Author: Becky Sayers

Becky once made a movie about killer trees. Follow her on twitter for more important revelations: @beckymsayers.

About Becky Sayers

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Becky once made a movie about killer trees. Follow her on twitter for more important revelations: @beckymsayers.

We are #blessed to see TRAGEDY GIRLS

Tragedy Girls is tightly paced, packed with humor, and offers just enough surprises (read: unexpectedly gruesome deaths) to elevate it far above other post-Scream teen slasher entries. Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) are high schoolers with big plans for their senior year: to create the most...

You need to GET OUT

This review is spoiler free, but I do recommend going into GET OUT with as little information as possible. GET OUT is everything I hoped it would be. Reflecting the black male experience through horror that is hardly hyperbole, Jordan Peele is a much-needed new voice to the...

SPLIT is 24 Kinds of Great

If you’re an M. Night Shyamalan defender (like myself), then Split’s critical and commercial success has you grinning like James McAvoy’s depiction of 9-year-old Hedwig. Blumhouse and Shyamalan have delivered two PG-13 twisty jigsaw puzzles of death and delusion. To many, The Visit was Shyamalan’s first return to...

Becky’s 20 Favorite Films of 2016

These aren’t the definitive best movies of 2016 according to a random genre-loving lady in the Pacific Northwest (that would be me). These are my favorites. No objectivity or arguing necessary. Without further ado… #20 The Nice Guys Shane Black is so good at making run-over-twice Hollywood material...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Will Entertain You

Director Antoine Fuqua delivers yet another badass story about mismatched dudes who share a knack for getting into trouble and fighting their way out. The Magnificent Seven may not be the textured, blurred-morals Western that some expected, but damn, it was fun. Like the premise of the source...

Fantasia 2016: EMBERS Asks a Lot of You

A future with no memory is the world in which Embers takes place. Ravaged by a neurological disorder that destroys memory, humans roam a post-apocalyptic environment without the ability to recall the past and forge new memories. Imagine if everyone on the planet wrestled with their recall in...

The Shallows is Mostly What You Want, Mostly

Stylish and fun, The Shallows deserves its praise as one of the best killer shark films since Jaws. Granted, there have been few notable entries in the sub-genre since Spielberg’s 1975 masterpiece. If you’ve seen the stunning teaser and theatrical trailer that were cut for this film, then...

The Reimagining of John Carpenter

When I left the Paramount Theatre, my jaw and cheeks were sore from smiling. I grinned like an idiot for an hour and a half straight during the John Carpenter Live Retrospective, reveling in the cult of John Carpenter through his music. It was a beautiful blend of...