Horror review: Dracula 2000

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 28, 2000 Wes Craven’s name is synonymous with horror films and—judging by the way it’s shamelessly being used to promote Dracula 2000—carries a lot of weight with the moviegoing public. As a director, Craven certainly has a few bloodstained feathers in his cap, but for every commendable Scream … Continue reading Horror review: Dracula 2000

Horror review: Drive Angry 3D

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 23, 2011 By Steve Newton Fifteen minutes into Drive Angry 3D, I was pretty impressed, thinking it might actually be Nicolas Cage’s coolest movie since 1997’s Face/Off. It starts off with a rip-roaring car chase and some expertly choreographed ultraviolence, plus some eye-popping use of 3-D effects. Too bad that kinetic ferocity … Continue reading Horror review: Drive Angry 3D

Classic horror inspires Drive Angry director Patrick Lussier

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 23, 2011 By Steve Newton Vancouver native Patrick Lussier has made quite a name for himself in the Hollywood horror scene, having edited all three of Wes Craven’s Scream films before taking on the slasher genre himself with the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine. He also helped kick-start the past decade’s … Continue reading Classic horror inspires Drive Angry director Patrick Lussier

Horror review: My Bloody Valentine 3-D

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 19, 2009 When Jason Voorhees squeezed a victim’s head so hard in Friday the 13th Part III that one of the poor sap’s eyeballs came poppin’ out at ya, horror fans thought they’d witnessed the ultimate 3-D gross-out. But the makers of My Bloody Valentine 3-D are up for the challenge. Near the start … Continue reading Horror review: My Bloody Valentine 3-D