Archive for February, 2006

The Beast [La Bete]

The Beast [La Bete]

| February 28, 2006

Once upon a time in the 18th century a mythical hairy beast is said to have roamed the dark woods of an aristocratic estate nestled in the French countryside. One day, the tale goes, this legendary giant beast (and that’s meant in a wink-wink kinda way), with an insatiable lust, sets upon the lady of […]

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Werewolves on Wheels

Werewolves on Wheels

| February 27, 2006

Our very good friends at Dark Sky Films bring us yet another gem of classic cult cinema, the re-release/first time on DVD of the 1971 cult film Werewolves on Wheels. Yes that’s right, how could I not want to review this movie. Part road movie, part monster flick this low budget cross genre film is […]

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Creep

Creep

| February 27, 2006

Even though the “Silent Hill” movie won’t be hitting theatres for some time now, fans of creepy, surrealist and occasionally gruesome horror can snag the next best thing in the UK’s offering, “Creep.” First off, you’ve got to love that title. It’s truth in advertising. Personified. Yes, yes, it’s called “Creep” largely because of the […]

Running Scared

Running Scared

| February 26, 2006

Crystal Meth making John Wayne obsessed Russian guy? CHECK! Creepy whispering hobo who lives in tree houses? CHECK! Materialized evil in the form of wandering shadow? CHECK! Self-proclaimed Mack Daddy pimp who quotes Scarface? CHECK! To think, these are just some of the many colorful characters writer/director Wayne Kramer has created for his film Running […]

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Illusion

Illusion

| February 25, 2006

Everything has a consequence. Some moments are bigger than others… Say, when you decide to get married or have children. But even the little things can change the rest of our lives. Hitting the snooze button one more time might mean missing that all-important meeting where you would have gotten promoted. Ordering the fish instead […]

Outrage

Outrage

| February 25, 2006

By the time 70s television had gotten a hold of the “scare film” they’d brought it full circle from propagandized civic “lessons” to exploitative social studies. What was once a tool used to scare the crap outta the masses and keep them in step with the idealized suburban image (especially during War time and throughout […]

Date Movie

Date Movie

| February 21, 2006

The title Date Movie is a considerable misnomer. First, it should not be considered for any kind of dating activity. You will not, repeat, WILL NOT get any afterwards. You would have a better chance if you took your significant other to Hostel and right at the point when the girl gets her eyeballs melted […]

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

| February 21, 2006

I grew up in the Midwest, just outside of Chicago. By no means did I live in the rural countryside that makes up most of the state, but I am well acquainted with it. My grandfather’s family farmed for many years in Illinois, that is until the Depression forced most of the nine kids to […]

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Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain

Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain

| February 20, 2006

You know, if ever there were a “Death To America Showcase!” on Al-Jazeera, eventually, “Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain” would show up on it. In fact, it would probably be their launch title. Why the deliberately political reference in a space you’ve come to know (and I hope to God love by now) as […]

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The Golden Season: Oscar Preview 2006

The Golden Season: Oscar Preview 2006

| February 17, 2006

It pains me to do this, but I have to get something off my chest, a secret I’ve been living with for years. Call it a confession, if you must, but here it is: I love the Academy Awards. I mean, I really love them. And no, I don’t just mean the annual ceremony. I […]

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