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  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★

    I saw "Crawl" in a packed theatre in Florida. There was a lot of scoffing and laughing.

  • Strangeland

    Strangeland

    The scariest part of this movie is watching Robert Englund dance in nothing but his underwear and cowboy boots.

    'Strangeland' takes sadomasochistic body modifications from 'Hellraiser' and combines them with the serial killer procedural elements from 'The Silence of the Lambs.' It's chock full of other things lifted from more successful films. Unfortunately, the end result is a total mess.

    I couldn't believe how much the first half of this movie aped 'The Silence of the Lambs.' The darkly sweeping…

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  • The Ranger

    The Ranger

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm all about punk rock horror flicks but this one is a bit of a slog.

    Having unlikable characters in a slasher film is a double edged sword. On one hand, it's a slasher film and you know going into it that most of the cast exists to pad the body count. Not being attached to the characters can make the kills more 'fun.' But, on the other hand, having unlikable characters makes your audience not give a shit about…

  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage

    ★★½

    Brain Damage is a darkly comedic horror film, a ham-fisted take on drug addiction as told through a boy and his phallic shaped parasite.

    Aside from the obvious take on addiction there's some half-baked homoerotic subtext as well. The most blatant example is Brian cruising in the shower for a victim. The camera lingers a noticeably long time on this well built naked man as he soaps himself up. But, I mean, this is a movie where a dick-shaped parasite…