The Georgia Satellites’ Rick Richards prefers three chords and a clouda dust

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 20, 2001 By Steve Newton Sometimes I feel like I’m the only guy around who still goes nuts for southern-fried guitar boogie, the kind the Georgia Satellites churned out so mightily in the late ’80s. But after talking to GS guitarist-vocalist Rick Richards from his home in the … Continue reading The Georgia Satellites’ Rick Richards prefers three chords and a clouda dust

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

X-Files alumni plot Rube Goldberg-esque deaths for Final Destination debut

By Steve Newton Back in 2000 a Vancouver-shot horror flick called Final Destination was released which depicted young people, having escaped death in an exploding plane, being hunted down by a determined Grim Reaper and offed in various violent ways. The film made money, so it became a franchise, where the big D would go … Continue reading X-Files alumni plot Rube Goldberg-esque deaths for Final Destination debut

Kradle strives to put Vancouver on the melodic-metal map in 1984

Thirty years ago tomorrow--on March 5, 1984--local glam-metal band Kradle played Burnaby's James Cowan Theatre with Black Knight. At the time I was the guy with the Judas Priest cap at the Georgia Straight who was covering the metal scene, and I was mightily impressed by these young lads from the suburbs of Vancouver. Looking … Continue reading Kradle strives to put Vancouver on the melodic-metal map in 1984

Hangin’ with Kane Hodder on the Vancouver set of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan

By Steve Newton As dedicated Vancouver horror fans know, the city has had its fair share of terrible flight flicks filmed here. Some were worse than others, of course. For example, the adaptation of Dean Koontz's Watchers was way worse than the adaptation of Stephen King's It. Then again, it was way worse than anything. Except maybe Uwe … Continue reading Hangin’ with Kane Hodder on the Vancouver set of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan

Horror review: Jason X

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 25, 2002 I met Jason once. Back in ’89, they were filming Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan at an abandoned high school in Burnaby and I was covering the shoot for American horror mag Fangoria. During a break, stuntman-actor Kane Hodder came lumbering down the … Continue reading Horror review: Jason X