The Funhouse (1981)
Film / Horror

The Funhouse (1981)

For the rest of his career, director Tobe Hooper struggled to recapture the magic of his 1973 breakthrough film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In its immediate aftermath he tried, with only limited success, to recreate the raw Southern Gothic feel with the disappointing Eaten Alive/Death Trap (1976) before landing a small screen gig, turning … Continue reading

Nurse (2013)
Film / Horror

Nurse (2013)

Doug Aarniokoski’s Nurse – inexplicably shot in 3D – is a deliberately trashy slasher, a film that aims for the Grindhouse aesthetic that was briefly in vogue around 2007-2008 and for the most part he hits the mark. Only one title – Animals (2009) – in his previous body of work, which also included Highlander: … Continue reading