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Tuesday, October 28 2014

The 10 Best Games/Traps in the ‘Saw’ Franchise

James Wan and Leigh Whannell didn't start off the Saw series with a focus on the gory "games", but these 10 examples of Jigsaw's various traps explain the franchise's enduring fear factors.


Friday, September 13 2013

Horror, the James Wan Way

The reason movies like Insidious, The Conjuring, and now Insidious: Chapter 2 function as effective frightmares is because Wan understands what gets under our skin.


Monday, August 8 2011

The Death and More Still of the Malignant Man

At its heart, Malignant Man is not a horror comic. Nor does it try to be. It’s a dark thriller that combines action, suspense and a bit of fun into a tale that ends up reminding as a combination of The Matrix and Alien. But…


Tuesday, March 4 2008

Historian: Interview with Brian Garfield

"I think that, except for its ludicrous violence toward the end, the Death Sentence movie does depict its character's decline and the stupidity of vengeful vigilantism." Death Wish creator Brian Garfield talks to PopMatters about remakes, sequels, writing, and the meaning of vengeance.


Death Sentence

Death Sentence is smart enough about its generic limits: the violence is ragingly B, the dialogue goofy, the cops always steps behind.


Friday, October 29 2004

Saw (2004)

Detective Tapp's convoluted weirdness is attributable to Danny Glover's resourcefulness, since the script doesn't know quite what to do with him.


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