Tag Archives: horror films

Red State (2011)

Red State is as much a gamble as it is anything else, a departure that stands a good chance of going too far from Kevin Smith land and alienating fans and followers or not far enough and audiences figure they’ve had enough Clerks reboots and choose the remake of Footloose instead. Continue reading

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How to Review the low-to-no-budget Independent Film

The blog-o-sphere is strewn with movie reviewers, bloggers, and armchair critics who all have a different opinion about the process of writing about movies. Some take the approach of good or bad, while others get lost in the minutiae of the film stock (or latest high-tech video camera) used by the cinematographer or the pros and cons of a digital intermediate to the overall aesthetic contribution to the look and feel of the film. Others keep company with opinion. So you might ask, how does one Review the low-to-no-budget independent film? Continue reading

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The Descent Part 2 (2009) Too Many

There is eve less reason to watch The Descent Part 2 than just about any nameless, low-budget zombie flick in recent memory. At least with a movie of that nature you know what to expect and can alter your expectations accordingly. You might even catch a better horror film for free on the internet or on cable but either way The Descent Part 2 is going to leave you gasping for air and wishing you had that rental fee back so you could spend it more wisely like on a lottery ticket or two. Continue reading

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Afterlife (2010)

The concept of After Life is intriguing, a funeral director with the gift of transitioning the dead to the “afterlife” but it quickly loses steam as everyone, including the cast, takes itself far too seriously and for far too long. The clumsy narrative takes shape through a series of deaths, preparations of the various bodies, and quick scenes showing relatives during visiting hours but the truth of the matter is it is too little too late and rarely as much a thriller as a thrill-less ride down a dark, uninteresting road – destination unknown. Continue reading

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