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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.
Craven's worst?
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 15, 2010

Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

The last of the ’80s horror icons to be murdered by producer Michael Bay’s “re-imaginings,” Freddy Krueger was the one least in need of a makeover.
Unnecessary remake a nightmare, indeed
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 07, 2010

Boston Underground Film Festival 2010

Now in its seventh year, the Boston Underground Film Festival has a knack for showing you things you've never seen before (not to mention things you can never un-see, such as the sentient penis jackhammering its way through sheetrock in last year's head
BUFF 2010 pays homage to cinematic fromage
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By PEG ALOI  |  March 18, 2009

Dashing debut

The wickedly dark, clever, and all-deprecating satire Urinetown receives a sonorous production by the newly formed Vacationland Theater Company, in Sanford, directed by Hunter F. Roberts.
Vacationland Theater Company's riotous opener
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 20, 2008

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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2007

Supernatural born killer

The man who played Leland Palmer oozed creepiness from every pore.
The career of Ray Wise
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 08, 2006

The Hills Have Eyes

When gun-toting conservative Bob Carter (Ted Levine) and his God-fearing wife (Kathleen Quinlan) and family break down on a vacation drive across New Mexico, all hell is unleashed.
Horror remake piles on the gore
By BRET MICHEL  |  March 07, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006