Revenge of the Zombies (1943) – Steve Sekely

Not all zombie movies are going to be winners, and I realize that as I continue to explore the dark recesses of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, and its chapter on zombies. This feature from 1943 is too short (and still feels too long) and doesn’t have a lot going for it, despite…

Quantum Leap (1992) – Deliver Us From Evil and Trilogy: Part 1

What starts out as a happy leap for Sam (Scott Bakula) turns into a fight against the forces of darkness when he discovers that he isn’t the only time traveller changing history. Deliver Us From Evil was penned by Robin Bernheim, Tommy Thompson and Deborah Pratt, with an airdate of 10 November, 1992. Sam leaps…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Jimmy and So Help Me God

  Sometimes it’s the simplest stories that work the best, and are the most poignant, the first episode up this week, Jimmy, is just that.Penned by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstorff, the episode aired 22 November, 1989, it sees Sam (Scott Bakula) leaping into an intellectually challenged man, Jimmy, on 14 October, 1964. He…

True Detective – Season 1

Released today on Blu-Ray and DVD from HBO is the first season of the stellar police thriller, True Detective. Created and completely written by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey with the entire 8 episode series directed by Cary Fukunaga this show is intelligent, dark, captivating and gritty. Set in Louisiana, the series…

The Demented (2013) – Christopher Roosevelt

Anchor Bay Canada has been looking after me very well, and this week sent me a copy of this new horror flick to take a look at. It’s another take on the zombie movie, which, while not bringing anything really new to the table (except for one item I’ll talk about), will probably distract the…

The Beyond (1981)

The 101 Horror Movies has checked me into another spooky hotel. If the Overlook from The Shining was a study in creepiness and getting your under skin, the Louisiana hotel featured in this film is a blunt instrument more fixated on gore and gruesome. Lucio Fulci’s film has none of the subtlety of Kubrick’s masterpiece and instead…