One of his best, Friedkin’s BUG is an exploration of the toxicity in co-dependency, that darker side of romance.
Another a.k.a Mark of the Witch. 2014. Directed & Written by Jason Bognacki. Starring Paulie Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Maria Olsen, Michael St. Michaels, & Nancy Wolfe. Full Frame Features. Not Rated. 80 minutes. Fantasy/Horror ★ Generally, I’m an internet critic whose standards aren’t overly picky. If you’ve ready more than a handful ofContinue reading “Another: Road to Nowhere with Satanic Nonsense”
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”
Insidious: Chapter 3. 2014. Directed & Written by Leigh Whannell. Starring Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter, Hayley Kiyoko, Corbett Tuck, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 I’m a fan of the two previous Insidious films. Reason being, I thinkContinue reading “Insidious: Chapter 3 is a Welcomed Creepy Surprise”
Cruising. 1980. Directed & Written by William Friedkin; adapted from the novel by Gerald Walker. Starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, and Joe Spinell. Warner Brothers. Rated R. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (DVD release) Cruising came about for William Friedkin in a number of ways: through his own observations aboutContinue reading “William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins”
The Babadook. 2014. Directed & Written by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and Tim Purcell. Entertainment One. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ This movie certainly has been hyped up a lot as of late. Several critics who’ve written about it all seemed to enjoy it a great deal. Most recently, William Friedkin (forContinue reading “Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood”
The Exorcist. 1973. Dir. William Friedkin. Written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. Warner Brothers Rated 18A. 132 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) By now, everyone has either seen The Exorcist orContinue reading “William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist”
A look back at an underrated William Friedkin film.