Thursday, November 19, 2009

Axe to Grind

Howdy-ho, horror hounds. All's been quiet on the genre front recently (I caught two flicks, Dead Air and The Echo, both of which can be encapsulated with a simple "meh"), though there are some new links to share. First, reviews of two recent releases, The Fourth Kind and The Box:

The Box --
The Fourth Kind --

On Classic Movie Guide, I wrote up a condensed critique of 1931's Dracula. It was meant to be a comparison review with the Spanish version filmed at the same time, but my copy started skipping (once I receive a replacement, expect a review on the Spanish version here). But I'm still pleased with how it turned out:

Dracula (1931) --

And last, but not least, I can finally unveil the first edition of my new Terror Tube column, "Axe to Grind." I'll be taking on all sorts of horror-related topics, the first of which is why I watch horror when so much of it sucks:

Look forward to more articles in the future; pending subjects include Universal monster movies and when faith and horror mingle.

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Foreign Hustle

As my profile states, I write for multiple sites, among them Passport Cinema (, for which my colleague Chris Luedtke and I review solely foreign films. Both of us have reviewed our fair share of foreign releases, and throughout October, we reviewed an assortment of zombie flicks. Some of mine made their way into edited versions during the Horror-thon, but here were my selections:

Dead Snow --
Evil (2005) --
Night of the Living Dorks --
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad --

Mini-reviews of the first three can be found in the Horror-thon archives, whereas Onechanbara was written for the site in advance.

And on the subject, I also just posted longer versions of two more Horror-thon veterans:

Fear(s) of the Dark --
Tomie --

At least one more straggler will be posted in the coming weeks, but I'll still be tackling horror for Passport Cinema, in which case you can find links here when posted!

The Red Eye Returns

Well, as you can tell, October has ended and with it the Red Eye Report's first Horror-thon. I want to thank everyone who visited the site and sent me feedback on what they thought.

But now that I've had a little breather after my mainly Rockstar-fueled blog orgy, I'm soon going to set out on what I meant the Red Eye Report to be: a hub for all things horror for yours truly. In the next few days, I'll be posting links to various horror-related articles I've written for other sites, as well as posting the occasional review straight here. I thought I'd get the party started with two "best of" lists I wrote for ReelTalk Reviews and Classic Movie Guide in October:

"Flicks with Bite" - The 5 Best Vampire Movies You've Never Seen...Maybe --

"A.J.'s Top Ten Horror Classics" --

Also, I wanted to thank my good friend Dom Coccaro for coming up with a rather kickass logo, which you can see for yourself at the top of the page. And be sure to peruse Dom's chuckle-inducing thoughts at his own blog, "Random Reviews":

More reviews will follow in the next couple of days, so stay tuned, and thanks for reading!