Tag Archives: 2000s

28 Days Later…

Combine two different plot setups, create a new twist on an old genre. In retrospect it seems obvious, though I don’t know for certain if there are examples of this particular combination before this 2002 film from Danny Boyle. On … Continue reading

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The Last House on the Left (2009)

I’m going to keep this one short, because there’s just not much for me to say here. This is a remake of a Wes Craven film, this time directed by Dennis Iliadis, with the plot and scenes apparently roughly paralleling … Continue reading

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Half Light

It has to be difficult making new twists on genres. At least, that’s the only conclusion I can come up with for films that don’t manage to bring all of their disparate elements together successfully. Craig Rosenberg’s Half Light, from … Continue reading

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The Reaping

As I’ve watched horror films over the years, I’ve seen a lot of inspirations for the antagonists. There are threats from insanity (slashers), threats from technology (mad scientists), threats from wronged nature (Godzilla), threats from the supernatural (any number of … Continue reading

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Elvira’s Haunted Hills

Some people clearly love their work even when they’ve been typecast by it. Such is obviously the case with Cassandra Peterson, the woman behind the fright wig and vamp outfit of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. From movie host to … Continue reading

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Dead 7

I am amazed by this film. Wait, that’s not quite right… I am amazed that such a film has been in my hands. Even with the particular forebodings I had with the selections in the Haul of Dubious Quality, I … Continue reading

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Donnie Darko

There are films that lend themselves to easy reviews. Donnie Darko is not one of those films. It’s difficult to say too much about it, because the way in which it unfolds is something that a person should experience for … Continue reading

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