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  • The Mummy 1932

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Apr, 2014

    Egyptology has always been a powerful interest of mine and The Mummy was one of my favorite films growing up. I latched onto the Universal horror films of the Golden Age of Hollywood and never let go; they were my gateway drugs to modern horror and they always hold a place in my heart. Now if you're asking whether Karl Freund's film is still frightening today, the answer isn't quite a yes. It lacks the creepy factor of some of…

  • Stitch 2014

    Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Stitch represents everything that is wrong about low-budget, half-assed horror films. This film from writer/director Ajai is poorly-plotted, low-rent, weakly-acted and frankly just not frightening. The cast actually invests more than I would have expected them to but they're given characters who you just can't get any credibility with. They're all blitheringly stupid, my favorite moment being when someone is left alone for almost literally a minute and suddenly gets a stiched-up gash on her faace and they think it's…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2012 1

    Being that I am an entertainment reporter, it is very rare that I can go into a film knowing almost nothing about it. Before 2012, the last time I was able to do so was Cloverfield; with Cabin in the Woods however I was determined to do so. I had heard much about the struggle to get the film released, of course--filmed by Drew Goddard based on a script by Joss Whedon and himself, delayed to do 3D post-conversion and…

  • Veronica Mars 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Mar, 2014

    Disclaimer: I am a massive fan of the Veronica Mars series, which of course this film is a sequel of. I gave to the Kickstarter, quite heavily. So I am unabashedly biased.

    That being said, Rob Thomas' big screen adaptation is one I think most fans of mysteries will enjoy. Thomas does a great job with the script, which essentially plays out like a feature-length episode of the show but in the best possible way. The film does a good…