Horror

09 Jul. 2011

How to Make a No-Budget Zombie Short. Part 1 of 4


I was checking out the website for the RIO THEATRE, wanting to see if I missed the Adam West/Michael Keaton Batman double bill (I did). I then came across this: “The RIO THEATRE presents the 2ND Annual DEAD ON FILM Zombie Short Film & Video Competition!!! We’re looking for YOUR 5 minute Zombie Short Film or Video!!! …

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19 Dec. 2010

Black Swan


Since it’s premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival, Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan has been generating a kind of familiar buzz reminiscent of his previous effort, The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. Touted as being companion films to each other, both movies feature protagonists as athletes/artists trying to achieve perfection at the expense of their own health, both physical and …

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05 Dec. 2010

The Rig


How can a movie that takes place on an oil rig, in the middle of the ocean be so dry? Nothing but soap opera cardboard for over half an hour and when the “action” starts, it fails to create any more interest for viewers. Instead it just gives the actors more corny lines that they …

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03 Dec. 2010

Troll 2


It takes about four minutes for Troll 2 to drain all hope from a living body. I know. I was there. Yet rather than tear apart the amazingly poor performances and other shameful qualities (of which it has many), let’s applaud it for what it may be; one of the worst films ever made! It …

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21 Oct. 2010

Frozen


Director Adam Green is “Holy Shit!” good! Frozen is an emotional terror on celluloid! When three friends get stuck on a chairlift high up on the mountain, life becomes an unforgiving landscape of malevolent ice and snow. This is the perfect horror movie for anyone who ever went skiing! On screen, Shawn Ashmore tries to …

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