Film Review: FLEXING WITH MONTY (2010)
Feb28

Film Review: FLEXING WITH MONTY (2010)

Okay, SO…Say John Waters, Ken Russell, Bruce La Bruce and William Friedkin were all at a house party together. No effing way THAT will ever happen, but just for shiggles, let’s say they are.  Over plenty of booze, blow and maybe even a half-bag of crazy-ass mushrooms, they all try to come up with some kind of story to collaborate on and work it into a script.  I imagine that, some twelve days and a few drug-induced seizures and...

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Film Review: SIREN (2016)
Feb26

Film Review: SIREN (2016)

If horror remakes, prequels and rehashes as a whole are finding it difficult to put asses in theater seats these days, it’s because some of us know where the action is: in the VOD and streaming rental queues.  Yep, there’s a lot of garbage to wade through in these parts, too, but stumbling across that one little gem always makes it a worthwhile slog.  And on this particular excursion, director Gregg Bishop’s SIREN (2016) has made it...

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Film Review: DEFARIOUS (2016) Short Form Film
Feb21

Film Review: DEFARIOUS (2016) Short Form Film

At just under a VERY brisk twelve minutes, co-writer/director Chase Michael Pallante’s DEFARIOUS registers more as something that would be part of a ‘demo reel’ for him and his crew, than it does as a fully realized little movie unto itself. There really isn’t much to it plotwise. Amy (JANET MIRANDA) wakes up in the middle of the night, fearing being stalked and slashed by a mysterious clown figure (JASON TORRES). In the end, the...

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Review: SANTA CLARITA DIET (2017)
Feb12

Review: SANTA CLARITA DIET (2017)

Any fans out there of “suburban” horror films, like THE ‘BURBS, PARENTS, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, etc.? If so, let me try to get a jump on the hype surrounding Netflix’s new original series, SANTA CLARITA DIET, and just give you a head’s up now: you do NOT want to miss this one. The ten-episode stretch of Season One, (and at thirty minutes a pop, it’s easily digestible – pun most DEFINITELY intended), breezily carries us...

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Film Review: ABBATOIR (2016)
Feb02

Film Review: ABBATOIR (2016)

Anyone who’s been reading my rantings and ravings for a while now, knows that I have a very soft spot for character actors, mainly because they can make the leads in any film look stunning, while not diminishing their own talents one iota. And the right actors cast in the right parts can take a film that you might not bother with otherwise, and make it not only watchable, but actually FUN. Darren Lynn Bousman’s ABBATOIR is definitely...

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