Sometimes dead is better. Wait—wrong movie.
C.H. Newell chats with filmmaker Larry Fessenden about his new film, DEPRAVED, Mary Shelley, the state of America, and more.
The newest film from Larry Fessenden is a fresh take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that takes aim at our violent patriarchal culture.
Lucky McKee’s MAY dives down a dark rabbit hole inspired by Mary Shelley in a modern world.
Frankenstein’s Army. 2013. Directed by Richard Raaphorst. Screenplay by Miguel Tejada-Flores & Chris W. Mitchell from a story by Tejada-Flores & Raaphorst. Starring Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Joshua Sasse, Mark Stevenson, Andrei Zayats, Karel Roden, Klaus Lucas, Cristina Cataline, Jan de Lukowicz, & Zdenek Barinka. MDI Media Group/Dark Sky Films/Pellicola/XYZContinue reading “Frankenstein’s Army is Campy and Creepy Nazi Horror Fun”
Victor Frankenstein. 2015. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Screenplay by Max Landis. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Bronson Webb, Daniel Mays, Spencer Wilding, Robin Pearce, Andrew Scott, & Callum Turner. Davis Entertainment/TSG Entertainment/MPC/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated PG. 110 minutes. Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★ As a fan of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel Frankenstein, theContinue reading “Victor Frankenstein: The Emperor in His Same Old Clothes”
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. 1998. Directed by Steve Miner. Screenplay by Matt Greenberg & Robert Zappia. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Janet Leigh, Josh Hartnett, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Branden Williams, and Nancy Stephens. Dimension Films/Nightfall Productions/Trancas International Films. Rated 14A. 86 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2Continue reading “Halloween H20 or How To Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Michael Myers”
No Telling. 1991. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Larry Fessenden & Beck Underwood. Starring Miriam Healy-Louie, Stephen Ramsey, David Van Tieghem, Richard Topol, Ashley Arcement, Robert Brady, Susan Doukas, Ward Burlingham, J.J. Clark, Stanley Taub, Francois Lampietti, and John Van Couvering. Glass Eye Pix. Not Rated. 93 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Larry Fessenden has longContinue reading “No Telling: Mary Shelley’s Rural Frankenstein”
In an effort to try and diversify, I’ve done my best to not include anything I included on last year’s Halloween List. Not to worry: plenty of horror for you here. Wade on in to find yourself something creepy; one title for every day of the month in no particular order but merely numbered forContinue reading “31 Days of Horror for Halloween Season”
Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to GodContinue reading “CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science”
The Bride of Frankenstein. 1935. Dir. James Whale. Screenplay by William Hurlbut. Starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, and Una O’Connor. Universal Pictures. Rated G. 75 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★ (Blu ray release) For my earlier Blu ray review of James Whale’s original Frankenstein click here.Continue reading “The Bride of Frankenstein is a Horror Sequel Classic”
Frankenstein. 1931. Dir. James Whale. Screenplay by Garrett Fort & Francis Edward Faragoh. Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, and Boris Karloff. Universal Pictures. Unrated. 70 minutes. Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the excellent sequel, 1935’s The Bride of Frankenstein, click here. I won’t bore anyone by recounting theContinue reading “Frankenstein: Fun But Less Penetrating Shelley”