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‘The Purge’ (2013, 2014, 2016): Awesome Concepts with Hamfisted Social Commentary

Directed by: James DeMonaco || Produced by: Jason Blum, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Michael Bay,  Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller Screenplay by: James DeMonaco || Starring: (1) Ethan Hawke, Lena Heady, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder (2) Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoe  Soul (3) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria, Betty … Continue reading

‘The Conjuring’ (2013): The Most Overrated Horror Phenomenon of the 2010s

Directed by: James Wan || Produced by: Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan Screenplay by: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes || Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackienzie Foy Music by: Joseph Bishara || Cinematography: John R. Leonetti || Edited by: Kirk M. Morri || Country: … Continue reading

‘Tremors’ (1990, 1996, 2001, 2004): Franchise Review

Directed by: [1] Ron Underwood, [2, 4] S. S. Wilson, [3] Brent Maddock || Produced by: [1] Gale Anne Hurd, Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson, [2] Nancy Roberts, Christopher DeFaria, Ron Underwood, [3] S. S. Wilson [4] Nancy Roberts Screenplay by: [1, 2] Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson [3] John Whelpley, [4] Scott Buck || … Continue reading

‘Blue Ruin’ (2013) & ‘Green Room’ (2015): Working-Class Revenge Thrillers

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier || Produced by: [Both] Anish Savjani, [Blue Ruin] Macon Blair, Tyler Byrne, Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Alex Orr [Green Room] Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers Screenplay by: Jeremy Saulnier || Starring: [BR] Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Eve Plumb, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack [GR] Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum … Continue reading

‘Pandorum’ (2009): Effective Pulp Science-Fiction

Directed by:  Christian Alvart || Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, Paul W. S. Anderson Screenplay by: Travis Milloy || Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, Norman Reeus, Wotan Wilke Mohring, Niels-Bruno Schmidt Music by: Michl Britsch || Cinematography: Wedigo von Schultzenedorff || Edited by: Philipp Stahl, Yvonne Valdez … Continue reading

‘The Witch’ (2015): A New England Folktale

Directed by: Robert Eggers || Produced by: Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Jay Van Hoy Screenplay by: Robert Eggers || Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke || Edited by: Louise Ford || Country: United States, Canada || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Krampus’ (2015): A Modern Christmas Classic

Directed by: Michael Dougherty || Produced by: Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Michael Doughtery, Thomas Tull Screenplay by: Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields || Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchatta Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler Music by: Douglas Pipes || Cinematography: Jules O’Loughlin || Edited by: John Axelrad … Continue reading

John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy: ‘The Thing’ (1982), ‘Prince of Darkness’ (1987), & ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ (1995)

Directed by: John Carpenter || Produced by: [The Thing] David Foster, Lawrence Turman [Prince of Darkness] Larry J. Franco [In the Mouth of Madness] Sandy King Screenplay by: [The Thing] Bill Lancaster, [PoD] John Carpenter, [IMM] Michael De Luca || Starring: [The Thing] Kurt Russell, Childs, Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, T.K. Carter, Richard Masur, David … Continue reading

‘The Green Inferno’ (2013): Eli Roth’s Cornball Homage to Exploitation Cinema

Directed by: Eli Roth || Produced by: Miguel Asensio, Jason Blum, Molly Conners, Nicolas Lopez, Eli Roth, Christopher Woodrow Screenplay by: Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo || Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Magda Apanowicz, Nicolas Martinez, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand, Ramon Llao, Richard Burgi Music by: Manuel Riveiro || … Continue reading

‘Blade’ (1998): How Great Direction Overcomes Sloppy Screenwriting

Directed by: Stephen Norrington || Produced by: Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, Robert Engelman, Andrew J. Horne, Avi Arad Screenplay by: David S. Goyer || Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue Music by: Mark Isham || Cinematography: Theo van de Sande || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: United States || … Continue reading