Steve Anderson

Trackman

Trackman

| November 11, 2008

I’m always at least kind of interested to get my hands on foreign horror. And that Ghost House thought it worth including in their Ghost House Underground collection makes it doubly worth note. Ghost House Underground, so far, has not been a huge disappointment. Oh, sure, there are no big standout titles yet, and frankly, […]

The Substitute

The Substitute

| November 5, 2008

It sounds like the start of a bad children’s book, I know–”My teacher is an alien!” Yeah, we all grew up with something like that around somewhere, didn’t we? And it was great back when we were in the fourth grade, but can this concept apply further? That’s the question The Substitute will pose, as […]

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No Man’s Land: Rise of the Reeker

No Man’s Land: Rise of the Reeker

| October 29, 2008

I wasn’t expecting a lot out of this one–it’s a direct to video sequel to a direct to video movie that didn’t do all that well in the first place. But I have to be honest with you…after watching the first five minutes, I was downright amazed. And if you can get my attention in […]

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Brotherhood of Blood

Brotherhood of Blood

| October 21, 2008

When you read a plot synopsis for “Brotherhood of Blood”, you might well find it somewhat familiar. Doubly so if you’re an enthusiastic John Carpenter fan like myself who’s acquainted with the source material. See, when I read a synopsis–which basically states, a group of vampire hunters must penetrate a hive of the undead in […]

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Breathing Room

Breathing Room

| October 14, 2008

I’m always somewhat trepidacious–especially these days–when a movie asks if I want to play a game. The problem with that premise, you see, is that most movies want to play the same game, otherwise known as the “I Want To Make A Huge Pile Of Retail Money” game, or, more colloquially, The Saw Game. The […]

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Five Across the Eyes

Five Across the Eyes

| October 7, 2008

Congratulate me, everybody… Because I truly care about my readership, I have sat through a truly magnificent wreckage of a film just so I can warn you about it in the strongest possible terms. It’s called Five Across the Eyes, and it’s ninety minutes of reprehensible, pointless brutality laughingly called a movie. Apparently someone failed […]

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The Vanguard

The Vanguard

| September 30, 2008

You know, I caught this one just after the worst one-day drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever and I was never so compelled to go out and buy a couple camping hatchets. So all is not well in the future world of The Vanguard–pretty much every dire prediction you ever heard on Glenn […]

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Bryan Loves You

Bryan Loves You

| September 23, 2008

When Tony Todd tells me at the start of a movie that, should I feel faint while watching this film I should stare at my feet until I “regain equilibrium,” I have a pretty high expectation. With a buildup like that this had better be a mad lunatic frenzy on fire, that’s all I have […]

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Copycat

Copycat

| September 16, 2008

Hey, Ulli Lommel…got a special message for you this week. Assuming you read these, which isn’t likely given that you’re still pumping out your special brand of direct to video drivel to an unsuspecting video store audiences instead of slinking off into the night like the crime against video store patrons you are. Anyway, message: […]

The Legend of Bloody Mary

The Legend of Bloody Mary

| September 9, 2008

The Legend of Bloody Mary proves to be an object lesson in truly bad timing. Based at least tangentially on the legend of Bloody Mary (hence the title), it’s basically the story of the legend in a world where this kind of thing actually happens. And of course when the legend gets to its absolute […]

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