I am obsessed with weird movies, those films they call "cult" films because there is basically no other way to classify them, exploitation movies, films that are so bad they go past bad to good again, etc. I have seen my fair share of them and find myself to be pretty well-versed in the subject but GOOD GOD did I miss out on something. Up until recently, I had never seen BIG MEAT EATER.
The posters I'd seen for REVENGE made it look like a typical revenge film but it's actually much more than that. While there are plenty of films with a woman as the avenging hero what makes Kjersti G. Steinsbø's HEVN, aka REVENGE, different is that it's not action driven and unlike so many revenge films it was directed by a woman and most of the crew on the film were women too. And it makes a difference - trust me!
The hostesses with the mostestest Kate McEdwards and Daphne Gardner of the Ladies Horror Night podcast presented the very first Terror Tuesday I attended at Alamo Drafthouse NYC. So I'm glad to say that the second screening they presented last night was sold out! The crowd was absolutely psyched to get a chance to see SLEEPAWAY CAMP 2: UNHAPPY CAMPERS on the big screen in 35mm. I know I was.
I was incredibly psyched when I saw the line-up for August’s Terror Tuesdays at Alamo Drafthouse NYC and saw that the first one for the month was BLADE. Something you probably wouldn’t know about me unless we’re friends is that I am OBSESSED with Wesley Snipes. I feel like he is one of the most supremely talented actors to have ever existed. From New Jack City to Demolition Man, Wesley Snipes has been playing the baddest of badasses for years upon years.
Grief is something that everyone deals with at some point in their lives. If you’re lucky, you’ll be well into adulthood before it strikes, but as long as you have other people in your life, eventually you’re going to lose some of them. And despite all the books that have been written on the subject, all the TED Talks, all the films… it hits everyone differently. Sometimes in ways you could never expect.
There have been a myriad of films about post-apocalyptic society in America and around the world. Whether the world as we know it was destroyed by environmental catastrophe (Mad Max, The Day After Tomorrow, etc.), aliens (Mars Attacks, Independence Day, etc), the Biblical Apocalypse (The Rapture, The Prophecy, etc.) zombies (The entire George Romero “Of The Dead” series, 28 Days Later, Shaun of The Dead, etc, etc, forever) or disease (Children of Men, The Stand, etc.), it’s almost all been done before.
Typically, as I have discussed before, after seeing the 7th installment of Friday the 13th at Alamo, I find it somewhat annoying when the killers in horror films become mascots. I go against my own idiosyncratic pet peeve when it comes to a few films. The Firefly Family from The Devil’s Rejects and House of a Thousand Corpses, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and of course Robert Englund’s masterwork Freddy Krueger. I have always been a Freddy over Jason person, maybe because I feel like that the Nightmare on Elm Street movies have a better sense of humor about them.
THE MEG is the latest film from director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), based on the novel Meg by author Steve Alten, and is an over-the-top campy shark flick that will appeal to the masses in droves. The film stars everybody's favorite action star Jason Statham (Furious 7), Bingbing Li (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead), Winston Chao (1911) and Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2).