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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: ‘The Raven’

Literary history and Hollywood go together like… well, like two things that go together particularly well. With the exceptions of perhaps Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson, writers lead notoriously uninteresting lives. Thoreau may very well have plucked the phrase “quiet… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

Welcome to quite possibly the shortest review I’ll ever write.

REVIEW: ‘Silent House’

If you can’t have good actors, have a good story. If you can’t have good actors or a good story, have good effects. If you can’t have good actors, a good story or good effects, have a good gimmick. And… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘The Woman in Black’

For those who live in and around the Dallas area, you might think that growing up in Oak Cliff is a lot like growing up somewhere just outside of downtown Bagdad. While I can’t necessarily speak for the conditions today,… Continue Reading →

INSTANT REVIEW: ‘Intruder’

While scrolling through the horror titles on Netflix the other day I came across Intruder. Just from browsing over the description I found two things that intrigued me enough to hit play. Right off I was interested at the thought… Continue Reading →

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