Not all remakes are bad. Some are great. This one isn’t great, but it is a lot of damn fun!
John Hillcoat delivers a vision of the Wild West in Australia, by way of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy.
The Cave. 2005. Directed by Bruce Hunt. Screenplay by Michael Steinberg & Tegan West. Starring Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Rick Ravanello, Daniel Dae Kim, Kieran Darcy-Smith, and Marcel Iures. Screen Gems/Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG/Lakeshore Entertainment/City Productions/Cineblue Internationale Filmproduktionsgesellschaft. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Adventure/Horror/Thriller ★★ Having recently reviewed Neil Marshall’s fabulouslyContinue reading “The Cave is a Bad, Guilty Pleasure”
The Descent. 2005. Directed & Written by Neil Marshall. Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Oliver Milburn, Molly Kayll, Craig Conway, and Leslie Simpson. Celador Films/Northmen Productions/Pathé. Rated 18A. 99 minutes. Adventure/Horror ★★★★1/2 Personally I’ve enjoyed Neil Marshall from his debut, Dog Soldiers, and then he came on withContinue reading “The Descent: Female Driven Psychological Horror”
The Roost. 2005. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Tom Noonan, Karl Jacob, Vanessa Horneff, Sean Reid, Wil Horneff, Barbara Wilhide, Richard Little, John Speredakos, and Larry Fessenden. Glass Eye Pix. Unrated. 80 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ In my recent review of Ti West’s The Innkeepers, I mentioned being a huge fan of him generally. SoContinue reading “The Roost: Ti West’s Zombie Bats Are Coming for You!”
Hostel. 2005. Directed & Written by Eli Roth. Starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jan Vlasák, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim, Keiko Seiko, Lubomír Bukový, Jana Havlickova, Rick Hoffman, Petr Janis, Takashi Miike, Patrik Zigo, and Milda Jedi Havlas. Raw Never/International Production Company/Next Entertainment/Hostel LLC. Rated R. 94 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 I’ll not back downContinue reading “Eli Roth’s Hostel is a 21st Century ’80s Gore Flick”
David Slade’s HARD CANDY is a tough walk over a thin line of morality
The Amityville Horror. 2005. Directed by Andrew Douglas. Screenplay by Scott Kosar; based on the earlier screenplay by Sandor Stern/the novel by Jay Anson. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner, and Brendan Donaldson. Platinum Dunes. 18A. 90 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. 3.5 out of 5Continue reading “The Amityville Horror Remake is Half Good & Half Sexified Trash”
The second sequel to Refn’s groundbreaking PUSHER is a bleak look at the end of the road for one Copenhagen druglord, as he juggles recovery, family, and business on a very special day for his daughter.
The Devil’s Rejects. 2005. Dir. Rob Zombie. Starring Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook, Geoffrey Lewis, and Priscilla Barnes. Rated R. Maple Pictures. 107 mins. ★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (Blu ray release) I’ll start off by saying I really love this movie. Not only that, I thinkContinue reading “The Devil’s Rejects: Old School Horror a la Manson”