The Once and Future Smash

The Once and Future Smash + End Zone 2 (2022)

The Once and Future Smash + End Zone 2  had their world première at FrightFest 2022 This is a diptych of films: first the sequel End Zone 2 (1970), a proto-slasher which, though now mostly obscured by time and with its final half hour unwatched, forgotten and apparently forever lost, has obviously and directly inspired…

Fingers

Fingers (2019)

There is a scene, some way into Fingers, where Fox (Michael St. Michaels) divides humanity into three essential categories – the stupid, the funny and the crazy – with only the last category having any chance of survival. This might as well be the manifesto of the latest film from writer/director Juan Ortiz (Jennifer Help…

Greasy

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

First published in Sight & Sound, October 2016 Review: “You’re such a gross-out, dad. I think I might barf,” says manchild Big Brayden (Sky Elobar) in the opening sequence of The Greasy Strangler. Sporting nothing more than thick-rimmed glasses, a desperate combover and underpants, Brayden has just heard his similarly near-naked father, the sly, silver-haired Big…