Reviewing “Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th” A historical compendium full of memories good and bad from the people who created the films

Crystal Lake Memories

Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 “reboot.”   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Dark Was the Night” An entertaining creature feature that embraces the appeal of old school monster movie suspense

Dark Was The Night

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…]

Reviewing “Sinister 2″ As standalone and sequel, this horror movie delivers the goods

Sinister 2

More often than not, sequels do not do justice to their predecessors. Sinister 2 doesn’t fall into the sequel trap.

While it may help if you see the first Sinister, you don’t have to see it to appreciate the film. It’s a stand-alone horror film all on it’s own. And as a continuation, I think it’s pretty damned good.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Burying the Ex” An entertaining B-Movie comedy/horror flick, without the horror

Burying the Ex

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…]

David Hewlett: Talking “Debug” and Filmmaking Where science fiction, horror, art and business collide, it can get a little messy

Director David Hewlett

This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes.

David talks about how increasing a movie’s budget can often result in changes in creative control, and how the compromises start stacking up, and what happens when the film you get isn’t the film you thought you’d get.   [Listen to the show…]