Category Reviews

REVIEW: ‘My Amityville Horror’

If you’d gone through my book bag any time during my seventh or eighth grade year, you probably would have found a very worn, very well-loved copy of Jay Anson’s “The Amityville Horror”. Though, for years, I’d fed myself a… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘The Collection’

It’s no secret to my contemporaries, I am a horror snob. For the most part, I keep my recent viewing list to a select list of strong films that challenge me mentally and emotionally. It’s quite a shame really since… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘Sinister’

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that “Sinister” is the best horror movie I’ve seen this year. Or how it broke new ground in the genre. Quite honestly, it may or may not be and it really… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘The Possession’

Somewhere out in the universe, in a vast Jungian conceptual tangle is a library. In this particular library – since it is an imaginary construct – there are only two books. One thin volume is a collection of foundational stories: these stories are the basis of ever told. The other is a massive tome that, in a less fanciful environment, would fill all the world’s libraries.

This is the thesaurus.

It contains countless variation of the core stories. A rare few of these variants are something special – evolutionary leaps in the material that make it better than the original. Most, however, are pale shades of its progenitor. Neither better nor worse, they could, at best be called, “unnecessary.”

Such is the case with “The Possession.”

REVIEW: ‘The Apparition’

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who stopped talking midway through a sentence? Not the comfortable shorthand that comes with a long term friendship but the half-mad ramblings of a drunken stranger at a party – you know… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘Rites of Spring’

A good solid rule for most movies is, “Make sense.” Even the most avant of garde films makes sense in their own kind of way. If a film doesn’t have a claim to that particular edgy conceit, then one would… Continue Reading →

The Fair-Haired Child (2005)

from Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” series The Fair-Haired Child (2005) Directed by: William Malone Written by: Matt Greenberg Starring: Lindsay Pulsipher, Jesse Hadock, William Samples, Lori Petty PLOT A warlock couple abduct a young teenage girl to sacrifice her to… Continue Reading →

Cigarette Burns (2005)

from Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” series Cigarette Burns (2005) Directed by: John Carpenter Written by: Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan Starring: Norman Reedus, Udo Kier, Christopher Redman, Chris Gauthier, Zara Taylor PLOT In this episode, Jimmy Sweetman ventures out to… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This phrase is often tossed around as an admonition to learn from your mistakes so as to prevent yourself from making them again. To hear some people talk,… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘Chernobyl Diaries’

Life is hard. Math is easy. Not including algebra, calculus or any other numeric discipline longer than four letters, I’m inclined to agree with that statement. Life can throw you all kinds of unexpected craziness – even under the most… Continue Reading →

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