Some of the best things in life come in pairs, and film is no different. No, I don’t mean sequels and/or remakes, because I think we all know how those often turn out. Instead, I mean those actors and directors who very frequently collaborate on films, so much so that it feels odd when the […]Read more "SoS: In Defense of the Neeson/Collet-Serra Duo"
One of the most legendary scenes in horror cinema occurs in Wes Craven’s Scream (1996), when Randy stops the Halloween VHS as Mr. Myers is about to make a crucial kill. The only logical reason to stop another great moment in horror movie history is to explain the rules of surviving a horror movie to […]Read more "It Follows (2015) – Erosion of the Youthtopia"
One of the biggest parts of a film journalist’s time is figuring out a top-ten or top-five list for the end of each year. Depending on what kind of publication you’re working for, you could be creating genre-specific lists or something more comprehensive. Even more interesting, although perhaps difficult, to think about is a list […]Read more "The Top 20 Horror (ish) Films of the Decade So Far"
Turn your chairs backwards, because I’m about to level with you all. Maybe this will come as a surprise, maybe it won’t, but either way, here it goes: I don’t really gravitate towards ‘bad’ movies. Now, I’m sure that when I put quotation marks around that word, you all know I mean those films that […]Read more "WolfCop (2014) – …Need I Say More?"
The horror genre is a curious one for many reasons. Its history has been rather topsy-turvy to put it gently, and in recent decades a number of different movements have taken the genre by storm. Slasher films came and went during the 1980s, torture porn cemented its place in the mid to late 2000s, found […]Read more "Clinging to Life, Doing Just Fine: Horror Cinema in the Modern Era"
Heading into another weekend of watching the latest blockbuster(s) that Hollywood has to offer every summer, one question on my mind, and certainly a frequent conversation topic among my friends was this: how ageless is Tom Cruise? Sure, he may not look as young as when Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible was released in 1996, […]Read more "M:I – Rogue Nation (2015) – A Franchise On Cruise Control"