just be warned I’m gonna get into the gory details.

The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

You know what a mummy is bringing to the table when it comes to horror. You get a big, lumbering bandage of an undead Egyptian dude comin’ at you. It’s simple. It’s classic. And in the case of the 1959 Hammer version of the classic monster, it’s Christopher Lee choking people. Hit the link to see if it’s good.

Banshee Chapter (2013)

Banshee Chapter (2013)

Do you like conspiracy theories? At the very least do you like indulging them on a whim to examine some state sponsored horror that The Man doesn’t want you to know? Well then, let us tell you about Banshee Chapter. Why is it named that? We don’t know, but it should do well to scratch your “they’re watching us with black helicopters and controlling our minds with fluoride” itch. Click through to read our spoiler filled review.

The Stuff (1985)

The Stuff (1985)

Nothing says wholesome, balanced nutrition like a tub of sentient, white mystery goo called The Stuff. Just trust the companies making it, they’ve clearly thought everything out and definitely didn’t find it in a random trainyard somewhere just bubbling up out of the earth’s surface like marshmallow magma. Eat up. And read up by taking the link.