Dark Water

Pleasantly well told story, but as a horror piece it was pretty useless. Throughout Dark Water (check out the Unrated Widescreen Edition), the dim lights and the ever-present “drip-drip-drip” of blackish-brown water in every corner and crevice of this decrepit building kept up the sense that what we were seeing was the inner turmoil of…

Blair Witch 2: The Book of Shadows

Once again, a horror knock-off turns to comedy due to the thorough inability to scare or innovate. Whatever lo-fi magic authenticity the first film posessed when it exploded like a giant underground “Boo!” in 1998 has been killed by the Sign on the Hill, Hollywood, that beast that will milk anything to a brittle carcass…

The Blair Witch Project

Myrick and Sanchez are credited with “writing and directing” Blair Witch, but here is the mostly improvised script in a nutshell: “We’re NOT lost. I know EXACTLY where we are.” “Oh, sh*t! Oh, sh*t!” “What the hell is that? What the HELL is that?” “Josh! Josh! JOSH!” “Oh my God! OH MY GOD!” “Mike! Mike!…

The Exorcist

The film that started it all. The first no-holds barred blockbuster gross-out to break through big screens across the US; the opening shot in the post-1960s Culture Wars that galvanized the Christian Right into fighting the Entertainment Industry like the anti-Christ itslef, in which 12 year old Linda Blair projectile vomits all over a priest…

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