Thursday, February 12 2009
Stephen Graham Jones revisits the slasher film genre in the wake of My Bloody Valentine 3D to show how we may just be on the verge of another slasher renaissance.
Monday, January 19 2009
The 3-D version offers something you can't find in discount bins: bits of viscera appearing to fly at a grateful audience of teenagers and horror geeks.
Wednesday, September 6 2006
'Justice', as defined by the series, is directly proportional to spin, and spin costs money.
Wednesday, January 11 2006
Hopper plays McNulty with all kinds of pro-military gusto, though he's perpetually pissed off at the administration, because civilians tend to miss points and tactics.
Monday, May 12 2003
Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Agonising over life decisions whilst looking hot is the hallmark of the teen drama.
Everything about Final Destination probably looks demented, if not downright silly. If you've seen the trailers playing for a couple of weeks now on youth-oriented TV, you will have seen the lame plot (a kid keeps his friends off a plane flight doomed to explode), ooky wind and thunder effects, the sweaty-faced and way too pale teens, and most effectively, Tony Todd's ominous rasp, 'You can't cheat death!'"
It's hardly a new idea to call vampirism a virus. Nor is it original to portray it as a spiritual scourge, a youthful disorder, or even a politically charged plague.
What makes a vampire movie sexy? For most people I have talked with, it is the subtle sexuality in the biting of the neck, the mysterious nature of the vampire, and the danger he or she represents.