Connie and Virgil hole up in a house to stay safe. Daryl tries to keep his friends safe from the Reapers.
Chaos ensues on Crockett Island. Who will survive? And what will be left of them?
Two transgressive shorts: one about queer male sexuality, the other about a trans lesbian & a monstrous physical love.
Is it paranoia? Or, is your new bff a blood-sucking vampire of some kind? Hard to tell.
Rohtenburg (English title: Grimm Love). 2010. Directed by Martin Weisz. Screenplay by T.S. Faull. Starring Thomas Kretschmann, Keri Russell, Thomas Huber, Rainier Meissner, Pascal Andres, Axel Wedekind, Tatjana Clasing, Horst D. Scheel, & Nils Dommning. Senator Entertainment Company/Atlantic Streamline. Rated R. 87 minutes. Crime/Drama/Horror ★★★★ To preface my review, I’ll start with the real story.Continue reading “Grimm Love Bites at the Heartstrings”
Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer. 1993. Directed by Jörg Buttgereit. Screenplay by Buttgereit & Franz Rodenkirchen. Starring Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel, Carolina Harnisch, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Gerd Horvath, & Michael Brynntrup. Barrel Entertainment/Jelinski & Buttgereit. Not Rated. 65 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2 Really good or great serial killer films are fewContinue reading “Schramm’s Visceral Psychological Terror”
Black Swan. 2010. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Screenplay by Andrés Heinz, Mark Heyman, & John J. McLaughlin. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau, Janet Montgomery, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Sergio Torrado, Mark Margolis, & Tina Sloan. Protozoa Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures. Rated 14A. 108Continue reading “Black Swan: Dark Hearts, Tortured Artists, and the Transition to Womanhood”
Trigger Man. 2007. Directed, Edited, & Written by Ti West. Starring Reggie Cunningham, Ray Sullivan, Sean Reid, Heather Robb, James Felix McKenney, Seth Abrams, & Larry Fessenden. KINO International/Glass Eye Pix/Scareflix/CCR Productions. Unrated. 80 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★1/2 This is a slightly unusual film out of Ti West’s filmography. He is a great director, in myContinue reading “Take a Tense Little Ride with Trigger Man”
Scarce. 2008. Directed & Written by Jesse Thomas Cook and John Geddes. Starring Steve Warren, Gary Fischer, Chris Warrilow, Thomas Webb, John Geddes, Jesse Thomas Cook, Stephanie Banting, Gavin Peacock, Matt Griffin, Jaclyn Pampalone, Jackie Eddolls, & Jason Derushie. Bloodlife Films/Two Door Four Door Pictures. Rated 18A. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★1/2 Some movies are soContinue reading “Scarce is Finger Lickin’ Bad”
The Shining. 1980. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Kubrick & Diane Johnson; based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, & Tony Burton. Warner Bros./Hawk Films/Peregrine/Producers Circle. Rated R. 146 minutes. Drama/Horror ★★★★ Let’sContinue reading “The Shining: Kubrickian Horror v. Stephen King’s Supernatural Evil”
Can Evrenol gives us a Turkish horror film worthy of greatness in BASKIN, as a group of police officers inadvertently follow a call into Hell.
Texas Chainsaw 3D. 2013. Directed by John Luessenhop. Screenplay by Adam Marcus, Kirsten Elms, & Debra Sullivan. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Richard Riehle, Bill Moseley, & Gunnar Hansen. Lionsgate/Millenium Films/Mainline Pictures/Leatherface Productions/Nu Image/Twisted Chainsaw Pictures. Rated 18A. 92 minutes. Horror/ThrillerContinue reading “Texas Chainsaw 3D: Blood, Sex, and the Saw”