The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) – Nathan Juran

Have I told you how much I hate when people shoot day for night? Ugh. And it is so prevalent in the next film recommended from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I continue exploring the werewolf chapter. Honestly, this one is pretty horrible. It’s budget is so strained that it feels more…

Quantum Leap (1990) – All-Americans and Her Charm

  Sam (Scott Bakula) is going for the touchdown in the first episode up for review this week. All-Americans was penned by Paul Brown and Bellisario, and directed by John Cullum. It aired 17 January, 1990. It’s 6 November, 1962, and Sam has leaped into high schooler Eddie Vega. Along with his best friend Chuey…

Monster on the Campus (1958) – Jack Arnold

  Jack Arnold makes one more appearance in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and this time, it takes us to school, with Monster on the Campus (I personally feel they could have dropped the ‘the’, but oh well). This one is, sadly, nowhere near as fun as Creature from the Black Lagoon, or The Incredible Shrinking…

Airwolf (1985) – Natural Born and Out of the Sky

  String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) put Airwolf through her paces this week’s dual installment. First up is Natural Born, airing 23 February, 1985, this one was written by Westbrook Claridge and Alfonse Ruggiero. Young Kevin (Lance Sloane) is a natural born helicopter pilot, he and his uncle (Noble…

Honeymoon (2014) – Leigh Janiak

  Also available on Blu-Ray and DVD today from Magnolia Pictures is this creepy thriller starring Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie and Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway. Bea (Leslie) and Paul (Treadaway) are newlyweds, who have decided to have a quiet honeymoon at her family’s cabin in the Canadian wilderness. After the first night there, which…

Evil Dead (2013) – Fede Alvarez

  I decided to watch a couple of remakes this week, to see how they look, and how they stand up to the originals. We need to establish I’m a huge fan of the originals, I recognize they are full of faults, but there is also an undeniable charm to them, as Raimi and his…

Toronto After Dark: Silent Retreat (2013) – Tricia Lee

  The Sunday afternoon feature at Toronto After Dark was a bit of a mixed bag, with a monster\cabin in the woods tale, that the moreĀ I thought about it had more political overtones than one would guess at first blush. Janey (Chelsea Jenish), a ‘troubled youth is sent to a retreat that is meant to…