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  • House of Frankenstein

    House of Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    NO EARTHLY POWER CAN HELP THOSE WHO ARE MARKED WITH THE SIGN OF THE PENTAGRAM!!!

    It is almost like the poster for this movie was created before the movie itself. OK! We have 70 minutes! How do we fit Frankenstein's Monster, Wolf Man, Dracula, a Hunchback and a Mad Doctor, as well as a traveling sideshow, a prison, a band of Roma, and the necessary Burgomeister/Inspector/Traditional Romantic Leads Trifecta not to forget the Requisite Angry Torchbearing Mob into that space…

  • Red Eye

    Red Eye

    ★★★½

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

    Red Eye is the hostage-flight suspense/action/horror movie the second term of Bush II needed I guess, but one that seems hopelessly quaint today. At least Dr. Phil (and Men Are From Mars etc) get dragged pretty harshly which is more than all right by me as during that time I watched so much Dr. Phil not by choice but by proximity. Having your misogynist captor/would-be-assassin hector your for engaging in 'emotionally-driven' decision-making processes by reading from a Dr. Phil-composed self-help…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    You know, it would be really quite terrible if we were to find ourselves trapped in the midst of an armed White Supremacist business operation which uses entertainment as a cover for nefarious schemes which sicken and enslave the whole of the culture whilst using non-whites as scapegoats for the damage and hostility which follows, further fuelling their cause, right? right?

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★★

    When I was an agoraphobic psychotic 13 year old in 1987, my most prized possession was a VHS tape I had made myself by recording David Cronenberg's The Fly and Aliens off of HBO. I watched those movies over and over. I barely went to school that fall. I had not finished the end of 7th Grade because incarcerated in a for-profit psychiatric hospital for children, let out to go to an academic summer program, which was a bad idea…