DAYBREAKERS: Flawed Yet Fun Social Commentary via Vampirism

When vampires have taken over the world, feeding off humans, one vampire abstains & hopes for a way out; a way back to humanity.

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Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST Dissects Catholicism’s Misogynistic Roots

This is not for the fainthearted. However, if you want to see a compelling, though disturbing, look at the misogyny inherent in Roman Catholicism: press play, if you dare.

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Ti West’s The House of the Devil: A Slow Burn Satanic Panic Period Piece

The House of the Devil. 2009. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace, Heather Robb, Darryl Nau, Brenda Cooney, Danielle Noe, Mary B. McCann, John Speredakos, Lena Dunham, and Graham Reznick. MPI Media Group/Constructovision/RingtheJing Entertainment/Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★Continue reading “Ti West’s The House of the Devil: A Slow Burn Satanic Panic Period Piece”

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Saw VI: Less Plot, More Guts

Saw VI. 2009. Directed by Kevin Greutert. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith, Peter Outerbridge, Athena Karkanis, Samantha Lemole, Tanedra Howard, Marty Moreau, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave, and George Newbern. Twisted Pictures. Rated R. 90 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★ InContinue reading “Saw VI: Less Plot, More Guts”

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Rampage: Uwe Boll Channels His Rage

Rampage. 2009. Directed & Written by Uwe Boll. Starring Brendan Fletcher, Shaun Sipos, Michael Paré, Matt Frewer, Lynda Boyd, Robert Clarke, Malcolm Stewart, Steffen Mennekes, and Katharine Isabelle. Event Film Distribution. Rated 18A. 85 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★ So I’ve been dying to review a couple of the Uwe Boll films that I find are actually decent.Continue reading “Rampage: Uwe Boll Channels His Rage”

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Appearance & Lies in Uwe Boll’s STOIC

When three experienced offenders come up against a jail rookie, the consequences of a little game become life or death.

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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE: FIRST SEQUENCE – Tom Six’s Post-Modern Depravity

The Human Centipede: First Sequence. 2009. Directed and Written by Tom Six. Starring Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura, Andreas Leupold, Peter Blankenstein, and Bernd Kostrau. Six Entertainment. Rated R. 92 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2 To start, I’m a huge horror fan. Maybe a horror buff, if that’s your bag. I don’t know.Continue reading “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE: FIRST SEQUENCE – Tom Six’s Post-Modern Depravity”

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THE COLLECTOR is an Unsettling New Horror Villain

The Collector. 2009. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Michael Reilly Burke, and Juan Fernández. Fortress Features. Rated 18A. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller. ★★★★ It’s only natural to see why people try to say that this movie is a Saw knock-off. First of all, anything involving traps nowContinue reading “THE COLLECTOR is an Unsettling New Horror Villain”

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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. 2009. Directed by Declan O’Brien. Screenplay by Connor James Delaney, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tom McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon, and Borislav Iliev. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Unrated. 92 minutes. Horror ★1/2 IContinue reading “WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!”

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