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Nightlight DVD Review

Nightlight DVD Review

Found footage style films have become some of my least favorite type of films and despite the horror genre’s saturation with them, they do not seem to be going anywhere soon.  When done right, they can definitely add atmosphere.  Unfortunately too many of these are like NIGHTLIGHT, which relies solely on the gimmick to add [...]

I, Frankenstein: Spotlight Podcast 5:4.1

I, Frankenstein: Spotlight Podcast 5:4.1

So…. I, FRANKENSTEIN. What can you say? Is it a bad movie or a bad videogame? We report; you decide! Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski analyze this patchwork of plot elements that is every bit as much a stitched-together abomination as the titular monster, played by Aaron Eckhart. Stuart Beattie (COLLATERAL) wrote and directed, from [...]

I, Frankenstein - review

I, Frankenstein – review

Like watching someone else play a bad videogame.
Have you heard about this new videogame called I, FRANKENSTEIN? If not, don’t blame yourself; the commercials and posters probably left you thinking that I, FRANKENSTEIN is a feature film. They even hired a few movie actors to make it seem more like a – well, like a [...]

Insidious & Walking Dead at Halloween Horror Nights

This video tour of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood showcases the bloody mayhem of two walk-through attractions inspired by recent horror films: Evil Dead: Book of the Dead and the eerie shudders of Insidious: Into the Further.
Even if you did not care for the films themselves, you may get a kick out [...]

Paranormal Activity 4 Blu-ray review

Paranormal Activity 4 Blu-ray review

An extended “Unrated Edition” and a single bonus feature (30 minutes of “Recovered Files”) do little to enhance a sequel that seems to have given up the ghost.
When PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 appeared in theatres last year, it suggested that the franchise’s modus operandi had shifted from formula to template: whereas a formula allows for varying [...]

The Last Exorcism Part II: Review

The Last Exorcism Part II: Review

Sitting down to write a review of THE LAST EXORCISM PART II, I find myself somewhat in the position of the modern satirist, who finds the real world has become so ridiculous that there is little room to push the envelope even further for comic effect, rendering the concept of satire almost redundant. In my [...]

'Blue Exorcist' Anime Horror Fantasy

‘Blue Exorcist’ Anime Horror Fantasy

Manga turned Anime by Kazue Kato to stream on Viz Media.

Brian Taylor on 'Ghost Rider'

Brian Taylor on ‘Ghost Rider’

“Re-Engineered” Origin for Marvel character in SPIRIT OF VENGANCE.

Insidious: April 1

Insidious: April 1

FilmDistrict  releases this supernatural shocker the vein of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, about a family battling demonic forces intent on whisking their comatose child into another dimension (dubbed “The Dark Realm”). That Oren Pelli (writer-director of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) is on board as a producer should be no surprise, considering the spooky tone of the trailer; what is [...]

Sense of Wonder: The Exorcist Today

Sense of Wonder: The Exorcist Today

Last night I attended one of the nationwide Fathom screenings of THE EXORCIST (1973), featuring the new documentary TO HELL AND BACK, which charts the making of the classic horror film. Never having attended a Fathom event before (it’s a bit like watching television in a theatre, with digital image projected on select screens around [...]