“What a terrible idea.” That’s all I could think when I first heard they were remaking The Evil Dead. Once the credits started rolling however, a completely different phrase was in my mind: blood poetry.


David Fincher is the right director to make a movie where two people rifle through endless amounts of paperwork and old photos suspenseful.


Great care has been taken to not fill ‘The Thing’ remake/prequel thingie full of lame, jittery camera angles and a faster-than-necessary pace, which is nice. But is it too generic?


This DVD review was originally aired on KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray now is “Let Me In,” a movie that a lot of people wrote off before it was even released. Hopefully now this underrated gem will have an opportunity to find the audience that it really deserves. Since it was based on a […]


The second installment in our month of bad horror remakes is the 2005 Paris Hilton/Elisha Cuthbert vehicle “House of Wax.” Like last week’s disaster “The Wicker Man,” “House of Wax” commits the cardinal sin of a bad horror movies: It takes itself painfully, painfully seriously. Music video director Jaume, who’s other major movie was 2009’s […]


Warren Cantrell (who spun off his love of writing Top 10s into his own website, 10rant) returns to Scene-Stealers! If you have an idea for a Top 10, email me at Here’s Warren: With the new versions of “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Robin Hood” upon us, I thought it was time to tackle […]


Michael Bay is the producer that brought us remakes of “Friday the 13th” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (spun off into “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”). He’s a smart businessman because horror is a profitable genre, made especially more profitable when a recognizable icon like Jason or Leatherface is attached to it. So it’s only […]


Is “Repo Men” a rip off “Repo! The Genetic Opera” or the other way around? Which came first? How similar are they? “Repo Men“–starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker–is hitting theaters on Friday. The premise: In the future, there’s a biotech company that hires repo men to hunt down and repossess people’s organs provided to […]


I’m sure you get as tired of hearing it as I get of writing it: Here is yet another horror remake. At least this new version of “The Crazies” has one thing that the 1973 George Romero original was lacking—a real sense of community among the soon-to-be-afflicted. It may be achieved through mere glimpses and […]