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Posts Tagged ‘Horror

More Capsule Reviews!

May 2, 2010

DISTRICT 9 – Not exactly a film of subtlety yet ridiculously entertaining and leaps and bounds better than that other movie about aliens getting evicted from their homes.  Part mockumentary, part bloody science fiction the film follows Wickus Van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley) as he leads a military force into “District 9” (alien refugee camp) to serve […]

Movies I’ve Watched Over the Last 2 Weeks and Feel Like Mentioning

March 10, 2010

House of the Devil (2009) Amazing throwback to both 80’s horror films and (the apparently) 80’s notion that a satanic cult was secretly using you in its rituals.  Cool cameo by Dee Wallace in the very beginning.  Too bad they couldn’t get her to stay in the movie for more than 3 minutes, but from […]

Grey Fog ‘REDUX’

October 17, 2009

Here’s the redux’d version of GREY FOG – Winner of “Best Horror Film” at the 48 Hour Film Festival –  you’ve all been waiting for:

Delicious Spoilers: 10 Great Film Endings

July 14, 2009

Aside from the meat of a film, the middle that is, the most important parts are the ways you open and close it.  I would argue that the later is the most important since the final scene in a film not only ties up all that has come before it, but also needs to leave […]

“Christ Almighty!” – Religion in Horror Films

May 5, 2009

Possible more than any other genre, horror films address religion in the most interesting and unbiased ways.  From scaring people to go to church to making people angry at it, these films made people think twice about who they choose to worship… The Wicker Man (1973) Dubbed by some as “The Citizen Cane of horror, […]

Robert Quarry 1929-2009

March 21, 2009

This post is a bit late, about a month to the day, in fact.  Still, I felt I had to write something about the passing of this great, unappreciated actor.  Robert Quarry is probably best known as Count Yorga, American International Picture’s version of Dracula.  He acted along side some of the greatest horror icons […]

Guilty By Association

February 18, 2009

Hollywood is usually suffering from creative bankruptcy, the result is that we get great films recycled and refitted to suit modern times.  Sometimes remakes are worth the trouble – Cronenberg’s The Fly or Carpenter’s The Thing – more often than not they are mediocre – Vanilla Sky or Ocean’s 11 – but occasionally we get […]