Ti West

Nov 4 2016

Review of the Day: “In A Valley of Violence”

Essentially “John Wick” in a Spaghetti Western, only with a fraction of the body count, this dusty flick leaves us hankering for a bit more “bang” for your buck. Luckily, it’s available for only $5.99 on VOD. The non-committal tone of “In A Valley of Violence” vacillates between Tarantino/Rodriguez and Raimi, grindhouse and campy, yet […]
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Sep 12 2013

You’re Next

Though it’s not nearly as terrifying as advertised, “You’re Next” is still an unrelenting, unapologetic thriller that turns the modern “home invasion” flick on its sadistic head. Centered on a wealthy family that is incredibly dysfunctional (to say the least), the film takes considerable time developing their unstable dynamic before hacking them to bits. I […]
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Oct 5 2012

V/H/S

(This review was originally published on October 5, 2012 at Reel Film News) Hmmmm…. an exclusively ‘found footage’ horror anthology. There’s an interesting concept. Like many compilations of its genre, “V/H/S” is hit or miss; sometimes it’s delightfully disturbing, and other times it feels recycled and uninspired. Consisting of five tales shot in the POV style […]
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Aug 31 2012

V/H/S

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 31, 2012.) Anthology films can be a lot of fun. 1982’s Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero (of Night of the Living Dead fame) and written by Stephen King, took us through as many as five stories of the macabre and terrifying – depending on […]
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