Tommy and Me

It was evening and I was at a cavernous but curiously vacant grocery store in suburban Philadelphia when someone enthusiastically greeted me. I turned around to see a small slightly bowed older man with his wife pushing a shopping cart. He struck up a conversation with me, and it was pretty obvious he had me mistaken for someone else he had seen at an event, but for some reason I didn’t see the point of correcting him, as it wasn’t going to be an in depth conversation anyway, and he seemed quite happy to run into me again. “Can you believe I … Continue reading Tommy and Me

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Present Pt. 2

Cub – 2014, written by Jonas Govaerts and Roel Mondelaers, directed by Jonas Govaerts Sam is a meek Cub Scout on a mountain trip that goes rather wrong when a campfire story designed to scare the children turns out to accidentally parallel a real threat in the woods – a demented poacher and his feral son who are ready to put everyone through hell. Cub has some amazing visual motifs, Kai’s mask should be one of the great horror images, and they spend a lot of time with Sam and all of that time is worth it. But Cub never … Continue reading Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Present Pt. 2

Horror Movies That Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Present Pt. 1

When I was planning this series of articles in my head I really felt like we were in the Golden Age of horror. I’ve seen more films that were intended to be great films and were smarter and better written then I can remember. But as I did the legwork it became obvious that it was simply because more movies were released than ever before, in fact in the last two or three years more horror films were released than most decades combined. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale – 2010 written and directed by Jalmari Helander In Lapland (the home … Continue reading Horror Movies That Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Present Pt. 1

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted- the 2000’s Pt. 2

Noroi: The Curse – 2005, directed by Koji Shiraishi, written by Koji Shiraishi and Naoyuki Yokota Noroi is a Japanese mockumentary on a the disappearance of Kobayashi, a paranormal expert whose housed burned to ashes, his wife’s body in the ruins. He had been investigating a local woman who is tenuously linked to some deaths and missing people, and an interview with an absolute crackpot only provides him with a map and a great of confusion. Later he interviews an actress who has a frightening encounter with something while filming at a shrine. This and other random threads come together, … Continue reading Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted- the 2000’s Pt. 2