Final Destination 5 (2011)

Final Destination 5(2011) – In know all the stuff about “sequels suck” and blah blah blah but the slasher genre isn’t exactly one that was overly sophisticated to begin with. The value in the sequels (and why slasher flicks are that rare genre where many sequels wind up being more entertaining than the original) is in … Continue reading

Final Destination series

This article was originally published on on 12 August 2011. Sometimes you don’t need a guy in a hockey mask or the ghost of a murderer to haunt your dreams. Sometimes things like a mask of human skin and a chainsaw or an endless knowledge of slasher film trivia are just overkill. Sometimes all … Continue reading

Chillerama (2011)

Chillerama (2011) – I’m not going to make any arguments about this being some great work of art but holy shit is it a whole hell of a lot of fun. Joe Lynch directs the frame story, in which a drive-in movie theater is being shut down. The owner (Richard Riehle) decides to go out … Continue reading

Spiral (2007)

Spiral (2007) – So my favorite new horror director of the past several years has to be Adam Green. He created the fantastic slasher movie throwback Hatchet (and its sequel, Hatchet II) and the great survival horror flick Frozen. They’re both horror movies but in a very different vein. Spiral is nothing like either one … Continue reading

Hatchet II (2010)

Hatchet II (2010) – Usually the phrase “more of the same” is a bad thing… usually. Not always. Not this time. The first Hatchet was an awesome throwback to 1980s-style slasher movies. The gore is all old-school practical effects and none of that cartoony CGI shit. The lead actress of the original film, Tamara Feldman, … Continue reading

Frozen (2010)

Frozen (2010) — Director Adam Green made the movie Hatchet with the tagline “Old School American Horror” and it very much followed the 80s slasher formula.  For Frozen, he seems to have gone a more realistic “holy fuck if that happened to me I would be so fucking dead” direction.  The plot of the film … Continue reading