Two of my favourite genres are horror and comedy and occasionally when those two unintentionally intersect it can result in an unexpected treat. Such is the case with Birdemic: Shock and Terror, the 2010 (very independent) film which contains neither shock nor terror but does induce many unintentional laughs. The film’s marketing promises a horrifying... Continue Reading →
Slumber Party Massacre II: Hot, Wet, & Wild?
Sequels are a tricky thing. Fans demand more of what they liked in the original film, however, there is an assumption that sequels lead to disappointment. Horror films, and in particular slasher films, have an added difficulty in that most of your cast, including the killer, will likely be dead by the end of the... Continue Reading →
Blood & Gourd: The Pumpkins Are Coming
Back in the late 1970’s, a small group of friends and I were regular patrons of the Saturday matinee at the Capitol Theatre in St. Thomas, Ontario. Hosted by ‘Uncle Ron’, the show included a cartoon, a Three Stooges short, an old Batman serial, and a feature film. It was at these matinees in which... Continue Reading →