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The Blair Witch Project
Something wicked in the woods in this eagerly-awaited horror.
"...and Daniel Myrick. Starring: Joshua Leonard, Michael Williams and Heather Donahue...."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summoning the Blair Witch
Into the woods with Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard
"...Love it or hate it, The Blair Witch Project birthed a genre, and any sequel..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Two
"...Jeffrey Donovan and Kim Director. Is Book of Shadows the best comedy of the year? Or the worst horror..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blair Witch
Stay out of the (noisy) woods
"...There’s something creaky in the woods, and splintery, booming, and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fourth Kind
This pseudo-mockumentary starring Milla Jovovich echoes both The Blair Witch Project and The X-Files.
"...Koteas, Will Patton and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. Arriving with possibly the cheekiest film title of the year, The Fourth Kind..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the Woods
World Witch Web
"...a flotilla of fan Web sites lovingly devoted to their movie months before the actual film even opens? Okay,..."

July 16, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Around the World of Weird
The many genre delights of Fantastic Fest 2008
"...this year's Australian-exploitation film overload, postapocalyptic vehicular car-nage via the ever-mad Max Rockatansky), this year's Fantastic Fest will turn..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Future of Film on the Web
Part I: The means
"...The Web was going to be a bottomless well of..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Ring
An urban myth about a videotape that causes the death of anyone who watches it is given a good workout in this American remake of the Japanese horror sensation.
"...Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox and David Dorfman. The less said about The Ring, the better for you,..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Walking the Straight Edge
Texas Documentary Tour brings Jem Cohen's documentary on Fugazi, Instrument, to the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...In the early-to-mid-Eighties, Washington, D.C., played a role on the global..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Year of Being John Malkovich
Top 10 Films of the Year, Decade, and Eternity
"...proclaiming 1999 as a good year for movies, citing the number of excellent films released during the past months..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: The Atticus Institute
Or, in defense of found footage and mockumentaries
"...In the 1990s, it was predictable that a slew of unmemorable,..."

Jan. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Last Exorcism
This faux documentary pulls few punches in its fresh look at what happens when religion and the secular world collide.
"...Jones, Tony Bentley and Shanna Forrestall. Every generation gets the devil it deserves, and this faux documentary pulls few..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Haunting
"...Directed by: Jan De Bont. Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Marian Seldes, Bruce Dern, Lili Taylor,..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'The Lords of Salem'
Or, in defense of Rob Zombie as a filmmaker
"...I have a serious question: What is it about the fact that Rob Zombie makes horror movies that drives..."

Sept. 8, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Long Trip up the 'Dark Mountain'
Writer/director Tara Anaïse brings her wilderness horror to Austin
"...If there are two terrible fears to combine, it's claustrophobia and..."

July 29, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Devil's Pass', 'Die, Monster, Die!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Birth of the Living Dead'
A modern shocker, two vintage terrors, and a history lesson in zombies
"...The years change, the decades fall away, but here at..."

Jan. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sourcing 'The Signal'
William Eubank flips the switch
"...writer/director William Eubank to describe his new science-fiction puzzle, The Signal, and he thinks of a Russian nesting doll...."

June 13, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: From the Dark
Star and director talk monsters, mud, and New Kids on the Block
"...When writer/director Conor McMahon created new vampire flick From the Dark, he deliberately stripped its down to the barest..."

April 11, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Digging Up the Marrow
Adam Green on the long and very personal path of his new feature
"...Thrones, Adam Green makes as strong a case for the iron throne as anyone. His latest, Digging Up the..."

March 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...by Marjorie Baumgarten, Sarah Hepola, Marcel Meyer, and Jessica..."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

The Kid's Got Moxie!
Man of the Century director Adam Abraham talks about old-style Hollywood panache, the precarious nature of a career in independent cinema, and a little film that could -- and did.
"...You've probably never heard of Man of the Century. Of all the trailers you've sat through and..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Spatial Engineer of the Invisible City
He is everywhere. He is unavoidable. He is Tha' Subliminal Kid.
"...I'll make you a universe," DJ Spooky writes in the liner notes of his 1996 Songs of a Dead..."

March 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Big Picture
Fall Movie Preview
"...Here at the Chronicle, we're great anticipators. You know, we anticipate weekends..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The 'Chronicle' Chronicles
Josh Trank talks YouTube, superheroes and Holocaust footage
"...Ain't It Cool News supremo Harry Knowles had given the found footage superhero flick a rave intro before welcoming..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Midnighters Bring the Fear
"Exists", "13 Sins" and "The Guest" kick down the door
"...but. Festival producer and senior programmer Jarod Neece said, "There's no raunchy comedies this year. It's all just straight..."

Feb. 5, 2014 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Movies That Matter
An interview with Killer Films producer Christine Vachon
"...Look among the titles of the most daring and delirious American independent..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Picture
Fall Movie Preview
"...Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 The sequel to the most profitable movie..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Journey Through the Past
Down the digital rabbit hole of the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1
"...Teeth determine the grin. Self-conscious hardware hides in pursed smiles...."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The AggreGAYtor: August 21
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
"...Matt Barber starts a witch hunt, Jeff Kent gets voted off the island, and..."

Aug. 21, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

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