Checking out Katie Holmes’ Disturbing Behavior in Burnaby

By Steve Newton Here's a story I did on the Vancouver-area filming of the 1998 Katie Holmes vehicle Disturbing Behaviour. It wasn't the worst horror flick I ever did a set-visit for. That would probably be Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. The X-Files recently deserted Vancouver after five seasons of shooting here, but that … Continue reading Checking out Katie Holmes’ Disturbing Behavior in Burnaby

Horror review: Disturbing Behavior

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 30, 1998 By Steve Newton With the abundance of failed horror-thrillers made in Vancouver (Hideaway, Watchers, Needful Things), I wasn’t expecting the locally shot Disturbing Behavior to be anything special. And it isn’t, really. But it does boast an impressive cast and some keen direction, and—considering its stable … Continue reading Horror review: Disturbing Behavior

Horror review: Donovan’s Echo

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 22, 2012 Donovan's Echo is a quaint little psychological mystery-thriller, digitally shot in Fort Langley and environs, about an elderly man seeking redemption for a tragedy-laced past. The indie flick's heart is in the right place but, unfortunately, its arteries are seriously clogged up with syrupy sappiness. Danny Glover plays Donovan … Continue reading Horror review: Donovan’s Echo

Horror review: Cell 213

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 8, 2011 By Steve Newton There's a scene near the beginning of Cell 213 where one of the inmates at the dilapidated South River State Penitentiary is performing his duties as an embalmer—yes, the murderers here moonlight as undertakers—and making small talk with a guard. While draining the blood from a corpse, … Continue reading Horror review: Cell 213