Halloween (2018) – Review

Last weekend I caught the reboot of Halloween, and it was an enjoyable–though by no means perfect–horror movie. What makes it work so well is a trait I last mentioned in reference to Shane Black’s The Predator (which that movie lacked) namely it’s relatively simple (in terms of it’s plot). Michael Myers escapes from where […]

Disney & Fox Would Be the Avatar of Movie Studios

And speaking of Avatar, guess which studio released it? If your guess is ‘20th Century Fox,’ now picture one studio releasing Avatar, the Alien and Predator movies, Star Wars and Marvel superhero movies. Those are a few of the movies that would come under the aegis of a combined Disney and Fox, which would likely […]

Why studioADI Is Awesome

Bob Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis of studioADI, the practical special effects house behind a lot of your favorite movies, including the Predator and Alien films, as well as the upcoming Kickstarter-funded practical horror film, Harbinger Down) are two men that clearly enjoy their work. You can see the devotion and craftsmanship that their effects shop brings to […]

‘Dark Space’ Trailer

The trailer for Dark Space actually looks pretty good, especially for an independent film (made without the backing of a major studio).  There’s a dash of Predator here, a hint of Outland there, and a whole lot of Pitch Black, that really works.  That being said, if I could mention one thing to the producers:  If you’re looking to […]

Why You Need To See ‘Harbinger Down’

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI) aren’t names that most people are familiar with, though if you have seen Alien, Predator, The Thing (2011), Monster Squad, Mortal Combat, The Fly, The Fly II among many, many others, then you are more familiar with their work than you think. Despite such a pedigree, the film industry have […]