Believe it or not, David Gordon Green used to have credibility. His first few films were hard-hitting, critically acclaimed dramas. Films like GEORGE WASHINGTON, UNDERTOW, ALL THE REAL GIRLS and SNOW ANGELS. Haven’t seen any of those? Well, you … Continue reading Director of YOUR HIGHNESS Is Sad He Can’t Ruin SUSPIRIA
Have you noticed that the people you used to depend on can’t be depended on anymore? I’m not talking about people who have made a few bad films, I’m talking about something much more serious. In this episode of Moviocrity, … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 5 – Have These People Stopped Trying?
Consider me a convert to the cult of Victor Crowley and a proud supporter of the Hatchet Army. About six years ago, Adam Green’s HATCHET was released. It may have just been a passing curiosity to mainstream filmgoers. But to a die-hard horror fan like myself, it peaked my interest. This was a time when most of the horror films being released to theaters were severely lacking in creativity (not that we’re necessarily in a golden age now). And HATCHET’s poster stated bluntly, “It’s not a remake. It’s not a sequel. And it’s not based on a Japanese one.” … Continue reading Review – The HATCHET Trilogy
People are always looking for the next thing. As the elder Masters of Horror have already advanced to legendary status (and yet still can’t seem to get their films in production), the focus recently shifted to the next generation. To this end, Herner Klenthur of the website Horror-Movies.ca solicited suggestions on Facebook, asking what should make up a list of the new Masters of Horror. The writer took suggestions and published the results. The list was a mix of established named (Eli Roth, Rob Zombie), rising stars (Ti West, Adam Green, Pascal Laugier) and some controversial choices (Steven Miller). But no controversy was as … Continue reading Review – AMERICAN MARY (2013)
Moviocrity takes a trip to the Asylum for our fourth episode. We look at our most recent film yet, the fantasy flick DRAGON CRUSADERS. It’s a fantasy epic about a bunch of Knights Templar defending a town against pirates. No … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 4 – Dragon Crusaders (2011)
THE LORDS OF SALEM represents a filmmaker venturing into uncharted territory, and it is glorious. Though it is his fifth theatrical film, THE LORDS OF SALEM marks the first totally original material Rob Zombie has brought to the big screen since HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. After all, he followed up CORPSES with a sequel, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, which was different in tone but still continued the story of the characters from the first film. After that, Zombie gave us his two HALLOWEEN pictures, again adding his own spin on the material, but dealing with established characters. Flirtations with other … Continue reading Review – THE LORDS OF SALEM (2013)
Art and violence have been cozy bedfellows for centuries. Maybe art doesn’t like to flaunt its close relationship with violence, but the two aren’t above exploiting each other either. This is sort of the premise behind Boris Rodriguez’s darkly satirical EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL. Lars Olafsen (Thor Lindhart) is a once-successful painter who has pretty much given up on inspiration ever striking again. He takes a position at a remote and impoverished art school in Canada, where he plans to spend his days teaching and trying to quiet the people in his periphery who wonder if he will ever again … Continue reading Review – EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL (2012)
After some legal wrangling in which I had to make a case that yes, the show does fall under the “fair use” exemption of copyright law, episode 2 of Moviocrity is finally on the air! This is where we will … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 2 – The Amazing SPIDER BABY