Saturday, October 30, 2010

HALLOWEEN OMNIBUS HORROR PART 2: PHOBIA 2 (Ha Prang, 2009. Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkoom Wongpoom, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan, Visute Poolvoralaks)

Because Trick R’ Treat did not quite live up to my expectations, I’ve decided some films could benefit from a more modest word of mouth. A film like Phobia 2, for example. There was some buzz surrounding this film after it was shown at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con and this year’s FanTasia Film Festival. But not the kind surrounding flicks like REC, Paranormal Activity or even Trick R’ Treat. But from what I read, it was enough to peak my interest. Apparently, Phobia 2 is the sequel to a film ingeniously called 4BIA (as in “Four-bia” since the original contained four segments). There is no framing device. Basically five short films comprise one movie. And each segment is directed by a notable, genre director from Thailand.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Okay. I’m really, very, very sorry. Last year I did a three part series on all things horror related during the month of Halloween. And I, uh, kinda’ promised I’d do it again this year.

Well, shucks. I lied.

Monday, October 25, 2010

31 Days Of Halloween Film suggestion list

I know it’s a bit late but I decided to shed some light on the lesser known Horror films out there. We all know JAWS, HALLOWEEN, ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE THING, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE OMEN, HELLRAISER, EVIL DEAD 2 and the like if not, Why Not? But I decided to list some good chillers that maybe classics in the future at least in my opinion. Most if you are a die hard fan will know them but there might be some surprises you should check out while you can. I’m doing a 31 day list so if you want to postpone it to next year you can. Each day will be a double feature.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"SAW" Movies...

I Will eventually get to reviewing the SAW Films individually, but for right now i just have some comments on the series as a whole.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Cast: Devon Sawa, Eldon Henson, Seth Green, Jessica Alba, Fred Willard, Jack Noseworthy, Vivica A. Fox, Connie Ray, Timothy Stack, Kelly Monaco, Joey Slotnick, Mindy Sterling, Katie Wright, The Offspring

Director: Rodman Flender
Written by: Terri Hughes & Ron Milbauer
Cinematography: Christopher Balla
Casting By: John Papsidera
Edited By: Stephen E. Rivkin
Production Design: Greg Melton


Directed By: Lou Adler
Written By: Nancy Dowd (Slap Shot) (Credited As: Robert Morton)
Cinematography By: Bruce Surtees
Editor: Tom Benko

Cast: Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone, Christine Lahti, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Peter Donat, David Clennon, Brent Spiner, Debbie Rochon

HANCOCK (2008)

Directed By: Peter Berg
Written By: Vincent Ngo & Vince Gilligan
Cinematography By: Tobias A. Schliessler
Editors: Colby Parker Jr. & Paul Rubell
Production Design: Neil Spisak

Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Johnny Gaelecki, Thomas Lennon, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann

(Warning this review is loaded with spoilers so if you want to be shocked and go in clean don’t read until after)

JUICE (1992)

Directed By: Ernest Dickerson
Story By: Ernest Dickerson
Written By: Ernest Dickerson & Gerard Brown
Cinematography By: Larry Banks
Edited By: Sam Pollard & Brunilda Torres

Cast: Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Khalil Kain, Michael Badalucco, Queen Latifah, Flex, Bruklin Harris, Vincent laresca, Treach, Fab 5 Freddy, Donald Faison, Erik Sermon, Dr. Dre, Ed Lover, Latanya Richardson, Oran Juice Jones

Saturday, October 16, 2010


CAST: Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremmer, Robert Carlyle, Kevin Mckidd, Kelly MacDonald, Johnny Lee Miller, Shirley Henderson,

Directed By: Danny Boyle
Written By: John Hodge
Based On The Book By: Irvine Welsh
Cinematography By: Brian Tufano
Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo

Me and these damned movies from the 90’s


CAST: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Michael Ironside, Moon Bloodgood, Anton Yelchin, Jane Alexander

Directed By: McG
Written By: Michael Ferris & John D. Brancato
Cinematography By: Shane Hurlbut
Editor: Conrad Buff IV