VINTAGE VAULT:  CAT PEOPLE

VINTAGE VAULT: CAT PEOPLE

There are dog people and there are cat people. I most definitely fall into the dog camp. I don’t like cats…at all. I’m sure the fact that I’m somewhat allergic to them contributes to my dislike. Still, the “cat people” […]

HORROR THURSDAY: OCULUS

HORROR THURSDAY: OCULUS

Remember, children: just because a film is marketed as gore-free psychological horror doesn’t mean it’s gore-free psychological horror. Kaylie and Tim Russell are the survivors of a brutal pair of murders in their own home. Their father tortured their mother […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: PREPARING FOR THE WORST

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: PREPARING FOR THE WORST

“We didn’t realize you’d be so good at killing people.” – You’re Next Every October, I judge. I watch un-smart people move into creepy houses, line their shelves with nightmare-inducing dolls, and open closet doors that absolutely have a killer […]

TGITDNMAR: (10/24/14)

TGITDNMAR: (10/24/14)

Brad Pitt toppled Ben Affleck at the box office this weekend, as his new movie Fury bested Affleck’s hit Gone Girl. Oh, and hey, look, I reviewed both movies! Fury’s review is evidence that this column is, at times, fairly […]

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: NO LAND’S SONG

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: NO LAND’S SONG

Documentaries can be many things…. they can be informative, inspirational, and moving; they can also be funny or sad or enraging. The good ones (and especially the great ones) are often all of the above and No Land’s Song, a […]

WHO YA GONNA CALL? WHY FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS MATTER

WHO YA GONNA CALL? WHY FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS MATTER

“So, do you like Ghostbusters?” Can I count the number of times I’ve heard that since I got my (possibly ill-advised) Ghostbusters tattoo? Usually this question comes from gentlemen at bars, often accompanied by an inappropriate and inexplicable desire to […]

VAULT REVIEW: HELLRAISER

VAULT REVIEW: HELLRAISER

I had a difficult time figuring out what should be the next horror-ific film to watch for Halloween. Truth is, I’d lined up yet another horror comedy and after fifteen minutes of watching one of the stars continually look off-camera […]

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 3

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 3

Another week… more scares! Let’s get down to it! Critters (1986) Critters, a forgotten relic of the 80s that spawned a four film franchise, is one of those late-night cable movies that inevitably gains a cult following and is probably […]