Scifridays: Pontypool (2008)

Baddie – Talking.  Lesson – Seriously, shut up.  After weeks of a time-related hiatus, Scifridays is back! Okay, technically I came back last week with my brand new column Thrillhers, where I’ll be taking a look at female-directed/written horror movies, something I’ve been wanting to explore further for a while now. But not this week, no,…

Second Breakfast: An Ode to the B-Listers

The heart wants what the heart wants, and in the never-ending quest for spiritual solace and a mental state of calm, none of us should hesitate to accept whatever presents itself as the truest remedy. What do I mean? Comfort food, dear reader. Comfort food. I have had a stressful few months, and while the…

SciFridays gets deep with “Killer Mermaid” (2014)

Baddie – Underutilized myths. Lesson – Sometimes the mermaid isn’t the problem. Sometimes it’s the guy behind you holding a grappling hook. Despite the opening music sounding like someone applied the charming sounds of glass bowls over the original Jaws soundtrack, I am optimistic about Killer Mermaid (also called Nymph and originally Mamula). This is my first Serbian horror movie,…

SciFridays: “The Lazarus Effect” (2015)

Baddie – Convoluted horror plots. Lesson – Pick one thing. ONE. The Lazarus Effect had a lot of promise. A contemporary Frankenstein, or all the Lovecraftian implications of Re-animator. It has a stellar cast with American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters, Community‘s Donald Glover, the ethereal Olivia Wilde, and The Mindy Project‘s Mark Duplass. The methodology was solid.…

SciFridays gets dirty with “100 Bloody Acres” (2012)

Baddie – Blind ambition Lesson – Hitchhiking is dangerous, and business is cruel. Australiaaaaa. I love you. I love you and your fantastic horror scene. I get so weirdly excited when the opening credits start and an Australian production company scrolls across. I had no idea that 100 Bloody Acres was Australian by the description, so instead…