Tag Archives: 2000s

Terrifying Tuesday: Frontière(s)

What is it about France lately? Well, I think I’m caught in the aftershock of watching Martyrs, and I feel the need to dig further into this new wave of French horror. When I was checking out some of the titles out there, I saw that this one had been banned in Thailand for its […]

The Grab Bag: Ils (2006)

Into the murky depths of the great beyond, I reach my hand down into the Grab Bag once again, and this time come up with a movie I’ve wanted to see for a while. With the to-do about French horror with Inside, Martyrs, and Frontier(s), I wanted to check out the French film that has […]

Terrifying Tuesday: Martyrs (2008)

Martyr – from the Latin martyr < Ancient Greek μάρτυρ (martyr), later form of μάρτυς (martys) “witness”. 1. Someone who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles. 2. A person who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle. 3. One who endures great suffering 4. […]

Jeepers Creepers (2001) Death Loves Johnny Mercer

Holy shazbot, this makes three days in a row, and this time I’m back with an old favorite. Sometimes with all the new flicks I want to talk about, I neglect to go back and really talk about old favorites that deserve a place on your shelf, your queue, and definitely on the Lair. I’m […]

The Burrowers (2008): How the West Was Killed

Anyone who has been a long time reader of The Lair could probably tell you that I’m a big fan of Westerns and Horror films, but my one look at a combination of the two genres, 1996’s Fort Doom, was a barely above average outing. So when I heard tell of another hybrid, 2008’s The […]

Terrifying Tuesday: BOO (2005)

Hello again, folks. It’s Tuesday and time for another journey into the macabre. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the European cinema this month, and so I decided to give some time for a fine product of North America. I selected a film which had somehow gotten on my Netflix queue and sent to me, […]

Beautiful Ladies of Genre: Bloody Mallory (2005) with Olivia Bonamy

When you hear about the French and horror films these days, the conversation inevitably moves towards films such as Martyrs, Ils, or Frontier(s). In 2005, director Julien Magnat embarked on a film that broke from the macabre mold and infused campy humor into the horror genre. Magnat had already come to critical acclaim in 2002 […]

Ladies Night Presents Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat (2002)

Very few films have sequels made after nearly forty years have passed years, but very few filmmakers are like Herschell Gordon Lewis. So when the Ladies of the Lair told me they wanted to cover Blood Feast 2:All You Can Eatfor this month‘s Ladies Night, I was more than ready to tie on a bib […]

Christmas Shorts: Black Santa’s Revenge (2007): Ken Foree Blows a Ho-Ho-Ho-le In the Bad Guys

Black Santa’s Revenge is a short I’ve meant to catch up with for years, but it took doing this series of Christmas Shorts to remind me of it. Starring Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and based on a 6 page comic that appeared in the magazine BadAzzMofo, Black Santa’s Revenge is as close as […]

Black Christmas (2006): Eye’ll Be Home For Christmas

In the interest of full disclosure, I had intended to reviewSilent Night Bloody Night today, but that film was sucking the Christmas spirit right out of me faster than people scalping Zhu Zhu Pets to the highest bidder. Instead I went with a film from Glen Morgan, a former TV scribe who had broken into […]