Mary Lambert’s ‘Pet Sematary Two’: Dead Continues to Be Bettah (review)

Jeff (Edward Furlong) is a teenage boy who has just lost his mother Renee (Darlanne Fluegel); he and his veterinarian father Chase (Anthony Edwards) relocate to Renee’s hometown of Ludlow, Maine (home also of the unfortunate Creed family from the original film). Once there, Jeff and his friend Drew (Jason McGuire) experiment with the unholyContinue reading “Mary Lambert’s ‘Pet Sematary Two’: Dead Continues to Be Bettah (review)”

‘Dr. Giggles’ is Goofy and Slightly Creepy (review)

Dr. Giggles (the late, great Larry Drake) is an escaped mental patient who likes to pretend he’s a doctor. Hence the name, he also laughs at inappropriate times, not unlike Dr. Hibbert on The Simpsons. He returns to his hometown to take revenge for his father, who was killed by the locals because he murderedContinue reading “‘Dr. Giggles’ is Goofy and Slightly Creepy (review)”

‘Death Becomes Her’ is a Clever Modern Take on ‘Frankenstein’ (review)

Helen (Goldie Hawn) and Madeline (Meryl Streep) are former high school rivals who once again come to blows over Helen’s fiancé Ernest (Bruce Willis): Helen loves him, while Madeline craves his skills as a plastic surgeon. Ernest picks Madeline. Flash forward fourteen years. Helen is a gorgeous, famous author, while Madeline and Ernest are agingContinue reading “‘Death Becomes Her’ is a Clever Modern Take on ‘Frankenstein’ (review)”

‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)

New Zealand, 1954. The Sumatran Rat Monkey has just been acquired by a zoo; too bad it’s infected with a nasty disease that makes people rabid. Largely affected by this is kindly Lionel, whose mum Vera is bitten and becomes (for lack of a better word) a zombie. She bites other people, and before longContinue reading “‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)”

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)

Not to be confused with the T.V. show of the same name; this is the 1992 film that the show sprang from. Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is a vapid cheerleader whose biggest responsibility is choosing a theme for the upcoming school dance. Then she meets Merrick (Donald Sutherland), who informs her that she’s the latest incarnationContinue reading “‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)”