Synopsis: Rose (Laura Vandervoort) has a passion for fashion, her designs are impeccable, but she lacks the necessary interpersonal skills to excel in the high demand fashion industry. Somehow she has lucked into a job working under the equally passionate and often verbally abusive Gunter (Mackenzie Gray), however her days there are numbered even before […]Read more "O Rose, Thou Art Sick: Rabid"
The best laid plans of mice and men . . . I was hoping to get a chance to see Knives Out last week, but that did not happen. So, instead we again revisit a film review I wrote for the dearly missed Alamo Cinema Massacre column that appeared on the Cinema Knife Fight site […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Untamed"
Picture it: A drive through Welsh mountains, a terrible storm, flooded roads, no way to turn back no real way to proceed. But there! A house perched in the dark, a few windows ablaze with flickering electric light and at least a flutter of hope. Will the occupants provide shelter to weary travelers? Surely, they […]Read more "We Are For the Dark: J. B. Priestley’s Benighted"
Synopsis: Once upon a time, two young people—farmer Jean and ingénue Jeanne—fell in love and decided to marry. We might hope they lived happily ever after . . . Unfortunately, the medieval France they live in is ruled by a cruel Lord and a harsh Lady, and both they and their fellow villagers under the […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Belladonna of Sadness"
Synopsis: Fool (Brandon Quintin Adams) is a young boy stuck in the crippling ghetto. His mother (Conni Marie Brazelton) is sick, his sister Ruby (Kelly Jo Minter) is trying to make money on the Strip, and he has aspirations to become a doctor, but the family is drowning. The last hold outs in a run […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: The People Under the Stairs"
The publishing imprint Hard Case Crime (which originally released its titles under the Leisure Books banner and has long since moved to Titan Books) is not known for their traditional horror stories. Oh, they have plenty of tales about desperate folks behaving badly in their extensive backlist of reprints and original novels as well as […]Read more "Sweets to the Sweet: Daniel Kraus’s Blood Sugar"
Synopsis: When husband and wife Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) and wife Jessica Burlingame (Carla Gugino) head off to a rural house in Maine for a little alone time, they plan on eating good food, drinking some wine, and exploring some mildly kinky sex in order to rekindle their relationship. The marriage they are sharing has been […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Gerald’s Game"