Houseguests from hell cause havoc for Jennifer Lawrence in insane Mother!

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 15, 2017 By Steve Newton When I saw the TV trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Mother! I thought it looked like a pretty decent horror flick--or maybe "psychological thriller", the label horror-phobic Hollywood marketing departments tend to prefer. But now that I've seen it, I don't know what the hell it is. In … Continue reading Houseguests from hell cause havoc for Jennifer Lawrence in insane Mother!

Max von Sydow’s “odd upbringing” led to roles as Jesus and the devil

By Steve Newton Back in 1993 I covered the Vancouver-area filming of the Stephen King-based horror flick Needful Things for Fangoria. The movie ended up being crap, but I did get to interview everybody's favourite exorcist, Max von Sydow, so that was cool.  Not many actors have the wide-ranging talent it takes to play both … Continue reading Max von Sydow’s “odd upbringing” led to roles as Jesus and the devil

Horror review: Needful Things

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 27, 1993 By Steve Newton “Hollywood North” has been quite a hotbed for horror films in the past few years. But whether it’s a direct-to-video gorefest (The Resurrected), theatrically released slasher entry (Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan), or big-budget TV miniseries (Stephen King’s IT), there … Continue reading Horror review: Needful Things