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Bigfoot County

Not quite worth sighting.

 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Creep Van

Buckle up!


Horror

Rod Lott
Says a concerned mother in the opening scene, "If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times: Stay away from vans. Only bad people own vans." Truer words, ne'er spoken, especially in the case of Creep Van, an independently funded flick of horror from the heart.
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Vampire's Tale

This story bites.


Horror

Rod Lott
For being A Vampire's Tale, the story sure is dominated by an antiquities dealer named Jacob (Doug Bradley, the Pinhead of the Hellraiser series). With his hateful stepdaughter and newly pregnant wife, Jacob moves to the country to live on a farm.
 
Monday, December 3, 2012

The Apparition

I ain’t ’fraid of no ghosts.


Horror

Rod Lott
Call me crazy, but 3,400 square feet seems like an awfully massive home for a strip-mall veterinarian's assistant and a Geek Squad-esque installer of home-theater systems. Then again, the place does have its drawbacks: doors open on their own, furniture moves mysteriously, mold appears, and then things start to die within its well-mortgaged walls — a Costco cactus here, the neighbors’ dog there.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rites of Spring

A well-seasoned thriller.


Horror

Rod Lott
For a quarter of a century, Rites of Spring tells us in its opening titles, teenage girls have gone missing, and their bodies never recovered. The two young women abducted from their car in the indie horror film’s first act are sure to be the latest. Sure enough, they’re soon hanging by their bound wrists in a dirty old barn.
 
Monday, November 26, 2012

Frankenstein

A rather Randy version of the monstrous classic.


Horror

Rod Lott
Perhaps best known for being the bad guy of the early '90s blockbusters Patriot Games and Sleeping with the Enemy, Patrick Bergin must be the king of literary adaptation also-rans. He played Robin Hood in 1991 film that was denied a theatrical release because Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves sewed that all up. He's played Dracula … but in a made-for-TV movie, not a Francis Ford Coppola spectacle.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast

It's no beauty.


Horror

Rod Lott
Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast is unlike any film I’ve ever seen. Before that works you into frenzied anticipation, please note that’s only because it has the most convoluted DVD menu in history.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Ghostmaker

Give it a ‘Ghost’ of a chance.


Horror

Rod Lott
While cleaning a widow’s basement, college student Kyle (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) finds a dusty coffin. Smelling a big eBay sale, he takes it home to clean it up and finds that’s it no ordinary box for bones, but a padded that conceals an intricate system of gears and a built-in music box, not to mention a key dated 1452.
 
Monday, November 12, 2012

[REC] 3: Genesis

’Til death do us part.


Horror

Rod Lott
After four previous films (when you factor in the American Quarantine versions), is there life left in Spain's zombie found-footage franchise? [REC] 3: Genesis responds with a festive "¡Si!"
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

House of Dark Shadows / Night of Dark Shadows

Double up with earlier big-screen 'Shadows.'


Horror

Rod Lott
Those who liked Tim Burton's misunderstood Dark Shadows movie may be curious about exploring the long-running TV soap opera on which it was based. I understand, but instead would point them first in the direction of the 1970 and 1971 feature films, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows.
 
Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween II / Halloween III: Season of the Witch / Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers / Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Happy Halloween! Times four!


Horror

Rod Lott
Anyone who says the 1978 original is the only good movie in the Halloween franchise is kidding himself. While none of the succeeding chapters may match the power, there's plenty of fun to be had beyond that one night he came home.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Pact

Home is where the -- AAAIIIIEEEEEE!!!


Horror

Rod Lott
Very few movies can scare me. The Pact scared me.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Sorcerers

Boris Karloff gets hooked on a feeling.


Horror

Rod Lott
Boris Karloff plays one of The Sorcerers in an obscure 1967 thriller from Warner Archive. To be more precise, he’s Dr. Marcus Monserrat, “practitioner of medical hypnosis.” Yet what he and his wife (Catherine Lacey, The Lady Vanishes) really itch to try out is something more sinister.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Basket Case 3: The Progeny

A touching portrait of brotherly love ...


Horror

Rod Lott
If not for the third act’s all-out murder sequence and one character’s inclination toward S&M, 1992’s Basket Case 3: The Progeny could be something beloved by children. Until then, Frank Henenlotter’s trilogy capper plays like a fairly innocuous, broad comedy.
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Tortured

If you think you can take it, try it.


Horror

Rod Lott
Despite being unleashed from Twisted Pictures, those people who brought us all those Saws, The Tortured has sat in the shelf now for about two years, skipping a wide release on its way to DVD. It's easy to see why: It's strong, sick stuff that delights in punching and kicking its audience as its vengeful characters do their prey.
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
 
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