Posts Tagged ‘horror’

Oh, the Carnage!

Great actors rant and rave in this circular chamber drama.
An ongoing motif in Roman Polanski’s career has been characters trapped in enclosed spaces. The director seems to love watching people unravel in apartments, sailboats, or secluded houses, where they cannot run from their neu...

The Top 10 Movies of 2010

Inception headlines a dream year for films.
In my list of top 10 movies last year, I took note of a resurgence in American films. That continued this year, and even the entries in my top 10 from Canada (No. 3) or Britain (No. 4) would have been impossible without America...

Knuckle Up into Movies

A local tattoo parlor also houses an impressive collection of movie props and costumes.
Plenty of kids and kids at heart will be dressing up like their favorite super-heroes this weekend, and some fans of the genre make their devotion even more permanent — with tattoos. But imagine going to get a tattoo of, say,...

Let Me In: “I’ve Been 12 for a Long Time”

All the vampire movies just got their asses handed to them.
The insinuating Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In took the world (including the 2008 Lone Star International Film Festival) by storm, and ever since an American remake was announced, fans of Tomas Alfredson’s origina...

The Last Exorcism: Devil out of Nell

This inventive horror flick could be the scariest yet.
So Paranormal Activity 2 is coming out soon. Good luck to it, because while I thought the original Paranormal Activity was built well but didn’t deliver any solid scares, The Last Exorcism is without a doubt the most terrifyi...

Third Reel

Big Ticket
The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...

Spooky Circus

Caroline Collier
Everyone loves Halloween, but for arty types who don’t have children to take door to door or who find dressing up gauche, there’s not much doing. To help fill the cultural void, Denton composer and arranger David Pi...

Need to Feed

I can’t remember the last time an Academy Award-winning screenwriter followed up her Oscar victory with a cheap horror flick. That indeed describes Jennifer’s Body, the second screenwriting effort from Diablo Cody. ...

“You Were Home”

Creepy details make The Strangers a better than average horror flick.
Kristian Lin
While so much buzz has been building for that movie opening this week about the Cosmo- and stiletto heel-loving ladies from New York, The Strangers also has generated its own modest share of chatter, thanks to a genuinely creep...

Lost Children

Last year’s scariest horror movie is the Spanish import The Orphanage.
Kristian Lin
A look back on 2007′s horror movies doesn’t exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches.