Blu-ray Review: “Spring”

Imagine a cross between Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise films and an old-fashioned monster movie. It may not sound compelling, but Spring, an indie darling by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, pulls off this mash up of genres. Their film is ...

Blu-ray Review: “Starry Eyes”

Newcomer Alexandra Essoe delivers a gone-for-broke performance that electrifies Starry Eyes, a film that took the horror community by storm last year and looks to become a cult classic now that it’s landed on home video. Filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis ...

10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Four

The theme of today’s marathon turned out to be “creatures that live in the dark and want to fuck you up.” I think there’s something hiding in my closet, you guys.

Phantoms (1998). Directed by Joe Chappelle. Starring Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Two

I didn’t intend for my next two choices in the marathon to have a theme, but it turns out they do — they’re both Australian horror films in which the action happens on the set of a play or movie. One was ...

Film Review: “The Cabin in the Woods”

What lurks inside The Cabin in the Woods? The easier question might be, What doesn’t lurk inside The Cabin in the Woods? A partial list of its winks, homages, and outright steals (committed in a loving way) includes Friday the 13th (today’s ...

No Concessions: H is for Horror

Given only the third October snowfall to hit New York since the Civil War, it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays here at Popdose Brooklyn. But before we hand the mistletoe and holly, let’s address the nightmare before Christmas, ...

DVD Review: Enter “The House of the Devil”

Solid craftsmanship disguises some rickety timber in The House of the Devil. Writer/director/editor Ti West says in one of the DVD’s two commentary tracks that he had Polanski and Kubrick in mind when he conceived the film, which is a more promising ...

DVD Review: “The Uninvited”

The Uninvited has recently come out on DVD, and if you choose to watch it, several other words with an “un-” prefix may wander into your mind. You’ll find the film Uninteresting, and the DVD will quickly become Unwanted and Unwelcome by ...