Rings makes hairball-horror history

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 3, 2017 By Steve Newton Rings is the first horror flick I've seen since Cheeto Mussolini and his treacherous gang of fear-mongering scuzzballs got access to the nuclear codes, so, relatively speaking, how fucking scary could it be? Not very. You may recall director Gore Verbinski's original The Ring of … Continue reading Rings makes hairball-horror history

Horror review: The Grudge

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 28, 2004 There's little doubt that the critical and commercial success of The Ring--Gore Verbinski's 2002 Hollywood remake of the hit Japanese horror flick Ringu--had a lot to do with The Grudge getting the Tinseltown treatment. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, it's a remake of his own Japanese blockbuster, Ju-On: The Grudge, and the parallels between … Continue reading Horror review: The Grudge