HALLOWEEN II

BLU-Ray Review: HALLOWEEN II

I've admitted to this before but I have always found HALLOWEEN II to be one of my favorite horror films ever.  Obviously it could have never existed without John Carpenter's groundbreaking original but the second...
WRONG TURN 5

DVD Review: WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES

I must admit that I enjoy the WRONG TURN movies.  I cannot believe that I saw the first one nine years ago on its first release and while that premiere film was along the lines...
GHOSTKEEPER

DVD Review: GHOSTKEEPER

GHOSTKEEPER is a film that I did not hear of until I saw it on a shelf in the horror film section of Blockbuster Video many years ago.  Originally released on VHS by New World...
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

DVD Review: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is one of the more bizarre genre offerings of the last few years. Filmed in 2009, the film was originally supposed to be released by MGM which, unfortunately, had...
DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW

Blu-ray Review: DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW is one of the most revered made-for-TV thrillers ever made. Originally broadcasted on CBS-TV on Saturday, October 24, 1981, I completely missed out the film's initial airing (how this...
THE RUINS

Film Review: THE RUINS

Note: The Ruins is currently playing in second-run theaters.  The DVD will be released July 8th, 2008. The Ruins makes plants frightening, which is a cinematic first, and then it makes them gross, which is a less impressive...
DOOMSDAY

Film Review: DOOMSDAY

The heroine is absent one eye, and she occasionally wears a patch, which makes her a dead ringer for Snake Plissken in Escape from New York. Her opponent wears a punk Mohawk, tattoos, and laments...
GUTTERBALLS

Film Review: GUTTERBALLS

The best compliment I can give Gutterballs is that the director achieves his goal: the film feels like a relic from the early eighties, looking every bit like a video nasty that was rejected from cinemas.  There...

Film Review: DIARY OF THE DEAD

George A. Romero recently celebrated his 4th decade in the film business.  Originally attempting to make an Ingmar Berman-inspired coming-of-age film in the Middle Ages (SUMMER WITH MONIKA meets THE SEVENTH SEAL?), funding was (fortunately) not forthcoming due...
CLOVERFIELD

FILM REVIEW: CLOVERFIELD

Just prior to sitting down to write this I checked out the early box office returns and it appears that CLOVERFIELD has gone and kicked itself some pretty major box office ass. It is being...