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Deconstructing a Subgenre – The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Writer’s note: I’m going to go into minor spoiler territory here.  This is a movie I highly recommend going into cold, knowing as little as possible.  526 more words


The Cabin in the Woods (Horror, Fantasy, Dark Comedy, 2012)

Apparently writers Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon intended to sew all sorts of commentary about the horror genre and its alleged devolution into the lining of… 237 more words

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Horror films don’t fly with me.

There are a few reasons for that. I highlighted some of them during my overview of You’re Next. For those who haven’t gotten to read that, one of the main problems I have with horror films is that they are so predictable. 1,541 more words


The Bay (2012)

Production Value: 4/5

Entertainment Value: 4/5

Gore Level: 5/5

Scare Level: 5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

There are many movies that try to make the audience afraid of the water. 352 more words

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Houdini Part I

As I sit here I am watching Houdini for the third time since Sunday evening. The show is a drama about the life of Houdini, some of it based on his real life and some of it made up a little bit. 1,265 more words

Media Reviewing

Escapism - Houdini (2014)

The History Channel’s original two-part miniseries Houdini, has a lot of style, a lot of spectacle and surprisingly, a little substance to back it up.  Narrated from the point of view of Harry Houdini himself, the show jumps back and forth through points in his life as he reflects upon what happened has happened, how certain things relate to what might be going on or pondering on what to do next.  589 more words

The Telltale Mind

Channel 4 conjures up Houdini

Channel 4 has landed rights to a new miniseries about Harry Houdini.

Houdini, which was commissioned by US cable channel History, tells the story of the illlusionist and stunt man – whose real name was Erich Weiss – as he rose from humble beginnings at circus sideshows to perform at sold-out concert halls. 48 more words