‘The Stand’: Dated and Super Long, but Gratifying (review)

A human-made plague that is accidentally loosed wipes out about 99% of the population. Guided by dreams of either a saintly old woman named Mother Abigail (Ruby Dee) or a scary guy named Flagg (Jamey Sheridan), the good survivors head to Colorado, and the bad ones go to Nevada. There’s a large cast of characters,Continue reading “‘The Stand’: Dated and Super Long, but Gratifying (review)”

John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ is Deliciously Twisted (review)

John (Sam Neill) is an insurance investigator with a dim view of humanity. He’s hired by a publishing company to track down its star writer Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow), who has disappeared with the last half of his new book, In the Mouth of Madness. John and editor Styles (Julie Carmen) take off for small-townContinue reading “John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ is Deliciously Twisted (review)”

‘The Crow’: Maybe it’s Nostalgia Talking, but the Film is Haunting and Memorable (review)

Metal singer Eric (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée Shelly are brutally murdered in their home by a gang of thugs. But, as legend goes, “when someone dies a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with them and the soulContinue reading “‘The Crow’: Maybe it’s Nostalgia Talking, but the Film is Haunting and Memorable (review)”