Film Review: House Hunting (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Two families go to an open house and can’t leave. REVIEW: Orchestrating an effective haunted house movie is a tricky egg to crack.  Singular focus on atmosphere could lead to a rather tedious experience, as displayed by the classics “The Amityville Horror” and “The Haunting of Hill House.”  On the flip side, concentration aimed in the singular direction of special effects and fun house thrills seldom leads to satisfying viewing either.  I submit the wretched remakes of the two … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zone Troopers (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: In Italy during WW II, a patrol of American soldiers discover a space ship that has crash-landed in the woods, and they come across its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also finds out about the alien craft, and sends a patrol to capture it and the Americans. REVIEW: Zone Troopers is about as sterilized and campy as films from the era it is set in. Because the movie is meant as a hokey … Continue reading

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