Horror review: Gone

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 27, 2012 You’d think that after starring roles in such failed scary movies as Red Riding Hood and Jennifer’s Body—not to mention Mamma Mia!—that Amanda Seyfried’s handlers would steer her away from genre fare. But no, here she is again, freaking viewers out with her oversized eyeballs in the psychological serial-killer flick Gone. Seyfried stars … Continue reading Horror review: Gone

Horror review: Red Riding Hood

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 11, 2011 By Steve Newton You may have seen the recent episode of Conan where Conan O’Brien proposed that the U.S.’s color-coded “terror alert” system be replaced by one that uses varying degrees of Nicolas Cage’s overacting to show Americans when to panic. If this new system ever got to the stage … Continue reading Horror review: Red Riding Hood

Horror review: Jennifer’s Body

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 17, 2009 There's a pivotal scene in Jennifer's Body where a rock band is playing at a bar. During its first song, a fire breaks out on-stage, and quickly engulfs the entire place, with many patrons burning to death. The scene is basically a small-scale reenactment of the tragedy that occurred in … Continue reading Horror review: Jennifer’s Body