Posted On 13 Apr 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), By Genre, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: Mobsters Rating: The geeks are already out in force praising the cleverness of the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard creation Cabin in the Woods. This isn’t surprising given Whedon’s pedigree; since the Buffy/Angel days he merely has to sign his name to something and a certain fan-base will immediately pull ... Read More
Posted On 03 Feb 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, By Genre, By Star Rating, Horror, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Sometimes what seems dead has a way of being revived again over time. This could be the theme of James Watkins’ The Woman In Black, which does a hat trick of refurbishing the reputation of Hammer studios, providing a new take on a story told thrice before, and ... Read More
Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), Action, Action-Adventure, Foreign, Horror, Monster Madness, Reviews.
Chaw (NR) Running Time: 121 min. Directed by: Jeong-Won Shin Starring: Tae-Woong Eom, Yoon Jae-Moon, Yu-mi Jeong, Earl Wayne Ording Cinematography: Barry Stone Mobster's Rating: Before launching into Jeong-Won Shin’s B-movie bonanza Chaw, I believe a word of caution is in order. For those expecting a schlocky horror film like Razorback or possibly ... Read More
Posted On 13 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Drama, Horror, Suspense/Thriller.
For all prospective parents and parents still raising children in their formative years, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin might be the single most unsettling film you see this year. As a soon-to-be father, I do hope that when my son arrives he’s not anything like this film’s Kevin, ... Read More
Aswang is a horrifying tale of intrigue, filled with malevolent creatures mired in mystery and shadow. A tale as old as time, with wisps of nostalgic horror of the unknown throughout. Nah, I'm just screwing with you, it's nothing like the above description. However, it isn't as bad as I ... Read More
Posted On 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2012, Action, By The Year, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, SyFy Originals.
Written by: Nathan Bartlebaugh Camel Spiders (Not rated) 2012 Running time:80 min Directed by: Jim Wynorski Written by: Jim Wynorski, J. Brad Wilke Starring: Brian Krause, C. Thomas Howell, GiGi Erneta, Diana Terranova, Michael Swan When one sits down to review a movie like Roger Corman’s Camel Spiders it’s helpful to be honest about your expectations. I have ... Read More
Mobsters Rating: See that date on the calendar? It’s January again, and apparently that means it’s time for another low-rent horror film featuring everyone’s favorite supernatural diva, Satan. Of all the various prophecies and alleged ancient texts related to the Antichrist and the end of days, there has to be ... Read More
It is my unfortunate duty to inform the viewing public that if you are a fan of Stephen King or for that matter, good book to film adaptations, then you need to stay far away from Mick Garris’s Bag of Bones. In fact, do yourself a favor and stay away ... Read More
This is not going to be an easy review. It's like telling a close friend that their girlfriend is cheating on them with the guy who wipes the sweat off the gym equipment at the YMCA. And that sucks because you really like your friend, but you admit that he ... Read More
Posted On 15 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1994, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Crime, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: What is it that makes a film ‘scary’? I don’t mean simple jump thrills or a little bit of goose-pimples. What I’m talking about is that tight-chest, metallic taste in the mouth, primal fear that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go. It’s the kind of anxiety ... Read More
Posted On 12 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under .5 Stars (Pathetic), 2010, 2011, Action, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: My apologies to last February’s ‘Shelter’, which I wrongly assumed would be the worst supernatural thriller to show up this year. Darren Lynn Bousman’s ’11-11-11’ makes that Julianne Moore movie about Satanic mountain witches look accomplished in comparison. Here’s a thriller featuring lost faith, phantasmal bogeyman, spooky calendar dates and ... Read More