RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: “THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!!”

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: “THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!!”

It’s a well-known fact: I hate people. You might argue: aw, come on, people ain’t so bad. Sure, not as far as diseases go”¦ There are many, many lovely individuals I am fond of. I even love these lovelies. They will be the ones to whom I will open my compound to when the zombies […]



Posted on August 1, 2007 by

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

Lucky for we of the cynical film-reviewing nature, “At World’s End” is actually worth the hoopla and moolah…


Posted on May 28, 2007 by

THE RAGE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

Former KNB-honcho Kurtzman gives us mutants, gore, fights, electrocutions, elective brain surgery, big-ass syringes and killer mutant vultures, all mixed into a break-neck paced ride that should bring back the concept of “party movie”…


Posted on May 12, 2007 by

THE REDSIN TOWER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“The Redsin Tower” is a gorgeous visual homage to Argento and Bava with its rich blues and blacks, and a story that evokes the classics of the ‘80s…


Posted on April 28, 2007 by

THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

A star-studded “The Absence of Light” is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious independent movies I’ve seen in a long time…


Posted on April 4, 2007 by

“BUMP”-ING INTO ROBERT KURTZMAN

As most fans know by now, filmmaker/effects master Robert Kurtzman was one of the original founders of special effects company KNB, Inc. Now directing his feature film sophomore effort, an adaptation of Mark Kidwell’s comic, “Bump,” Kurtzman talks to Film Threat’s Mike Watt…



Posted on February 12, 2007 by

EASTER BUNNY, KILL! KILL!

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

SCREENING AT THE ARCLIGHT IN LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 21ST! It’s grim, shocking and very well-done. Proof that there are filmmakers out there who take their horror very seriously, have a vast pool of talent to draw from, and are not afraid to take risks…


Posted on October 16, 2006 by

THE TOOTH FAIRY (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

A tepid, barely-coherent tale of a little girl who is being stalked by a malevolent tooth fairy—or possibly an old deformed crazy woman, or the ghost of the old deformed crazy woman, or possibly all three…


Posted on September 11, 2006 by

PIRATES (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 80 minutes

For as long as pornographic movies have existed, people have yearned for the fabled “porn with a plot”. If they yearned sincerely for this, or just to appease their girlfriends, “Pirates” is that fabled film…


Posted on September 11, 2006 by

THE UNEXPECTEDLY SANE INTERVIEW WITH ERIC THORNETT

Even though I’ve known filmmaker Eric Thornett for years, I still had the urge to interview him. Expecting to get pages of incoherent rambling. Against my better judgment, and because I love his movie “Shockheaded”, which was released in July by Heretic Films, I sent Eric a group of questions via email, cringing every time I opened my inbox, dreading what would flow forth…



Posted on September 6, 2006 by

LAST RITES OF THE DEAD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 118 minutes

“Last Rites of the Dead” is a complex, multi-character drama about alienation, class frustration, unemployment, unsatisfactory Capitalism and an uncaring government blaming its problems on a misunderstood enemy, all wrapped up in a box that says “zombie” on the outside…


Posted on August 31, 2006 by

SHOCKHEADED (DVD)

SHOCKHEADED (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

As with most independent movies, the acting is hit-or-miss, but for the most part the performances are top-notch…


Posted on June 7, 2006 by

JON VOIGHT: CHARACTER OF EVIL

New Yorkers have all the luck. This coming Friday, June 2nd, Jon Voight will be at the Village East Theatre for the premiere of his latest movie, the odd and exhilarating “The Legend of Simon Conjurer”…



Posted on June 2, 2006 by

ROBERT KURTZMAN: HORROR LIVES IN OHIO

Hey. All those horror movies you loved in the ‘80s and early ‘90s? “Evil Dead II”, “Phantasm II”, “Bride of Reanimator”, “From Beyond”, “Army of Darkness”, etc., know what they all have in common? Robert Kurtzman had a hand in the special effects…



Posted on May 4, 2006 by

WHAT MAKES JAMES GUNN SLITHER?

Gunn’s directorial debut was going to be a balls-out aliens-attack bloody-fun throwback to the good ol’ days of “Re-Animator”. Horror geeks are bouncing in their chairs, waiting and waiting for March 31, when “SLiTHER” will finally be released…



Posted on April 3, 2006 by

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