BACKCOUNTRY: Woman v. Bear(/Man)

Bear v. one tough woman in the wilderness. Who’ll emerge victorious?

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GERALD’S GAME: One Woman’s Revelatory Odyssey Into Misogyny

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game by Stephen King is one of the best films of 2017.

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Black Mirror – Season 3, Episode 2: “Playtest”

Netflix’s Black Mirror Season 3, Episode 2: “Playtest” Directed by Dan Trachtenberg Written by Charlie Brooker * For a review of Episode 1, “Nosedive” – click here * For a review of Episode 3, “Shut Up and Dance” – click here American traveller Cooper (Wyatt Russell) is off on a solo adventure. He’s sneaked awayContinue reading “Black Mirror – Season 3, Episode 2: “Playtest””

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THE CRAZIES is A Creepy, Satisfying Remake

So many remakes miss the mark. In an uncommon turn, Breck Eisner’s remake of THE CRAZIES by George A. Romero actually improves on the original to make for plenty of chills and thrills.

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Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings. 2011. Directed & Written by Declan O’Brien, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika DAvis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa, Ali Tataryn, Samantha Kendrick, Victor Zinck Jr, Dean Armstrong, Sean Skene, Blane Cypurda, Dan Skene, and Scott Johnson. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rated R. 93 minutes. HorrorContinue reading “Mediocre Yet Nasty Backwoods Cannibal Horror in WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS”

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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. 2009. Directed by Declan O’Brien. Screenplay by Connor James Delaney, based on characters by Alan McElroy. Starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tom McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon, and Borislav Iliev. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Unrated. 92 minutes. Horror ★1/2 IContinue reading “WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD – Cannibals, Criminals, CGI, Oh My!”

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WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END – Rollins Reality Show Ushers in Sleazy Backwoods Bloodletting

Another WRONG TURN, another bunch of blood and guts. This sequel’s actually not so bad.

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WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror

Wrong Turn. 2003. Directed by Rob Schmidt. Screenplay by Alan McElroy. Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings, Gary Robbins, Ted Clark, Yvonne Gaudry, and Wayne Robson. Summit Entertainment. Rated R. 84 minutes. Horror. ★★★In my last review, for the 2009 Indonesian gorefest Macabre, I mentioned how thereContinue reading “WRONG TURN’s Freaky Backwoods Cannibal Horror”

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PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival

Preservation. 2015. Directed & Written by Christopher Denham. Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton, and Pablo Schreiber. The Orchard. Not Rated. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of the survival thriller sub-genre, whether it’s something strictly thriller based, or a film that’s a little more horror oriented. I’ve enjoyed films like Southern Comfort, the classic Deliverance, andContinue reading “PRESERVATION is All About Female Survival”

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