Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: prison

The Green Pile: The Steaming Racial Dynamics of The Green Mile
Originally published on PopMatters.com Have you ever met someone that you instantly hated? I mean, with a passion; not a mild distrust or a 'don't-drop-the-soap' hesitation, but a deep-seated gut instinct that this person should be pushed down a flight of stairs in order to save humanity. For me, that person...
The Wounded movie poster
Any time a movie features a group of convicts in jail, it's a safe bet there's a significant number of black characters involved. In the case of The Wounded, it's a regular Rainbow Coalition, with mostly black and Latino cast members, but also a couple of white guys and...
Prison horror movie poster
Some movies are so simple, you can watch them on mute and still know what's going on. In the case of Prison, I actually watched it on Telemundo, and since there's no such thing as "Reverse SAP" (I guess it would be EAP), I plodded through the film as...
Pre-dating the similarly themed Australian cult film Patrick by a few years, Psychic Killer has only one major black character (a not-quite-angelic Della Reese has a throwaway scene), and he dies within the first 15 minutes, but there wouldn't be a movie without him. And if there was, it...
Shadow: Dead Riot horror movie poster
Ever since Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, I've had a general rule about avoiding movies with two unrelated titles squished into one, but Tony Todd headlining a zombie prison flick will always get my attention. Thus, we have Shadow: Dead Riot. The story centers around Shadow (Todd), a serial killer-slash-serial...
Death Row horror movie
The Quiroz Brothers have unleashed a string of mediocre-at-best horror cheapies over the past few years, but I'll give them credit for one thing: each one has been better than the last. Of course, when you start out with Hood of the Living Dead, there's little place to go...
The Green Mile movie poster
Sure, The Green Mile isn't a horror movie, but it is based on a Stephen King book, and it is quite horrific in its own way. Check out my detailed analysis here.