“Darkside In Riverside”: A three-day SoCal Halloween horror fest…

Horror Close To Home… As a longtime horror fan, I was pleased to learn (via Instagram) that a 3-day horror convention was coming to nearby Riverside, California (20 minutes away from me). “Darkside In Riverside” took place from Friday October 18th through the 20th, and was the very first in what I hope will be…

Chucky takes a stab at smart devices in the “Child’s Play” reboot…

Child’s Play Back in the Day. 1988 saw the release of the original “Child’s Play”, directed by Tom Holland (“Fright Night”), with Catherine Hicks (“Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home”) as a retail-working single mother named Karen Barclay who manages to procure a popular ‘Good Guy’ doll for her son Andy (Alex Vincent). Unbeknownst to…

A Tale of Two Hoods…

In the early late 1960s and early 1970s, British movies took up the horror anthology mantle left in the wake of groundbreaking American television anthology series such as “The Twilight Zone,” “Thriller” and “The Outer Limits” (“Zone” and “Limits” were two of my favorite shows as a kid; I still enjoy them very much today).  These…

The silence is deafening in “A Quiet Place”…

There’s nothing terribly original about the farmhouse-under-seige scenario.   Precedents include such classics as “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), “Straw Dogs” (1971) or even the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. What makes director/co-scripter/star John Krasinski’s impressive “A Quiet Place” (2018) uniquely distinctive are the rules imposed upon this particular farmhouse-under-siege scenario.  This…