There’s No Stopping the ‘Clock’ from Ruling the Theatres This Weekend

With the promise of adolescent wish fulfillment and CGI pumpkin goop, horror director Eli Roth’s first family film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, should be a dead lock … Continue reading There’s No Stopping the ‘Clock’ from Ruling the Theatres This Weekend

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Dark’ (1979)

The very first thing The Dark wants you to know is that it is sorry for existing. The movie opens with an ominous voiceover that rationalizes its own plot, which … Continue reading Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Dark’ (1979)

Seth A. Smith’s OST for ‘The Crescent’ is New Wave Creepiness

Seth A. Smith’s soundtrack for his horror film, The Crescent, is an atmospheric piece of minimalist new wave. Like the movie itself, the score eschews sudden stingers and loud crashes … Continue reading Seth A. Smith’s OST for ‘The Crescent’ is New Wave Creepiness

Predator Week: ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’ (2007)

On paper, I’m sure Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem looked like the “Xenomorphs on Earth” movie fans had been clamoring for since Ripley shot one of the bastards out of the airlock back in 1979. It is not that.

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Predator Week: ‘Alien vs. Predator’ (2004)

Alien vs. Predator sounded like one of the greatest crossover events in sci-fi horror history. But while there is a lot to love in this movie, AvP had an inherent fatal flaw that it could not overcome.

Blood Freak

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Blood Freak’ (1972)

In its finest form, religion can provide camaraderie, comfort and charity, a chance to pull one’s head out of one’s own nether regions and be a vital, cogent part of … Continue reading Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Blood Freak’ (1972)

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Disconnected’ (1984)

1984’s ‘Disconnected’ foregoes the glitz and glam of most films from the decade, providing a real you-are-there feeling of desperation and madness.