One of the great benefits of a film festival like SXSW is being able to see movies before you have a chance to pre-visualize them.
Plus One isn’t for everybody. It sets up a unique Project X via Can’t Hardly Wait universe and melds it into an Invasion Of The Body Snatchers shaped mold.
It’s tough when you can’t fall in love with a movie you admire but, unfortunately, director Vincenzo Natali (the excellent Splice) is unable to bring his usual flair to the heavily uneven Haunter.
Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead is most certainly a remake done right. It takes elements from one of horror’s favorite franchises and reinterprets them in the most extreme manner possible for a studio film.
The Last Exorcism Part 2 made me long for the comparatively breakneck pace of the first film.
I was debating the ways I could give “The Number 23” a score that would, you guessed it, add up to 23, but I didn’t have a lot of options hence the tried and true rating of the number “4.” 2
Director Stuart Gordon has always been one of my favourite genre filmmakers. Overall his body of work contains a versatility and wild imagination I’ve always gravitated towards.
Like many Wes Craven pictures, the story arc follows a similar formula. The antagonists have control for most of the film, but the tide turns after a series of booby-traps set by the protagonists.
Anyone keeping tabs on director Scott Charles Stewart knows that he has problems focusing on a single film.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, rape-revenge movies generated loads of controversy as they shot up, bit off, and poured acid on the dicks of the male audience.