Friday, March 1, 2024

Tag: serial killers

Bloody Murder 2 horror movie poster
A decent yet otherwise undistinguishable low-budget Friday the 13th rip-off, Bloody Murder 2 does earn some distinction for a conversation between a stock black character named Elvis (Raymond Novarro Smith) and white gal Sophie (Amanda Magarian) regarding the conventions of horror movie deaths: Elvis: "Everybody knows black guys get it...
Black Dahlia horror movie poster
When I rented this film at the video store, the clerk looked at me and asked, "You know this isn't the Josh Hartnett movie, right?" "Yeah," I muttered with an embarrassment normally reserved for KY Jelly and Hustler purchases. "I'm not expecting much." You see, having recently sat through Zombie Nation,...
April Fools horror movie
You have to love April Fools. Otherwise, you might end up blowing your brains out. What feels like a film with production values above typical "urban horror" fare turns out to be frustratingly devoid of quality. But where quality is lacking, camp appeal reigns supreme, and if camp is...
The Evil One horror movie
It's nice to find a relatively high-minded, restrained -- dare I say classy? -- urban horror tale that doesn't revolve around crude stereotypes or titles with Z's where S's should be, but after about two hours, restraint and class will put your ass to sleep. The Evil One is...
Eye See You movie poster
This Seven/Silence of the Lambs wannabe proves that it's better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in Hollywood. Initially tabbed for a theatrical run (with the slightly less silly title D-Tox), Eye See You was shelved for three years before it went...
The First Power horror movie poster
I ran through several reasons in my mind why I felt compelled to include Mykelti "Bubba Gump" Williamson's role in The First Power on this site -- his status as the doomed partner of the heroic cop (Lou Diamond Phillips), or maybe his nervous superstition in the face of...
Freddy vs. Jason horror movie poster
An otherwise inoffensive, pretty mess of a film that doesn't diminish either the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, Freddy vs. Jason is notable in a racial context for the character Kia, played by Destiny's other child, Kelly Rowland. She's a textbook example of a C.B.W.: a...
Friday the 13th Part 3 movie poster
The third Friday the 13th is noteworthy to most fans as the film in which undead serial killer Jason Vorhees first dons his trademark hockey mask, but for me, it's just as memorable for featuring the first (but certainly not the last) black victims in the long and storied horror movie franchise. As...
Hack horror movie
I think that Hack! is supposed to be a horror spoof, and the fact that I say "I think" should give an indication of how successful a spoof it is. It knowingly throws in a bunch of horror cliches -- including a disparate group of college students (the jock,...
Halloween Resurrection horror movie poster
Most people will consider Resurrection noteworthy because it's the film in which one of the original "final girls," Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), "finally" dies, but I think it's just as noteworthy as the film in which the series finally "gets jiggy with it." For the longest time, Michael...