When it was released in 1987, The Monster Squad was deemed a failure by critics and was, according to the box office, a film no one cared about. But over the last three decades, word of mouth has turned this sleeping hit into a cultural phenomenon.
Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film directed by Jim Gillespie, written by Kevin Williamson (Scream), and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.. It is loosely based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan and is the first installment in I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise. The film centers on four young friends who are stalked by a hook-wielding killer one year after covering up a car accident in which they killed a man. The film also draws inspiration from the urban legend known as the Hook, and the 1980s slasher films Prom Night (1980), and The House on Sorority Row (1982). The series of three films is now getting a new limited edition Blu-Ray release from 88 Films. Continue reading
Review by Paul Grammatico
Many people in the entertainment industry get dragged on various social media channels. Being an almost unknown entity in this realm, I wouldn’t know what it would mean to be a target of such malice nor would I want to as I have been either a witness or an accidental bystander of such bashing on these platforms. I think that the worse verbal beating would be standing on a stage in front of an audience. Many stand-up comedians have been heckled by audience members during their acts. Most comedians, being experts in their craft of verbal stylings, can brush aside most instigators, but there are times where their retorts can go too far and end a career (channeling Michael Richards). Being a comic can be a brutal and fleeting business.Continue reading
Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy drama series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race. The series stars Nick Frost as Gus, Simon Pegg as Dave with newcomer Samson Kayo as Elton, Malcolm McDowell as Richard, Emma D’Arcy as Astrid, and Susan Wokoma as Helen. Continue reading
Clive Barker has always been a master of world building horror which stems from his exquisite, twisted, and often blood-stained worlds that he creates through his many short stories, novellas, and novels.
Many of his literary creations have been projected onto the masses via the cinematic lens. His short stories and novellas have been elaborate in their complexity and scope to be made into feature films. Sadly, no one has adapted of his novels for the screen but this may be that novels such as Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show, and Damnation Game are so vast and complex in their scope, that the might be better served for episodic television (there has been whispers of HBO and Director David Gordon Green bringing the puzzle box to the small screen, but that’s another story).
Here are the nine films (so far) that have been adapted from the written works of Clive Barker. Here’s to a spirited discussion of disagreements, but I hope I’ve done Mr. Barker proud. Continue reading
Review by Paul Grammatico
In the current climate we witness actions and; more often, inactions with certain incidents and events. As a result of these actions or inactions, there can be severe consequences. Hood River Entertainment’s latest offering Don’t Look Back is a stark, dark, and excellent exploration of the very essence of karma.Continue reading
Surprise! We’ve learned today that Blumhouse’s upcoming new take on The Craft isn’t a remake but rather a sequel, and it’s been given the official title The Craft: Legacy.
In this year’s continuation of the cult hit from the ’90s, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into theirnewfound powers.
The film is released on VOD in USA/Canada October 28 2020 (with a UK cinema release planned for the same date). Check out the trailer below, which introduces the new weirdos and confirms that this is indeed a sequel to the 1996 film! Continue reading