Category Archives: Movies

Train to Busan (2016)

I’m not going to ruin this movie for you. I loathe spoilers in general, and I loathe spoilers of really good films in particular. I will simply say that this is the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Vampire

I don’t often re-post old material, but I recently had reason to think of this film again, as the director, E. Elias Merhige, will soon be making a guest appearance on Scott Nicolay’s The Outer Dark. Since I am a … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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The Modern Prometheus

  You are the son of a man who gave you life for no other reason than his own cruel narcissism. Father could not look at you, from the moment you were born, without hatred and disdain. He hated the … Continue reading

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47 Ronin

Just went to see 47 Ronin with my friend Karina Melendez at Tinseltown. I really enjoyed this little movie–it was fun to see a historical fantasy anchored to the famous historical warband, and the depiction of real Japanese occult beings … Continue reading

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Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1998)

“A Plain Bastard”: a review of Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Directed by Patrick Munrio Bernard and Pierre Trividic, Script by Pierre Trividic and Anne-Louise Trividic. One of the ironies of being an American is that our artists are often … Continue reading

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2004)

First, let us lower our heads for a few moments, and quietly grieve.  We dared to hope that someone might be willing to take a Lovecraft story and adapt it in good faith into a film which would at least … Continue reading

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Green (2000)

This was an extremely depressing little film in many ways, but it was good to be aware of what people are facing in Cancer Alley, Louisiana. As a film on the effects of corporate greed, political corruption and the resulting … Continue reading

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