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Posts by Dana Gravesen

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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The Nightmare on Elm Street films, whether frightfully good or laughably bad, are seminal entries in any young horror fan’s viewing repertoire. Although nary an 80s American horror film can compete with Wes Craven’s brilliant original, many of that film’s box office-reigning sequels fall into the category of weak imitation or ill-advised parody. In my opinion, the best Nightmare sequels bring some fresh meat to the cinematic table.(read more...)

Review: Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning

The third film in the satisfying Ginger Snaps trilogy is the least successful, but still stands heads and tails above most contemporary werewolf yarns. An attempt to piece together, define, and finally explain the Fitzgerald sister's mythology, Ginger Snaps Back repeats too many elements of its predecessors and travels in too many narrative directions, but still retains a majority of the dependable acting, suspense, and stunning visuals of the franchise.(read more...)

Review: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

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If Canada's surprise 2000 horror hit Ginger Snaps was Ginger's story, then Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed belongs to Brigitte. As a fan of the original Ginger Snaps, one of the best werewolf films ever put to celluloid, I approached this sequel with some hesitation. Sequels often damage the credibility of their predecessors, and I didn't want my opinion of Ginger Snaps to suffer based on this film. I am happy to report, however, that although drastically different in setting and tone, Ginger Snaps 2 is a suspenseful sequel that doesn't lose any of the bite of the original.(read more...)

Review: Cursed (2005)

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After years of delays, it turns out that Cursed is not worth its weight in silver. Hell, it's not even worth your time. As much as I admire Wes Craven when he's at his best (New Nightmare), when the master misses the mark, he misses by a mile. Cursed isn't Craven's worst film -- that dubious honor falls on Vampire in Brooklyn -- but it's only better than Vampire by a crotch sniff.(read more...)

Review: Seed of Chucky (2004)

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It’s hard to take a film seriously when the tagline is “Get a Load of Chucky.” But the good thing about Seed of Chucky, I suppose, is that it doesn’t ask you to take it all that seriously. In that regard, Seed is a refreshing and funny horror film that isn’t quite on par with 1998’s super-cool Bride of Chucky, but is nevertheless a skillfully conceived entry in the long-running Child’s Play series.(read more...)

Review: AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

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Director Paul W.S. Anderson is a hack. Through the numerous films that he has directed, which include such drudgery as Soldier and Resident Evil, he has proven time and again that listening to an elderly relative blather on about… well, really almost anything, would be a far more entertaining way to spend ninety minutes than trapped in a theater with one of his boring, big-budget piles of cinematic refuse. Alien vs. Predator is no different. I hope Hollywood bucks up and admits that Anderson-helmed projects are always, without doubt, complete disasters. If he were employed in any other industry, his undeniably low level of craftsmanship would have found him living in a cardboard box at the curb of Paris Hilton's driveway years ago.(read more...)

Review: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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The Blair Witch Project (1999) is a horror film that examines the very nature of fright. Directors Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez seem to understand that what scares people - what truly, undeniably scares people - is something far more interesting than stalking madmen, bloodied teenage corpses, or creatures from the great beyond. This is not to say that those horror film staples aren't worthwhile and often scary, but rather that goose-bumps are best administered by the underlying creepy-crawlies of primal instinct, genuine loss, and - most important to the film - the unknown.(read more...)

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