Pride and Prejudice and Zombies equals yuck

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 3, 2016 By Steve Newton The only thing worse than a novel combining Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with zombie fiction, apparently, is a film version of the heinous mashup. I haven’t suffered such anguish at the movies since reviewing Uwe Boll’s appalling Alone in the Dark back in 2005. Pride … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies equals yuck

Horror review: House of the Dead

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 16, 2003 One night a few years back, I was hanging with a few friends on Granville Mall, killing time before a concert, when we decided to saunter into a nearby arcade. After blowing a few bucks on the extreme road-race games, I found myself drawn to the … Continue reading Horror review: House of the Dead

Horror review: Resident Evil–Extinction

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 26, 2007 A couple of months back, a promotional item came into the Georgia Straight office advertising the second sequel to the 2002 video-game spinoff Resident Evil. It was a plastic globe that, when you flipped it over, had sand filter down through letters cut into a surface so the words … Continue reading Horror review: Resident Evil–Extinction

Horror review: Bloodrayne

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 6, 2006 After his last movie, Alone in the Dark, director Uwe Boll had nowhere to go but up, and I mean that most sincerely. That shot-in-Vancouver stinker earned a record one of out of 100 at Rottentomatoes.com, with terms like "dreadful", "terrible beyond belief", and "worse than you can … Continue reading Horror review: Bloodrayne

Horror review: Alone in the Dark

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 3, 2005 Alone in the Dark is a terrific horror flick--at least the one from 1982 is. It stars stalwart acting vets Jack Palance and Martin Landau as psychopathic escapees from a mental hospital who go on a murderous rampage. The flick comes recommended for Palance and Landau's gleefully demented performances, … Continue reading Horror review: Alone in the Dark

The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 25, 2012 I apologize to any of the directors, writers, actors, or crew members who tried their best on the movies listed below. But hey--it's payback time. Alone in the Dark The Apparition Bloodrayne Captivity The Cave Club Dread Constantine Creature Cursed Dead Silence The Final Destination The Fog The … Continue reading The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)