One of Hammer Horror’s finest, if not their best of all. This Gothic bit of family horror takes us inside a deeply traumatised world of double crossing and death.
American History X. 1998. Directed by Tony Kaye. Screenplay by David McKenna. Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach, William Russ, Guy Torry, Joe Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons, & Alex Sol. New Line Cinema/Savoy Pictures/The Turman-Morrissey Company. Rated 18A. 119Continue reading “American History X and the Consequences of White Hot Hatred”
AMC’s Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 10: “Over” Directed by Phil Abraham Written by Moira Walley-Beckett * For a review of the previous episode, “4 Days Out” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Mandala” – click here Again, the foreboding pink teddy bear missing an eye floats in the pool.Continue reading “Breaking Bad – Season 2, Episode 10: “Over””
AMC’s Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 4: “Down” Directed by John Dahl Written by Sam Catlin * For a review of the previous episode, “Bit by a Dead Bee” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Breakage” – click here At the start of this episode we’re given a black-and-white flashContinue reading “Breaking Bad – Season 2, Episode 4: “Down””
Not considered one of his master works, Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf is a shattering rumination on what it is mentally to be and live with an artist.
The Bunny Game. 2010. Directed by Adam Rehmeier. Story by Rodleen Getsic & Adam Rehmeier. Starring Rodleen Getsic, Jeff F. Renfro, Drettie Page, Coriander Womack, Gregg Gilmore, Loki, Curtis Reynolds, and Jason Timms. Death Mountain Productions. Unrated. 76 minutes. Horror No ★s Sometimes there comes along a film that is so dreary and needlessly graphicContinue reading “Avoid The Bunny Game & its Needless Misogyny”
The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. 2011. Directed and Written by Tom Six. Starring Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine, Dominic Borrelli, Lucas Hansen, Lee Nicholas Harris, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Georgia Goodrick, and Emma Lock. Six Entertainment Company. Unrated. 91 minutes. Horror 1/2★ I’d always known from the subtitle of FirstContinue reading “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE – Depravity Without Plot”
The Babadook. 2014. Directed & Written by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and Tim Purcell. Entertainment One. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ This movie certainly has been hyped up a lot as of late. Several critics who’ve written about it all seemed to enjoy it a great deal. Most recently, William Friedkin (forContinue reading “Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood”
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”
Seconds. 1966. Dir. John Frankenheimer. Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino; based on the novel by David Ely. Starring Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, and John Randolph. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. Edited by Ferris Webster. Paramount Pictures. Rated R. 106 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Criterion Blu ray release) John Frankenheimer has directed a few incredible films, whichContinue reading “Seconds: The Future of Identity”