As VRV Blog appears to be somewhat of a defunct site at this point, I’m going to be migrating the pieces I wrote there over here in full for preservation purposes. Self-aware slasher movies are nothing new—Wes Craven defined the modern sensibility of the subgenre with New Nightmare and later […]
It is only this go-round that I realized why this movie holds up better than most post-Scream meta slashers.
Hand in hand with the human fascination with death comes the desire to defang it – to make it bearable and understandable. And yet, horror comedies are perilously difficult to pull off with much success, often veering toward one or the other or coming off with a unpleasantly […]
Or as I like to call it, “the better (far better, so much superior) Cabin in the Woods.” Yeah, that’s right. And I’m not taking it back, either Made on a shoestring budget, released in 2006 to the festival circuit and then quietly shuffled into a small DVD release, […]