Movie Review: HARDCORE HENRY

HARDCORE HENRY poster | ©2016 STX Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Tim Roth, Andrei Dimentiev Writer: Illya Naishuller Director: Illya Naishuller Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: April 8, 2016 Even viewers who came unscathed through the camera moves of, for instance, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and CLOVERFIELD may exit HARDCORE HENRY feeling like they’re disembarking from a rough ocean voyage. The film was shot with body-cam and handheld GoPros to emulate the p.o.v. of a first-person shooter. However, the problem with this science-fiction/fantasy/action thriller isn’t so much that it’s shot like a videogame, but rather that it’s plotted like one, and not […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | ©2014 20th Century Fox

Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer Writers: Mark Bomback and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Paul Dehn, based on the book PLANET OF THE APES by Pierre Boulle Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: July 11, 2014 By certain standards, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT is one of the most profitable films ever made. No, it didn’t have the worldwide box office grosses of, say, TITANIC, […]Read On »

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DVD Review: BLACK WATER VAMPIRE

BLACK WATER VAMPIRE | © 2014 Image Entertainment

Cast: Danielle Lozeau, Andrea Monier, Anthony Fanelli, Robin Steffen, Bill Oberst Jr. Writer: Evan Tramel Director: Evan Tramel Distributor: Image Entertainment The first two-thirds of BLACK WATER VAMPIRE are a near re-creation of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, except with a vampire, snow and better camera equipment. Yep, it is another found footage horror flick where a group of four young documentarians investigate four murders of women on the same day over the course of four decades in the Black Water Forest in Washington State. Of course, none of these doomed documentaries ever ends well. As the Black Water killings go, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Larry Landsman on REAL FEAR 2: THE TRUTH BEHIND MORE MOVIES

Members of the cast of REAL FEAR, a Chiller TV documentary | ©2013 FX

Most people know that THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is reportedly based on real events. Far fewer knew that the SILENT HILL films also had roots in history. The stories behind both of these films, along with THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES and POLTERGEIST, were explored in last year’s REAL FEAR: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MOVIES special, which aired on Chiller TV. Tonight, Friday September 6, Chiller TV is back with a follow-up, entitled REAL FEAR 2, or alternatively, REAL FEAR: THE TRUTH BEHIND MORE MOVIES. Larry Landsman, who executive-produced both two-hour specials, is on the phone to talk about the new edition. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE TROLL HUNTER (Trolljegeren)

TROLLHUNTER poster | ©2011 Magnet Releasing

Stars: Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Morck, Hans Morten Hansen Writer: Andre Ovredal Director: Andre Ovredal Distributor: Magnet Releasing Release Date: May 6, 2011 VOD; June 10, 2011 theatrical Trolls. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t easily kill them. This is the situation presented to us in Norwegian writer/director Andre Ovredal’s THE TROLL HUNTER (aka TROLLJEGEREN) which has enough moments of straight-faced hilarity to balance out its slower stretches. The film is currently available VOD and opens theatrically on June 10. For those who don’t know much about the origins of trolls in Scandinavian mythology, they are […]Read On »

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