Author Archives: John of the Dead

SCHOOL’S IN SESSION FOR ‘DETENTION’ TRAILER

I’m not going to provide much commentary for the newly released South By Southwest trailer for music video maker-turned-film director Joseph Kahn’s (Torque) new slasher flick Detention, because well… let’s just let it speaks for itself… Read the rest of this entry

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘DRIVE ANGRY’

Part occult thriller, part speed-demon road movie, Drive Angry is a neo-exploitation throwback that actually feels like it could’ve once been seen on the lower half of a 42nd Street double bill. Eschewing the faux-grindhouse stylistic tics (missing reels, scratched frames) and rehashed 70s-movie plotting similar “homages” too-often indulge, it instead serves up a heaping helping of the things any B-movie fan wants: badass antiheroes, naked babes, bloody violence, wild sex, sexy cars, Satanic cults, and ridiculous plotting all done without apology.

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RAZZIE NOMINEES ANNOUNCED; SHYAMALAN STILL SUCKS

Per usual, the 31st Annual Golden Raspberry Award nominees were announced the day before the Oscar nominations were, and the results were both somewhat expected and underwhelming (get to that in a moment.) Read a partial list of the unlucky nominees after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

IS THIS ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME MOVIE POSTERS EVER???

I’ve never heard of the movie The White Buffalo and chances are neither have you. It was made in 1977 by director J. Lee Thompson (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Guns of Navarrone, Happy Birthday to Me) and stars Charles Bronson as Wild Bill Hickox. Chris Haberman of Dread Central recently uncovered the old poster for the film, and it was so absurdly awesome I had to share with it with you as well. Read the rest of this entry

FINALLY A KILLER TIRE MOVIE

I’m a big fan of all things weird, f’ed up and bizarre, so when a genuinely strange movie crosses my path, it becomes an automatic must see. I’ve been hearing good things about Quentin Dupieux’s film Rubber for a while and now that it’s gearing up for a VOD premiere-then-limited theatrical run (on Feb 25 and Apr 1, respectively) an official trailer for it has become available. Read the rest of this entry

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