Writer Introduction

Nocturnal Animals Review​

5/26/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is one of the most realistically sad and beautifully heartbreaking films I’ve ever seen and there’s a lot of power held within film making on that level. When an artist approaches a canvas, they pour themselves into that piece of art and the idea of a broken heart-ed man expressing his loss, pain and emptiness via sending his ex wife a novel that metaphorically deals with the end of their relationship and various other subjects is an interesting premise that this writer found completely compelling.​

Alien: Covenant Review​

5/30/17

 

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Jerry Smith

When fans heard that ALIEN director Ridley Scott would be returning to the series he kickstarted, with PROMETHEUS, a brand new film set within the same world as his 1979 classic, naturally interest was high. A good 32 years between ALIEN and PROMETHEUS had taken place and in that time, we had received James Cameron’s ALIENS, David Fincher’s ALIEN3 and AMELIE director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ALIEN: RESURRECTION.​

Another Evil Review​

5/26/17

 

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Jerry Smith

The haunted house subgenre is one that,  like a lot of popular types of horror, has unfortunately fallen into the category of becoming yet another cliche-heavy one.  Often times,we’re given so many films that all remind us of so many previous entries that it’s hard to come ones that offer something fresh and exciting.​

13 REASONS WHY​

5/16/17

 

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Jerry Smith

When I was fifteen years old, I tried to kill myself. It was such a dark period in my life and in no way was it a cry for help. I didn’t want any help, I wanted to die and to leave this awful, awful thing we all know as life. It was on a particularly interesting night, full of drugs and alcohol and a pretty epic argument between my mother and I. We got into a fight and in the middle of it, she said something that I still struggle with, she said that my father wasn’t my real dad.​

Evil Bong 666 Review

5/2/17

 

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Jerry Smith

I don’t believe in the popular “So bad, they’re good” category that a lot of films fall under. If something if good, I enjoy it and if a film isn’t good, I don’t. It’s actually quite simple. With that being said though, there are some films and franchises that have always made me laugh and though a lot of people wouldn’t consider them “good” movies, those films are ones I thoroughly enjoy without the slightest hint of guilty pleasure. Case in point: the EVIL BONG series, a group of films that wear their intentions for all to see.​

Mayhem Review

4/25/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Coming out swinging like a fighter from hell, Joe Lynch's MAYHEM is without a doubt, one of the most balls to the wall, take no prisoners, blood on the wall and jokes galore rides that you'll see anytime soon. Taking what feels like 28 DAYS LATER meets THE RAID, Lynch and co. have quite the film on their hands, one which boasts a performance by The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun that is sure to offer the talented actor a barrage of lead roles following this standout film.​

Adrienne Biddle Q&A

4/18/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Every film needs support from their producer. Someone to help usher the production into a smooth experience and a person to back up the filmmaker's vision. While Hollywood is filled to the brim with people who can only see in the color green, there are also quite a few producers who truly champion a project and its visionairy director and in this case, that producer is Adrienne Biddle.​

Colossal Review

4/12/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Nacho Vigalondo is no stranger to making films that play within specific genres but deal with interesting and thoughtful ideas. TIMECRIMES played with time travel and the idea of trying to change the past and OPEN WINDOWS dealt with our obsession to be as close and knowing of the inner lives of celebrities as much as possible. ​

Sensoria Review

4/4/17

 

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Jerry Smith

A beautifully shot and adequately acted horror/thriller, Christian Hallman’s SENSORIA is the type of film that you want to get behind and enjoy throughout the entire running time, but are kept from doing so for a variety of reasons. Dealing with the familiar setup of an individual trying to start over in a new place and said place ending up being a gateway to all things creepy, ​

All Nighter Review

4/4/17

 

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Jerry Smith

ALL NIGHTER should not work. There are so many elements that all play into giving off the impression that the film is absolutely more of the same and if you stop and think about it, haven't we seen the "father doesn't like his daughter's boyfriend but is forced to become closer to him" type of film SO many times by now?​

Ethan Embry Q&A

3/27/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Bratty private school kid. Silly bass player. High as hell record store clerk..Ethan Embry has played them all. From DUTCH to THAT THING YOU DO! to CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, Embry made a name for himself early on with playing likable nice guy roles in films that STILL play regularly in most homes.Showing he had many other sides to his acting ability, Embry appeared as tough as hell characters in the much loved CHEAP THRILLS and TV's Brotherhood.​

Sean Byrne Q&A

3/27/17

 

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Jerry Smith

First winning genre fans over with his 2009 film, THE LOVED ONES, director Sean Byrne is set to return on March 17th with the heavy metal-filled, Satanic possession meets home invasion flick THE DEVIL'S CANDY.​

The Void Review 

3/20/17

 

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Jerry Smith

After tackling the exploitation film FATHER'S DAY, the low-budget but very imaginative MANBORG and the homage to al things giallo, THE EDITOR, one would think the guys in Astron-6 would coast on the brand of horror/comedy they've got quite the unique stamp on.​

The Devil's Candy Review 

3/13/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Sean Byrne hit the horror genre hard with his cult classic film, THE LOVED ONES. A fun and energetic ride, that film established Byrne as a very unique voice and while the film itself suffered from a long delayed distribution issue, when it did arrive, genre fanatics loved it.​

Devil In The Dark Review 

3/8/17

 

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Jerry Smith

When done right, horror films can be the one genre that allows us, as viewers, the opportunity to examine ourselves and the relationships we have and forces us to look at the finality of life. Others genres can do that as well, but not to the degree of our beloved horror films. Sure, we get our fair share (and then some) of slice and dice slasher films and that's fine, but when films like HONEYMOON​

Don't Kill It Review 

3/6/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Very few filmmakers can walk the fine line between horror and comedy as well as director Mike Mendez. From the days of THE CONVENT all the way to the semi-recent BIG ASS SPIDER, the guy just knows how to give genre fans a lot of bloody fun.​

Big Trouble In Little China Review 

3/1/17

 

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Jerry Smith

John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN is, in this writer's opinion, the best film of all time. No, I didn't say the best horror film of all time or the best film in the slasher subgenre, I said the best film of all time.​

Christopher Smith Q&A 

2/15/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Making the wrong decision can lead to a series of additional bad decisions and what better subgenre illustrates just that idea than the always reliable crime Noir? Typically setup for a decent yet flawed character who just happens to make a mistake, setting off a chain of events that is always fun to watch

Love and Strangers 

 

2/13/17

 

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Jerry Smith

I'm sitting here at a coffee shop on Valentine's Day, enjoying a coffee and going through various genre films which deal with love or relationships. This whole piece could possibly go in any direction, focusing on metaphorical elements like Zulawski's POSSESSION (which I highly recommend to you readers, if you have yet to watch it, do it) or Leigh Janiak's expertly written and directed film HONEYMOON.​

Detour Review

 

2/13/17

 

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Jerry Smith

At one point or another, we've all reached a set of crossroads which gave us the opportunity to choose which direction we'd go down. Left or right, right or wrong, a series of decisions which affect either your hour, day or life in general. While most of these crossroads and decisions aren't as eventful as one would like, there are typically a few in life which change things forever.​

Teenage Cocktail Review

 

2/9/17

 

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Jerry Smith

Young love can be an exciting, adventurous and downright scary experience. Unlike later in life, when every potential relationship we encounter is filled with hesitation and the baggage of what once was, there's something very optimistic and carefree about being young, enthralled with another and completely open to whatever heads your way. 

 

 

Parasites Review

1/31/17

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Jerry Smith

We live in a day and age where there is a very obvious line between the rich, middle class and poor. A day and age in which THE PURGE films aren’t all too far from becoming a reality.​

Get The Girl Review

1/16/17

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Jerry Smith

We all have monsters in our lives. The ones which haunt us and influence our actions, the way we interact with people and the things we’re into/not into. To say that using “monsters” as metaphors in filmmaking wouldn’t be a new observation but with 2016 in our rear view mirrors....​

The Monster Review

1/16/17

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Jerry Smith

We all have monsters in our lives. The ones which haunt us and influence our actions, the way we interact with people and the things we’re into/not into. To say that using “monsters” as metaphors in filmmaking wouldn’t be a new observation but with 2016 in our rear view mirrors....​

Jack Goes Home Review

1/12/17

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Jerry Smith

Films are made to entertain us and at their best, make us feel something inside that will lead to feelings of happiness, adventure and sometimes, sadness and despair. While the former two are what most theater/filmgoers prefer, there is something incredibly powerful about the latter two, films which force you to either live vicariously...

Jerry Smith Intro

1/10/17

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Jerry Smith

It’s most definitely a pleasure to e-meet you all. Obviously since you don’t know me from a hole in the ground, it’d most likely be great to introduce myself and give you not only somewhat of a background of where I’ve been, where I’ll be (here) and we’re I’ll be going. If sarcasm isn’t your thing, I apologize in advance but hey, we’re all demons, right? Let’s get weird.​

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