‘3 from Hell’ is Well-Made, but Still Crushingly Disappointing (review)

Three from Hell is Rob Zombie’s newest film in the series documenting the Firefly/Driftwood/Spaulding family, following 2003’s House of a 1000 Corpses and 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects. The end of the latter shows the remaining family members riding sorely unmatched into a shootout with the police, so I’m guessing the 14-year lapse had at least partly to do withContinue reading “‘3 from Hell’ is Well-Made, but Still Crushingly Disappointing (review)”

‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’: Dark, Witty, Campy–with Awesome Songs! (review)

It’s the not-too-distant future, and an epidemic of organ failures gives rise to Geneco, an organ financing conglomerate that helps people “cheat death for now.” Surgery becomes a fashion statement, and organ repossession becomes legal. Since everyone is now in debt, the Repo Man (Anthony Stewart Head) makes a brisk business. But he also hasContinue reading “‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’: Dark, Witty, Campy–with Awesome Songs! (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)”