I dabbled with GI Joe dolls when I was a youth, but I wasn’t interested in their story, what they were fighting for, or even what their names were for that matter. I just wanted them to be durable, and figured “GI” anything would suffice. Why? Because my dolls were meant to withstand endless trials of endurance and punishment. My trucks of death (Tonka because they were tough and in turn would also need to survive some degree of brutality)…
I'll watch any movie with my name in the credits :)
I participated and appear in this documentary and even if I didn't, it would be near and dear to my heart. It's the story of a cottage industry - the local "brick and mortar" videogame shop - and its future chances against the inevitable world of digital distribution. The movie asks the question "as ownership goes digital, what gets left behind?".
To date, I've only seen the rough cut.…
We hear the term “witch hunt” bandied about these days by virtually anyone who’s been accused of something (not even witchcraft), in an effort to diminish the inquiry. In Twins of Evil we get a fictional re-enactment of that term’s origin. Peter Cushing and his band of pilgrim zealots will use any excuse to find a woman to burn at the stake!
This is a pretty complex tale. Not complicated, just a lot of moving parts. Besides the witch hunters,…
A “B movie” with a substantial budget. A critical success but a box office flop. A tiny war taking place across a vast desert. Tremors was a quirky weekend romp to some and an instant forever classic to others. Guess which camp I was in!
Bacon and Ward are great and have perfect chemistry as local Nevadan handymen, and we also get a young Reba McEntire and a seasoned Michael Gross to round out the talented, if not eclectic cast.…
It’s a work of art, a swath of style and contradiction. It’s a zombie movie with its own canon. It’s equal parts Lynch and Raimi. It’s foreign to an American like me, yet it’s in English. It’s a love story in a unique triangle. Its ugliest images are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen in a horror film. It’s a buddy film with a parallel universe Curly Howard as the buddy. It’s The Walking Dead-creative-killing 20 years before Dead was born. It’s gothic and simultaneously hip.
“I’d give my life to be dead” - Dellamorte
It is absurd. And it makes perfect sense.
An analogy, if you will: Intruder is, for the first act, the 80’s horror equivalent of 1976’s Car Wash where we viewers are just sitting in on a day in the life of an ordinary business (in this case, a supermarket) and its staff and customers. Nothing really happens in the first act here but it’s still a trip. There’s something about spending a long time in the same location that does more than introduce us to the characters - we…