Do We Really Need A Poltergeist Reboot?

  This is part of what I hate about Hollywood.  With the Poltergeist reboot trailer about to drop any day now, I wonder why anyone is remaking a movie that doesn’t particularly need it.  Tobe Hooper’s (or Steven Spielberg’s, depending upon whom you ask) haunted house thriller is not only one of the better movies it its type, […]

‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Is On Netflix

I know that I have written on the reboot of the The Town That Dreaded Sundown before, but since the original has just turned up on Netflix, I though I’d throw something together.   If you’re into horror movies, it’s worth checking out because it’s a pretty good movie, though another reason is that if you intend […]


I wrote in October of last year that Sam Raimi was planning a remake – a term that’s always synonymous with*maximum suckage – of Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist.” That’s still happening, though Raimi is producing, not directing. That job will be handled by Gil Kenan.  Prior to this gig, he helmed “Monster House” and “City Of […]

Sam Raimi Directing ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot?

Now this is interesting news.  The original “Poltergeist,” directed by Tobe Hooper (or Steven Spielberg, depending upon how deeply you look into things) was not exactly in need of a remake, mainly because the original film, from 1982, holds up surprisingly well, in my opinion. That being said, with the whole found footage trend that’s […]

‘John Dies At The End’ Trailer

Don Coscarelli has never been what one would call a prolific director (his last film was 2002’s “Bubba Ho-Tep,” though he directed the “Masters of Horror” episode, “Incident On and Off A Mountain Road” in 2005) but he’s at least an interesting one.  His films tend to be a bit uneven, but strange enough to […]

‘Djinn’ Trailer

Tobe Hooper is back with “Djinn,” and while he is a talented director, he’s also somewhat erratic in terms of the quality of his output. There’s a lot of debate over whether he directed “Poltergeist,” which looks like a typical Steven Spielberg film (other than the subject matter), though that could be due to the […]


I recall former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders saying, in reference to abortion, that “We must stop our love affair with the fetus.” I feel the same way about horror films (as well as abortion, but that’s another matter) because too many of them treat children as if they’re weak, and far more fragile than they […]