The Belko Experiment fails, though not for lack of dying

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 12, 2017 By Steve Newton The Belko Experiment looks great on paper if you're a devotee of scary movies. It's directed by Aussie Greg McLean, who blew horror fans away with his Outback-set psycho-killer debut Wolf Creek back in 2005. And it's written by James Gunn, who worked wonders helming the comically gory Slither in 2006 before hitting … Continue reading The Belko Experiment fails, though not for lack of dying

Horror review: Cell 213

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 8, 2011 By Steve Newton There's a scene near the beginning of Cell 213 where one of the inmates at the dilapidated South River State Penitentiary is performing his duties as an embalmer—yes, the murderers here moonlight as undertakers—and making small talk with a guard. While draining the blood from a corpse, … Continue reading Horror review: Cell 213

Horror review: Slither

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 30, 2006 By Steve Newton Before breaking through in the horror realm as the screenwriter of 2004's excellent Dawn of the Dead remake, James Gunn spent years toiling for Troma Entertainment, the New York company famous for campy, no-budget shockers like The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em High. … Continue reading Horror review: Slither