Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Little White Lies #56 (Nov/Dec 2014) was presented as though it had been written and published exactly two decades earlier. Here (in slightly lengthened form) is my contribution to that issue. Before the new, the old. It’s not always appropriate to include a history lesson in a contemporary review, but Wes Craven’s New Nightmare comes…

Carver (2008)

Review first published by EyeforFilm As Franklin Guerrero Jr’s low-budget, straight-to-video Carver opens, we watch a terrified woman, tied up in a shed, begging a large, goggled man not to kill her as he holds her from behind and casually saws her head off, all to the accompaniment of an absurdly out-of-place hillbilly banjo traditional…

Sadik 2 (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Sadik 2 is a film of two halves (and four discrete headed chapters). In its first half, six young men and women, all with troubled pasts (they know each other from earlier years spent together in a community home) gather in a rented wilderness cabin to usher in the New…