Ever wonder why the system doesn’t work so well? Because it was never designed to— not for everybody.
The return of Samara in RINGS is an unexpected, Gothic treat for fans of the dreaded VHS’ tape’s mythology.
Southbound. 2015. Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath & Radio Silence. Screenplay by Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Susan Burke, Dallas Richard Hallam & Patrick Horvath. Starring Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic, Fabianne Therese, Nathalie Love, Hannah Marks, Dana Gould, Anessa Ramsey, Susan Burke, Davey Johnson, Mather Zickel, Karla Droege, Zoe Cooper,Continue reading “Southbound is a Darker Twilight Zone for 2016”
The House of the Devil. 2009. Directed & Written by Ti West. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace, Heather Robb, Darryl Nau, Brenda Cooney, Danielle Noe, Mary B. McCann, John Speredakos, Lena Dunham, and Graham Reznick. MPI Media Group/Constructovision/RingtheJing Entertainment/Glass Eye Pix. Rated R. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★★Continue reading “Ti West’s The House of the Devil: A Slow Burn Satanic Panic Period Piece”
Mission: Impossible. 1996. Directed by Brian De Palma. Screenplay by David Koepp & Robert Towne from a story by David Koepp/Steven Zaillian; based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. Starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, and Rolf Saxon. Paramount Pictures.Continue reading “The Solid Action & Suspense of Mission: Impossible”
V/H/S: Viral. 2014. Directors: Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, and Nacho Vigalondo (the Blu ray release will include the segment “Gorgeous Vortex” directed by Todd Lincoln). Starring Emmy Argo, Emilia Ares Zoryan, Justin Welborn, Amanda Baker, Gregg Bishop, Nick Blanco, Dan Caudill, Stephen Caudill. Magnet Releasing. Rated R. 82 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★Continue reading “V/H/S: Viral is a Weird, Wild Ride”
V/H/S 2. 2013. Directors: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sánchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, and Jason Eisener. Magnet Releasing. Rated 18A. 96 minutes. Horror. ★★★1/2 (Movie) ★★ (Blu ray release) For my review of the first V/H/S on Blu ray, click here. For a review of the third installment in the trilogy, V/H/S: Viral, clickContinue reading “V/H/S/2: A Mixed Bag of Nasty Tricks”
V/H/S is a wild, weird found footage horror ride.
The found footage sub-genre can be one of division. Some people like certain found footage films. Others don’t like the entire category, can’t stand it. I’m one of those who likes the genre. A lot. But only if it’s used to an advantage, if it works well. Sometimes the concept just falls flat on itsContinue reading “Found Footage – 15 Films Worth Watching”