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  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★★½

    I didn’t know very much about this movie going into it. I remember I saw the trailer a while ago and thought it looked interesting, and when it turned up as a Christmas gift I was pretty excited to check it out. It checked off a few of the things that I usually find pretty interesting in films, themes of revenge and injustice, the underdogs fighting back, a little drama, some stylistic violence and exuberance. I didn’t think it would…

  • The Unnamable

    The Unnamable

    ★★★

    I am one of those people that adores the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft, and yet I’ve never really read any of his works. I am aware of them, I’ve read bits and pieces of some of them. Fuck, I even own the collected compendium of his works. But I have not really sat down and read through his prolific bibliography, and I guess that makes me feel a little guilty when I call myself a fan. The fact remains that…

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  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    Long book + Long movie= Very long review/analysis

    The first time I read Stephen King's gargantuan tire block of a book IT I was probably much to young to fully understand or enjoy most of what I was reading. I was 9 or 10 years old, only a little younger then the protagonists of the story, and I was determined to read a horror novel with more to offer then the whimsical terrors of Goosebumps and Fear Street. I don't…

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★★

    Folk tales and fables, legends and myths, are all my bread and butter. I eat that kind of stuff up like I need it to live, but every once and a while a really solid entry slips right through my fingers. I remember buying the book this movie is based on when it first came out and giving it to one of my brothers as a birthday gift, without so much as a second thought or a selfishly precursory read…