Originally posted at The Alternative Chronicle I love haunted house and ghost stories. Even though I don’t believe in them, ghosts are pretty much the only thing that can scare me these days (that and heights… and misandrists). I enjoy being scared but good ghost stories are few and far between. So when a great … More Double Take – The Haunting (1963 vs. 1999)
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) This flick mimics Ed Wood’s cinematic ineptness faithfully. The actors are wooden and deliver stilted dialogue as if they’ve just heard the English language for the first time, the cinematography is framed awkwardly and sometimes out of focus, and the story completely ludicrous. The gag does tend to get … More Cinema Digest 2013 – Week 30
Welcome to the first edition of Double Take. In this feature, I’ll be comparing a film and its remake: looking at the films’ similarities and differences, and what the remake does right or wrong. Is the remake worth your time, or are you better off sticking with the original? Read on and find out. This … More Double Take – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 vs. 2003)
Scary Movie (2000) So I’m late to the party. I haven’t seen any of the Scary Movie movies (I know that’s awkward phrasing but I refuse to call this a “film”) and based on this one, I have no desire to see any of the other four. And this is supposed to be the good … More Cinema Digest 2013 – Week 14
Originally published for The Alternative Chronicle ———- The Die Hard film series is (or used to be) about one tough, no-nonsense, wisecrackin’ guy fighting against a group of terrorists. Last month, the fifth installment of that franchise was thrust upon us. It was pretty bad. The new film, Olympus Has Fallen, could easily have been another Die Hard movie. It … More “Olympus Has Fallen” – Wait, This Isn’t Die Hard?
Originally published for The Alternative Chronicle ———- I know what you’re thinking. That poster looks like a joke, right? God how I wish is was a joke. Then I wouldn’t have wasted the time and brain cells it cost me to sit through this atrocity. Now, you may be wondering about the odd capitalization of … More “InAPPropriate Comedy” – Tortuously Bad Jokes? There’s an App for That!