Horror review: feardotcom

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 5, 2002 I figured feardotcom was gonna be bad news when I saw the TV trailer and noticed it was promoted with the line “From the director of House on Haunted Hill”, as if that was anything to be proud of. William Malone’s special-effects–heavy 1999 remake of William … Continue reading Horror review: feardotcom

Horror review: Underworld–Awakening

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 22, 2012 It’s been 10 years since British hottie Kate Beckinsale suited up in a skin-tight black-leather jumpsuit to portray Underworld’s Selene, a "death dealer" vampire bent on viciously obliterating any Lycans (werewolves) she can find--unless she falls in love with them first. The actress turns 40 next year, but judging … Continue reading Horror review: Underworld–Awakening

Horror review: Stuck

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 20, 2008 This year was shaping up to be the worst one for horror in decades. The last decent fright flick to grace theatres was 2007’s The Orphanage, a Spanish production; since then, Hollywood dreck like Prom Night, One Missed Call, Shutter, and The Eye have wreaked untold damage on the genre. Finally, though, horror fans … Continue reading Horror review: Stuck

Horror review: The Reaping

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 11, 2007 What's with the recent spate of Oscar-winning actors starring in shockingly bad supernatural horror flicks? Two weeks ago you had Forest Whitaker embarrassing himself in The Marsh, and now you've got two-time Academy Award champ Hilary Swank committing career hara-kiri in The Reaping. Have their Hollywood agents signed … Continue reading Horror review: The Reaping