Horror review: Candyman

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 22, 1992 By Steve Newton On paper, Candyman looked like it had the makings of a fright fan’s wet dream. It was based on a short story from Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the collection of gut-wrenching, in-your-face horror tales he churned out before getting all artsy and overblown … Continue reading Horror review: Candyman

Horror review: Final Destination 5

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 11, 2011 By Steve Newton Those Final Destination flicks are hit-and-miss affairs. The ones that take themselves too seriously, like the 2000 original, are a drag, while others, like Final Destination 2 and the new FD5, earn a severed thumbs-up because they cut to the chase and give today’s thrill-seeking horror fans exactly what they … Continue reading Horror review: Final Destination 5

Horror review: Hatchet

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 12, 2007 The movie industry can be an incredibly strange creature, case in point being the theatrical release of Hatchet . How this utterly worthless slasher flick managed to avoid going straight to video and then directly to the bargain bin will confound discriminating horror fans for days, if not … Continue reading Horror review: Hatchet