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by Remo D
Thu May 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Transfiguration
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

The Transfiguration

Milo (Eric Ruffin) is an orphaned ghetto youth living with his older brother in NYC. He's also a vampire. He's understood that about himself at least since his mother's suicide, and his morbid fascination with all things vampire in film and literature has gained him the attention of high school coun...
by Remo D
Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Ketchup: THE CIRCLE, GUARDIANS v2
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

Ketchup: THE CIRCLE, GUARDIANS v2

More "ketchup" mini-reviews as I simply don't have time to keep up with my writing these days... I was surprised to see THE CIRCLE tank. I thought between Emma Watson and Tom Hanks it would go through the roof. When I saw the trailer for the first time, I took for granted that it was a take on Scien...
by Remo D
Fri May 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Colossal
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Colossal

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) certainly never meant to hurt anybody, but her lack of personal responsibility and her propensity towards drunken blackouts finally pushes the patience of her big-city boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) too far and he shows her the door. Gloria has the good fortune to have her parent...
by Remo D
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Sleight
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

Sleight

The last time WWE Studios picked up the distribution rights to a movie NOT featuring one of its own wrestlers, it was OCULUS. Smart move--it was a terrific horror film and a sizable hit. So their acquisition of SLEIGHT caught my attention. I knew it was about a street magician and that it was being ...
by Remo D
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: T2 Trainspotting, Free Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 1090

T2 Trainspotting, Free Fire

Two more for the "better hurry" market... Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING was a surprise hit on both sides of the pond twenty years ago, and Boyle has certainly kept a more-than-visible American profile with his subsequent series of hits and misses (including a Best Picture winner, no?). So the belated ...
by Remo D
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: RAW, SHOPPER, GHOST, VOID
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

Ketchup: RAW, SHOPPER, GHOST, VOID

Sorry, but I've just come off production and am already plotting my next adventure... I'm finding less and less time to review anything these days and I can't promise that's going to change anytime soon. And yet somehow I DO find the time to WATCH movies... :) RAW: This acclaimed French shocker from...
by Remo D
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: KONG, BELKO, LIFE
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Ketchup: KONG, BELKO, LIFE

Hello, friends-- Between my regular job and the stage play I'm putting together, I quite simply have not had the time to review any of the movies or stage productions I continue to patronize, and I can't promise that this is going to change any time soon. Nevertheless, this is one of those rare occa...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Get Out
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

Get Out

Aspiring professional photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya, the 'powerbike' rider from BLACK MIRROR) takes a deep breath and prepares to meet his girlfriend Rose Armitage's (Allison Williams) family at their sprawling estate over an extended weekend. He's understandably concerned that the w...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: A Cure for Wellness
Replies: 0
Views: 1141

A Cure for Wellness

So... instead of doing a sequel to his own American remake of THE RING, Gore Verbinski moved on to three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies and THE LONE RANGER. But now he's got a new horror movie out, and THAT's going the way of THE LONE RANGER tout suite, so move fast if you want to see THIS one on t...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Rings
Replies: 0
Views: 1129

Rings

Hyped for a 2016 release and then significantly bumped. Not screened for critics. Multiple writers. Reviving a trope we thought had played out a long time ago and promoted with a trailer promising nothing but more of the same old, same old. All the reasons to anticipate a dud and then some. And bad ...
by Remo D
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

While I never got past the first UNDERWORLD entry, I've followed the RESIDENT EVIL series faithfully from the beginning... no matter how crazy, scrambled or outlandish the story got, there was always just enough reason for me to want to see what happened next after each cliffhanger. And I always enj...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Split
Replies: 0
Views: 1124

Split

I was afraid that I would look at the box office tally this weekend and see SPLIT near the bottom. After all, it's January, so it's supposedly Hollywood 'dumping ground' time. There's that xXx thing to contend with... and yes, there's still a lot of negative feeling for M. Night Shyamalan out there....
by Remo D
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Death Race 2050
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

Death Race 2050

So... it's been roughly 30 years since the original DEATH RACE 2000, and in the ensuing decades since the Paul Bartel classic hit the screen, we've been teased with so many promises of sequels and remakes. Yes, David Carradine returned in DEATHSPORT, but even though New World aficionados like to spe...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Bye Bye Man
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

The Bye Bye Man

Okay, there have been other films containing fantastic elements released in the past few weeks, but I think we can agree that THE BYE BYE MAN is the first release of 2017 that actually intended to be a 'horror' film. And naturally, it's a holdover from 2016. I suppose a release date of Friday the 13...
by Remo D
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2016 in review
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

2016 in review

The best thing about the horror year 2016 was that it was loaded with goodies and featured very few out-and-out stinkers. The worst thing about the general movie-going year 2016 was that I didn't get around to individually reviewing numerous titles... sometimes because of personal commitments but al...
by Remo D
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2017 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: 2017 Movie Viewing Log Thread

1/1 (stroke of midnight): EQUINOX (the real one, not the Matthew Modine one: DVD) THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM (on-demand) THE GREASY STRANGLER (on-demand) 1/6: SAVAGE ISLAND (on-demand) THE NAKED CAGE (on-demand) 1/11: NIGHTHAWKS (on-demand) 1/13: KILL ME THREE TIMES (on-demand) BURKE AND HARE (on-dema...
by Remo D
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Incarnate
Replies: 0
Views: 6080

Incarnate

I'm going to be saying "Would you believe?" so many times in this review that I feel I should give partial credit to Maxwell Smart. INCARNATE does its best to provide the illusion of cool entertainment by putting the song "Sail" by AwolNation on both ends, so hopefully it will get you off to a good ...
by Remo D
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Shut In
Replies: 0
Views: 7869

Shut In

A few too many genre films have slipped under my radar or positioned themselves out of reach this year, but this one didn't. Better hurry if you're interested, though... this Europa effort (Luc Besson was not involved, however) is headed right out the door if the box office means anything. Oh, and w...
by Remo D
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Doctor Strange
Replies: 0
Views: 10170

Doctor Strange

Even though it's "yet another" origin story, I was quite looking forward to the latest Marvel Universe deal--the advance reviews were great, and not only that, one of my favorite horror directors of recent years (Scott Derrickson of SINISTER) was at the helm. Hey, we got James Wan back after FURIOUS...
by Remo D
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ouija: Origin of Evil
Replies: 0
Views: 8880

Ouija: Origin of Evil

So for no particular reason but that it popped up in my feed, I took another look at the review of OUIJA I wrote two years ago. I well remember that I considered it the worst horror film of 2014, but I'd forgotten that I'd taken a moment out to praise OCULUS as one of the best of 2014 in the context...
by Remo D
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Shin Godzilla
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Shin Godzilla

I have been far too busy between rehearsals, performances, Halloween movie binges and anniversary plans to sit down and type up detailed reviews lately, so I'm very glad you started the ball rolling here. And yes, I'm very grateful that we were afforded the opportunity to see this on the big screen....
by Remo D
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: No Manches Frida
Replies: 0
Views: 8922

No Manches Frida

Earlier this week, I was granted the blessing of several uninterrupted hours of extra "me" time and I decided to take advantage of that by rolling the dice and catching a conveniently-playing movie that was completely off my regular beat (so long as it wasn't a 'weepie'). Why not check out a Mexican...
by Remo D
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Train to Busan
Replies: 0
Views: 7790

Train to Busan

I've quite enjoyed and appreciated a large number of intense Korean crime/vengeance thrillers (from the Park Chan-Wook trilogy to I SAW THE DEVIL), and have always seen them as the antithesis to the American DEATH WISH movies (which, in turn, took quite a different attitude than did their own source...
by Remo D
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Blair Witch
Replies: 0
Views: 7634

Blair Witch

"as soon as i saw all the handprints on the wall i would be out of there" The above quote is an excerpt from a significantly longer 1999 alt.horror post from a young viewer who described all the things that he would do differently were he a character in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. And for some reason i...
by Remo D
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Hell or High Water
Replies: 0
Views: 8080

Hell or High Water

Brothers Toby and Tanner Howard (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) have commenced a string of nearly systematic bank robberies in Texas. Ex-con Tanner seems a bit overly enthused about the gung-ho action, but Toby would rather take the money and run without leaving too violent a trail. Ranger Marcus Hamilt...