Daniel Isn’t Real review

Daniel isn’t real is quite the experience in horror, while not necessarily scary and terrifying. It is quite tense and thrilling to see this whole thing play out.

Patrick Schwarzenegger(yes Arnold’s son) gives us a star making performance that we won’t soon forget. His turn as Daniel is one fans of the genre will appreciate with it being a difficult task of playing an imaginary friend. The charisma he must have for this character and the tension he must also bring to Luke is unbelievable. 

I asked the director in an interview the difficulties of finding an actor was to play this part and it’s almost comparable to Adrien Grenier playing Vincent Chase In Entourage, where it’s almost an impossible task to pull it off and make it believable. Patrick really goes all out here and this is mainly his movie.

This isn’t your typical slasher horror if you’re one of the ones that associates with that with horror, stay away if you want that. If you do however want some thinking to go with your horror this is a welcomed addition.

Overall grade:

5/5 stars

Color Out Of Space Review

Color Out Of Space Review

Color Out Space is Richard Stanley’s comeback film and also his H.P. Lovecraft masterpiece. For every Re-Animator, there are a ton of awful Lovecraft adaptations. Color Out of Space, however, is a movie that is boosted by having Nicolas Cage in the lead, if this had anyone in the lead I don’t know how it would’ve turned out. This is an Oscar caliber performance from Nicolas Cage even though it won’t ever be considered by the Academy.

The visual effects are nightmare inducing and truly captivating, you wouldn’t expect this from a Richard Stanley(Dust Devil, Hardware) film to look this extraordinary. He really out does himself here and I wouldn’t have it any other way, spectrevision has recently announced they will be doing a Lovecraft trilogy and that Stanley will be doing at least one more.

After talking with Richard Stanley he said Nicolas Cage helped put his faith into filmmaking, I for one am glad they found each other, kind of like how the majority of viewers find the Safdie brothers and Adam Sandler’s union in Uncut Gems is how I feel about Nicolas Cage and Richard Stanley, I hope they keep working together on more Lovecraft adaptations.

Final grade:

5/5 stars

Written by: AJ Friar

The Wave 2020 is a mind-bending trip you need to take multiple times

The Wave is a mind-bending trip you need to take multiple times

The Wave is a new feature film starring Justin Long and Donald Faison and being distributed by Epic Pictures. I was lucky enough to catch a screener for The Wave at the tail end of last year, with little to zero expectations for it. I was blown away by the whole production.

Justin Long is usually always solid but if you have a long career like his(remember he started out in Galaxy Quest) you’re bound to have a few mishaps along the way, but what I appreciate about Justin is that he always takes chances with the characters he chooses to portray. The Wave is no different even if he plays the typical asshole character he normally does, the script and visuals are really different to be a part of. He genuinely knocks this performance out of the park. Same goes for Donald Faison who is having a terrific year with The Wave and Emergence he seems to have him a resurgence into the spotlight.

The directing is also very well done with the handling of the special effects and the pacing of the film is never dull.


When Frank goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion, his night takes an unexpected and bizarre turn when he is dosed with a hallucinogen that alters his perception and changes his life forever.

Overall grade:

4/5 stars

Written by: AJ Friar

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