‘Whispering Corridors’: High School is Terrifying (review)

Korean movie directed by Ky-heong Park, AKA Yeogo Goedam. According to its theatrical trailer, this is the movie that started the “Asian horror revolution” (now that’s a movement I can get behind!). Eun-young is a new teacher at the private girls’ school that she once graduated from. She’s haunted by the memory of her friendContinue reading “‘Whispering Corridors’: High School is Terrifying (review)”

Hideo Nakata’s ‘Ringu’: Ya See, Kids, the ’90s were a Simpler Time… (review)

The Japanese movie that was remade in America as The Ring. Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) is a reporter investigating mysterious deaths (including that of her niece Tomoko), all occurring one week after the victims watched a strange videotape. Asakawa locates the actual tape and watches it. With seven days to live, in desperation she shows itContinue reading “Hideo Nakata’s ‘Ringu’: Ya See, Kids, the ’90s were a Simpler Time… (review)”

‘Psycho’ (1998): Don’t Waste Your Time (review)

Marion (Anne Heche) is longing to get married to her boyfriend Sam (Viggo Mortensen), but neither of them have the money. She sees her opportunity when her boss gives her a boatload of money to deposit in the bank, and instead she runs away with it. She winds up at the Bates motel, run byContinue reading “‘Psycho’ (1998): Don’t Waste Your Time (review)”

Bill Condon’s ‘Gods and Monsters’ is Beautiful and Bittersweet (review)

Fictionalized version of the last days of James Whale, director of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. It’s the 1950s, and Jimmy (Ian McKellen) is an old man now, having long been booted out of Hollywood for being openly gay. His mind is starting to go, leaving him with two options: not take medication, be overcomeContinue reading “Bill Condon’s ‘Gods and Monsters’ is Beautiful and Bittersweet (review)”