I would argue that anyone over the age of 40 has either attended a movie screening at a drive-in theatre or at least knows where a drive-in theatre once stood. I talk in past tense terms thanks to information obtained while watching the new documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie.
Shining a spotlight on the history of the drive-in theatres across North America, Going Attractions informs us that by the late 1950ís there
Updated 06-20-2014 at 01:26 PM by GregMO ROberts
If you thought that mixing comedy and horror together was a hit-or-miss proposition, consider mixing the musical and horror genres in a feature. Sure, itís been done before. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is considered musical horror. So too is Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. But what if someone took hardcore horror and inter-mixed it with musical/dance numbers.
That is exactly what writer/director Jerome Sable attempts to blend in Stage Fright
Movies have transformed many a law enforcement officer into valued entertainment. William Lustigís Maniac Cop put a killer in the blue uniform. Bloodshot gave us Brad Dourif as a vampire CIA operative. And who can forget Treat Williams as the police officer slowly rotting after becoming a zombie? But what I havenít seen yet is a werewolf cop (at least not to my recollection) and thanks to Canadian director Lowell Dean, I can now cross that incarnation off my bucket list.
Updated 06-13-2014 at 01:25 PM by GregMO ROberts
ďItís the quiet ones you have to watch.Ē Donít know who said this familiar adage, but I suppose that is what the new horror film The Quiet Ones was attempting to exploit.
With an interesting trailer peaking my interest, I went into my screening of The Quiet Ones with all the hope and promise of a newborn baby. I left wishing I had gone through with an abortion.
Directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal), The Quiet Ones stars Mad Menís Jared
Wait. What? There was a Joy Ride 2? Apparently. Worse still is that my records indicate that I screened the first sequel to 2001ís Joy Ride back in 2008. I have not a single memory of that occurrence. Luckily, I was less than 10 minutes into Joy Ride 3 when it became evidently clear that there was no advantage to having seen the first 3 hours of the now trilogy. Joy Ride 3 stands alone as its own film. Its own piece of shit film.
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