Robert Englund’s ‘976-EVIL’: A Kinda Creepy ’80s movie with Just the Right Amount of Cheese (review)

Directed by Robert Englund. Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys) is a nerdy teen whose obsessively religious mother babies him. His rebellious (but protective) cousin Spike (Patrick O’Bryan) discovers a hotline that  delivers a “horrorscope”—couplets that generally urge people to do bad things, such as when Spike is told to steal a pair of gloves he wants andContinue reading “Robert Englund’s ‘976-EVIL’: A Kinda Creepy ’80s movie with Just the Right Amount of Cheese (review)”

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)

Documentary of American horror movies. It features interviews with horror fixtures Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mick Garris, Tom McLaughlin, George Romero, Brian Yuzna, and Roger Corman. Starting in 1910 with Thomas Edison’s adaptation of Frankenstein, it ponders the many meaningful themes explored in horror movies, like the nature of evil,Continue reading “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)”

Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’: A Bloody Fairy Tale (review)

Written and directed by Clive Barker, adapted from his story. Boone (Craig Sheffer) is a seemingly nice guy who during a therapy session with his psychiatrist Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg) finds out that while under hypnosis he confessed to killing fifteen people. Boone flees to the mythical town of Midian, where the monsters live andContinue reading “Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’: A Bloody Fairy Tale (review)”

‘Night Train to Terror’: Without Hyperbole, One of the Worst Movies I’ve Ever Seen (review)

God and Satan are on a train, debating over the souls of three people: Harry, who winds up in a mental hospital where the doctors use him in their plot to harvest and sell body parts; Gretta, a struggling musician who makes pornographic movies for Youngmeyer, who refuses to let her leave him for herContinue reading “‘Night Train to Terror’: Without Hyperbole, One of the Worst Movies I’ve Ever Seen (review)”

‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1990): Do it for Barbara! And Tony Todd! (review)

Remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 film, this time in color with a modern twist or two. Makeup man Tom Savini takes the director’s seat this time, with Romero writing the screenplay. It keeps the same basic plot and characters: a band of humans with higher than average survival skills board themselves up in aContinue reading “‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1990): Do it for Barbara! And Tony Todd! (review)”

‘Nightmare Man’ is a Hot Mess (review)

Ellen has just bought a fertility mask, hoping it will put some spice in her marriage to Bill. Unfortunately, it just brings her bad dreams—so bad that she has to take medication and eventually needs to go to a mental hospital. On the way there, Ellen and Bill’s car runs out of gas in theContinue reading “‘Nightmare Man’ is a Hot Mess (review)”