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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "The Dead Next Door" (1989)

    Zombies are everywhere. So who are you going to call? The Zombie Squad! These lucky paramilitary units track down and kill zombies so we can live safely. Unfortunately, the biggest hazard of the job isn't death -- it's undeath.

    The creation of the film is just as interesting as the film itself. For example, producer and casting director Jolie Jackunas came on board early because she and Bookwalter had a mutual friend in Sam Raimi. Exactly how Bookwalter knew Raimi remains unclear, ...
  2. NEW Review: "Darkness Rising" (2017)

    Nearly murdered as a child by her mother, a woman (Katrina Law) returns to the (now abandoned) house where her mom went mad.

    On its face, the story is relatively simple and minimalistic. A group of three friends break into a house that one of them grew up in, and find that even twenty years later some of the things left behind are intact. Which may seem a bit far-fetched in a world full of urban spelunkers, but just go with it. Underneath this though, is a far more interesting concept. ...