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Topic: saw

Chain Letter

Enjoyable in a delightfully brain-dead way


Horror

Rod Lott
Earlier this week, I lambasted writer/director Deon Taylor’s execrable “Nite Tales: The Series” collection on DVD — a trouncing it absolutely deserves — so I approached his feature “Chain Letter” with extreme caution. 
 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Spit on Your Grave (1978/2010)

If it doesn't bother you, there's something wrong with you


Horror

Rod Lott
I can remember distinctly 1980's Very Special Episode of "Sneak Previews," where critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert railed against writer/director Meir Zarchi's "I Spit on Your Grave" as a film that was so beyond reprehensible, it shouldn't exist.
 
Monday, February 7, 2011

What a tool

I never saw such a thing.


CFN

Gazette staff
Is that a chain saw in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scar 3D

More eye-poppingly effective than bigger-budget efforts


Horror

Rod Lott
I don’t know what it is about Angela Bettis, but stick her in a horror movie — doesn’t matter what, “May” or “The Toolbox Murders” — and I’m instantly interested.
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stan Lee’s Superhumans: Season One

Interesting stuff, but a bit too drawn-out


Television series

Rod Lott
He’s a legend in the comics world — and rightfully so — for creating the likes of Spider-Man, Hulk, The Fantastic Four and X-Men, but that was, like, decades ago.
 
Monday, April 11, 2011

Scream 4

From a 'Scream' to a whisper


Horror

Rod Lott
To place "Scream 4" within its franchise, let's talk superlatives: It's the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Friday, April 15, 2011

Scream 4

More like a whimper.


Horror

Rod Lott
To place “Scream 4” within its franchise, let’s talk superlatives: It’s the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vlog

Tag this one #guiltypleasure.


Horror

Rod Lott
My latest guilty pleasure is the super-short “Vlog.” At first, I was uncertain whether the 71-minute horror film was supposed to be funny on purpose, but I was certain that it’s supposed to gory, coming from several “Saw” producers. Even if you hate that franchise, give this stripped-down effort a shot. It may surprise you.
 
Friday, October 7, 2011

Die

Roll 'em!


Thriller

Rod Lott
From our friends up north — Canada, not Kansas — comes Die, a nearly gore-free take on the rules of Saw. Three decades after his father forces him to roll a die and then fatally shoots himself in the head, a madman named Jacob (John Pyper-Ferguson, Tekken) goes on a mission to teach six clinically depressed people the value of life.
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Mother's Day / 11-11-11

Free from ‘Saw’ sequels, Darren Lynn Bousman broadens his range.


Horror

Rod Lott
Can director Darren Lynn Bousman survive in a post-Saw world? After the grating steampunk musical misfire Repo! The Genetic Opera, I would have said "no way," but my mindset has been reversed by Mother’s Day and, to a lesser degree, 11-11-11. Ironically, not only were both films denied anything beyond a blip of a theatrical release, but now — insult to injury — they have to compete against one another on home video.
 
Monday, April 30, 2012
 
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