[Fantasia 2020] Cold & Disparate Moralities in Christian Alvart’s FREIES LAND

Alvart’s remake touches deeply on issues of class, nation, and morality.

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SUSPIRIA Bathes in (Blood &) the Power of Women

Luca Guadagnino carves out his own territory in horror cinema history with his remake of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA

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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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Father Gore’s 1st Make a Case: A Remake of GRAVEYARD SHIFT

In the 1st edition of “Make a Case,” Father Gore discusses the 1990 GRAVEYARD SHIFT, an adaptation of a Stephen King short story.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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The Duality of Appearances: Jaume Collet-Serra’s HOUSE OF WAX

Not all remakes are bad. Some are great. This one isn’t great, but it is a lot of damn fun!

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Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 2: “We Don’t Hurt People”

TNT’s Animal Kingdom Season 1, Episode 2: “We Don’t Hurt People” Directed by John Wells Written by Jonathan Lisco * For a review of the pilot episode, click here. * For a review of the next episode, “Stay Close, Stick Together” – click here After a wild pilot, things continue on for the Cody Gang. WellContinue reading “Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 2: “We Don’t Hurt People””

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Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

TNT’s Animal Kingdom Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” Directed by John Wells Written by Jonathan Lisco * For a review of the next episode, “We Don’t Hurt People” – click here David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom was a tour-de-force in acting, tension, and the story of a family’s widening darkness. Of course set in Australia andContinue reading “Animal Kingdom – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot””

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Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers

Halloween. 2007. Directed & Written by Rob Zombie; based on the original screenplay by John Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Richard Lynch, Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple, Tom Towles, Bill Moseley, & Leslie Easterbrook. Dimension Films/Nightfall Productions/Spectacle Entertainment Group/TrancasContinue reading “Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers”

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Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t

Martyrs. 2016. Directed by Kevin & Michael Goetz. Screenplay by Mark L. Smith; based on the original characters from Pascal Laugier’s film. Starring Troian Bellisario, Caitlin Carmichael, Kate Burton, Bailey Noble, Toby Huss, Diana Hopper, Lexi DiBenedetto, Taylor John Smith, Peter Michael Goetz, and DaJuan Johnson. Blumhouse Productions/The Safran Company/Temple Hill Entertainment. Unrated. 81 minutes.Continue reading “Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t”

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Prequel to Cannibalism in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. 2006. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Screenplay by Sheldon Turner; from a story by Sheldon Turner & David J. Schow. Starring Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Lee Tergesen, Terrence Evans, Kathy Lamkin, Mariette Marich, and Lew Temple. Platinum Dunes. Rated 18A. 91Continue reading “Prequel to Cannibalism in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”

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