Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) – Don Coscarelli

The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), Micheal (A. Micheal Baldwin), Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) are back again as Don Coscarelli delivers us a fourth Phantasm outing in a universe that I like visiting and revisiting. Eschewing a lot of the humour that showed up in the previous film, the fourth film is probably…

Summer of Night (1991) – Dan Simmons

This week, I dig into another Dan Simmons horror novel, and decided on Summer of Night. While not necessarily derivative of Stephen King’s It, there are striking similarities, although both prove to be very entertaining. Set in 1960, Simmons novel doesn’t quite mine the nostalgia factor as King did (It made me long for a…

Despicable Me 2 (2013) – Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud

  Gru (Steve Carell) and his adopted daughters the adorable Agnes (Elsie Fisher), ninja-in-training Edith (Dana Gaier) and just discovered boys Margo (Miranda Cosgrove) are back in the follow-up to the 2010 family friendly hit. This time around, Gru, now living the straight and narrow, and being the best dad he can be, even if…