Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’: The Master Outdoes Himself! (review)

Spain, 1944, during the Spanish Revolution. Young girl Ofelia’s (Ivana Baquero) pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) has just married the leader of the effort to suppress the resistance, Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez). Ofelia, obsessed with fantasy stories, finds herself in a real-life fairy tale when a faun (Doug Jones), recognizing her as the reincarnation ofContinue reading “Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’: The Master Outdoes Himself! (review)”

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)”

‘Jeepers Creepers’: Simultaneously Eerie and Ludicrous (review)

*Before I start, I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up writer/director Victor Salva’s past sexual misconduct conviction. I wrote this review originally in 2016 unaware, and between revising it in 2019 I became aware. * Darry (Justin Long) and his sister Trish (Gina Philips) are driving home from college when they’re menacedContinue reading “‘Jeepers Creepers’: Simultaneously Eerie and Ludicrous (review)”