THE HILLS HAVE EYES: America Deformed, America Divided

Alexandre Aja’s remake of the 1970s Wes Craven original has big, scary, political balls.

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Jack Bauer v. Supernatural Forces in MIRRORS

Mirrors. 2008. Directed by Alexandre Aja. Screenplay by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur; based on the film Into the Mirror by Sung-ho Kim. Starring Keifer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart, Mary Beth Peil, John Shrapnel, Jason Flemyng, Julian Glover, and Ezra Buzzington. New Regency Pictures. Rated 18A. 110 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★ ForContinue reading “Jack Bauer v. Supernatural Forces in MIRRORS”

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THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI

The Pyramid. 2014. Directed by Grégory Levasseur. Screenplay by Daniel Meersand & Nick Simon. Starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley, Christa Nicola, Amir K, and Faycal Attougui. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated R. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2 There’s no way that I can honestly say The Pyramid is a great horror – most of theContinue reading “THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI”

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Wes Bentley’s Creepy Stalker Christmas on P2

A bit of Christmas sneer when a psychopath takes captive his perfect Christmas dinner guest.

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Horns – A Story of Love & Satan

Horns. 2014. Dir. Alexandre Aja. Screenplay by Keith Bunin; based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, James Remar, Kathleen Quinlan, Heather Graham, and David Morse. Mandalay Pictures. 120 minutes. Rated R. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ Horror can often look like a tired genre. TheContinue reading “Horns – A Story of Love & Satan”

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Maniac is an Innovative & Horrific Remake

Maniac. 2012. Dir. Franck Khalfoun. Screenplay by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur; based on the original screenplay for the 1980 film by Joe Spinell. Starring Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, and America Olivo. Canal+. Rated 18A. 89 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★ (Blu ray release) First off, I really enjoyed the William Lustig directed original Maniac with JoeContinue reading “Maniac is an Innovative & Horrific Remake”

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