Proof that the second time is often the charm.
Dawn of the Dead
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but in the case of horror movies you can get a good idea of how scary it’s going to be by the first few minutes. Here’s a guide to unforgettable horror openers.
Catch My Bloody Valentine on Sun, Feb 9 at 8:45PM EST – part of Slightly Off Cinema Sundays.
From “21 Jump Street” to John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” these five rebooted films bucked the trend.
IFC covered the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and here’s what we found out.
People often rhapsodize about how the studios of Old Hollywood had distinct personalities. MGM cornered the market on star-studded prestige melodramas and musicals, Paramount aped Continental elegance under Ernst Lubitsch’s guidance and, of course, Universal had the horror movies. Nowadays, the studio logo is a faceless thing, no longer carrying that kind of iconographic resonance. […]
“Legion” is definitely the first film we’ve ever come across to be about defending an out-of-the-way diner from a hoard of angels. But… it’s far from the first to be primarily set in a location under siege, whether that siege is being carried out by gangs (“Assault on Precinct 13”), zombies (“Night of the Living […]
Our friends over at the newly launched Film Salon have been posting entries from different writers on what each considers the most important film of the decade. (I’m a contributor.) In the same spirit as, say, Michael Tully arguing for “The Real Cancun,” let me offer up a proposition: “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” speaks for […]
This week at the movie theater you have your choice of two different horror movie sequels: Rob Zombie’s second film of a rebooted “Halloween” franchise (technically the tenth in the series) and a fourth “Final Destination” picture about teenagers caught in Rube Goldbergian death traps, with this one in 3-D and featuring the appealing conclusive […]