Film Review: UNEARTH (2020)

UNEARTH **** USA 2020 Dir: John C Lyons, Dorota Swies. 94 mins “There’s no birds…there’s no bugs…” Here’s a 21st century eco-horror film that would serve as an impactful feature length promotional video for any environmental group’s anti-fracking campaigns. Punctuated by imposing aerial shots of the slowly poisoned countryside surrounding Silverthorn, Pennsylvania and accompanied by … Continue reading “Film Review: UNEARTH (2020)”

Film Review: HOAX (a.k.a. Bigfoot) (2019)

HOAX (a.k.a. Bigfoot) *** USA 2019 Dir: Matt Allen. 94 mins “I don’t wanna scare anyone but I’m going to give it to you straight about Bigfoot…” Matt Allen’s feature debut wears its influences on its sleeve, opening with a virtual remake of the exposition-heavy campfire sequence from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, complete with … Continue reading “Film Review: HOAX (a.k.a. Bigfoot) (2019)”

SHUDDER RENEWS HIT SERIES “CREEPSHOW” FOR SECOND SEASON

Following a record-setting first season, Shudder — AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural — today announced the season two renewal of its horror anthology series, Creepshow. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (​The Walking Dead), Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by … Continue reading “SHUDDER RENEWS HIT SERIES “CREEPSHOW” FOR SECOND SEASON”

Film Review: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ***** USA 1981 Dir: John Carpenter. 99 mins Carpenter’s hugely influential dystopian sci-fi movie indulged his adoration of antiheroes and life-long disdain for authority, while taking the crime-ridden, pre-Giuliani state of New York City (already the subject of various vigilante movies) to its natural extreme. The Big Apple’s crime rate has … Continue reading “Film Review: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)”

Film Review: THE FOG (1980)

THE FOG ***** USA 1980 Dir: John Carpenter. 91 mins Rescued in post-production by reshoots, reediting and rescoring, this brave attempt at a modern take on the old-fashioned ghost story opens with an Edgar Allen Poe quote though its influences are closer to Lovecraft, EC Comics, THE GHOSTLY GALLEON and – by Carpenter’s own admission, … Continue reading “Film Review: THE FOG (1980)”