PUPPET MASTER II: Pulling On Gothic Strings

PUPPET MASTER II joins the ‘better than the 1st movie’ club alongside other sequels that managed to outdo their predecessors.

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UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB— Plunge to the Internet’s Abyss

UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB explores the brutal terror of an unrestricted internet, where privacy from the right people doesn’t mean the wrong people aren’t watching.

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The Psychology and Satire of SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS

A little more comedy this time around in the first sequel to SLEEPAWAY CAMP. And a lot more Angela!

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Barrett & Wingard Deal Another Terrifying Blow with BLAIR WITCH

Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett take us back to the Black Hills in search of answers. But their camping adventurers end up discovering more terror than anything they ever expected.

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There’s Twice the Psychosis WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK: an unexpected sequel that chills almost as much if not more than the original.

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An Uneven Sequel, My Guilty Pleasure – EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

This sequel to William Friedkin’s original horror classic is far from perfect. Yet I’ll be damned if it isn’t my guilty pleasure.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. 1986. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson. Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert, James N. Harrell, Lou Perryman, & Chris Douridas. Cannon Films/Golan-Globus Productions. Rated R. 101 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★1/2  Horror sequels are often unduly shit on. Many, in myContinue reading “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Dark Comedy and the Repression of Leatherface”

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Halloween: Resurrection – Rosenthal Does Nothing for the Series

Halloween: Resurrection. 2002. Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Screenplay by Larry Brand & Sean Hood. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree, Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Sean Patrick Thomas, Daisy McCrackin, Katee Sackhoff, Luke Kirby, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ryan Merriman, and Tyra Banks. Dimension Films/Nightfall Productions/Trancas International Films. Rated 18A. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★ So at thisContinue reading “Halloween: Resurrection – Rosenthal Does Nothing for the Series”

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch – Better Than Remembered

Halloween III: Season of the Witch. 1982. Directed & Written by Tommy Lee Wallace. Starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter, Garn Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Jonathan Terry, Al Berry, Wendy Wessberg, Essex Smith, Maidie Norman, John MacBride, and Loyd Catlett. Dino De Laurentiis Company/Universal Pictures. Rated R.Continue reading “Halloween III: Season of the Witch – Better Than Remembered”

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Batman Returns with Burton’s Gothic Style

Batman Returns. 1992. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Daniel Waters from a story by Waters & Sam Hamm. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Cristi Conaway, Andrew Bryniarski, Pat Hingle, Vincent Schiavelli, Steve Witting, and Jan Hooks. Warner Bros./PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. PG-13. 126 minutes. Action/Adventure ★★★★★ AContinue reading “Batman Returns with Burton’s Gothic Style”

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