REVIEW: ‘Final Destination 5’

Olivia (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) gets an eyeful in "Final Destination 5".
Olivia (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) gets an eyeful in "Final Destination 5".
Olivia (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) gets an eyeful in "Final Destination 5".

Like many parts of the country these days, the horror genre has been firmly in the grips of a drought for the last few years. True relief has been scarce and we find ourselves grateful for even the slightest promise of it we may feel on the wind. All the while, charlatans and assorted snake oil salesmen proffer gimmicks and false hope, which we eagerly accept in lieu of the real thing.

But one day, relief will come.
Just not today.
Today, we get “Final Destination 5”.

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REVIEW: ‘Hatchet’

Serving up victims cajun-style in "Hatchet".
Serving up victims cajun-style in "Hatchet".
Serving up victims cajun-style in "Hatchet".

I found myself at a crossroads when it came to ”Hatchet”. Part of me wanted to watch it and part of me just knew it was going to be another run-of-the-mill slasher flick. The bored part won out and so I began what was to be an interesting, only slightly predictable 84 minutes, in which some of the funniest lines I’ve heard come from a horror film in a long while.

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