I have loved everything George A. Romero has ever done. And I thought I’d seen all his movies… but I was wrong!
Martin is his vampire movie, and also his favorite. It’s a strange tale of a young man who believes he’s a vampire. Maybe he is, maybe he’s not? But he *is* a killer, who likes injecting his female victims with drugs, taking off their clothes, and slitting their wrists to drink their blood. He moves to a small Pennsylvania town to live with an elderly relative, who’s convinced he’s Nosferatu.
This movie’s kind of artsy, jumping between Martin’s fantasy world and reality. But if you can stay with it, it’s a great horror movie.
So, if you enjoy the artistic stylings of George A. Romero, vampires, and super dysfunctional families, you might just like this flick.

I have loved everything George A. Romero has ever done. And I thought I’d seen all his movies… but I was wrong!

Martin is his vampire movie, and also his favorite. It’s a strange tale of a young man who believes he’s a vampire. Maybe he is, maybe he’s not? But he *is* a killer, who likes injecting his female victims with drugs, taking off their clothes, and slitting their wrists to drink their blood. He moves to a small Pennsylvania town to live with an elderly relative, who’s convinced he’s Nosferatu.

This movie’s kind of artsy, jumping between Martin’s fantasy world and reality. But if you can stay with it, it’s a great horror movie.

So, if you enjoy the artistic stylings of George A. Romero, vampires, and super dysfunctional families, you might just like this flick.

I’m not — traditionally — a “torture porn” lover. But I will make an exception for this Australian gem, The Loved Ones.
It begins with a handsome young man driving with his pop, when they swerve to miss a bloody guy in the road. And his pop goes smoosh.
Next up, you see our now-dadless hero getting asked to the prom by a mousy girl, turning her down, then buying weed, having sex with his girlfriend (not the mousy girl), and chatting with his mom.
Then, the most tragic thing happens — his DOG gets MURDERED. Truly horrifying.
Oh yeah, then he gets kidnapped by mousy girl’s dad, drugged, his feet hammered to the floor, a hole drilled in to his skull, blah blah blah.
I won’t tell you everything.
So if you like Australia, proms, and cordless drills to the head, this is your jam.

I’m not — traditionally — a “torture porn” lover. But I will make an exception for this Australian gem, The Loved Ones.

It begins with a handsome young man driving with his pop, when they swerve to miss a bloody guy in the road. And his pop goes smoosh.

Next up, you see our now-dadless hero getting asked to the prom by a mousy girl, turning her down, then buying weed, having sex with his girlfriend (not the mousy girl), and chatting with his mom.

Then, the most tragic thing happens — his DOG gets MURDERED. Truly horrifying.

Oh yeah, then he gets kidnapped by mousy girl’s dad, drugged, his feet hammered to the floor, a hole drilled in to his skull, blah blah blah.

I won’t tell you everything.

So if you like Australia, proms, and cordless drills to the head, this is your jam.

Until this past weekend, I had never seen The Dead Zone. For real. And I didn’t know what I was missing.

Christopher Walken is a delight! Kind of creepy and kind of hot. He plays Johnny Smith, a teacher who’s geeky and in love with his girlfriend. Driving home from a date, he has a serious car accident. He’s in a coma for 5 years, and awakens to a world where his girl has married and procreated with a different, less hot man.

Johnny can also now shake hands with people and see their future. Blah, blah, blah… he sees the future and saves the world (and his now ex-girlfriend’s baby).

It’s better than I expected and much better than I’ve explained it.

If you like Stephen King, Chris Walken, and saving babies, this is your jam.

(Source: youtube.com)

A couple of years ago around Halloween, I wrote about my favorite horror movies. After a few years, I thought that I was tapped out — that there were no more interesting scary movies I hadn’t seen. But I was wrong! This October, I’ve decided to share the coolest horror movies I’ve never seen. Until now.

Theatre of Blood is very 70’s. Staring Vincent Price and the lovely Diana Rigg, it’s about a Shakespearean actor who gets terrible reviews. So he fakes his death and plots revenge against his critics. And how better to end his nemeses than by killing them off as Shakespere did, one play at a time?

if you like Shakespeare, gory deaths, melodrama, the incomparable Vincent Price, and crazy facial hair, you may enjoy this bloody 70’s thrill ride.

A couple of years ago around Halloween, I wrote about my favorite horror movies. After a few years, I thought that I was tapped out — that there were no more interesting scary movies I hadn’t seen. But I was wrong! This October, I’ve decided to share the coolest horror movies I’ve never seen. Until now.

Theatre of Blood is very 70’s. Staring Vincent Price and the lovely Diana Rigg, it’s about a Shakespearean actor who gets terrible reviews. So he fakes his death and plots revenge against his critics. And how better to end his nemeses than by killing them off as Shakespere did, one play at a time?

if you like Shakespeare, gory deaths, melodrama, the incomparable Vincent Price, and crazy facial hair, you may enjoy this bloody 70’s thrill ride.

Nuit Blanche Toronto.

Nuit Blanche Toronto.