31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Trilogy of Terror’

“Trilogy of Terror” (1975) –  Karen Black and director Dan Curtis lead a triad of chilling stories in this made-for-television anthology film.  Black is the one-constant across the 72-minute runtime, as she’s the lead in all three mini-flicks and plays wildly different characters. “Julie” – An English professor (Black), with a shy, librarian-with-glasses look is pursued by one of her students. The teacher and student go out on a date, but the young protégé has ulterior motives. “Millicent and Therese” – Two sisters, Millicent (Black) and Therese (Black), have a…

31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Friday the 13th’

“Friday the 13th” (1980) – A group of soon-to-be camp counselors attempt to reopen Camp Crystal Lake in 1979, after previous owners closed the infamous summer locale 21 years earlier due to unsolved murders.  Surely, 21 years is enough time to resurrect a place for kids to call home during June, July, or August.  Right? Not according to Crazy Ralph (Walt Gorney) who warns, “It’s got a death curse.” Oh, Ned, Jack, Bill, Marcie, Brenda, Alice, and Steve should have listened, because a killer is on the loose, and the…

Put on your bravest face for ‘Smile’

“Smile” (2022) – Director/writer Parker Finn’s debut horror film offers nifty and crafty camerawork, effective scares, an intriguing premise, and creepy vibes that prowl in plain sight.  All four concepts reveal themselves within the first 10 minutes, and if you buy into the movie’s sicko foundation, “Smile” will hook you on a 115-minute journey.  Put on your bravest face.  “Smile” begins in a psychiatric hospital, and Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) – in her late-20s/early-30s, but she’s worked here for quite a while – makes her rounds.  We meet a…