Your work is finished now.
-Man in black
For almost 20 years the "Producer's Cut" or "Halloween 666" version of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers has only been available through bootleg VHS copies or copies of said bootleg.
Scream Factory comes to the rescue of hardcore genre fans once again! Not only has the film now been released on home media, it's been released on Blu-ray with an HD transfer that some say is better then the theatrical version…
Who are you?
I love horror movies but every now and then I'll come across a film that got rave reviews and it just doesn't click with me. It happens most often with modern horror films. Here we are at that point once again with my latest attempt at watching one from the new wave of extreme French horror.
Hey Lou! Don't forget to murder someone else on your way to the car! Low profile man!
It's about an alcoholic Canadian werewolf cop and it was filmed in Regina, Saskatchewan... for $1 Million... Canadian. I dare say it turned out exactly how I thought it would, maybe even a little better.
Director Lowell Dean comes off as inspired by the likes of Frank Henenlotter and Stuart Gordon while not quite getting there, he certainly is on the right track. The film is complete and utter nonsense, but it knows it.
Roger, I had a very disturbing dream last night.
As I was informed by Colin White, this was David Cronnenberg's first non-student feature film, so it was a bit interesting to see the first steps of the legendary Canadian director. Knowing that the film was known as a metaphor for venereal diseases, I'll have to admit that I didn't fully "get it" while watching the film.
I thought well yes, I get how the parasite is spread, but…
So are you happy to proceed with the story... that Mr. McRandle was attacked by a vengeful ghost?
Writer/director Gerard Johnstone comes close to doing for the haunted house film what Edgar Wright did for the zombie film. Not only does he pull off an excellent horror/comedy, but it ends up being one of the best horror films of the year.
The key is that like the best horror comedies out there Johnstone treats the horror seriously and…
Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks your an asshole.
Even though the film has returning characters with no returning cast this is still a far superior sequel to The Exorcist then whatever The Heretic was trying to be. It's strongest asset no doubt is writer/director William Peter Blatty, the man who not only wrote the screenplay for the original film, but also the 1971 novel it was based on.
Blatty makes no attempt at recreating the original film…
Hey, what happened to Fuck-Face?
Getting an experienced horror director like Steve Miner to direct a Day of the Dead remake seems like a decent idea. Miner is actually responsible for one of my all time favorite Friday the 13th films, but that's the point, he's an 80s old school horror director which is probably one of the problems.
Although no one involved with the production would probably admit it, I think it's obvious this remake was made to…
Dig the music, kids!
Hammer Films did something kind of cool that I don't think any other studio had done before or since. They took their already well established version of the immortal Dracula, played by Christopher Lee, and brought him to the present in the 7th film of the series.
The only problem here is that the present is 1972 and the only thing they seem to use that for in the plot is an excuse to…
If I do something bad, will you still love me?
It's hard not to enjoy a film that features an 8 year old Drew Barrymore in pink bunny slippers looking up at Martin Sheen and telling him to go to hell. Sure she can start fires with her mind, but that is almost just as entertaining.
If that's not enough to peek your curiosity, you also have George C. Scott playing an Indian C.I.A. assassin. You know he's…
I feel sorry for you and your lack of soul.
An incredibly effective atmospheric horror film made on a shoestring that would go on to influence the directors that would go on to influence horror as a whole. Who would inspire someone like George A. Romero? A man by the name of Herk Harvey with the only feature film he ever directed.
What is so impressive about Carnival of Souls is that it's greatness comes from it's atmosphere that…
What do you want from me, Zach, I'm a zombie! Zombies eat guys!
My weird taste in comedies rears it's ugly head once again. After seeing so many average to bad reviews for the film it dropped below my radar. We basically ended up watching it because my better half wanted to watch a movie and I demanded it be horror. This fit the bill... and I ended up loving every minute of it.
Jeff Baena makes his…