demerytaylor

I’m an actor, director, writer & producer. My latest, It’s Just A Game, is out now from Wild Eye Releasing.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Fright Night
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Carrie

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  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    ★★★½

  • The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

  • Black Sunday

    ★★★★★

  • Kuleshov Effect

    ★★★

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★★★

    Full disclosure: I have never read this book nor have I seen the 1984 film.

    Buuuuut … man, I don’t get the hate this is getting. I thought it was a very entertaining film with excellent performances by the amazing Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Zac Efron.

    The only two critiques I have is that the film was very dark - not thematically, but physically. I feel like the McGees live in a world that is perpetually poorly lit.

    Also, the…

  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day

    ★★★★★

    Remember when Troma made beautifully trashy, subversive, artful pieces of satire that managed to be both fun and entertaining while also flipping the middle finger at the Hollywood mainstream? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

    And what do they make now? Mostly cynical edgelord soulless dreck. And this fact is underscored whenever I come across some previously unseen Troma gem from years past and I revel in the beauty of what Troma used to be.

    (And levy that same indictment at Full Moon … somewhere in the life of a counterculture vanguard film company they trade ingenuity for the ability to bilk their fans for a quick buck.)

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  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★

    Somewhere, buried deep in the penal code, is a clandestine law that states if your film is either filmed in Boston or is about Boston, there must be a Wahlberg in the cast. In the event that a Wahlberg is not available, you may get a waiver for an Affleck or a Damon. Scorsese wanted to cover his bases - here, we get a Wahlberg and a Damon.

    What can I say about The Departed? It was excellent! This is…

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★★

    🎃👻💀 Halloween Viewing 2021 💀👻🎃

    Brief Review: Drag Me To Hell
    (One of my all-time favorite horror films.)

    This is an Evil Dead movie and nobody will ever convince me otherwise.

    I feel like this is a largely forgotten gem and will never understand why it is not held in higher regards by horror fans. First of all, it operates in the same campy, grotesque world as Evil Dead, with Sam Raimi’s signature dark humor on full display. Alison Lohman,…