Gavin Rye

Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Gummo
  • Come and See
  • Possibly in Michigan

Recent activity

  • Trench 11


  • Landscape with Invisible Hand


  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley


  • Bleeders


Recent reviews

  • Trench 11

    Trench 11


    While not quite a hidden gem, Trench 11 is more of a hidden "that wasn't too bad at all' film. Set in World War I, a tunneler is sent on a mission to find out what's going on deep in trench 11. The group of course find some pretty out there Nazi experiments.

    The effects for what must have been a pretty small budget are pretty damn good here with a couple of heads blown away and some nice looks…

  • Landscape with Invisible Hand

    Landscape with Invisible Hand


    I had really enjoyed director Corey Finley's film Thoroughbreds, and I love anything alien, so I had hopes. It's not an awful film at all and is at times really interesting and has some shape ideas. It just feels a little like it keeps you a little too far at arms length at all times. I'm all for leaving the viewers to fill in the gaps, but I really wanted to know a little more about this alien invasion. We…

Popular reviews

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.