Archive for Movies & TV

Interview with Actress Michelle Shields

Mar 20, 2011 4 Comments

In this day and age, sisters are doing it for themselves. No, I’m not talking about boring stuff like being the face of key government positions or playing head bread maker in the 21st century household across the globe. I’m talking about scaring the crap out of you.  Long gone are the days of women […]

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Face Off: Bringing Monster Making to the Masses

Feb 21, 2011 No Comments

Face Off, the new reality series on the Syfy television network, has been a long time coming.    Sometime around 1984, a couple video rental places sprung up in my hometown.  My mother, always trying to keep her head above water with regard to technology, had a VCR and immediately got memberships to these video rental […]

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Black Swan Movie Review

Feb 14, 2011 4 Comments

BLACK SWAN is director Darren Aronofsky’s late contribution to the world of cinema in 2010. On the surface this film is revelatory of the excruciating world of professional ballet, replete with arduous competition, mental and physical exhaustion, betrayal, and at the same time the utmost beauty and grace of movement. But in BLACK SWAN the […]

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The Rite Movie Review

Jan 30, 2011 3 Comments

Hello everybody!  I’m your teacher Billy, and this is my workshop on “How to Make Bad Horror Films”.  Don’t be nervous.  It’s much easier than one might think.  In fact, the more brittle you are, the more you’re prone to making gargantuan mistakes, doubt yourself, and end up with a cliché film – all of […]

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Interview with Screenwriter Bob Heske

Jan 03, 2011 1 Comment

The horror genre and independent filmmaking have a relationship similar to that of Ramen Noodles and dorm cooking.  These two relationships exist for several reasons, one of which is the relative accessibility of the means required to achieve an end that’s entirely gratifying.  In one case we achieve lunch, dinner, maybe even breakfast, and in […]

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The Walking Dead and TV Horror

Dec 20, 2010 1 Comment

The television horror genre has its arm twisted behind its back and up against the lockers by a big bully named “The Walking Dead” (TWD) on AMC.  It’s a horror hit with hardcore genre fans, and also to your median human.  Why?   People who wouldn’t normally go see a horror flick gave it a chance […]

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Dexter Season 5 Review

Dec 13, 2010 5 Comments

In 2006, the premium cable network Showtime introduced us to Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), the unassuming Miami Homicide forensics expert and prolific serial killer.  The series became an instant hit, providing mainstream audiences with a truly compelling weekly drama which also included buckets of plasma and gore, appealing to those of us who enjoy […]

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Paranormal Activity 2 Movie Review

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments

What do movies with a relentless killing machine and an old man chasing a little boy through a tomato patch have in common? Their sequels were as good, if not better, than their predecessors.  Of course I’m talking about “The Terminator” and “The Godfather”. So if you loved the first Paranormal Activity there might be […]

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Monsters Movie Review

Nov 21, 2010 No Comments

Your opinion of writer/director Gareth Edwards film, “Monsters”, will depend on how much sway your expectations have over you.  If you’re like me, a film nerd who’s a sucker for all well made films regardless of genre, then you’ll probably agree that Edwards’ film is an unquestionable success.  If you’re a hardened horror fanatic who […]

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