Horror review: Urban Legend

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 15, 1998 By Steve Newton Usually, the youthful victims in slasher flicks get slaughtered for having sex, but in the opening scenes of Urban Legend, college student Michelle apparently gets her head whacked off just for driving badly and singing along, out of tune, to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total … Continue reading Horror review: Urban Legend

Horror review: Shutter

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 26, 2008 Hollywood’s habit of churning out crappy remakes of Asian horror flicks continues unabated with Shutter, which attempts to do for cameras what The Ring did for videocassettes, what Pulse did for computers, and what The Grudge did for grudges. Nicole Kidman knockoff Rachael Taylor and Dawson's Creek’s bland … Continue reading Horror review: Shutter

Horror review: Cursed

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 10, 2005 The day after Cursed was released, high-profile movie critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper gave the werewolf flick a "thumbs sideways" rating on their TV show. They couldn't give it a regular thumbs-up or thumbs-down because Dimension Films had refused to allow them an advance viewing of Scream … Continue reading Horror review: Cursed