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Just Cause Review

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome back to yet another way past due edition of The Backlog. As usual, the real world continues to get in the way of things I’d rather be doing, but such is life for most of us. So we’re here with the 29th installment of The Backlog, and we’re going to be true to the name here. We’re going to go back [...]

Dracula Untold Review

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

There may have been a very good reason this Dracula’s story was untold. It’s just a shame it didn’t remain that way. This movie should really have been titled Edward Untold as it is just an obvious attempt to take an established character and turn him into a swooning icon for the twenty-something audience who grew up with the Twilight [...]

The Little Shop of Horrors Review

October 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m a sucker for old Roger Corman flicks and other such “D-Movie” shenanigans, but this movie was just a really lazy and rushed affair. I’m not one to normally harp on the superiority of remakes, but the 1986 musical version of this story is superior in just about every way. I found this flick as part of a big collection of horror movies [...]

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers Review

October 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am reviewing the director’s cut here, which is the first time I have seen it—I would like to go back and see the original theatrical now for comparison’s sake, but I’ll save that for a later review. This is the first Halloween movie I was old enough to see as a kid, and being a young horror fan back then, I found it pretty gnarly. [...]

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Review

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Halloween franchise, compared to Freddy and Jason’s series, is probably the most uneven of all the slasher series. Nothing will ever top the awful unconnected mess of Halloween III, which is why part four was such a welcome return to form, but this entry, while still at least a somewhat competent entry in the series has a whole crapton of [...]

Freddy vs. Jason Review

October 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Notorious dream slayer Freddy Krueger has been dormant for years now in the little neighborhood of Elm Street. Business just ain’t what it used to be as teenagers just don’t really seem that afraid anymore, which, as the story goes greatly reduces his powers. Not one to take this lying down, he decides to lure old Hockey Puss himself out of [...]

Friday The 13th Part 5: A New Beginning Review

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

That final chapter idea of part four thankfully was an empty threat. However, until ‘Jason Goes to Hell’ came out, Friday the 13th Part 5 was the closest thing this franchise had to a “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” type installment—basically, one that most fans of the series tend to purposefully ignore. If you only edited so [...]

Friday The 13th Part 2 Review

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

If the first film in this series was “respectable schlock” this one was just pure schlock, and the series itself was still in the midst of finding its niche. Friday the 13th Part 2 is as straight of a by the numbers slasher flick as you could imagine. The introduction of the Jason Voorhees character (in unexplained grown up form) is the most [...]

Dumb and Dumber To Review

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Watching this film is like going to a high school reunion and getting cornered by that guy who was the class clown twenty years ago, and discovering he has not changed his clothes, or bothered to learn any new material in the intervening decades. You find you are amused just by their appearance and the nostalgia factor for a bit, but you quickly [...]

The Interview Review

September 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Hey, North Korea, you really could have saved yourself a lot of time and trouble and just let this one pass. It likely would have fizzled out based on its’ own merit rather than having the help of an entire news cycle controversy to drive up sales. James Franco and Seth Rogen belong in better movies than the likes of this. They’re both fine [...]