Drew Fitzpatrick

By day, Drew Fitzpatrick toils at publishing in the black heart of Manhattan. But by night, he dons a pair of fetishistic black leather gloves and grinds out the "Internet’s only horror-themed Blog": The Blood-Spattered Scribe.
Armageddon Blu-ray review

Armageddon Blu-ray review

New Blu-ray release of ARMAGEDDON recalls a time when a Michael Bay film was not cause for dread.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Blu-ray Review

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Blu-ray Review

True to its title, FANTASTIC MR. FOX is an absolute astonishment of a picture, seamlessly merging the literary sensibilities of author Roald Dahl with the droll, urbanite wit of Wes Anderson.  Ironically, it was the participation of Anderson that initially worried us; the director’s recent films have been polarizing, to say the least, and we [...]

Toy Story 1 & 2 Blu-ray review

Toy Story 1 & 2 Blu-ray review

Disney’s new Blu-Ray discs operate at a reference standard that no serious videophile should be without, but the completist will want to take note that not all previously released bonus features made the jump to Blu-Ray.

The Princess and the Frog - Blu-ray review

The Princess and the Frog – Blu-ray review

One of Disney’s most engaging animated features in recent memory.
The 1990s were a pretty damn good time for Disney animated films; even though the film that really kicked off their 2nd golden age, THE LITTLE MERMAID, arrived in 1989, nearly all their animated films released subsequently (a list that includes THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND [...]

Ponyo - DVD Review

Ponyo – DVD Review

A gentle fable that beautifully demonstrates the artistry of classic hand-drawn animation.

The Crazies (1973) - Blu-ray Review

The Crazies (1973) – Blu-ray Review

The 1973 film is a near-perfect showcase for Romero’s strengths and weaknesses as a filmmaker.
For more than four decades, George A Romero has been one of the unassailable giants of the modern horror film, particularly the independent variety. In 1968, his NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD quite literally changed the game; besides kicking open the [...]

Surrogates - Blu-ray Review

Surrogates – Blu-ray Review

If the notion of an $80 million B-picture sounds like a contradiction in terms, Jonathan Mostow’s SURROGATES will be a real eye-opener. An adaptation of a limited run comic series, the film takes place in a Boston roughly 20 years in a future, when the vast majority of mankind interacts with the world only through [...]

Laserblast: Picks & Pans of January's DVD & Blu-ray Releases

Laserblast: Picks & Pans of January’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases

Laserblast is trying to get itself onto a more regular schedule, in order to keep you abreast of what is happening in regards to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films on DVD and Blu-ray. Here is a roundup of noteworthy titles released in January.
8 ½ (BD) – For many, Italian film begins and ends with [...]

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

The Blu-ray disc offers a great transfer and some good extras, but even in unrated form, this allegedy horror-comedy is not particularly scary, sexy, or funny.

Laserblast: The Best 25 Blu-ray Discs of 2009

Laserblast: The Best 25 Blu-ray Discs of 2009

Without unnecessary preamble, here is a list of the best Blu-ray discs from 2009, featuring horror, fantasy and science fiction titles. With so many great releases, it is hard to pick favorites, so the films are presented in alphabetical, rather than numeric, order.
An American Werewolf in London. Though director John Landis bristles at the term “horror comedy”, it’s [...]