Though a fan of the Resident Evil series, I’m going to admit right off the bat that I haven’t played them all. I played the original and the remake extensively, Zero, Code Veronica, and Resident Evil 4 on Gamecube and Wii, but I’ve only played a little bit of part 2, watched someone play parts of 3, and never played part 5 at all. Having said that, Resident Evil: Revelations may be one of my favorites in the series. At least, of those I’ve played.
It’s been argued that the series, which started out as slower paced survival horror, has “evolved” into third person action. Not having played part 5 (supposedly the biggest offender) I don’t necessarily agree. Resident Evil 4, directed by the creator of the original Resident Evil, was a shot of adrenaline and originality I feel the series needed right when it was going stale. Never had I played a game that felt so cinematic while allowing so much freedom, as I pushed bookcases in front of doors to delay the approaching hoards, only to have them break through and continue the assault. In truth it did steer the series further in the direction of action, but it was still a horror game at heart and quite brilliant at that. Continue reading
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The first official review for Doguhn has been posted on horrornews.net
Click here to check out the full review!
Now I have to admit I was VERY nervous about this review, but was quite pleased (and a bit flattered) by the final result. 😀
The review was written by Tiffany Apan, who’s bio states that she’s an, “award winning and acclaimed independent recording artist along with being a stage/film actress, producer, and writer. You can find more about her at her Official Website , Web Blog, MySpace , Twitter , and Facebook . She can also be found on IMDb and her music releases on CDBaby along with iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. She also writes for the publication, Rogue Cinema in addition Horrornews.net . She is also responsible for starting up the Music’s Underworld Webzine and it’s sister site, Heaven Sounds.”
Check out her website here—> http://www.tiffanyapan.com/
You can purchase Doguhn on trade paperback or kindle. Links to both versions as well as excerpts can be found here: Doguhn
Once again, thanks for reading.
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“If this picture doesn’t make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist–quick!”
David Cronenberg's, Shivers
David Cronenberg’s Shivers, AKA They Came From Within, is one of those lost gems that’s damn near impossible to track down these days. You’ll pay upwards of $50 for a used copy, and for some bizarre reason no one seems to be stepping up to distribute this now out of print DVD. Continue reading
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Poster for The Thing (2011)
Let me start this off by making something really clear. I put “review” in quotations because I’m not technically reviewing this film. I’m not going to give it a score. I don’t think it’s fair, as I’m far too attached to John Carpenter’s film from 1982 to judge this movie in its own right, and I think that will be apparent. If Carpenter’s version never existed, I may have enjoyed this film far more, but since this movie would never have existed if not for The Thing from 1982, that’s kind of moot. Moving on…
I’m going to tell you now, if you don’t want the movie spoiled, you’re not going to want to read this. I’m going to ruin the whole movie for you, but since the movie does a good enough job of ruining itself, I don’t think I’m doing anything too immoral. Besides, for those who’ve seen the Carpenter version, there shouldn’t be too much to spoil, right? We know no one survives, right? Right? Well…maybe everyone dies… Continue reading
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A decade ago, a little horror gem slipped by far too many people, and that was Brad Anderson’s Session 9, which received an all too limited theatrical release in August 2001. I had a few other movies in mind to use for my first retro review on the site, but in celebration of the 10 year anniversary, I figured I’d bring some attention to this wonderful, underrated film, as I just re-watched it a few days ago and was reminded that not enough people are aware of it’s existence.
For those who are unaware, Brad Anderson is the director of another wonderful psychological horror film, The Machinist, released 3 years after Session 9 and also criminally limited in its theatrical run. But Session 9 remains my favorite from Anderson, and so I bring you my review…
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