Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin is a fascinating movie about the evil that resides within us all though what it isn’t is Lovecraftian (a term used most often, I’ve noticed, by people who have never actually read Lovecraft). The movie revolves around a weather observer during World War I, who’s stationed on a remote island for […]
I recall reading somewhere where Nick Cage referred to as an “A list” actor and while he may be many things I’m not at all sure that’s one of them. Reason being, he’s too quirky, too cognizant that movie making is a job above all else, which means he’s going to be in a lot […]
I suspect the admiration I feel for Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo is all out of proportion to the movie itself, but he could have easily taken the “easy” way out–monster turns up, slaughters a whole bunch of people, the end–and that’s not necessarily always a bad thing, but no matter how well it’s done it’s also […]
Collider has just reported that there’s a reboot to the goofy Leprachaun movies coming, called Leprechaun Returns (I’m unaware if it’s a sequel to 2014’s Leprechaun: Origins). And speaking of Origins, it wasn’t great but you could see the franchise moving away from the somewhat sillier aspects of the franchise. The Leprechaun movies have for […]
John Carpenter’s 1981 dystopian thriller Escape From New York spawned a sequel–1996’s Escape From L.A.–and a lawsuit. And now it’s birthed a bit of fashion that–probably–won’t kill you when the clock reaches zero. If oversized smartwatches are your thing, click here for more info.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (whom I really want to call ‘Atticus Finch’) are individually two talented instrumentalists/composers (the latter’s soundtrack for The Book of Eli is particularly good) and lately they’ve been working together for movies like The Social Network. Most recently they tackled John Carpenter’s Halloween theme and…it’s okay (and certainly different). For […]
The latest trailer for Stephen King’s IT dropped a few hours ago, and the first thing I wondered when I saw if was if IT was also a part of the Stranger Things universe. Both feature Finn Wolfhard, both revolve around a group of young people on the cusp of the adult world–and the secrets that […]