Favorite films

  • Predator
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Femme Fatale

Recent activity

  • The Wrecking Crew


  • Bones and All


  • The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas


Recent reviews

  • Holidays



    Another gimmicky horror anthology, worth a look for two of its eight segments: the minimalist Easter, which is an imaginatively grotesque children's nightmare fable that bears the conspicuous stylistic imprint of The Pact-director Nicholas McCarthy, and especially for the dread-suffused, doom-laden determinism of director-to-watch Anthony Scott Burns' Father's Day.

    The remaining shorts, while slick in execution and largely watchable, range from mediocre whiffs (New Years Eve, which almost works thanks to a commanding turn by Lorenza Izzo), to the genuinely loathsome (Kevin Smith's Halloween, recognizably his within about ten seconds), with most of them sharing a common strain of casual sexism bordering on misogyny.

  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation


    Elder God: "The fate of the Universe will be decided as it should be. In MORTAL KOMBAT!!!" *cue '90s Eurodance theme over indifferently choreographed martial arts fight staged like garbage*

Popular reviews

  • The Cowboy and the Frenchman

    The Cowboy and the Frenchman


    The first ten minutes of this are hilarious, and then it drags on for another fifteen.

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam


    If this undervalued gem winds up being Bill Lustig's directorial swan song (most likely), he couldn't have dropped the curtain on that phase of his career with any ballsier a statement of intent than the dope City of the Living Dead quotation this closes with. The incomparable Larry Cohen delivers a script both caustic and disarmingly sweet, while the formal acumen exhibited by Lustig proves far sturdier than my past experience with a deteriorated VHS copy led me to anticipate,…