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Texas Chainsaw 3D: January 4

Texas Chainsaw 3D: January 4

The buzz is back – this time in 3D, and we bet you can’t wait to see the titular tool comin’ at ya out of the big screen. Lionsgate opens TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D on Friday, January 4, 2013. Although the trailer presents the film as a follow-up to the 1974 original, we imagine that the [...]

What's Coming from Anchor Bay - New York Comic Con Special Podcast

What’s Coming from Anchor Bay – New York Comic Con Special Podcast

We wrap up our sadly-too-brief coverage of New York Comic with a quick duck into the floor booth of Anchor Bay Entertain- ment. There, after gorging ourselves on copious free buttons and fliers (we’re all about the gimmes), we sat down with the company’s Kevin Carney and Erin Carter to find out what’s in store [...]

Hatchet II review

Hatchet II review

Although clearly inspired by ’80s slasher movies, HATCHET had enough going for it to appeal to horror fans interested in something more than just creative kills. Sadly, HATCHET II delivers little of interest to anyone but gore-hounds. Yes, it should appeal to fans of the original- the self-proclaimed “Hatchet Army” – but HATCHET II falls [...]

Sense of Wonder: Hatchet II & Horror Movie-Going as Tribal Identifier

Sense of Wonder: Hatchet II & Horror Movie-Going as Tribal Identifier

Back in a review of VAMPIRES SUCK, I noted that we are in the era of movie-going as tribal identifiers. Purchasing a ticket is less a matter less of seeking entertainment than of supporting the group with which you self-identify. The problem manifest in this approach is clear: bad STAR WARS prequels, indifferent HARRY POTTER [...]

Hatchet: Blu-ray review

Hatchet: Blu-ray review

HATCHET is back – this time on a Blu-ray disc that ports over the old DVD bonus material and adds a new audio commentary with writer-director Adam Green and actor Kane Hodder. With the behind-the-scenes details having been thoroughly covered in the DVD, there are few gaps to be filled, but the widescreen high-def transfer reminds us just how good this modestly budgeted film looks.

Neil Marshall on CENTURION: Fantasy Film Podcast Interview

Neil Marshall on CENTURION: Fantasy Film Podcast Interview

CENTURION tends to focus on the resilience side of human existance, what with swords, hatchets, and various other implements of death being wielded hither and yon and a small clutch of battle-scarred soldiers trying to survive their onslaughts. Based on the historical myth of a legion of Roman warriors who vanished [...]

Fall 2010 Movie Preview — Part II: The Chronic Rift Podcast

Jeff Bridges returns to the game grid, Harry Potter faces down some deathly hallows — whatever the hell those are — and Jacques Tati gets animated as CHRONIC RIFT producer/host John Drew and I pick up our discussion of the cinematic goodness that will be greeting us as the year raps up. And if TRON: [...]

Fall 2010 Movie Preview: The Chronic Rift Podcast

In anticipation of my assuming the role of movie critic for THE CHRONIC RIFT — the legendary discussion show of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror that’s beginning its third year as a podcast — John Drew invited me on to discuss what genre fans should be looking forward to [...]

I Spit on Your Grave release date, photos

I Spit on Your Grave release date, photos

Anchor Bay Entertainment releases this rather unnecessary remake of the infamous exploitation horror film. Since Anchor Bay is primarily a home video company, presumably this will be a small platform release designed mostly to boost DVD sales; the timing also seems a deliberate attempt to get the jump on SAW 3-D, which opens a couple [...]

Tokyo Gore Police: Double Disc Special Edition review

Tokyo Gore Police: Double Disc Special Edition review

“Blood, squirt, artery, homicide, gore.” These are the words pouring out of the mouth of Michael Palin during his rendition of a sadistic barber in a Monty Python skit. It also happens to be a fair description of TOKYO GORE POLICE (2008), Nishimura’s over-the-top blood lusting freak-out film that gives this Gore-Asia genre a comedic lilt with a horror tilt.