Tag: Horror

The Last Day on Mars (2013)

The Last Day on Mars (2013)

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What starts out slow, quickly gains momentum in Ruairí Robinson’s film The Last Days on Mars.  A seven man crew is making their final preperations to return back to Earth after the first ever manned mission to Mars.  When two of the crew go out on their own for a private mission of their own, […]

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Scarecrow

Scarecrow

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a fine line between science fiction and horror, and Scarecrow falls squarely in the horror column, which would be fine except this is a production of the Syfy channel. I don’t understand how Sci-fi and horror have become the same in some people’s eyes.  There are definitely a lot of crossovers between the genres […]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Deluxe Edition

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Deluxe Edition

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, originally published in 1886, is as potent an allegory today as it ever was, asking us to consider the ever-present base, immoral, and animalistic urges that within all of us. We all have the capacity to perform horrible, unspeakable deeds. Whether we do these things […]

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Bad Milo

Bad Milo

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I like to think I can sit through pretty much anything.  There have been 2 movies in my life that I remember being so painful that I had to stop watching after about 15 minutes:  Repo: The Genetic Opera, and the 1970s made or TV remake of Double Indemnity.  I’m not saying Bad Milo is […]

12 Disasters

12 Disasters

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was very confused when the John Cusack movie 2012 came out in 2010.  It seemed like in order to play to the real life mythology surrounding the Mayan apocalypse prophesized for 2012, the film would have been released as close to the alleged doomsday as possible.  Now I get it.  It’s been more than […]

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Byzantium

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Byzantium

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Halloween nights are generally accepted as a splendid time to pop in a nice horror film, sit back with some candy, and enjoy the fright fest. So that is what I did, choosing Byzantium (2012) as my nights attraction. The moment I finished the final minutes of Byzantium I relished in amusement; the feeling that the […]

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Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

Devil in My Ride makes its Midwest Premiere on Nov. 30th

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret. We here at FilmMonthly love co-writer/director Gary Michael Schultz’s debut feature, Devil in My Ride. Just check out Jason Coffman’s glowing review of Devil! The film premiered at Shriekfest 2013 and is making its way to Chicago (from where Schultz hails) for its Midwest premiere on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 as part […]

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Embrace of the Vampire

Embrace of the Vampire

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, a film has no business being remade.  Steve Martin’s spin on The Pink Panther for instance is a true abomination.  I had even heard tell of a Casablanca remake starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, before God stepped in and broke the couple up.  Good lookin’ out, big guy.  Sometimes a film can really […]

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Curse of Chucky

Curse of Chucky

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well, it seems like we’ll never really be rid of everyone’s favorite mass-murdering doll, Chucky.  In this sequel to the 1988 horror “classic,” Chucky (Brad Dourif, reprising the role), is mysteriously mailed to Sarah (Chantal Quesnelle) and her daughter Nica (Fiona Dourif; Brad Dourif’s daughter).  Things hit the ground running when Nica is woken up […]

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Static

Static

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the loss of their son, Jonathan (Milo Ventimiglia; Heroes) and Addie (Sarah Shahi; The L Word) are trying to put their lives back together.  Addie is grieving, and losing herself in a wine bottle, while Jonathan devotes himself to finishing his new novel.  Things take a frightening turn one night when their home is […]