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Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum) (1961) A richly realized, full-blooded ode to horror, dead dreams, duplicity, infidelity, mass-murder and cyclical madness.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
86% The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) This isn't the quasi- realist American horror of Romero and it isn't the chunky, in your face zombie opera shock of Fulci. This is the zombie film as dark, lyrical, melancholy fairy tale, a film that exists in a class of its own.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
No Score Yet Bloody Moon (1981) BLOODY MOON has moments of that inimitable, free-form Franconian vision and, despite its budgetary and narrative failings, it's a slop-bucket full of lurid fun.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
94% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) It's about selfishness and selflessness, power and submission and how these dynamics are endlessly reversed. And it's dressed up in so much cinematic finery, both eerie and lush, that it has a sensorial pleasure unlike any other movie before it.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
No Score Yet Land of the Minotaur (1976) LAND OF THE MINOTAUR is a movie that demands an open mind and perhaps more importantly, an open ear. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
80% The Company of Wolves (1984) Jordan was not afraid to take a genre that was already rubbing its tired, oozing eyes and spin it like a top, making something disarmingly original, a dark wonder of a picture.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
91% Night Warning (1983) Night Warning is a checklist of ugliness and yet it's so over the top and so briskly paced and histrionic that it's never anything but a greasy joy to watch.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
No Score Yet Tales That Witness Madness (1973) A superior British horror film and one of the finest examples of the multi-story shocker.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
No Score Yet Moon of the Wolf (1972) A tight and eerie Southern Gothic creeper with an ace cast, a fun and engaging central mystery and compact, crackerjack storytelling.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
22% Color of Night (1994) A riotous, larger-than-life thriller, one laced with blood, eccentricity, swooning sound design, a rogues gallery of amazing character actors, relentless sex and, for the curious, a prime peek at star Bruce Willis' impressive full-frontal member.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet El gran amor del conde DrĂ¡cula (Count Dracula's Great Love) (2013) This is my favorite Naschy film and a work of unusual, lyrical potency.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
86% The Shout (1979) Driven by a powerful score by Genesis alumni Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, this is truly a living, breathing nightmare committed to celluloid. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
79% The Last Man on Earth (1964) Manages to exist as an aggressively depressing and lyrical nightmare, taking all that was profound and painful in the source text and re-presenting it as a low-budget but evocative and funereal slice of semi-cerebral pulp.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
67% The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga) (1971) THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA is one the creepiest vampire films I've ever seen.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
68% Little Joe (2019) Bereft of any sort of sex, violence or frissons, the almost experimental film goes to work on your head and as such, will likely stick with you and haunt you for days to come.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) There's a very serious message here, and it needs to be delivered in a far more complex, sophisticated way that matches Moss's fearless work. She's real. Her co-stars are devices.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
100% Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) An intimate, riotous, affectionate and ultimately profoundly sad essay that is an essential watch not just for horror history fans, but for anyone remotely interested in the waning days of the anti-establishment, Hollywood fringe maverick.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
No Score Yet The Grapes of Death will appeal to those who seek out horror that is less interested in plot mechanics and exposition as it is in creating pure cinema as a waking dream.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
No Score Yet The Grapes of Death (Les Raisins de la mort) (1978) The Grapes of Death will appeal to those who seek out horror that is less interested in plot mechanics and exposition as it is in creating pure cinema as a waking dream.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
11% The Turning (2020) This is a sophisticated work of dread, decay, brooding mood and abstract storytelling coated in the sheen of a simplistic spook show. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
No Score Yet Hitch Hike to Hell (1978) By conventional standards, the shoestring-budgeted HITCH HIKE TO HELL isn't a particularly well produced work. But man, does it pack a disorienting, primal punch.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
65% The Omega Man (1971) The film s a pretty terrible direct translation of what is one of the easiest-to-adapt-to-screen books I've ever read. But it doesn't want to be the novel. It has something else on its mind.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
88% Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) If you can suspend your disbelief, the lousy make-up doesn't detract from how beautiful, moving and loving a tribute to Chaney's legacy the film is.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Sole Survivor (1983) SOLE SURVIVOR is a supremely slow, obscenely eerie exercise in dread, one that manages to reference Rod Serling, Ingmar Bergman and George Romero, sometimes within the same scene.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
No Score Yet Killer Nun (Suor Omicidi) (1982) Anita Ekberg screws the scenery in this wonderfully tasteless shocker.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet Toys Are Not for Children (1972) TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN is a kind of masterpiece, I'm just not sure what kind. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet Satan's Slave (Evil Heritage) (1976) Warren's films offer nothing save 90 minutes (or less) of pure, down and dirty phantasmagorical escapism; well-crafted genre romps made to distract, shock and titillate.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
67% The Witches (The Devil's Own) (1966) THE WITCHES is no pandering horror-hagsploitation potboiler. It's something far more evolved and interesting‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
52% The Hunger (1983) We know that the hunger of the title isn’t just a hunger for blood, it’s a hunger to hold on to life, to love, to all of those moments that make us what we are, in that brief period of our lives that we shine, when we are at our best.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
No Score Yet Jack the Ripper (1959) This is an essential piece of Ripperphilia on film and just an all-around killer bit of sordid period-piece horror.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
59% The House That Jack Built (2018) By the time the movie literally goes to Hell and stings its Baroque finale with the funniest closing credits music ever, you'll feel very much like the director has smashed you square in the face with cinema itself.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
29% Nightwing (1979) NIGHTWING isn't a great horror movie per se, but it's a pretty great movie full stop, one that deserves a much bigger cult fanbase.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
90% Mandy (2018) The film just feels alien. It feels evil. It courses with a sort of seething darkness and descends into such brain-swelling madness that you can almost smell it.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) An almost experimental, totally unpredictable and fever-pitched horror-western that seems beamed-in from another dimension.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
86% Psychomania (1971) From its first dreamy frames, with its gang of leather clad, skull faced bikers poured into black leather, cinema history has never seen the likes of a picture quite as unapologetically mental as PSYCHOMANIA.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
67% The Velvet Vampire (1971) It's Yarnall who draws all eyes to her like bugs to bright lights...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) Ferrare makes for an unforgettable villain/victim; when she kills, she's savage and yet we empathize with her plight.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) (1960) The movie really works primarily because of Diffring's truly magnetic performance, a complicated turn that sees his Rossiter/Schuler veer between sympathetic and sociopathic.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) A perverse, kinetic shot of celluloid psychosis that doesn't give a damn what your expectations are or what popular tastes demand.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet The Ultimate Thrill (1974) Braeden and Ekland offer complex performances that are unsettling in their suggestiveness.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
50% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972) It's a mean, oppressive film that feels exhaustively claustrophobic, its action centered on a sterile city block and scattered, computer-soaked offices and labs.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) Suffers from Jaws 2 syndrome, attempting to replicate the beats of the first film too closely with much of the same cast reprising their roles and character ticks and because of that, it simply doesn't have its own fingerprint.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
36% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973) Battle ends with a deep sense of melancholy and grace, a timeline defying notion that Caesar's decency in fact altered the course of history. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
86% Planet of the Apes (1968) Whether you've seen it 100 times or for the first time, that final shot is unforgettable, in both aesthetic and meaning. A perfect film.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
88% Strait-Jacket (1964) (Crawford) may have been mourning her glory days and miserable that the bloom was off her rose, but she remained until the end a major artist and a consummate professional.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet The Keeper (2004) The Keeper is junk, sure. But it's sublime and strange and hugely entertaining junk and kind of floats in its own awesomely tacky orbit.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
62% Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016) It's probably the most unnecessary and unwanted remake in film history and yet Franco plays it straight (ahem) and respectful.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
76% It's Alive (1973) It's Alive is a marvel, with a solid performance by Ryan and a mesmerizing score by the late, great Bernard Herrmann.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
29% Tattoo (1981) As Kinksy, Dern offers the best of what he can do, giving us a character who is in some respects, neither man nor monster, but a different species entirely.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
80% Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) This is a mean, violent picture.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018