7 items from 2015
It has been said that John Hughes perfected the teenage experience with films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, but the teen films that followed the Hughes empire added a tougher bite to the idyllic suburban upbringing. Between the success of Clueless and the seeming “end” of modern teen films with Mean Girls’, teen films were crafted by throwing convention and controversy to the wind. 24-year-old critic/writer/director Charlie Lyne is a man after my own heart. Thanks to the wonderful world of Netflix, I was able to catch his documentary Beyond Clueless, a film that uses the narrative of late 90s/00s teen films to analyze the high school experience. There are plenty of “coming-of-age” documentaries that sample from the world of John Hughes but Beyond Clueless gives an analysis of the teen world of the pre and post Columbine inhabitants with the assistance of over 200 teen »
- BJ Colangelo
Reviewed By: Chris Wright
Directed By: Victor Salva
Written By: Victor Salva
Starring: Nathan Forrest Winters (Casey), Brian McHugh (Geoffrey), Sam Rockwell (Randy), Michael Jerome West (Lunatic Cheezo), Byron Weible (Lunatic Bippo), David C. Reinnecker (Lunatic Dippo), Timothy Enos (Real Cheezo), Frank Diamanti (Real Bippo), Karl-Heinz Teuber (Real Dippo), Viletta Skillman (Mother), Gloria Belsky (Fortune Teller), Tom Mottram (Ringmaster), Erika (Storekeeper), Jasper Watts (Storekeeper Assistant), Bobby Salem (Booth Barker)
I had heard of this film in passing but never made the effort to actually watch it. I mostly know director Victor Salva from his work on the “Jeepers Creepers” movies. To my surprise, this movie is incredibly atmospheric and has just enough creep factor to make a person’s phobia of clowns increase.
The plot revolves around three young brothers who are alone while their parents are away. Shortly thereafter, some escaped mental patients murder some clowns »
This was a big week for Mr. Show fans. David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, who starred on the cult-favorite HBO sketch series from 1995 to 1998, are teaming up with Netflix for With Bob and David. Their latest sketch project, featuring all-new characters, will consist of four half-hour episodes and an hour-long making-of special. To celebrate the news, here are ten memorable Mr. Show sketches, including a very odd job interview, a precariously placed thimble collection and Jack Black playing a singing-and-dancing devil. Read More 'Full House' Revival Eyed By Netflix Jeepers Creepers, Semi-
- Ryan Gajewski
If you want to watch '80s comedies "Clue," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," or "Annie," better hurry: They're leaving Netflix on April 1. And if you want to binge on "Friday The 13th," better do it before the end of the month as Jason and his many, many victims are also checking out on April 1.
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in April 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving April 1
"28 Hotel Rooms" (2012)
"Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous"
"Astonishing X-Men: Torn"
"Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable"
"Baby Genius: A Trip to The San Diego Zoo"
"Baby Genius: Animal Adventures"
"Chalet Girl" (2011)
"Color Splash Collection: Collection 1"
"Friday The 13th" (1980)
"Friday The 13th: Part 2" (1981)
"Friday The 13th: Part 3" (1982)
- Sharon Knolle
I try to keep it off of my social networking feeds as much as possible, but I am one of those angsty people that absolutely hates Valentine’s Day. Hell, I’ve had a significant other for just about every Valentine’s Day since I was 14, and I still hate it. I’ll spare you all the feminist soap box, but know that I welcome Valentine’s Day the way most people welcome cancer. And I’ve had cancer, so that’s saying something.
I am, however, completely ride or die for Valentine’s Day horror films. Most of my horror comrades will spend sometime this week waxing poetic about My Bloody Valentine (or the surprisingly not disappointing My Bloody Valentine 3-D), and some of the more worldly of the bunch might mention something like Lover’S Lane or Horror Hospital, but I’m going to stick my neck out »
- BJ Colangelo
Released digitally by Content Films on 9th February 2015, Dead Still is a new horror film from Christopher Saint Booth and Philip Adrian Booth – aka the Booth Brothers – whose previous films include Death Tunnel, The Exorcist File, Dark Place, The Possessed, Spooked, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills, Sanatorium and Children of the Grave.
Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis (Ben Browder) a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths, then reappearing as eerie death portraits. One by one Brandon begins to lose people very close to him as he struggles to uncover the haunting mystery behind the cursed camera. When his eleven year old son goes missing, Brandon discovers the camera has supernatural powers and has trapped his son inside of it. He must now risk all and journey beyond the realm of all imagination, »
- Phil Wheat
Stars: Luke Kleintank, Tobin Bell, Alex McKenna, Anthony Rey Perez, Zack Ward, Lacey Anzelc, Ethan S. Smith, Lesley-Anne Down, Charles Agron, Daniel Ross Owens, Max Gail, Patricia Belcher | Written by Victor Salva, Charles Agron | Directed by Victor Salva
As a fan of the Jeepers Creepers movies I’m always interested in what Victor Salva will come up with next, and this can be a good and bad thing. Dark House is his latest movie which he directs and co-wrote the screenplay for and I have to admit that it is an interesting film, if you are a fan of Supernatural or shows like it that focus on a fairly lightweight battle between good and evil. With Tobin Bell starring, Dark House is also is likely to pull in some of the Saw fans too.
Nick Di Santo (Luke Kleintank) is a man with a gift, he’s able to see »
- Paul Metcalf
7 items from 2015
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