DARK WAS THE NIGHT is a deliciously dark yet heartfelt monster movie, one that relies on character drama first and ratchets up the suspense with that old-fashioned method of teasing out a wonderfully balanced mix of dread and eager anticipation. Small New England town, big woods with a deep, dark history pre-dating colonial times, protagonists struggling with their own real-world fears trying to put a real-world face on a threat they can’t fully comprehend — this is the way monster movies are supposed to be made. [Read more…]
If you LOVE suspense, I-Lived might not be the movie for you. I didn’t find it suspenseful at all. While I loved the concept behind I-Lived, I though it was poorly executed. [Read more…]
This movie is neither extremely funny nor scary, but it’s got that campy kind of charm that makes it a potential for a cult classic, especially since the two stars are moderately well known.
It’s the kind of film you’d watch with your friends late at night, while drinking and eating pizza and popcorn, and thoroughly MST3King it. [Read more…]
Appetites is a quirky journey through horror film. When two sociopaths find each other, the roses are red with blood. They both have an appetite for blood. But it is not the same dishes. Can love survive such differences? [Read more…]
Combining scifi with horror has always been a mixed bag of results; when they work, it’s delicious (Alien, The Thing), and when they don’t it can make you angry (Event Horizon). Debug falls somewhere in between, and makes you wonder what could have been. [Read more…]
The hubs and I saw the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the movie Knights of Badassdom years ago now. Basically, it’s supposed to be Galaxy Quest for the Live Action Role Play set. We literally could not wait to see this movie. We got home from Comic-Con and eagerly awaited the release.
But the movie was held up in some sort of development hell, and wasn’t released for years. It’s on Netflix now. So, the question is: Was it worth the wait?
Sadly, no. [Read more…]
Season 2 of “Mortal Kombat Legacy” was a much-anticipated release, and the stories took the foundation that had been built in Season 1 and created far better character development and story lines for a much more satisfying overall result.
My summation: “Flawless Victory” [Read more…]
The whole time I was watching The Scribbler it felt to me like it was aspiring to be something larger than what it was. It seemed like somebody trying to make a big budget comic book film, but having to shoot it with a home movie camera. [Read more…]
I’m not sure how to summarize the plot of Lucky McKee’s latest feature film All Cheerleaders Die.
The closest thing I can think to compare it to would be the first Tarantino/Rodriguez From Dusk Till Dawn movie. You start out thinking you’re watching one kind of movie, and all of a sudden you’re watching something completely different. [Read more…]
Set on the earth of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds: Goliath is an interesting venture in alternate history. It takes the idea of an earth that is invaded by Martians in 1899 and then fast-forwards fifteen years to 1914. [Read more…]
Why am I talking about a film that made its theatrical debut back in October 2013? Because it will become available on Blu-ray on February 11, 2014 and I simply wanted to save our readers a few bucks. [Read more…]
For fans of the Elm Street series, the extensive collection of features about the making of the movies and all the work that went into creating the mythology of Freddy and the films that followed will be a treat. [Read more…]