Look on the Bright Side

I will freely admit that I am, according to some, a pessimist. I would argue that I am a realist as opposed to a pessimist, but I for dang sure can’t be accused by anyone who knows me of being an optimist. Instead of a “glass half-full” kinda guy I’m a “Who the hell drank my water?!” kinda guy. But despite being given to a more REALISTIC nature (I still say I’m not a pessimist!) I can at times put on my rose-tinted glasses and do a Pollyanna impersonation, provided I have enough motivators to aid an honest, REALISTIC appraisal that tends more towards the positive than the negative.

Dread Central has compiled a list of all the Horror movies that we *should* have seen this year in theaters, had it not been for the ‘Rona. Movies that we would have already seen by this point in the year. It’s a long list, unfortunately, and focusing on it will make you sad, if you’re a movie-lover like me. Here’s the list, in the order the movies should have released: A QUIET PLACE PART II. ANTLERS. SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW. CANDYMAN. THE FOREVER PURGE. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. MORBIUS. ESCAPE ROOM 2. MALIGNANT. MONSTER HUNTER. THE CONJURING III. LAST NIGHT IN SOHO. VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE.

The list is incomplete, focusing only on the Horror stuff. (We also missed BLACK WIDOW, for example.) And there are several more movies that were supposed to come out at the end of this year that won’t. But hey, let’s be REALISTIC! Here is a list of the movies that I DID get to see this year, in the theater (drive-ins count, dammit!): THE TURNING. GRETEL AND HANSEL. BIRDS OF PREY. THE INVISIBLE MAN. THE WRETCHED. THE OTHER LAMB. THE VAST OF NIGHT. THE AERONAUTS. TENET. UNHINGED. NEW MUTANTS. BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC. And I also got to see some previously-released films on the big screen that I missed the first time. If they’ll keep releasing independent movies to theaters this fall and winter, I can wait a little while longer for some big studio releases. Realistically.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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