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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LEATHERFACE: An Iconic Killer’s New Awakening

The prequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic, by French duo Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury, turns up new themes in the iconic killer.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – A True Horror Turd

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. 1994. Directed & Written by Kim Henkel. Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks, Tonie Perensky, Joe Stevens, Lisa Marie Newmyer, John Harrison, Tyler Shea Cone, James Gale, Chris Kilgore, & Vince Brock. Genre Pictures/Return Productions/Ultra Muchos Productions. Rated R. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★  As an avid lover of allContinue reading “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – A True Horror Turd”

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Texas Chainsaw 3D: Blood, Sex, and the Saw

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”

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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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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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American Horror Story – Asylum, Episode 6: “The Origins of Monstrosity”

FX’s American Horror Story Season 2, Episode 6: “The Origins of Monstrosity” Directed by David Semel (Hannibal, The Strain) Written by Ryan Murphy * For a review of the next episode, “Dark Cousin” – click here * For a review of the previous episode “I Am Anne Frank: Part II” – click here “The Origins ofContinue reading “American Horror Story – Asylum, Episode 6: “The Origins of Monstrosity””

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Version 2003: A Loud & Trashy Remake

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 2003. Directed by Marcus Nispel. Screenplay by Scott Kosar; based on the 1974 screenplay by Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper. Starring Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Eric Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, David Dorfman, Terrence Evans (R.I.P), and Lauren German. Platinum Dunes. Rated 18A. 98 minutes. HorrorContinue reading “Texas Chainsaw Massacre Version 2003: A Loud & Trashy Remake”

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  1974.  Dir.  Tobe Hooper.  Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Wiliam Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen.  Vortex.  18+.  83 minutes. ★★★★★ Between a mix of Tobe Hooper’s raw filmmaking style, and my ability to empathize fairly well, I was absolutely shaken when IContinue reading “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is Celluloid Terror”

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