Pinhead, as played by Stephan Smith Collins in Hellraiser: Revelations.

Hellraiser: Revelations deserves another look

(This article was originally published in two parts on Sept. 7, 2011 on the content site Examiner.com. I’m still not really sure why people seemed to hate this film so much. Out of all my articles, this one even drew out a detractor, who went so far as to call out my bad taste in…

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Nicholas D'Agosto in 'Final Destination 5'. Image courtesy New Line Cinema.

Final Destination 5 meets expectations

Final Destination 5: Is this the end? With the release of Final Destination 5 it’s a good time to look back at the series as a whole. 2000’s Final Destination was a breath of fresh air. The film was clearly marketable to the teen market, along with other horror flicks of the time, including Scream and I Know What You Did Last…

Production still from 'Survival of the Dead' by George Romero.

George Romero’s ‘Survival of the Dead’ – dead on arrival

[The following review was written in May of 2010 for my previous blog ‘Hand Grenades and Olympic Flames’.] The Night of the Living Dead films are unique in that they are explicitly political. George A. Romero injects his heavy-handed political commentary at every turn. You can enjoy a Dead film without accepting the social or political message, but you…

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Review)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was one of my earliest film reviews, originally published in April 2004 for the defunct University of Washington publication ‘Right Turn’. This was probably the first time that I had a hard deadline for a print publication, at least where my contribution could not be easily replaced. At the…