Horror review: The Exorcist III

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 23, 1990 By Steve Newton Seventeen years ago the highly original and ultra-shocking Exorcist had faint-hearted theatre-goers across North America passing out or racing down the aisles in terror. With the dull and nonsensical Exorcist III, you're more likely to see folks nodding off or fleeing down the … Continue reading Horror review: The Exorcist III

Horror review: Dark Skies

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 22, 2013 The makers of Dark Skies used a quote from legendary sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke to open their new alien-abduction thriller. It reads: "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." Oh really? Isn't the possibility that we are alone … Continue reading Horror review: Dark Skies

Horror review: Priest

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 13, 2011 By Steve Newton You’d think after the disaster that was last year’s biblical action-horror flick Legion that star Paul Bettany and director Scott Charles Stewart might have moved on from religion-themed splatterfests, but no such luck. Bettany is back to kick more ass for God, only this time instead … Continue reading Horror review: Priest

Horror review: Legion

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 22, 2010 In a recent review of Daybreakers, I mentioned that the promising but flawed vampire flick featured “the most entertaining exploding-body scene ever”. Well, it looks like 2010 is gearing up to be a banner year for exploding-body scenes, because Legion—no relation to The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty’s 1983 novel—sports a … Continue reading Horror review: Legion