Mick Garris is a director, screenwriter, producer, show runner, novelist, occasional actor and horror-documentary talking head—and he was even was the lead singer in a real rarity, a “prog rock band with a sense of humor” called Horse Feathers (after the Marx Bros. movie) back in the ‘70s. Garris is most widely known for his … Continue reading Mick Garris talks Sleepwalkers, Stephen King, life under Covid and interviewing Jimi Hendrix.
Steven Weeks was not a particularly prolific filmmaker, but I, Monster was his first production and probably his best-known credit except perhaps for 1983's Sword of the Valiant. I, Monster was produced by Amicus, the main rival to Hammer (although there was actually a lot of crossover between the two companies.) It’s a version of … Continue reading I, Monster – Blu-Ray Review
New Order is cynical. New Order is nihilist. New Order doesn't take much of a side. It gives the characters almost no agency. Instead it looks as class forces as something perpetuated by the state and any change as being undermined by systems designed to keep the powerful in power. The film begins with provocative, … Continue reading New Order – London Film Festival Review
Yield to the Night is a British film noir, as well as a Death Row film from the time when you could still be executed in the UK. Diana Dors is fantastic in it, which was a departure from her reputation as a Marilyn Monroe clone (of course, Monroe was also often underestimated). The story has … Continue reading Yield To The Night – Blu-Ray Review
The ‘Zombi’ series in a nutshell goes like this: Zombi is Dawn of the Dead, in the Italian Dario Argento cut that takes out a lot of the satire and makes it into more of an action movie. The following year, Lucio Fulci, the king of Italian gore movies, made Zombi 2. Zombi 2 went … Continue reading Zombie 5: Killing Birds – Blu-Ray Review