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All Cheerleaders Die

All Cheerleaders Die Review (Film, 2014)

Maddy just wanted to make a little video for her good friend Alexis, the captain of the cheerleading squad. But as Alexis demonstrates, cheerleaders have more catastrophic injuries per athlete than any other sport. Three months later, Maddy joins the squad to get revenge on the too-cocky captain of the football team Terry. Her old friend Leena, a Wiccan, watches on in horror as Maddy follows the same destructive path as the other cheerleaders one false move away from ending their lives.All Cheerleaders Die is a remake of Lucky McKee (May, Continue Reading ››
Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive Review (Film, 2014)

Meditative horror is a tricky thing to pull off. It is, by design, slow moving, repetitive, and driven by concept. Action is minimal. Dialogue is minimal. Everything is about the image, the mood, and the theme.Writer/director Jim Jarmusch manages all that while crafting one of the more ingenious vampire films to come around in some time. Adam (Tom Hiddleston), a reclusive rocker in Detroit, and Eve (Tilda Swinton), a literature lover, are a married couple living in isolation. They'll meet from time to time, only to separate for decades for fresh starts. Adam becomes so depressed in his isolation that … Continue Reading ››
Tuck Me In

Watch: Tuck Me In

This is what you call psychological horror. You twist something that is perfectly benign and commonplace in everyday life into something that can make you scream. Director Ignacio F. Rodo does not overplay the turn and intentionally refrains from any loud scares. It works. "Tuck Me In" is one of the most disturbing horror shorts I've seen in years.Best of all? Rodo accomplished this in under a minute. That's impressive.
Dracula Untold

Dracula: Untold Review (Film, 2014)

The biggest problem with Dracula: Untold is the name. If the film had any other name, there would not be the expectation that this is in any way supposed to be a story about the iconic Dracula character. In fact, it's an interesting attempt to combine the history of Vlad the Impaler with the vampire narrative popularized by Bram Stoker.Vlad the Impaler is now a beloved prince. He spent 10 years as a child fighting for the Turkish Empire where he earned his nickname. As prince, he has reigned over a decade of peace in his kingdom. A slight in … Continue Reading ››