Horror review: You’re Next

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 21, 2013 For all the gorehounds who’ve ever wondered how Jason Voorhees and a couple of his clones might operate in a home-invasion scenario, have I got a flick for you. In You’re Next, it’s wedding-anniversary time for the wealthy Davison couple (Rob Moran and horror icon Barbara Crampton of Re-Animator fame), who … Continue reading Horror review: You’re Next

Horror review: The Call

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 15, 2013 After seeing Halle Berry's ridiculous performance in 2003's godawful Gothika I didn't have high hopes for her latest Hollywood thriller. But boy, what a pleasant--as in terrifying--surprise. The Call deserves all the gushy hyperbole ("electrifying", "white-knuckle", "pulse-pounding") a critic can muster. The movie opens with Berry, as 911 operator Jordan Turner, fielding … Continue reading Horror review: The Call

Horror review: The Strangers

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 28, 2008 By Steve Newton Who among us hasn’t crept down the stairs in the middle of the night, clutching a Louisville Slugger, convinced that the noise outside the window is someone bent on getting in? Nothing gets the old heart pumping like the fear of home invasion, but you … Continue reading Horror review: The Strangers