The Battery (2012) Review

“You need to wake up and realize that this is how it is out here now. Nobody is gonna flip the switch back on.” Yeah, yeah: zombie movies are over, zombies are the new vampires (thankfully still sparkle-free), zombies are as over and as overexposed as U2 and you wish they’d just die already. Tough…

Doctor Sleep (2013) Review

The Shining is unequivocally one of the most iconic works of supernatural fiction ever written. In 1977, Stephen King unloaded his subconcious in a shotgun blast that embedded the novel in popular culture – The Overlook Hotel, shining as a euphemism for ESP, elevators that gush rivers of blood, redrum, Delbert Grady’s desire to correct,…

Mutantis (2014) Review

“You can’t be groovy if you’re retarded.” While this is the first Dire Wit film I’ve seen, I don’t believe it would be inaccurate to suggest that sensitivity, political correctness, and just plain old good taste have much of a place in their aesthetic spectrum. So: despite a risk of castigation for insensitivity and a…

5 Favorite Horror Videogame Box Covers

1. Alone in the Dark (PC) A classic game that defined the tenets of survival horror for years – static camera angles, limited resources, poor fighting abilities, puzzles, and a tank-like control system – has a suitably classy cover that oozes Lovecraft. 2. The Evil Dead (Commodore 64) Sam Raimi’s classic spawned a 1984 Commodore 64 action…