Film Review: The Bone Snatcher (2002)

*** SPOILERS Having read the deplorably cheezy tagline: It will scare you out of your skull. and being a SyFy original, my expectations for The Bone Snatcher were quite low. I was pleasantly surprised. Directed by Jason Wulfsohn, written by Malcolm Kohll and Gordon Render and starring Warrick Grier and a bunch of people I had… Continue reading Film Review: The Bone Snatcher (2002)

Film Review: Shin Godzilla

***Spoilers Alternatively titled Godzilla: Resurgence, Shin Godzilla (2016) is a kaiju-political thriller/action film directed by animator Hideaki Anno and storyboard artist Shinji Higuchi and produced by Toho and Cine Bazar. The plot of the film centers around Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa) who deduces that a turmoil occurring in Tokyo bay could only have resulted… Continue reading Film Review: Shin Godzilla

Fiction Circular 8/17/18

THIS WEEK'S FICTION Flash Fiction Noteworthy was the (very) short story Rescue from The Dark Netizen. A humorous excursion of misbegotten Don Juanism. Short Stories Give Was Her Resting? from Terror House Magazine a read, echoes of Reynolds Price. “Well, ain’t that sweet? Old fool and his doggie.” The voice came from behind him, and… Continue reading Fiction Circular 8/17/18

Film Review | Hellraiser: Judgment | 2018

***this post contains spoilers "I knew what I wanted to make, and I felt like 'you know what, I wrote a traditional Hellraiser story with Revelations and I got raped by the fans. I'm not going to try and appease the fans anymore.' I'm going to make a film for me and I have a very strong idea visually… Continue reading Film Review | Hellraiser: Judgment | 2018

Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 2

THE KEEPERS OF OUTER DARK Interspliced with Leon's break from society and descent into the heart of the city, are numerous sequences featuring the subway killer, a man who is referred to only as Mahogany. Mahogany, unlike many contemporary horror film antagonists, is not a raving lunatic, rather, he is restrained, dutiful and immaculate, keeping… Continue reading Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 2

Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 1

"I was like a kid in a candy store any time we filmed the scary bits. The one thing that did make me cringe was the pierced Achilles tendons, having severed my own five years ago playing basketball...” - Bradley Cooper. ♦ INTRODUCTION Ryuhei Kitamura's The Midnight Meat Train1, released in 2008 and first shot… Continue reading Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 1

A Brisk Review of Clive Barker’s ‘The Midnight Meat Train’

MINOR SPOILERS; watch the feature length film first if you do not want to know essential details concerning the plot here-contained. Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and based upon the 1984 short story of the same name by horror author Clive Barker, The Midnight Meat Train is considerably more than the sum of it's parts and also much less… Continue reading A Brisk Review of Clive Barker’s ‘The Midnight Meat Train’