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Photos: Rock & Shock 2010 Horror Convention
Attendees, vendors, and horror-themed merch on the convention show floor of the seventh annual Rock & Shock.
Rock & Shock Horror Convention | DCU Center | October 15-17, 2010
| October 22, 2010
Review: My Soul To Take
The killer looks a bit like the strung-out version of Hagrid, the dim-witted giant from the Harry Potter movies.
| October 15, 2010
Point of no return
Don DeLillo's novels have been shrinking, like a star collapsing into itself, perhaps, or vapor fading on a glass.
The end justifies the meaning in Don DeLillo's Omega
| March 05, 2010
Video: 2010 horror movie previews
Will 2010 be a festive romp of eye-gouging, throat-slitting, and disemboweling?
Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies
| January 29, 2010
Play by Play: January 1, 2010
Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
Plays from A to Z
| January 01, 2010
Review: The House of the Devil
Have you walked near a college campus lately? You might notice that the ’80s are creeping into fashion, the way the ’70s did a few years back, and with the same lack of irony. It’s happening in cinemas, too — something that’s not entirely unwelcome when
The '80s revival hits the horror genre
| December 04, 2009
Hip-hop from Hell
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
| October 30, 2009
Hip-hop is dead
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
| October 30, 2009
Review: The Last House on the Left (2009)
Critics and audiences reviled Wes Craven's 1972 original, but its raw power gave it an enduring, endearing legacy.
Instead of subversive shocks, it's more of the same torture we've seen a thousand times before
| March 18, 2009
Mystery Somerville Theatre 3000
One film you probably won't see honored retrospectively at Sunday night's Oscars is Blood of the Vampires , Gerardo de Leon's schlocky 1966 Filipino horror flick, in which a family of revenants engage in badly dubbed mayhem.
Hey, Up in Front!
| February 19, 2009
Review: Friday the 13th (2009)
Jason Voorhees's bloody hands have developed green thumbs.
A suspense-less rampage
| February 11, 2009
William Friedkin at the Harvard Film Archive
However we may still praise, and therefore bury, the American New Wave, we do still run the genuine risk of slipping down the wormhole slicked by present-moment techno obsessions and amnesiac entertainment-media narcissism.
William Friedkin, the New Hollywood’s most daring pulp-realist provocateur.
| February 10, 2009
Tiger by the tail
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
| November 18, 2008
A 'beautiful life'
In the context of today's new political dawn, Cabaret , the Kander and Ebb musical about 1930 Berlin, is like one of those silly horror movies that couples go to for an excuse to cling together and shriek. Isn't it great that the mayhem isn't happening
Center Stage's Cabaret is in top form
| November 12, 2008
Drowning in a sea of red
As a film critic, I'm obliged to approach every film with an open mind.
| November 05, 2008
As always, several unluckies get to squirm through a maze of death; meanwhile, a rogue FBI agent (Scott Patterson) tries to make sense of it all.
The previous entries have bled dry every variation on tormenting a victim
| October 28, 2008
Fiend footage festival
We’ve got a formidable line-up here: Banana Zombie and Housewife Zombie are joined Bike Courier Zombie, and a mangled-shirt-and-tails zombie Cannibal dubs “Dr. Teeth.”
“Feast Of Flesh VII” at the Coolidge
| October 01, 2008
The House Bunny
Once again Anna Faris, the only reason to see the Scary Movie franchise, adds undeserved riches to an awful premise.
Cheap gags and the requisite amount of T+A
| August 27, 2008
The original Prom Night (1980) wasn’t all that original.
A bloodless slasher flick
| April 16, 2008
Horrror fans to mark ‘Lovecraft Rising’
The man famously wrote, “I am Providence,” so it just wouldn’t be right for folks in this town to say, “H.P. who ?”
| March 26, 2008
The power of love
Carl Wilson’s recent entry into Continuum’s esteemed 33 1/3 series — a series of books by critics and musicians devoted to canonical pop albums — is framed by an irresistible concept.
A respected music critic contemplates Celine Dion and has a crisis of conscience
| March 19, 2008
Let me see your grill
If there’s one thing the new horror flick Teeth teaches us, it’s that nothing sours a romantic soirée like a vagina dentata.
The origins of the vagina dentata
| January 25, 2008
Colony collapse disorder
If you get a chance, check out the trailer for the movie 2 on YouTube.
Covered in Bees Kill Louder Than Fire
| December 05, 2007
Bentley and Nichols do wonders with a property otherwise as appealing as an empty parking garage on Christmas Eve.
A sex-gore flop
| November 14, 2007
30 Days of Night
Poor Danny Huston leads them; his hissed Nietzschean ripostes are tiresome and laughable, leaving him about as scary as Count Chocula.
Hoary high-camp clichés
| October 17, 2007
Some who’ve watched the on-line videos of al-Qaeda executions may suffer a shock of recognition at some images in Eastern Promises .
Cronenberg’s twisted mirror
| September 12, 2007
One misshapen maybe-man/maybe-ghost stalks a group of pretty young things and rips their limbs off with generous plumes of blood spray and strewn entrails.
A classic slasher eye roller
| September 05, 2007
Somerville has become a bastion for the wild and woolly.
Nave exhibit rounds up Somerville collectives
| July 24, 2007
Playlist: July 6, 2007
The Pointer Sisters, Escape from New York , Squids, and more.
Ben Sisto’s five favorite YouTube videos
| July 03, 2007
Paris je t'aime
The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
| May 23, 2007
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