Review: Splice

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Splice (2010). Director: Vincenzo Natali. Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac.

Frankenstein is one of my favourite books. The combination of ethical dilemmas and parenting errors still resonates so many years after its publication. It is no wonder that the book’s initial premise has echoed again and again in movies. Its latest incarnation is called Splice and though the final result is far from topping Mary Shelly’s original vision, it is a half-decent monster movie with …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Alien

by Filamena Young

Alien (1979) Director: Ridley Scott. Screenplay: Dan O’Bannon Cast: Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver. Veronica Cartwright.

When I started putting this column together in my head, I thought a lot about how to review movies you may have already seen. I figured what might be fun is to try to place these movies in a sliding continuum from Lovecraftian to Very Very Not Lovecraftian, with plenty of room for debate along the way.

This left me with something …

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Monster Byte: Review: Tentacles from the Sea 3D

By Paula R. Stiles

Tentacles from the Sea 3D. John Mbuntu, director. Hadalpelagic Productions, 2010. 96 minutes. Starring: Peter McCallister, Greer LaPaglia, Sam Keiaho.

A drifter named Dave runs out of money and steps off a bus in the historic seaside town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts as a result. His fortunes take an apparent turn for the better when he walks into a local tourist trap, just as one of the employees quits in a rage, and is hired on the …

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Review: Jennifer’s Body

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into a screening of Jennifer’s Body. The trying-too-hard-to-be-cool artificial dialogue of Juno grew grating by the second half of the movie and I did not know if I could stomach something similar again. Fortunately, the obnoxious dialogue works well within the format of an 80s B-horror movie and that’s exactly what this movie feels like: a B-movie. And that is the problem, and the glory, with Jennifer’s Body.…

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