Anticipation Alert: Upgrade (2018)

Ok, I can admit when I’m wrong.  I originally scoffed and slightly rolled my eyes when I first saw the trailer for the new movie Upgrade.  At the time, I may have been under the influence of something – and also, it hadn’t been confirmed that the movie would indeed be Rated R (which, for a revenge premise is a must in my book).  And yes, that revenge premise has been done to death (no puns needed) – so I was aggressively skeptical.  But……then this Red Band Teaser was released the other week:

Wowsers – that head shot!  BTW – the lead actor in Upgrade, Logan Marshall Green, is in one of my favorite movies in recent years called The Invitation.  Just wanted to add that bit of info.  Upgrade was also written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and is produced by Blumhouse Productions (of course it is….cha-ching!)  But anyway, I am fully onboard now with this one and will most likely do a double-feature with another movie I have been waiting on this weekend called Hereditary.  Cheers to both!  And cheers to gratuitous head shots!

Review: The Invitation (2016)

Unsettling horror movies are about as fun as having a hamburger at Taco Bell.  They can be a nerve-racking chore to sit through, but if they have a big money shot at the end – well then it’s alllllllllll worth it.  Such is the case with the new horror/thriller The Invitation.  It’s the type of movie that gets under your skin, pretty much from the beginning, and doesn’t decide to burrow out until the final 20 minutes.   Continue reading