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Film Review: Heathers (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: At Westburg High, you’re either a Heather or a nobody. And while Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) may not be named Heather, she’s a Heather in spirit, waging battles in the full-scale popularity war. But just when it all gets to be too much, she meets mysterious newcomer Jason (Christian Slater), who offers her the perfect — albeit deadly — …

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Film Review: The Room (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. REVIEW: Called one of the “worst movies ever made”, the movie “the Room” resides in the arena of …

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Film Review: Caterpillar (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier… but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All hopes, from the village men and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the Lieutenant’s wife: she must honor the Emperor and the country in setting an …

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: “Standard ‘good guys versus bad guys’ drag-racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: He might deny it on the audio commentary, but this seventies exploitation movie rates as one hell of an anomaly in the career of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg. Made after he’d delivered …

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Film Review: Harlequin (aka Dark Forces) (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to “visit” him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator …

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Film Review: The Boost (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed “boost”. What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries …

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Film Review: Dogtooth (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. REVIEW: Dogtooth (aka Kynodontas) is not the typical “extreme” film that gets reviewed over here at Horrornews.net. There are no serial killers on the loose, no torture sequences that look so real you have to watch a …

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