Archive for Movie Reviews

Rage Movie Review

May 27, 2012 No Comments

Filmmaker Chris Witherspoon’s Rage is a small-budget exploitation thriller that packs a punch much larger than its budget would suggest.  Taut storytelling, tension so high it requires a parachute, and explosively violent action propel Rage past a significant portion of its indie peers.  Witherspoon’s got the directorial chops to do whatever his resources will allow […]

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The Raven Movie Review

Apr 29, 2012 No Comments

Director James McTeigue has built up quite a résumé over the last two decades in cinema, including his directorial debut V for Vendetta and work on all three Matrix films.  The film I enjoyed most of his is one that others may not hold in as high regard, but I thought The Invasion was fantastic […]

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The Cabin in the Woods Movie Review

Apr 15, 2012 No Comments

The Cabin in the Woods might be the most generic title for a horror movie you’ll ever hear, but I’m willing to bet it will be the most creative horror movie you’ll ever see.  Co-writer Joss Whedon has called the film “a very loving hate letter” to the genre we all love. This is a […]

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Movies that Should Be Considered Horror: The Grey Movie Review

Jan 29, 2012 2 Comments

WARNING SPOILER ALERT Liam Neeson fights for his life against a pack of bloodthirsty wolves in The Grey—the action, adventure, drama that just hit theaters this weekend. Though its officially been caste into the abovementioned genres, I think upon closer examination that it could easily be labeled as a horror film not because it was […]

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After Party Massacre Movie Review

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments

I’ve received a fair number of screeners over the years, most of which contain movies of the ultra-indie variety.  There’s an inherent excitement to popping in a Sharpie-inscribed DVD-r, sitting through whatever it may contain, and then after a bit of objective analysis, discovering the opinions that manifest on the other side.  The results are […]

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Paranormal Activity 3 Movie Review

Oct 22, 2011 3 Comments

Ravenous Monster’s resident horror humorist Billy Boyce is back with a look at PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3…. The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series is perfectly woven together like the immaculate ‘do on Tyra Banks’ galactic head.  I have been waiting for this poisonous little romper since I found out it was a definite green light. If you paid […]

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The Thing Movie Review

Oct 15, 2011 No Comments

Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. said that, as a Swede, he was always fascinated with what happened to the Norwegian team we learn about in John Carpenter’s 1982 classic THE THING.  So, twenty-nine years after that film came out and now holds elite status amongst horror fans, we’re treated to Heijningen’s prequel of the same […]

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Dead Hooker in a Trunk: An Indie Exploitation Exposé

Sep 18, 2011 No Comments

In early 2010, I caught wind of a film hailing from Canada that had the indie world abuzz. I did a little research and was immediately dragged into the hype. Two beautiful twins who coined themselves the Twisted Twins had made a faux-grindhouse trailer and showed it at their film school’s graduation ceremony. Half the […]

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Apollo 18 Movie Review

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments

Although delayed about as many times as an actual space launch, Gonzalo López-Gallego’s Apollo 18 finally achieved lift off on September 2nd after six changes in its release date. A Wikileaks-style release of footage at lunartruth.com reveals the real fate of the last mission to Earth’s proverbial satellite. This found footage sci-fi movie purports to tell […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Movie Review

Aug 28, 2011 No Comments

In 1973 a made-for-TV movie scared and inspired future cretin creator Guillermo del Toro so much that it’s stuck with him for nearly forty years.  And after much hype and plenty of creepy commercials, the del Toro-produced and co-written remake of ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ lives up to most of the manufactured anticipation […]

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