Film Review: 2 Little Monsters (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on true events, Carl Withers and James Landers return to society at age eighteen, after having been incarcerated since they were ten for the murder of a small child. REVIEW: David Schmoeller, noteworthy director of PUPPET MASTER, TOURIST TRAP, and CRAWLSPACE, returns to tread the same water as HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, and FUNNY GAMES. Like those films, 2 LITTLE MONSTERS, based on true events, is a harrowing, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tourist Trap (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins. REVIEW: “Tourist Trap” was one of the sole reasons I took a renewed interest in the films of the 70’s. 1979 to be more specific. “Tourist Trap” is best described as fragmented and bizarre (however after a few viewings, I began to formulate its logic). … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crawlspace (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A creepy old German guy named Karl becomes the landlord of an apartment complex and only allows young, sexy women to live there. When he isn’t busy playing Russian Roulette or sticking his hand over the burner of his stove he spends his time spying on all of his tenants through the crawlspace (as well as releasing his pet rats into their homes)before he eventually kills them. Under pressure due to the fear of … Continue reading

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