Nude Polish mermaids get what they deserve with The Lure

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 15, 2017 By Steve Newton The last horror-musical I remember seeing was 2008's Repo! The Genetic Opera, in which director Darren Lynn Bousman of Saw II, III, and IV fame brought the worlds of nonconsensual organ transplants and operatic pseudo-metal together. In The Lure, Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska guides the exploits … Continue reading Nude Polish mermaids get what they deserve with The Lure

Meat Loaf’s bug-eyed antics make Stage Fright less painful to endure

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 7, 2014 As far as movies go, the horror-musical is a strange bird. How many horror freaks want a film’s unstoppable killer to break out in song seconds before committing his evil deed? That ruins the suspense. And how many Broadway devotees want to follow a viewing of Cats with a midnight … Continue reading Meat Loaf’s bug-eyed antics make Stage Fright less painful to endure

Horror review: Repo! The Genetic Opera

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, DEC. 16, 2008 The lowbrow and highfalutin collide in an orgy of upscale disembowelment as director Darren Lynn Bousman gives uneasy birth to the gore opera. Bousman honed his genre chops in Saw II, III, and IV, and he now offers up a Rocky Horror Picture Show for the torture-porn set. This Toronto-shot cult item … Continue reading Horror review: Repo! The Genetic Opera