Horror review: The Order

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 11, 2003 Writer-director-producer Brian Helgeland attempted to turn the medieval action film on its ear with 2001’s A Knight’s Tale, which was best known for incorporating ’70s rock music into its 17th-century tale of an underdog jouster (Heath Ledger) out for love and glory. With The Order, Helgeland … Continue reading Horror review: The Order

Horror review: Exorcist–The Beginning

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 26, 2004 Few horror franchises have failed as miserably as that of The Exorcist. Sure, William Friedkin's 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty's shocking occult novel was a masterwork of terror. Everybody knows that. But John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic ('77) and Blatty's own The Exorcist III ('90) are widely reviled turkeys. No wonder … Continue reading Horror review: Exorcist–The Beginning