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.
It would be understandable if you went into Season of the Witch expecting to see the worst. The movie is a veritable laundry list of “avoid this” signifiers: hack director(Dominic Sena, who’s credits include Swordfish, Gone in 60 Seconds and — yeesh — Whiteout) with confidence-killing oeuvre? Check. A once-promising star (Nicolas Cage) who’s spent the last decade content with cashing paychecks from bad movies? Check. A movie that sat on the shelf for nearly a year, was abandoned by its original distributor (Lionsgate) and dumped in the cinematic graveyard that is January? Check, check and checkmate. Read the rest of this entry
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, freaks and geeks! The Carter here, your humble editor-in-chief with some tasty pre-Thanksgiving nerd news morsels for you to digest before you dig into your Thanksgiving day Turkey and stuffing. I’ll be taking a couple of days off from posting to enjoy gorging myself and indulging in some Black Friday shopping ($5 Blu rays, baby!), so until then, enjoy these tasty nuggets and Happy Thanksgiving!
Hello, hello Mad Loves, John of the Dead here bringing you what will be a semi-regular column from this point out: Morsels of the Macabre. Here, I’ll be collecting a random assemblage of news bits from the world of horror, short, sweet and easy to eat, like brains to a zombie. And here. We. Go: Read the rest of this entry
Didja really think yesterday was gonna be it for news about the Greatest Living Actor Known to Man? After bringing you the trailer for Season of the Witch yesterday, here comes the trailer for Nicolas Cage’s other winter 2011 genre flick. And this one’s looking all kinds of badass… Read the rest of this entry