Underrated: Alice, Sweet Alice

un·der·rate /ˌəndə(r)ˈrāt/ verb past tense: underrated; past participle: underrated underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something). "a very underrated film" What qualifies as an underrated film? a) It the lack of knowledge the general public knows? b) Is it genre based? c) Was a financial failure or success? Why do some feels … Continue reading Underrated: Alice, Sweet Alice

Carrie; take Carrie to the prom, I dare you!

Title: Carrie Year: 1976 Dir.: Brian de Palma Producer(s): Paul Manosh Writer(s): Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), “Carrie” novel by Stephen King Company: United Artists Starring: Sissy Spacek, William Katt, John Travolta, Piper Laurie How could I have forgotten Carrie? It’s one of the few Stephen King films that I’ve seen and read with its novelization. … Continue reading Carrie; take Carrie to the prom, I dare you!

Hellraiser; demon to some, angels to others.

Title: Hellraiser Year: 1987 Dir.: Clive Barker Producer(s): Christopher Figg Writer(s): Clive Barker (screenplay), The Hellbound Heart (novel) by Barker Company: Film Futures, Entertainment Film Distributors Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley A “bankruptcy of imagination” is how film critic Roger Ebert described this film. And yes, Ebert definitely had a love/hate … Continue reading Hellraiser; demon to some, angels to others.

Drag Me to Hell; even nice people can go to hell.

Title: Drag Me to Hell Year: 2009 Dir.: Sam Raimi Producer(s): Robert Tapert, Grant Curtis Writer(s): Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Company: Universal Pictures Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer and Adriana Barraza. Sam Raimi makes another appearance on the blog. But now, we’re not talking about Ash Williams, the Deadites, … Continue reading Drag Me to Hell; even nice people can go to hell.

Alice, Sweet Alice; Prey for Her.

Title: Alice, Sweet Alice Year: 1976 Dir.: Alfred Sole Producer(s): Edward Salier Writer(s): Alfred Sole, Rosemary Ritvo Company: Allied Artists Starring: Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Lillian Roth, Brooke Shields (first film), Niles McNaster and Jane Lowry. A movie about family. A movie about sibling rivalry. A movie about religion. A movie that’s a whodunit with … Continue reading Alice, Sweet Alice; Prey for Her.