There are few things that bug me more than movies that open with ‘Based on a True Story’ because more often than not they’re based so loosely on anything resembling truth that it’s barely relevant – a market James Wan has cornered with The Conjuring and its sequels, which neglect to tell viewers that the […]
I had no idea who Evan Spiliotopoulos was – and to be fair I still don’t beyond knowing a bit more about his career – prior to writing this commentary though he’s been around as far as being a writer is concerned, with over 25 credits to his name. That’s a lot of writing, which […]
I REALLY like this trailer! It revolves around a couple who’re immigrating from Sudan and despite the fact that it appears that they’ve escaped from a really violent situation in their former home country they encounter horrors of a supernatural variety that they could never have anticipated. The immigrant experience is ripe for the horror […]
Well, we’ve finally arrived at Final Destination 3, the followup to the superior Final Destination 2. It’s by no means terrible, just not particularly engaging. It’s well-acted and shot, and director James Wong (The X-Files, Final Destination) brings a workman-like persistence but little else. There’s some interesting set pieces–particular the train scene–but there’s just no […]
Movies aren’t the only places where ideas are recycled.
“”Comforting Skin” is a decent movie, yet why do I feel gyped?” Derek Franson‘s Comforting Skin is actually a pretty decent thriller, though its biggest problem is that it advertises itself as one thing, when in actuality it’s something else. If you look at the trailer, it feels to me like a horror movie in the vein of Psycho […]