Josh Stewart's The Hunted will, if nothing else, provide you with a sure answer to this question: "Do I actually like found footage horror movies?"
10/11/2013 - 4:30pm
And then there are crazy-ass sex comedies like Ghost Team One, which is both a satire of the now painfully familiar conventions of the found footage style and a full-bore, foul-mouthed farce in its own right.
10/10/2013 - 7:00pm
One has to be cautious when describing a scrappy little foul-mouthed indie horror comedy. For example, one could say that the new movie Hellbenders wants to be Ghostbusters meets The Exorcist with some Bad Santa attitude, a dash of Boondock Saints religious irony, and a little Dogma-style blasphemin' on the side. But that'd be overselling Hellbenders in a big way.
10/10/2013 - 2:00pm
"It's an unpleasant film with a noble message," is how a friend described the new German film Nothing Bad Can Happen to me before I watched it, and not only did I agree with the man's assessment -- I found it one of the most compelling and quietly unsettling thrillers in quite some time.
10/07/2013 - 12:00pm
The Last Days on Mars is the story of eight people who are spending their last 18 hours on the surface of Mars before packing up and heading for home. Obviously this is not how it works out.
10/01/2013 - 6:00pm
The overall result is a quick, cheap, churn-it-out product that offers nothing you haven't seen before -- but if you love vampire stuff and you've seen the three Fright Night flicks that precede this one, you may find a few stray moments of fun here.
10/01/2013 - 12:00pm
Well, here's a nice switch. After a pair of sequels in which raunchy comedy and silly splatter were much more important than anything resembling a legitimate scare or creepy idea, everyone's favorite killer doll is back with Curse of Chucky, a sixth chapter that clearly wants to be taken a bit more seriously.
09/30/2013 - 12:00pm
I'm not new to this sort of garbage. I've seen more than my share of base, low-minded, leering, and frequently repulsive "rape/revenge" thrillers -- from The Last House on the Left (either one) to I Spit On Your Grave (either one) and a dozen others you've probably never even heard of.
09/26/2013 - 2:00pm
In many ways, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is a very simple movie: it's about a pair of American astronauts who survive a horrific accident while trying to repair a satellite and must then do all they can to stay alive.