One last unfortunate look back courtesy of "A Serbian Film".

REVIEW: ‘A Serbian Film’

One last unfortunate look back courtesy of "A Serbian Film".

There has been a VAST change in the American sexual landscape in the last ten years. Yeah, you can blame the internet for it. I have a mental picture that in the near future, wizened grandfathers will tell disbelieving youngsters about how they had to leave the house to get porn and how naked women only existed on the glossy pages of magazines or on grainy copies of well-worn video cassettes.

Ah, the good ol’ days.

Back then, if you didn’t want just plain ol’ boy-girl, girl-girl or some variant thereof action, it was usually the thing of only hearsay or rarity. Now, thanks to the easy of deliverability and the anonymity afforded by the Internet, man’s darkest and most twisted desires are literally made flesh. The shadows of these are presented to us in “A Serbian Film”.

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Not sugar and spice, Jennifer (Sarah Butler) is more piss and vinegar in "I Spit On Your Grave".

REVIEW: ‘I Spit On Your Grave’

Not sugar and spice, Jennifer (Sarah Butler) is more piss and vinegar in "I Spit On Your Grave".

While I’m inclined to believe in the inherent goodness of man, I also tend to believe that in each of us is a nugget of darkness, a seed of the foulest evil that simply needs circumstance to water it. Whether it is the extraordinary circumstance of war or simply the addition of anonymity and its accompanying impunity, it sits waiting, purring, like a black cat in front of our heart’s hearth.

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Milk Maiden (Christa Campbell) and Harper Alexander (Kevin Ogilvie) display their Southern hospitality in "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams".

REVIEW: ’2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams’ (2010)

Milk Maiden (Christa Campbell) and Harper Alexander (Kevin Ogilvie) display their Southern hospitality in "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams".
Milk Maiden (Christa Campbell) and Harper Alexander (Kevin Ogilvie) display their Southern hospitality in “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams”.

Directed by: Tim Sullivan
Written by: Tim Sullivan and Chris Kobin
Starring: Bill Moseley, Lin Shaye, Christa Campbell, Adam Robitel, Kevin Ogilvie, Ryan Fleming, Larayia Gaston, Nicole Rae
Running time: 82 minutes
Rated: R

Guilty pleasures: we all have them.

Whether it’s that extra large piece of double chocolate cake or that big plate of Bentley wings or some old, embarrassing pop song that gets you seat dancing as you’re tooling down the highway, we each have our own little idiosyncratic treasure.

For me, it’s Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty”, but that’s a story for another time.
Today, I think I have a new one by the name of “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams.”

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Brent (Xavier Samuel) has the Worst. Prom Date. Ever. in "The Loved Ones".

REVIEW: ‘The Loved Ones’ (2009)

Brent (Xavier Samuel) has the Worst. Prom Date. Ever. in "The Loved Ones".

Directed/written by: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, Victoria Thaine
Running time: 84 minutes
Rated: R

If you’ve been following along from home for a while, you know I’ve been saying there’s something wrong with the horror genre. To recap things quickly, I’ve said that a great many of the horror films that are put out today are formulaic, and quite frankly, not scary. At its base, the modern horror movie is rarely horrific: gory and gruesome, perhaps, but not scary. They all seem to take place in an alternate horror film reality too far removed from our own. However, sometimes we get lucky and someone brings the experience back home to us like as is the case with “The Loved Ones”.

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