Author Archive: Steve Anderson

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From Within

From Within

| July 3, 2009

So we’re coming into the home stretch for this year’s After Dark Horrorfest, and so far, I’ve been unsettlingly right. So far, the After Dark Horrorfest has produced mostly good movies, with only a couple that could merely be called mediocre. The fact that I’ve been this right so far suggests that I’m likely to […]

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Autopsy

Autopsy

| July 3, 2009

And so we come to the halfway mark on the After Dark Horrorfest, and it seems as though my initial projections were about right. The quality only continues to go up with Autopsy. Autopsy sends five college kids out for one last good time together, and where do they wind up? Mardi Gras. You probably […]

Slaughter

Slaughter

| June 3, 2009

I was willing to give Slaughter some credit–it’s the third of eight in the series of the After Dark Horrorfest review cycle, which means I’m looking for it to be about middle of the road in terms of quality. Would it live up to my expectations? I admit to some concerns about this one, mostly […]

Voices

Voices

| June 3, 2009

And we’ve reached the midpoint of the After Dark Horrorfest, folks. So far, I’ve been pretty well on, I think, with the ordering choices, but today just might have blown me off course completely. Today we’re tackling Voices, and here’s the interesting part–this is based on a comic book series. Here, a young woman believes […]

The Broken

The Broken

| May 6, 2009

Welcome to the second installment of the After Dark Horrorfest: Eight Films to Die For 3 series, and today we’re going to be tackling The Broken. If you’ve read these before, you may already know that I like to try and arrange them according to how I think they’ll do from worst to best in […]

Dying Breed

Dying Breed

| April 24, 2009

All right, folks–strap in and brace yourself, because it’s that special time of year again. Never mind that it seems to come at a different time every year, because even though it does, it still comes, and that’s good enough. It’s After Dark Horrorfest time again, folks, and the time of year when horror buffs […]

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Tokyo Zombie

Tokyo Zombie

| March 25, 2009

There’s one thing that you can say for Japanese horror movies. Actually, there are a LOT of things you can say, but one thing you can say with nigh-total certainty is that these guys KNOW their zombie movies. Plain and simple, every Japanese zombie movie I’ve come in contact with (admittedly, it’s maybe only half […]

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Chrysalis

Chrysalis

| March 12, 2009

Chrysalis is one of those pieces that’s really, really difficult to write about because it pulls you in so many conflicting directions at once. Chrysalis takes us to Paris, the not too distant future of 2020, where the world is ruled by new and impressive technological advances. One of the biggest is the advent of […]

Capricorn One

Capricorn One

| February 17, 2009

So Lions Gate, for reasons that baffle me to this very second, apparently decided they were running out of direct to video horror titles to release into the marketplace and instead started digging around in their vaults. They then found Capricorn One, a development that I’m actually glad for. The plot is actually fairly complex–a […]

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Imprint–Doesn’t Leave Much Of One

Imprint–Doesn’t Leave Much Of One

| February 14, 2009

I really hate movies that promise so much more than they deliver. Reading the back of the box plot synopsis for Imprint suggests a ghost story of frightening magnitude. They even tried to compare it to The Sixth Sense. And of course, I was pretty enthusiastic about the whole thing. I would find little more […]

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