Axel Howerton

An Interview with Álvaro Rodríguez

Álvaro Rodríguez is a screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with his cousin, Robert Rodriguez. Most notably, Álvaro is the writer of From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999); co-writer of Shorts (2009) and Machete (2010); and a writer on the first two seasons of the television series From Dusk Till Dawn (2014-15). His forthcoming projects Last Rampage (2017) and You, Mine are...[Read More]

An Interview With Director and Screenwriter Robin Swicord

Robin Swicord is a screenwriter, best known for literary adaptations, including Little Women (1994); Matilda (1996); Practical Magic (1998); Memoirs of a Geisha (2005); and an Academy Award winning take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).  She is also the writer-director of The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) and the newly released Wakefield (2016) starrin...[Read More]

Once Upon A Horror – Kickstart your horror fix!

Two of my very favorite people from back in my horrorizing days – the Den of Iniquity days, the “movie-disc-movie” days – are launching a phenomenal-looking new project with the best Kickstarter campaign you’ve ever seen. Why is this Kickstarter campaign so special, you may ask?



The Avengers – Theatrical Review

General fan furor, and the early word on the street, had it that Joss Whedon was set to bat it out of the park with The Avengers. A risky proposition from word “go”, The Avengers sought to do what no film or TV show has yet managed – teaming not two, but multiple iconic characters in one appealing, understandable (and reasonably lengthed) epic film. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a mess. Wa...[Read More]



John Carter – Theatrical Review

John Carter is a big, exciting, well-crafted behemoth of summer blockbuster movie-making. Andrew Stanton, director of Finding Nemo and Wall-E (two of the best, and most heartfelt, animated films ever made), brings Edgar Rice Burroughs prototypical Space Adventurer to life as a steely-eyed, no-nonsense Civil War vet turned reluctant saviour. The script, written by Stanton, Pixar scribe Mark Andrews...[Read More]



Sexually Frank – Theatrical Review

Last we saw our ol’ pal Frankie Frain, he was a teenage wunderkind with a sprightly comedy made by teens, for teens and soaked with juvenile humour and the most PG of Tromatic excesses. He had also made a flat-out gross-out comedy with A-Bo The Humonkey. Now, a little bit older, possibly a little bit wiser, and definitely a tad more refined, we find Mr. Frain moving into the realm of the rel...[Read More]


Studio: Image Entertainment / ArieScope PicturesStarring: Richard Riehle, Joel David Moore, Lin Shaye, Ray WiseDirected by: Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin, Tim SullivanRated: NRRunning time:  120 minsRelease Date:  November 29, 2011     Movie Review A mixed bag of horror-comedy, un-pc excess and loving homage to the z-grade Drive-In flicks of what seems so-long-ago, CHILLER...[Read More]

Frankenhooker rises from the grave!

Yesssirrreeeeee Bob! Did I ever get a happy surprise and a blast from the past in the mailbox today. A beautiful new Blu-ray copy of my all-time favorite 90′s video naughty, Frankenhooker! Courtesy of the fine folks at Synapse Films. Coming to Blu next month, this Frank Henenlotter classic of the VHS era is one of my most beloved teen memories. Round about 1991, when I was at the height of my love...[Read More]

Snuff Box [DVD-Review]

  Studio: Severin FilmsStarring: Matt Berry, Rich FulcherDirected by: Michael Cumming Rated: UnratedRunning time: 180 Min (episodes)Release Date: October 11, 2011 Movie Review Matt Berry (the little man with the big voice from UK cult hits The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace – which is the single greatest show ever to air on television) and Rich Fulcher (Comedian’s C...[Read More]



Real Steel – Theatrical Review

Real Steel is the kind of 80’s PG-13 action-adventure/comedy-relationship flick you’ve been waiting for since, well, the 80’s. Loosely based on the Richard Matheson story “Steel” (and by loosely based on, I mean took the central idea of boxing robots from…), Real Steel follows down-on-his-luck ex-boxer Charlie Kenton (Jackman), set into a near-future funk where his boxing career was taken aw...[Read More]

First Rule of Book Club? Captain Nemo could kick your ASS!

Word around the campfire is that there’s competing films being prepped based on the character of Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (as well as The Mysterious Island), including one to quite possibly be helmed by McG. This week’s book report comes courtesy of the good folks at Titan Books who have just rereleased Kevin J. Anderson’s Captain Nemo: The Fantasti...[Read More]

Synapse Films raises FRANKENHOOKER from the dead November 8!

One of my favorite 80’s video classics is returning to home video on November 8, care of the good folks at Synapse Films – Frank Henenlotter’s amazing and hilarious FRANKENHOOKER! SYNAPSE FILMS PRESENTS Frank Henenlotter’s cult classic puts the blue flesh in Blu-ray with this feast of fiendish 42nd Street fleshpots! “If you only see one movie this year, it should...[Read More]

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