EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CHILD EATER CREATOR ERLINGUR ÓTTAR THORODDSEN TALKS HIS NEW FEATURE “RIFT” (RÖKKUR)

Written for Rue Morgue. It took CHILD EATER writer and director Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen less than a year to switch gears completely. The Icelandic director’s second feature film, RIFT (RÖKKUR) is a road trip away from the visceral terror of his first, being called everything from “minimalist horror” to a “gay thriller.” It’s a dense and tension-riddled… Read More EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CHILD EATER CREATOR ERLINGUR ÓTTAR THORODDSEN TALKS HIS NEW FEATURE “RIFT” (RÖKKUR)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: VERSUS/MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN DIRECTOR RYUHEI KITAMURA TALKS “DOWNRANGE”

Written for Rue Morgue. Six college kids, one road trip, one blown out tire. You don’t even have to do the math to know that some poor final girl is going to be flicking bits of arrogant jock and obnoxious blonde off her shoes by the end of the first act. Not so fast, though.… Read More EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: VERSUS/MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN DIRECTOR RYUHEI KITAMURA TALKS “DOWNRANGE”

SINISTER SEVEN: INTERVIEW WITH THEATRE BIZARRE’S JOHN DUNIVANT

Written for Rue Morgue. What’s the best costume party you’ve ever been to? Depending on the eccentricity of your friends and colleagues (and whether or not the embarrassing “Sexy Nurse” showed up) it’s likely somewhere between a light romp and a complete dud. Whatever the case, it can’t prepare you for Theatre Bizarre. Music, burlesque,… Read More SINISTER SEVEN: INTERVIEW WITH THEATRE BIZARRE’S JOHN DUNIVANT

Book Review: Revisiting Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000, Pantheon Books)

Written for the Et Cetera. “This is not for you,” read the only words on the first page of Mark Z. Danielewski’s seminal debut House of Leaves. It’s not the only time we encounter a single sentence, a single word – or in many cases, no words at all – throughout the 700 pages of the… Read More Book Review: Revisiting Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000, Pantheon Books)

“Blood in the Snow”: Interview with Kelly Michael Stewart

Written for Rue Morgue. If you’re A: Canadian, and B: the “leaving-the-house” type, you might’ve seen Kelly Michael Stewart skulking around Blood in the Snow Festival some point in its 5-year run. Stewart is the director and founder of the fest, which aims to shine a light on the best of Canadian genre films and the culture that… Read More “Blood in the Snow”: Interview with Kelly Michael Stewart

Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Written for the Et Cetera. Film: Kingsman: The Secret Service Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine Director: Matthew Vaughn Genre: Action/comedy Release date: February 13, 2015. Rating: 14A. Run time: 2hr. 9min. Synopsis: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just… Read More Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service