Tag Archives: 2010s

Terrifying Tuesday: The Purge (2013)

There are many ways to unsettle or frighten an audience in the world of cinema. There are probably as many as there are people because there is no telling what might be scary to one person or another. Lately I’ve talked about films that use sound as the device to horrify, and films with such […]

Bounty (2010): Kevin Kangas Bails Out a Horror Gem

When Kevin Kangas, director of the infamous Fear of Clowns, asked me if I’d like to take a look at his soon to be released film Bounty, I breathed a sigh of relief that it wasn’tFear of Clowns 3 and agreed to scope the picture out. Having seen very little other than a short clip, […]

Frozen (2013) The Bugg Wants to Build a Snowman!

Synopsis: When princesses Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) were children, Elsa endangered her sister’s life with her magical ice powers. Her parents taught her to keep her ability a secret, locked away, but when Anna announces her engagement to a man she’s just met. Elsa loses control and retreats to an ice castle […]

The Mountie (2011): The Gritty Remake of Dudley Do-Right We’ve All BeenWaiting For

Synopsis: Wade Grayling (Andrew Walker) is a disgraced Mountie. A former opium addict who shot an innocent while ‘chasing the dragon’, he is sent to the Yukon Territory for a surveying mission as punishment. While there, he stumbles across a burgeoning trade in the harvest of poppies being run by Lithianian immigrants and tries to […]

Riddle (2013) What is Radiant, Lustrous, And Attached To Your Huckleberry? Val Kilmer’s Ponytail

Synopsis: A few years back, Nathan Teller (Ryan Malgarini) vanished. The shy, socially awkward boy had taken a ride with a couple of boys from the town of Riddle and just vanished into thin air when they stopped at a gas station. His sister Holly (Elisabeth Harnois) has yet to give up hope, and when […]

Left Turn at Albuquerque: The Wrong Turn Franchise

When I started this project, I actually thought I hadn’t seen the first Wrong Turn. Even going into it, it seemed both familiar and completely new. By the end of the film, I realized that I had not only seen it once, I’d probably seen it a good half dozen times over the years. With […]