Tag Archives: indie

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

21 Nov

You know what? The most disturbing thing in this image is poor Otto's criminally bad wig. At least, I hope it's a wig.

I cannot, in good conscience, say that “Flesh for Frankenstein” is a good film. It is, in fact, a bad film. But it’s a really good bad film. Following me? Some moviegoers love a good bad movie every now and again while others just can’t stand them, period. I’m of the former camp, and this odd re-imagining of the classic Frankenstein tale is ripe with welcome weirdness for those inclined to enjoy this type of film. Continue reading

The Signal (2007)

26 Oct

Is this the face of a vicious killer? If he wasn't gagged and duct-taped into a chair, I mean.

Another day, another twist on the “Rage Virus” theme which seems a popular choice for filmmakers who don’t want to go full zombie. In “The Signal,” three separate segments of the story are directed by three different directors and in three different styles. Things get a little messy. Continue reading

Teeth (2007)

5 Oct

And she seems like such a nice girl...

Everything I was hoping to get out of “Bad Biology” I got out of “Teeth” — and then some. This little flick gnawed its way into my heart, and yes I’m going to keep punning … Continue reading

The House of the Devil (2009)

1 Oct

Shouldn't she be ... oh, I don't know ... less pretty at this point, or something?

The House of the Devil” was an inspired choice for starting off my 31 Nights of Horror experiment. There aren’t too many flicks like this one out there these days — not new flicks anyway — and this movie, while imperfect, hits just the right nostalgic notes for longtime horror fans. Continue reading

TiMER (2009)

8 Sep

So if he doesn't make my TiMER go off, but he's really cute, is it wrong to make out with him?

From the concept of a single soulmate for every person to questioning the purpose of relationships that don’t last, “TiMER” is a little movie that takes on big questions and almost succeeds in answering them. Continue reading

Brick (2005)

26 Aug

And yet, somehow, he's completely believable as a badass.

All I knew about “Brick” before watching it was that Joseph Gordon-Levitt played the main character. This film won a little game I like to call Netflix Roulette: I scroll through my queue, decide upon an arbitrary variable (rating, runtime, etc.) and watch the first movie available as an instant view that fits the criteria. Had I known ahead of time I’d be watching a neo-noir set in high school, I might have hesitated. As it is, I’m glad I didn’t. Continue reading