No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein

No Telling. 1991. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Larry Fessenden & Beck Underwood. Starring Miriam Healy-Louie, Stephen Ramsey, David Van Tieghem, Richard Topol, Ashley Arcement, Robert Brady, Susan Doukas, Ward Burlingham, J.J. Clark, Stanley Taub, Francois Lampietti, and John Van Couvering. Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 93 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Larry Fessenden has longContinue reading “No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein”

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Halloween II: One of the Few Perfect Slasher Sequels

Halloween II. 1981. Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Screenplay by John Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Dick Warlock, Leo Rossi, Gloria Gifford, and Tawny Moyer. Dino De Laurentiis Company. Rated R. 92 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) ThereContinue reading “Halloween II: One of the Few Perfect Slasher Sequels”

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Existential Deaths in SPOORLOOS

SPOORLOOS a.k.a THE VANISHING will remain one of the best mysteries with the most shocking end ever.

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The Legacy of Spielberg & His Big Bad JAWS

An enduring piece of cinematic terror: Steven Spielberg’s JAWS.

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True Detective Season 1 Blu ray Review

True Detective. 2014.  8 episodes directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga; written & created by Nic Pizzolatto.  Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles.  HBO Home Entertainment.  Rated 18A.  458 minutes.  Bonus Material Not Rated.  Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ (Season 1) ★★★★1/2 (Blu ray) The story of True Detective looks, on the surface, asContinue reading “True Detective Season 1 Blu ray Review”

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GREMLINS are a Great Christmas Gift

Whatever you do: DON’T FEED THEM AFTER MIDNIGHT! Always listen to Chinese vendors.

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V/H/S/2: A Mixed Bag of Nasty Tricks

V/H/S 2. 2013. Directors: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sánchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, and Jason Eisener. Magnet Releasing. Rated 18A. 96 minutes. Horror. ★★★1/2 (Movie) ★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the first V/H/S on Blu ray, click here.  For a review of the third installment in the trilogy, V/H/S: Viral, clickContinue reading “V/H/S/2: A Mixed Bag of Nasty Tricks”

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Fulci’s Zombie: Because a Zombie Had to Fight a Shark Someday

A classic zombie flick if there ever were one! All hail Fulci!

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The Raid 2: Because Somehow It Gets Better

The Raid 2: Berandal. 2014. Directed & Written by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Yayan Ruhian, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, and Kazuki Kitamura. Entertainment One Films Canada. Rated 18A. 150 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) Even the trailer just absolutely melts myContinue reading “The Raid 2: Because Somehow It Gets Better”

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One Ass Kicker Cop v. A Building Full of Psychotics in The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption. 2011.  Dir. Gareth Evans.  Starring. Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, and Ray Sahetapy. XYZ Films. Rated 18A. 100 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★1/2 (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) There are not a lot of action films I truly love, in the sense I don’t particularly favour theContinue reading “One Ass Kicker Cop v. A Building Full of Psychotics in The Raid: Redemption”

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William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist

  The Exorcist. 1973. Dir. William Friedkin. Written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. Warner Brothers Rated 18A. 132 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) By now, everyone has either seen The Exorcist orContinue reading “William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist”

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Psycho: Alfred Hitchcock & the Birth of the Slasher

Psycho. 1960. Dir.  Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Joseph Stefano; based on the novel by Robert Bloch. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, and John McIntire. Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Rated PG. 109 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the sequel, Psycho II, click here. ForContinue reading “Psycho: Alfred Hitchcock & the Birth of the Slasher”

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