THE COLLECTION Could’ve Been a Contender

The Collection. 2012. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Shannon Kane, Brandon Molale, Erin Way, Johanna Braddy, and Michael Nardelli. Fortress Features. Rated R. 82 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2 My love for The Collector is strong, butContinue reading “THE COLLECTION Could’ve Been a Contender”

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Remake Doesn’t Scare as Much as the Original

THE WOMAN IN BLACK remake does its best, but it can’t hold a ghostly candle to the original.

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THE CANAL’s Ending Ruins its Terror

With a slightly different finale, THE CANAL could’ve been one of the greatest post-2000 horror movies out there. Instead, it’s only midway fare.

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CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science

Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to GodContinue reading “CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science”

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TRUE STORY: Franco & Hill Play it Straight

Jonah Hill and James Franco are the selling point of TRUE STORY, all the way.

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JURASSIC WORLD Rides its Legacy with a Skidmark

JURASSIC WORLD is meh for Father Gore

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Let’s talk of Twitter, the Ghostbusters & Famous Assholes

UPDATE: I received a wonderful message via Twitter from Leslie Jones. After you’ve read this post, please go see the follow-up. I’d like to take a time out from my regular format. Usually it’s film, film, film reviews. But something happened this evening on Twitter, it really pissed me off. To no end. Now, IContinue reading “Let’s talk of Twitter, the Ghostbusters & Famous Assholes”

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Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings. 2011. Directed & Written by Declan O’Brien, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika DAvis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa, Ali Tataryn, Samantha Kendrick, Victor Zinck Jr, Dean Armstrong, Sean Skene, Blane Cypurda, Dan Skene, and Scott Johnson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 93 minutes. HorrorContinue reading “Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS”

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I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk

I-Lived. 2015. Directed and Written by Franck Khalfoun. Starring Jeremiah Watkins, Jan Broberg, Shannon Collis, Josh Cowdery, Nic D’Avirro, Luis Fernandez-Gil, and Sarah Power. Bleiberg Entertainment. Unrated. 97 minutes. Mystery/Thriller. ★1/2 I was, and still am of course, a huge fan of Franck Khalfoun’s remake for Maniac, and I thought it was one of the bestContinue reading “I-LIVED is Modern Horror Junk”

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WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror

Wrong Turn. 2003. Directed by Rob Schmidt. Screenplay by Alan McElroy. Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings, Gary Robbins, Ted Clark, Yvonne Gaudry, and Wayne Robson. Summit Entertainment. Rated R. 84 minutes. Horror. ★★★In my last review, for the 2009 Indonesian gorefest Macabre, I mentioned how thereContinue reading “WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror”

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MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve

Macabre. 2009. Directed and Written by Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers). Starring Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Arifin Putra, Sigi Wimala, and Ario Bayu. Gorylah Pictures. Unrated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★ Only discovering Timo Tjahjanto through V/H/S 2 and The ABCs of Death, as well as the fabulously deranged recent outing Killers,Continue reading “MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve”

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