Monthly Archives: August 1998

Backwoods Marcy

One Maniac! A shot-on-video rural horror thriller, starring and produced by Dawn Murphy and David Lee, directed by Murphy and Dave Castigleone. On his way to business meeting in the deep sticks, real estate agent Donald Jenkins (Lee) goes astray. … Continue reading

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Blade

Cutting Edge The curse is broken! Until now, every film based on a Marvel Comics character has turned out mediochre at best. Some of them have been downright horrible. Here at last we have one that’s not just decent – … Continue reading

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The Avengers

How Now Brown Cow? Well, not so good, if you’re a dedicated fan of the Avengers TV series. Watching it on television 30 years ago, we all had the benefit of discovering a show that’s main virtue was charm, wrapped … Continue reading

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2

Yeah, I Killed My Momma. Then I Killed Everybody Else’s Momma. This 1996 follow-up to one of the most harrowing horror films of the past 20 years is getting a belated (but limited) theatrical release in some cities, though it’s … Continue reading

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Army of Darkness DVD

Disc of Spaghetti Sam Raimi and his pals disappointed a lot of folks with this feature when it was first released. For one thing, the studio wouldn’t let them name this sequel Evil Dead 3 — or even Raimi’s even … Continue reading

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

One Last Stab? Sequels to John Carpenter’s Halloween resemble cover versions of a classic hit tune churned out as misguided “tributes”. Any amount of stylistic innovation or fresh viewpoints are foredoomed to be taken as sacrilege. And sticking to the … Continue reading

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