Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t

Martyrs. 2016. Directed by Kevin & Michael Goetz. Screenplay by Mark L. Smith; based on the original characters from Pascal Laugier’s film. Starring Troian Bellisario, Caitlin Carmichael, Kate Burton, Bailey Noble, Toby Huss, Diana Hopper, Lexi DiBenedetto, Taylor John Smith, Peter Michael Goetz, and DaJuan Johnson. Blumhouse Productions/The Safran Company/Temple Hill Entertainment. Unrated. 81 minutes.Continue reading “Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t”

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Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes Part II: A Bad Acid Trip

The Hills Have Eyes Part II. 1985. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom, Colleen, Riley, Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson Jerald, Janus Blythe, John Laughlin, Willard E. Pugh, Peter Frechette, Robert Houston, David Nichols, Edith Fellows, Lance Gordon, and Suze Lanier-Bramlett. VTC. Rated 18+. 86 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★ WhenContinue reading “Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes Part II: A Bad Acid Trip”

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A Family Terrorized: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes. 1977. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Dee Wallace, Brenda Marinoff, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, James Whitworth, Michael Berryman, and Lance Gordon. Blood Relations Co. Unrated. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★★★ (eOne DVD release) I want toContinue reading “A Family Terrorized: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes”

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THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI

The Pyramid. 2014. Directed by Grégory Levasseur. Screenplay by Daniel Meersand & Nick Simon. Starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley, Christa Nicola, Amir K, and Faycal Attougui. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated R. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★1/2 There’s no way that I can honestly say The Pyramid is a great horror – most of theContinue reading “THE PYRAMID’s Filled with Terror & Poor CGI”

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Wes Craven & Ronald Reagan: Socioeconomic Horror in The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs. 1991. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J Langer, and Ving Rhames. Universal Pictures. Rated R. 102 minutes. Comedy/Horror/Mystery. ★★★★ (Film) ★1/2 (Blu ray release) I really have a thing for Wes Craven. Do you think he knows? He’s written and directed someContinue reading “Wes Craven & Ronald Reagan: Socioeconomic Horror in The People Under the Stairs”

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The Devil’s Rejects: Old School Horror a la Manson

The Devil’s Rejects.  2005.  Dir.  Rob Zombie.  Starring Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook, Geoffrey Lewis, and Priscilla Barnes.  Rated R.  Maple Pictures.  107 mins. ★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (Blu ray release) I’ll start off by saying I really love this movie. Not only that, I thinkContinue reading “The Devil’s Rejects: Old School Horror a la Manson”

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