Tag Archives: Comedy
The best thing about the horror genre is that you can pretty much find a film to watch no matter what mood you are currently in. If you want to be spooked, you can turn off the lights and more often than not, a good supernatural ghost story will do the trick; if you want to have a few friends over and just sit back, relax, and have a good time, you can rent, purchase, or stream any number of [...]
The Voices Review
Although he has done some more serious roles over the past few years — Buried, Safe House — Ryan Reynolds may perhaps always be known as somewhat of a funny man. I’ve seen a few of his comedic outings like Van Wilder and Waiting…, but never have I seen him portray a character quite like he does in Marjane Satrapi’s black comedy horror film, The Voices.
Jerry (Reynolds) is an awkward factory worker who is seeing a [...]
Hot off the heels of a great werewolf flick, comes another review dealing with the wolfman sub-genre. In general, I try to stay away from films that have overly silly titles or plots, but occasionally, depending on my mood, will give one a shot. I’m glad I did this time around because Lowell Dean’s widely talked about WolfCop is a great watch all around!
Alcoholic sheriff Lou Garou is turned into a werewolf during a kidnapping and subsequent ancient ritual. [...]
Blood Car Review
Never being one to follow the festival scene, it seems that I miss out on a lot of great entries from some promising young filmmakers. Year after year, all sorts of awards are given to new and creative films, most of which I never even hear of. One film that made a lot of noise in 2007 with awards like Official Selection and Best Narrative Feature Film, among many others, is getting a home video re-release, eight years later. The [...]
Tusk Guest Review
Funny. Gory. The most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. Funnyman Kevin Smith directs the horror movie Tusk, based on a strange Craigslist ad he saw a few years back. It has Smith’s usual witty humor along with moments that made my jaw drop and my face cringe. It is very dialogue-heavy, as are many Kevin Smith movies, with great camerawork and amazing special effects makeup on Justin Long.
After seeing the movie and discussing it with people, something that [...]
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Review
After watching Dead Snow and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, it is clear to see that director Tommy Wirkola is heavily influenced by the work of Sam Raimi. Combining comedy and horror has been done plenty of times before and by a bunch of different filmmakers, but there are profound style similarities that can be seen in both Raimi and Wirkola’s work. Dead Snow had over-the-top gore and hilarious unexpected humor. Multiply those attributes by five and that’s what [...]
Most conversations regarding horror, at one point or another, end up involving mention of Italian cinema and Giallo films. Discussion of Giallo films then lead to spaghetti westerns. I have admittedly not seen very many spaghetti westerns, but the couple that I have seen have been rather enjoyable. The latest one that I’ve added to my collection is Sergio Corbucci’s 1970 action-packed comedy, Companeros.
Yodlaf Peterson is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. [...]
Life After Beth Review
I was an instant fan of Dane DeHaan’s after my first viewing of the found footage film, Chronicle. His ability to deliver a serious and dramatic performance was uncanny to me. I’ve also always been a huge fan of the hilarious John C. Reilly. When I saw that they were going to be in a film together, there was no question that I was going to sit down and watch it, as soon as I could. That film is [...]