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Horror Movie Review: Glorious (2022)

Glorious is a 2022 horror film directed by Rebekah McKendry. The film stars Ryan Kwanten, J.K. Simmons & Sylvia Grace Crim.

Not long after getting into this movie, I could sense the low-budget vibes. You continue to see that throughout, but it certainly does not ruin the film. In fact, I feel like the director did a great job despite the low-budget.

Glorious is pretty absurd and quite comical. The whole premise involves a man stuck in a rest stop bathroom, talking to an ancient God through a Glory Hole. I feel like I may have enjoyed it a lot more if I smoked weed beforehand.

It has enough mystery throughout to keep you watching and then wondering what the hell is happening? In the end, there is a pretty cool twist that I did not see coming that helped to bump up my score of the film. Overall, I was entertained throughout the movie but would not give this a second watch.

HFH Score: 5.8
View Date: 8/28/2022
Where I watched “Glorious?” Shudder

Horror Movie Review: What Josiah Saw

What Josiah Saw is a 2021 horror film directed by Vincent Grashaw and written by Robert Alan Dilts. The film stars Robert Patrick, Nick Stahl, Scott Haze, Kelli Garner, Jake Weber & Tony Hale. The movie is a Shudder Original.

What Josiah Saw has received positive reviews, garnering a 6.1 rating on IMDB and a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I was a little less fond of the film.

This movie has a slow burning feel to it that can either keep you engaged or make you totally lose interest. I was in the middle of that spectrum. At times I would lose focus and have to get myself back on track. Other times I was curious as how the plot would continue to develop.

The film has a dark and dreary vibe throughout which fits perfectly to the plot. The acting in What Josiah Saw made the movie more enjoyable for me as the top stars turned in top-notch performances. Nevertheless, by the time I finished watching the film I came away unsatisfied.

There were a few creepy moments but overall, the horror factor was lacking. My general consensus after watching was that it made me feel dirty and depressed.

HFH: 4.8

View Date: 8/27/2022

Where I Watched “What Josiah Saw”: Shudder

Food Review: Stranger Things Surfer Boy Pizza

I may be late to the party, but I have finally entered the Upside Down of the frozen pizza market. Wal Mart has restocked their shelves at various locations with Surfer Boy Pizza and I was able to get my hands on three of the four available styles.

Surfer Boy Pizza comes in pepperoni, multi-meat, supreme and pineapple jalapeno. I was able to secure all the styles except for the pepperoni. If I were to buy a frozen pizza, I would typically go for a standard pepperoni and cheese.

Front of Box

At the end of the day, frozen pizzas are just a convenient, usually lower cost means of having pizza for dinner. While there are some tasty frozen pizzas on the market, it’s not exactly fine dining. That leads me to reviews of each style that I tried.

Back of Box with Free cardboard cutout glasses

Jalapeno Pineapple: Not spicy which I like since I don’t do well with spicy but at the same time the jalapenos had no flavor. As someone who does enjoy pineapple on pizza (Don’t Judge Me) they helped bring a little more flavor to this pizza.

Meaty-Meat: The Pepperoni, ham, and sausage flavors are on point!

Supreme: In effort to not gorge myself in the same way Freddy Krueger killed Greta in Nightmare On Elm Street Part 5, I decided to save this one for a later time.

Pepperoni: Sold out when I made my purchase.

Meaty-Meat Pizza

Aside from the information listed above, what I found most lacking from these pizzas was the taste of the sauce. Like the jalapenos, the sauce was also lacking flavor. It tasted bland, almost like Spaghettio sauce. The crust had a nice crisp to it and overall, it was very filling.

Was it as good as the hype I had heard from friends, family and strangers? I don’t think so but everyone has different tastes so you might end up enjoying it. If you have tried Stranger Things Surfer Boy Pizza or plan to in the future, let me know what you think!

Horror Movie Review: Afflicted (2013)

Afflicted is a 2013 Canadian mock documentary/found footage film. The movie is directed and written by Derek Lee & Clif Prowse who also both star in the film.

This movie was recommended to me by a member of the horror community. I’m typically not a fan of found footage style films but the cinematography of this film was much more pleasant than most. The beginning has a documentary vibe to it which made it feel like I was watching an actual documentary. The film then transitioned into more of found footage style.

When someone recommends a movie to me, I tend to have higher expectations which may not be fair in my review. Despite that I did enjoy this movie as it had a few twists and turns I did not see coming. I respected the wishes of the member who recommended the film to me when they instructed me not to look up information on the film before watching. That ended up being a good move and is also a reason why I purposefully don’t get too specific with my movie reviews. If you are interested in this film and haven’t yet watched it, I would also suggest not doing too much research into it beforehand.

HFH Score: 5.7

View Date: 7/17/2022

Where I Watched “Afflicted”: Showtime 7 Day Free Trial

Movie Review: The Black Phone (2021)

The Black Phone is a 2021 horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Blumhouse. The film stars Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw and Ethan Hawke. The movie is based off a 2004 short film by Joe Hill.

I watched this in the theater and my initial thoughts were “This is Absolutely Amazing.” I had high hopes for this film and usually when that happens I tend to be let down. Not in this case. This film kept my attention and continued to exceed expectations throughout.

Before the movie started, the previews showcased upcoming films. Many of which looked to have lots of potential. After watching The Black Phone I am not sure if any of them come close to topping this one. A great way to end a long week!

HFH Score: 8.8

View Date: 6/24/2022

Where I watched “The Black Phone”: Movie theater

Movie Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 horror film directed by André Øvredal. Emile Hirsch & Brian Cox star in the film.

This movie really creeped me out! I’m generally desensitized to horror films but a few scenes in this one sent chills down my body. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is filled with suspense and morbid creepiness. The acting was superb as the two stars, Cox & Hirsch give brilliant performances as father and son characters.

This movie left me feeling dreadful and uneasy. Therefor I highly recommend.

HFH Score: 7.0

View Date: 6/20/2022

Where I watched “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”: IFC with a 7 Day Free Trial

Movie Review: 8 Days to Hell (2022)

8 Days to Hell is a low budget horror anthology film with a serial killer theme. The film is directed by Shane Woodson who also stars in the film. 8 Days To Hell also stars Eric Roberts & Tori London.

Overall, it is what you would expect from a low budget horror movie. I personally love horror anthology so I rarely turn one down even if it appears to be low budget. Some of the stories are well done but overall I struggled to get into this film.

HFH Score: 3.3

View Date: 6/18/2022

Where I Viewed “8 Day to Hell”: Amazon Prime

MOVIE REVIEW: GIRLS WITH BALLS (2018)

Girls with Balls is a 2018 French dark comedy and horror film directed by Olivier Afonso. The version I viewed was dubbed in English so the lips don’t exactly match the words communicated by the characters. Sometimes that can be annoying, other times it can be downright hilarious.

This film has pretty low ratings on critic sites (3.9/IMDB & 42% on Rotten Tomatoes). Despite that I really enjoyed it throughout. The dark comedy is very silly and over the top at times but has a few funny one liners. I also thought the kill scenes were well done with some nice gore. Overall I enjoyed this much more than the average Comedy/Horror film.

HFH Score: 5.4

View Date: 6/15/2022

Where I Viewed “Girls With Balls”: Netflix

Movie Review: Let Us Prey (2014)

Let Us Prey is a 2014 film Directed by Brian O’Malley & filmed in the UK. This movie has great visuals and is full of suspense throughout. Although entertaining and above average, this is not a movie I would watch more than a few times. However, I would highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already.

HFH Score: 6.2/10

View Date: 6/13/2022

Where I Viewed “Let Us Prey”: For Free on Tubi