Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory
One upcoming foreign flick we've been keeping a close eye on is Swedish horror film Marianne, and thanks to Fantasia 2011, Trembles had a chance to check it out and review it, as only he can, for us. So ... what's the verdict?
In the description of The Whisperer in Darkness on the Fantasia Film Festival website, the claim is made that the film "very well may be the single most successful H.P. Lovecraft adaptation ever to lick fear across a screen." High praise indeed! Read on to see if Trembles agrees with it.
The 2011 Fantasia Film Festival is in full swing up in Montreal, Canada, and of course Trembles is on the scene. One of the fest's devilish delights, Trent Haaga's feature-length directorial debut Chop, is the subject of this week's Motion Picture Purgatory. Read on for the full review!
Trembles is heading back to the vault of great 1970's horror this week with Ted Post's The Baby from 1973. It stars Anjanette Comer as a social worker who takes up the case of the twisted and mysterious Wadsworth family, whose matriarch is played by Ruth Roman.
Are you a fan of the Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory feature on the site? Curious about what makes a guy like him tick? Well, if you'll be in or near New York City this coming Saturday, July 9th, then you won't want to miss the Cartoon Slideshow and Animated Movies Screening taking place at the Word Up Bookstore.
Still haven't gotten your fill of Super 8 (review here)? Then you'll be happy to hear that we now have Trembles' take on the film ... and per usual it's a bit different from everybody else's!
As they say, all good things come to those who wait, and if you've been waiting for Trembles' take on Quentin Dupieux's bizarre little film Rubber, then you're in luck as it's the topic of this week's Motion Picture Purgatory.
1976 was a great year for horror fans. The Omen, Carrie, Assault on Precinct 13, Island of the Damned, Burnt Offerings. The list goes on and on. It also included the subject of Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory this week: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane starring Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen. Remember it? Synopsis:
When Trembles sent over this week's MPP entry, War Eagles, we were a bit stymied as to what it was all about, but a little research revealed it to be one of the most famous unproduced motion pictures of all time. In fact, there's a recent book by David Conover and Philip J. Riley that looks to be required reading for anyone interested in learning more about the film's history.
We're a little late with this installment of Motion Picture Purgatory, but as the saying goes, all good things come to those who wait. On tap for this go-round of Trembles' special take on horror films is James Wan's Insidious starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey. Synopsis
While it skews a bit more toward mystery/thriller than pure horror, this week's installment of Motion Picture Purgatory, Fragment of Fear, deals with themes of paranoia and alternate reality so well, we figured why not share it with our readers, especially those who may never have heard of this sweet slice of 1970s cinema before.
Over fifty years have passed since the release of Bert I. Gordon's Tormented, the film that's the subject of this week's Motion Picture Purgatory. Does it still hold up? Only Trembles knows! Synopsis:
Much like the rest of us, Trembles is suffering from disaster overload thanks to events in Japan, Libya, and even his homeland of Canada, where the Conservative government was toppled last week, triggering the 4th election in just 7 years. But he's soldiering through and sent over an MPP for Jonathan Liebesman's Battle: Los Angeles that is, shall we say, a bit 'different' from the norm.
Oh, Birdemic: Shock and Terror! How we hate to love you. Or is that love to hate you? Hopefully by now most of you have acquired this "gem" on DVD or Blu-ray and made up your own minds. Today it's time for Trembles to weigh in with his $.02 in Motion Picture Purgatory. Synopsis
We didn't give D.J. Caruso's I Am Number Four much coverage on the site since it seemed a lot more sci-fi (and teen romance) than horror, but after seeing the film, we have to admit the aliens chasing Alex Pettyfer's character were pretty monstrous. So when Trembles sent over an "MPP" review for the film, we figured why not share it with you guys and let you judge for yourselves.