Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) – Wes Craven

Two years before he would perfect the meta meditation on horror films with Scream, director Wes Craven gave it a test-drive with the final film in the Nighmare on Elm Street series, revisiting an idea he’d wanted to incorporate into one of the earlier sequels of the franchise. The tenth anniversary of the original Nightmare…

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) – Rachel Talalay

Despite the poster’s tagline about saving the best for last, the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series is nothing short of a franchise killer. So horrendously bad there doesn’t seem to be any redeeming qualities to the film although there’s an actual interesting seed of an idea regarding Freddy’s offspring. Filled with…

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) – Ronny Yu

After the mess that was Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason, the film that horror fans had been waiting for, ends up being pretty damned entertaining, despite some inconsistencies in tone, effects, and in-universe continuity. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has been forgotten, so he seeks a way to bring fear back to the young people of…

Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Waking Moments, and Message in a Bottle

Captain’s log: stardate 51471.3 Andre Bormanis (who serves as the science consultant for both Voyager and Deep Space Nine) pens this episode that first aired on 14 January, 1998. The crew of the Voyager all seem to be suffering from night terrors, and all of them feature the exact same alien (Mark Colson) . Of…

Watch “The Mind Reels with John Saxon” on YouTube

  Fan Expo continued gloriously yesterday, and it got under way with a photo call for some of the guests. A photo call that Sue and I were lucky enough to be invited to. And we were delighted to be able to chat with some amazing folks, including the legendary John Saxon. Click the link…

Fan Expo 2014

  It’s that time of year! Geekery abounds, the stars show up, costumes come out and there is a lot of fun to be had. Sprawling across both buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Fan Expo has grown and this is a big year, as many previous and beloved guests are coming back for…

Nashville (1975) – Robert Altman

  Altman films always seem to be an experience to get through, so I was curious how I would do when I sat down to view this one as a follow-up title to Rules of the Game, from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Altman has a knack for overlapping dialogue, weaving…

Trailer Tracks: Nightmare On Elm Street – Wes Craven

  As a teenager, my brother, our friend and I, suddenly got into horror movies, and we began renting them on VHS and watching them together pretty much every week.  Some were gross, many were cheesy, several were scary as hell, and all of them were good fun.  While it was the 3rd film in…

The Driver (1978) – Walter Hill

Long before Jason Statham was doing much the same thing in The Transporter, Walter Hill wrote and directed this action flick that is the next entry on the 101 Action Movies list. Ryan O’Neal plays The Driver and seems to be trying to do his best Steve McQueen, which isn’t surprising because apparently the film…