Friday , 18 August 2017

Reviews

The Green Inferno blazes into theaters – review

The saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ What that means when it comes to human cannibalism, who knows, but that practice is the subject of goremeister Eli Roth’s latest bloodbath, The Green Inferno. Taking inspiration from the Italian cannibal films from three plus decades ago and bringing it into the modern age, The Green Inferno is the thinking man’s splatterfest, a ... Read More »

The Visit a welcome return for M. Night – review

“Just try to accept they’re old people and things won’t seem as weird.” Grandparents and their grandchildren oftentimes have a unique bond that even parents and their children don’t have. Whether it’s the extra generation between them that serves as a buffer from the usual arguments and rebellious behavior, or the tolerance and acceptance from both sides that make their ... Read More »

Good noose and bad noose – The Gallows – review

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while I think I see my friends coming ridin’ many mile – trad., arr. Page, Plant Freddy has his glove, Jason his machete and now comes Charlie with his own way of distributing death sentences – a hangman’s noose – in the latest horror film to hit theater screens, The Gallows. The movie begins ... Read More »

Holy Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Rules! – review

Dinosaurs have held a special fascination for this reviewer since some of the earliest memories as a living being seeing animatronic and life-sized sculptures of the ‘terrible lizards’ at New York World’s Fair, to the first visit to the Museum of Natural History, to appearances in film from King Kong, One Million Years, B.C. and, ultimately, Jurassic Park. That interest ... Read More »

Non-stop action fuels Mad Max: Fury Road – review

Whewwww! Now that is a movie! Roaring onto screens everywhere, Mad Max: Fury Road gives new meaning to the term, ‘action film.’ Indeed, it is not so much of a popcorn movie, but rather an extra large bucket of meat movie. It is completely unlike any other movie, except of course, the previous Mad Max films, but it ups the ... Read More »

Bully on Unfriended – a review

There’s the old adage, ‘Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.’ In the newest cybernatural horror film, Unfriended, this rings truer than ever, and following this rule may mean the difference between life or death. The catalyst for the events to follow is that of an embarrassing video of a girl that is posted online and the ensuing ... Read More »

It Follows leads this year’s horror crop – review

You can’t run. And you can’t hide. Because no matter where you go, “It” will follow. And if it catches you…. Such is the basic premise of the latest horror sensation to hit theaters, It Follows. After a mysterious and deadly opening sequence, the movie centers on Jay, her sister, Kelly, and their friends, Paul and Yara. Jay is excited ... Read More »

She’s alive! The Lazarus Effect – review

One of the greatest mysteries of life is what happens to you when you die. In the latest frightfest to hit theater screens, The Lazarus Effect, discovering what lies in the great beyond may be better left alone. From Blumhouse Productions, the studio that specializes in low-budget, yet highly successful horror franchises like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Purge, ... Read More »

I, Frankenstein brings new life to well-worn tale.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published almost 200 years ago, has undergone a number of filmed presentations, from Universal’s 1931 classic with Boris Karloff as The Monster, to Hammer’s gothic version starring Christopher Lee, to Kenneth Branagh’s tale featuring Robert DeNiro. Most have followed the original story of how Frankenstein’s monster came into being and its/his struggle to deal with what life brings ... Read More »