Watching ‘Rings’ Won’t Kill You, But It Will Definitely Bore You

Rings is, unfortunately, not scary at all. It’s also poorly acted for the most part, though the film does pick up when Vincent D’Onofrio shows up mid-way through

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E01: “The Ghost”

The Ghost Rider comes to television and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the series fourth season premiere episode. At first glance it may seem like business as usual for the … Continue reading Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E01: “The Ghost”

Jim Knipp On… Rankin Bass

Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe … Continue reading Jim Knipp On… Rankin Bass

31 Days of Horror 2014: The Ring (2002)

I delight in the various short-lived but regular film-viewing arrangements I’ve had in my life.  Whether with a partner, a colleague, a group of friends, or family, I have stumbled … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2014: The Ring (2002)

It Follows: Heartfelt Horror Mines the Past for Something New

Passing on the curse is a time-honoured horror tradition. Through an innocent act, the victim unwittingly brings a malevolent force down on themselves. The only chance for salvation is to … Continue reading It Follows: Heartfelt Horror Mines the Past for Something New

31 Days Of Horror – Why The Ring Resonates

The Ring is what brought me back to horror movies. Growing up I never liked Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, the horror movies my generation has venerated.  They … Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror – Why The Ring Resonates

Do-over gold: JW Ward’s five best remakes from the past decade

If there’s one thing Hollywood seems to be afraid of these days, it’s an original idea. Friday brings another remake to the big screen with Straw Dogs, director Rod Lurie’s … Continue reading Do-over gold: JW Ward’s five best remakes from the past decade