True Detective – Season 2, Episode 2: “Night Finds You”

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 2: “Night Finds You” Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Maybe Tomorrow” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “The Western Book of the Dead” – click here I thought the opening ofContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 2: “Night Finds You””

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True Detective – Season 2, Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 1: “The Western Book of the Dead” Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the next episode, “Night Finds You” – click here To start, this is NOT a repeat of True Detective True Detective Season 1 – the show is trying toContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead”

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BOUND TO VENGEANCE Subverts Typical Rape-Revenge Constructs

Bound to Vengeance. 2015. Directed by Jose Manuel Cravioto. Written by Keith Kjornes and Rock Shaink Jr. Starring Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson. Dark Factory Entertainment. Unrated. 80 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ For the so-called “meninists” out there (which is a stupid term to begin with because feminist is derived from feminine, the male term beingContinue reading “BOUND TO VENGEANCE Subverts Typical Rape-Revenge Constructs”

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APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)

Apocalyptic. 2014. Directed & Written by Glen Triggs. Starring Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, and Geoff Pinfield. Dark Epic Films. Unrated. 84 minutes. Drama/Horror ★ A lot of people seem to have had more than their fill of found footage. Me – I’m not quite done with the sub-genre. Of course, that’s me, I likeContinue reading “APOCALYPTIC(ally Bad)”

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Mark Duplass is CREEP(y)

Creep. 2015. Directed by Patrick Brice. Written by Patrick Brice & Mark Duplass. Starring Patrick Brice & Mark Duplass. Blumhouse Productions. Rated R. 82 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★★★I know Mark Duplass mainly from two sources – his amazing portrayal of Pete on FX’s raunchy fantasy-football comedy The League, and the film Baghead which he co-directed with his brotherContinue reading “Mark Duplass is CREEP(y)”

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SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide”

Soaked in Bleach. 2015. Directed by Benjamin Statler. Written by Donnie Eichar, Richard Middleton, and Benjamin Statler. Starring Tyler Bryan as Kurt Cobain, Sarah Scott as Courtney Love; featuring, as themselves, Tom Grant, Brett Ball, Max Wallace, and Norm Stamper. Daredevil Films. Rated PG. 100 minutes. Documentary/Drama/Crime. ★★★★★ Admittedly, even though I’ve always thought CourtneyContinue reading “SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide””

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WE ARE STILL HERE Channels Fulci

We Are Still Here. 2015. Directed by Ted Geoghegan. Written by Ted Geoghegan & based on a concept by Richard Griffin. Starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, and Larry Fessenden. Dark Sky Films. Unrated. 84 minutes. Horror. 3.5 out of 5 stars I’m a big fan of horror, big fan of Barbara Crampton, soContinue reading “WE ARE STILL HERE Channels Fulci”

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THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror

The Stranger. 2015. Directed and Written by Guillermo Amoedo. Starring Cristobal Tapia Montt, Ariel Levy, Luis Gnecco, and Nicolas Duran. Sobras International Pictures. Unrated. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. ★★★1/2 Eli Roth, though some may say different, is a great talent. I enjoy his movies because they’re fun. I really enjoy him as a producer, as well.Continue reading “THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror”

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IT FOLLOWS: S.T.G (Sexually Transmitted Ghosts)

It Follows. 2015. Directed & Written by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Kelly Height, Daniel Zovatto, and Jake Weary. Northern Lights Films. 14A. 100 minutes. Horror/Mystery. ★★★★1/2 There’s been a massive amount of praise roll in for David Robert Mitchell’s new horror It Follows, and it seems equal portions of peopleContinue reading “IT FOLLOWS: S.T.G (Sexually Transmitted Ghosts)”

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