Horror Documentary: His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)

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Directed by Daniel Farrands, the writer, director, and producer of NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, HIS NAME WAS JASON is a horror documentary that explores the evolution of both the character of Jason and of the entire FRIDAY THE 13th franchise.  Farrands gets pretty comprehensive as far as the interviews go.  Interviewed are all the actors who’ve … Continue reading

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30 Second Review: Salvage (2008)

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Hhmmm; I’m still not exactly sure what to think of this one.  Is SALVAGE a tight, government-experiment-gone-wrong thriller with horror elements?  Or is it simply an underfunded indie flick lacking an explanation and a good looking creature.  I think the answer lies somewhere in between. Teenager Jodie (Linzey Cocker) is on her way home to … Continue reading

30 Second Review: Killing Ariel (2008)

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This flick is worse than finding out your grandmother was a silent film era porn star!!  KILLING ARIEL has an interesting pre-credit sequence that has a demon attacking our star, Rick (Michael Brainard).  This kinda pique my interest but as soon as the opening credits were over this flick goes downhill faster than Queen Latifah … Continue reading

Movie Review: Live Animals (2008)

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This one had me undecided as to whether I liked it or not almost the entire running time.   The opening had me rolling around my eyes; the middle kinda had to hooked; and then the ending … the goddamn ending.  What I thought was gonna end up being a pretty decent and fun entry … Continue reading

30 Second Review: Tell Tale (2009)

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I’m a sucker for many things in the horror genre (zombie flicks, slasher flicks, excessive and gratuitous gore …).  But something you don’t know is that I could never turn down watching a movie based on an Edgar Allen Poe story.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a straight up influence or one that’s “loosely inspired … Continue reading

Movie Review: Cold Prey (2006)

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I had such high hopes for this movie but was ultimately frustrated, pissed off, and bored.  I had read reviews calling COLD PREY the “most perfect slasher movie ever made,” and being that this was made in Norway I figured I’d at least get some beautiful scenery and good gore.  Nope.  What we get is … Continue reading

30 Second Review: Broken (2006)

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This one really surprised me.  When I sat down to watch this I thought I was in for another shitty torture-porn flick.  But through strong performances and a SUPER dark atmosphere and feel, BROKEN is miles above the typical torture-porn flick.  I really liked this movie. A lot. This is everything that is right with … Continue reading

30 Second Review: The Cottage (2008)

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This is what taking a chance on movies is all about!  What a really fun movie.  This achieves what not many movies can do:  Blending black humor seamlessly with horror and gore (only SHAUN OF THE DEAD & AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and DOGHOUSE immediately come to mind).  It’s a shame the DVD cover … Continue reading

30 Second Review: The Children (2008)

Aren't kids adorable at this age??

This is one creepy horror movie that succeeds where many others in this sub-genre fail.  All the “killer kids” movies I’ve seen always fall a part in either the story or the acting department.  I find the plot’s in this sub-genre usually try too hard to explain WHY the kids are homicidal or it doesn’t … Continue reading

Movie Review: Doghouse (2009)

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Say what you want about films from England; they know how to write and execute horror-comedies!!  Sure they have their failures (like the 2009 suck-fest, Lesbian Vampire Killers) but let’s not forget Shaun of the Dead (2004) and The Cottage (2008), to name but two.  Doghouse is another well-written and executed horror-comedy that doesn’t skimp … Continue reading

  • Some of my favorite horror movies:
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

  • Martyrs (2008)

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