Frankenstein: Fun But Less Penetrating Shelley

Frankenstein. 1931. Dir.  James Whale. Screenplay by Garrett Fort & Francis Edward Faragoh. Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, and Boris Karloff. Universal Pictures. Unrated. 70 minutes. Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the excellent sequel, 1935’s The Bride of Frankenstein, click here. I won’t bore anyone by recounting theContinue reading “Frankenstein: Fun But Less Penetrating Shelley”

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The Invasion of Family in You’re Next

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett deliver the home invasion horror goods with YOU’RE NEXT.

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Late Phases is Modern Werewolf Heaven

Late Phases. 2014.  Dir. Adrián García Bogliano. Screenplay by Eric Stolze. Starring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, and Lance Guest. Dark Sky Films/Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ Werewolf movies are a real hit or miss for me. That being said, I love a good werewolf flick. If it’s done right. The problem withContinue reading “Late Phases is Modern Werewolf Heaven”

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Jug Face is a Fever Dream of Religious Backwoods America

Jug Face. 2013. Directed & Written by Chad Crawford Kinkle. Starring Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Sean Young, and Larry Fessenden. Modern Distributors. Rated R. 81 minutes. Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) When I’d first heard the premise of Jug Face I absolutely knew I wanted to see it. Then of course IContinue reading “Jug Face is a Fever Dream of Religious Backwoods America”

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Dario Argento’s Deep Red: Vibrant Blood & Mystery

Profondo Rosso/Deep Red.  1975.  Dir. Dario Argento.  Starring David Hemmings, Macha Meril, Dario Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Giuliana Calandra, Glauco Mauri, Clara Calamai, and Piero Mazzinghi.  Rizzoli Film.  18+.  126 minutes. ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blue Underground Blu ray release) Not having seen every single one of Dario Argento’s films, but many, I can’t necessarily compare ProfondoContinue reading “Dario Argento’s Deep Red: Vibrant Blood & Mystery”

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  1974.  Dir.  Tobe Hooper.  Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Wiliam Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen.  Vortex.  18+.  83 minutes. ★★★★★ Between a mix of Tobe Hooper’s raw filmmaking style, and my ability to empathize fairly well, I was absolutely shaken when IContinue reading “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror”

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Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS: Blood, Faith, Heresy, Sex

This infamous 1971 Ken Russell picture will forever live on in wonderful heresy.

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The Devil’s Rejects: Old School Horror a la Manson

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”

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V/H/S is a Creepy Found Footage Treat

V/H/S is a wild, weird found footage horror ride.

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Found Footage – 15 Films Worth Watching

The found footage sub-genre can be one of division. Some people like certain found footage films. Others don’t like the entire category, can’t stand it. I’m one of those who likes the genre. A lot. But only if it’s used to an advantage, if it works well. Sometimes the concept just falls flat on itsContinue reading “Found Footage – 15 Films Worth Watching”

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