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“It tells you what it’s going to show you, then it shows you what it just told you. Understanding this movie doesn’t require intelligence, but rather rote memorization.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this genre essential, David digs deep under the skin to see why this film still packs a punch after four decades and countless imitators.
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
Joey reviews the CGI motion capture horror/comedy Monster House.
Count Jackula discusses the nature of Halloween and asks a simple question: Trick or treat?
For Halloween, Cecil dissects the film The Cabin in the Woods and points out as many movie/video game references as possible.
“While the film will be lost on those unfamiliar with Dune or Jodorowsky, it provides enough wacky food-for-thought to warrant a watch, but it doesn’t inspire much faith that this adaptation would have been any good.”
Prepare yourself. Sybil is about to take you to the Punisher Bone Zone!
“If the movie was truly meant to be satire, as many of its fans insist, it’s poorly done satire, because there’s very little in the way of actual wit or insight that might distinguish this film from other entries in the genre.”
This episode: Galaxy Quest! Which is to say: belief, placebo, Thermians, Jason Nesmith as totally-not-William-Shatner, and the most affectionate Star Trek parody ever.
“It’s difficult enough for newbies to grasp exactly who Constantine is and what he does without throwing in all these other side characters and unnecessary plot twists.”
Animals attack! Cecil reviews the giant killer bear movie Grizzly.
“These shy boys don’t just not understand women, they don’t understand people.”
Renegado gets into the Halloween spirit by reviewing Twilight. But it's not the Twilight you're expecting...
Joey sees if the follow up to Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island deserves a Scooby Snack!
Taking a break from Crystal Lake, the Fear Fan takes a minute to contemplate one of the stranger entries in one of his other favorite series, also known as Godzilla vs. Hedorah. An undeniably odd entry in an era known for its strangeness, is Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster as weird as its reputation suggests? Yes. God, yes.
This latest porn review covers that brief moment in time when anyone cared about Sarah Palin. Rejoice as Mendo reviews a film you've most likely seen, for once!
“Unfortunately, all the film’s attempts to be cheesy, trashy fun never go anywhere, and it ultimately doesn’t stray far from the star-crossed lovers’ vibe that permeated the Twilight pentalogy.”
“By the time we get to Elijah Wood with all his limbs chopped off being eaten alive by a wolf, it’s just tiresome.”
“Dark City represents Proyas’s ‘difficult second album’ in many ways, with a detailed, introspective plot seemingly designed to ensure the masses would shrug.”