SATAN’S LITTLE HELPER (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

Like any good horror film, “Satan’s Little Helper” plays off of our worst childhood fears…


Posted on June 6, 2006 by

THE HILLS HAVE EYES

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS MARCH 10TH! “The Hills Have Eyes” has a lot of the same gritty and tough edginess that made “High Tension” so much fun, but tries to make slightly more sense out of the story that Craven originally conceived with a better script and much better actors…


Posted on February 28, 2006 by

ALEXANDRE AJA & GREGORY LEVASSEUR: BOUND, GAGGED AND HIGHLY TENSE

BEST OF 2005! Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur talk about their startlingly violent film, called “Switchblade Romance” in Britain, “High Tension” in the United States, and “Haute Tension” in its native France…



Posted on January 1, 2006 by

AFTER THE END, ACT I

AFTER THE END, ACT I
0 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 33 minutes

“After The End, Act I”, is a disappointing film, to say the least…


Posted on November 28, 2005 by

SAW II

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

MAYBE IT AIN’T SO BAD? Bousman is a talented director, it’s a shame he didn’t take more liberties with the look, feel, and storyline…


Posted on October 28, 2005 by

THREE…EXTREMES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 125 minutes

IN THEATERS! Three Extremes is an Asian horror extravaganza that will immediately evoke films like Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Amazing Stories: The Movie, Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Lunar Pack, Tales from the Hood, Grim Prairie Tales, The Nightmare Collection, Creepy Tales, Nightmares, Street Tales of Terror, Tomb of Terror, Trilogy of Terror, Blood Bath, Dead Things (which I am actually in), Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors, The Tenement….let me catch my breath…and all parts II, III


Posted on October 28, 2005 by

FREAKOUT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

Merv is a character many film geeks can identify with; he lives at home with his grandmother, and he knows way too much about horror films. When Mervin finds a real escaped psycho traipsing around his bathroom, he knows that this is an opportunity too good to pass up…


Posted on October 28, 2005 by

LORD OF THE DEAD (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

“Lord of the Dead” really hides a very reflective philosophy behind the gore and the makeup…


Posted on October 28, 2005 by

MIRRORMASK

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 101 minutes

IN THEATERS! With Neil Gaiman, noted fantasy writer, and creator of the amazing comic “Sandman”, and Dave McKean the illustrator and creator heading the creative team, the Henson legacy of puppets, Muppets, dark fantasy, and lavishly creative monsters continues, with a new and modern twist…


Posted on September 29, 2005 by

THE JANITOR (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

Nordaker and Signore have created a new version of the gore-filled, sexually grotesque, mind-numbingly funny Troma-esque film that goes above and beyond what we’ve come to expect from a good low budget independent horror film…


Posted on September 24, 2005 by

DEAD BODY MAN 2: SEPARATION ANXIETY (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

“Dead Body Man 2” picks up right where the first one left off- in the middle of strange events regarding Willie, a schizophrenic serial killer with a penchant for having sex with chickens and dead bodies, and his conjoined twin, Willie Jr., who was wrenched violently from Willies side in Willie’s desperate attempts to free himself from his brother’s twisted hold…


Posted on September 15, 2005 by

PRETTY PERSUASION

2 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 104 minutes

IN THEATERS, AUGUST 12TH! This film is basically a re-hash of all the teen angst flicks we’ve seen that involve anything dark, twisted, or weird in any way. Think if Wes Anderson remade “Donnie Darko”. Or, better, a hybrid of “Election” and “Wild Things”. Even still, if the writers of “Heathers” got together with the producers of “Jawbreaker”, and they wrote a teen movie about screwed up kids and black humor…


Posted on August 5, 2005 by

THE EDUKATORS

1 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! Perhaps as an American reviewer I lack the basic socialization necessary to understand modern German youth angst, but as a twenty something, especially one disconcerted with modern capitalism, I ought to be able to sympathize with the film’s message, if only I could figure out what that is…


Posted on August 1, 2005 by

CECILE DE FRANCE: TENSION BUILD-UP

“HIGH TENSION” IN THEATERS THIS FRIDAY! Cecile de France stars in “Switchblade Romance” (“High Tension”) and presents a very different image of women in horror. Frail and strong, weak but brutal, Cecile’s character Marie is both tragic and heroic while still being terribly terribly disturbing…



Posted on June 8, 2005 by

LLOYD KAUFMAN: AMERICAN AUTEUR

Lloyd Kaufman has built an empire. A strange, scary, low budget, and ultimately entertaining empire, but an empire nonetheless. He basically has the most respected distribution and production company in the low budget independent film realm…



Posted on June 6, 2005 by

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