December 30, 2017

Another Alien film. I recall going to see Alien 3 in the theaters in late May of 1992. I just turned 13 and had gone with my father as we were both huge fans of the first two films; we also shared incredible disappointment once we left the theater, as we found the resu...

December 24, 2017

Languishing in obscurity for decades, Lewis Jackson's holiday “horror” film Christmas Evil has been getting more attention in recent years due to its unique approach to its central character, a middle-aged sadsack who has grown up seriously obsessed with Santa Claus an...

December 10, 2017

I have a rule when it comes to films based on novels: if the book is considered a classic piece of literature, I always read it before watching the movie; if the novel is contemporary or less than 50 years old at least, then I watch the movie first and, based on that a...

November 25, 2017

While labeled by some critics as a horror film, Personal Shopper is every bit a psychological thriller, one which generates a fair amount of tension but will also prove to be a bit too ambiguous and lax for mainstream audiences. Written and directed by French filmmaker...

October 26, 2017

Despite mostly solid reviews, I decided to pass on Life in theaters, and seeing it at home proved to be a mostly satisfying experience that no doubt would have been even better on the big screen.  This is yet another one of those outer-space thrillers which has Alien w...

October 18, 2017

There are many types of horrors: psychological thrillers, slashers, ghost stories, religious reapings, body horrors, etc.  Typically, most horror films are content to stick to one of these sub-genres and torture it for all its worth to maximize audience reaction and em...

October 6, 2017

When I first read a CHiPs movie was coming out based on the 1970s cop show of the same name, I laughed. When I then realized that Dax Shepherd and Michael Peña were going to play the California Highway Patrolmen Baker and Poncho, respectively, I suddenly curved my mout...

September 27, 2017

Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal is a type of original work which hardly gets noticed by the general movie-going public. Cleverly fusing several different types of genres and tones without getting thematically convoluted, Colossa...

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