Backcountry will scare you out of the woods

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 24, 2015 By Steve Newton If you’re thinking about going camping anywhere bears might be, Backcountry is definitely not for you. It’s Stephen Colbert’s worst nightmare come to life, basically. Surrey escapee Missy Peregrym, from TV’s Rookie Blue, and Montreal’s Jeff Roop star as Jenn and Alex, a young couple embarking on a … Continue reading Backcountry will scare you out of the woods

Horror review: Skyline

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 15, 2010 Two alien-invasion flicks were released in Metro Vancouver last Friday, but Monsters only opened at one theatre while Skyline made it into at least a dozen. Judging by how much the latter film sucks, it should have been the other way around. As Skyline begins, good guy Jarrod (Joe Perry look-alike Eric Balfour) and … Continue reading Horror review: Skyline

Horror review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 16, 2003Let’s face it, Texas Chainsaw Massacre was brilliant. Not the 1974 film itself—although for its time it was quite groundbreaking—but the movie’s title. Has there ever been three words that so powerfully evoked the promise of celluloid carnage? Say it with me, slowly and with feeling: Texas…Chainsaw…Massacre.I … Continue reading Horror review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre