Welcome to Mount Misery Cemetery! Do you dare to enter THE GATES OF MISERY to hear the horrific stories of its denizens? This reviewer did . . . and survived to tell the tale of a kickass new comic created by awesome writers and illustrators.
It looks like I’ve found my first guilty pleasure flick of 2015. I notice that I haven’t written much about movies that have caused me to have this kind of reaction (for whatever reason). So this is where it starts. In fact, I got so much pleasure out of my guilt at liking writer-director Tom
A beautiful, young woman lies in hospital in a comatose condition. Although everyone expected this to happen to her, nobody knows why it did. A man cannot sleep in his hotel room because of the sound of a crying baby — yet there are no guests who have an infant. What is the connection between
Small and obscure film blogs get a lot of small and obscure films sent to them for review. That’s just the way it works. In the past, when I ran other websites, many of these submissions were — well — not so good (and often did not get reviewed – I don’t like to slaughter
Apparently, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. What a relief! This old dog enjoyed watching Arnold Schwarzenegger do a dramatic turn, with no cyborg superpowers or hammy throwaway lines, in MAGGIE (2015). The Governator and Abigail Breslin create a believable father-daughter relationship out of a screenplay (by John Scott 3) that plays straight into the
Sometimes an apparently chance encounter with a stranger can change someone’s outlook and attitude, even when friends, family, and teammates can’t. That’s the premise of CROSSING PATHS (2015), a ten-minute indie short written and produced by John K. Fiore and directed by Paul Medico. Jimmy “The Bear” Forza (Dan Liebman) is a young, driven, and
I have a thing for Japanese movies. It’s probably due to differences in the approach to filmmaking from other national cinemas, as well as the unique cultural perspective that Japanese filmmakers bring to their work. In director Sion Sono‘s “Why Don’t You Play in Hell” (2013), this cultural lens peers inside the Japanese film industry.
Kevin Baker is a first-time indie filmmaker who about has no qualms about revealing that making this film was an experiment for him. According to Icons of Fright, Baker “started it as a Kickstarter project, promoting it as a do it yourself indie film that, if successfully funded, could help encourage the everyday person pick
I live in the area north of Dallas, Texas. I wasn’t born here. In fact, I didn’t even get here “as fast as I could,” as the saying goes. I’ve lived in Texas for a little over five years as a recession refugee from Southern California. So I missed the entire real-life debacle that
“Spring” (2014) Horror Hybrid Genre: Horror Romance As any avid horror film fan knows, horror hybrid genre films are rising in popularity, both with filmmakers and viewers. “Spring” (dir. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) is arguably one of the best horror-themed films released in theaters and on DVD/VOD this year. The film stars Lou Taylor Pucci (“Evil Dead,” 2013)