‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ Review: Zombie’s still got it

While it may be completely fair to question if Rob Zombie has overstayed his welcome in the horror film spotlight, his chops in the music industry are as strong as ever. The latest from Mr. Zombie, a colorful album both on it’s cover and within it’s twelve tracks, is Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and it was…

‘V/H/S’ is a well worn tape that offers some fun.

Directed by: Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Adam Wingard, Matt Bettinell-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Radio Silence (2012) Aside from zombies, ‘found footage’ has run amok throughout the horror genre over the last several years.  With the exception of a rare few, most of these films have struggled to bring…

A Mangled Matters Review: ‘What They Say’

Directed by Justin Romine (2012) Clocking in at just over sixteen minutes, What They Say is not a feel good story.  It won’t make you smile and it certainly won’t help you have a good night’s sleep.  It’s a gory, unsettling tale that attacks you from start to finish.  The great Stephen King once said…

‘Dark Worlds: Slasher’: A Review.

Directed by Chris Jay (2012) Actress Michelle Shields will always hold a tender spot in my horror loving heart. Not only did she gracefully accept my interview request over a year ago when I was looking to do my first interview ever, but she’s since graced my Women In Horror blog with a more recent…

Ridley Scott Delivers With ‘Prometheus’

Famed director Ridley Scott’s return to the science-fiction realm has been a hotly anticipated viral freak out for the better part of the last six months. It’s been thirty years since Scott took on the world of science fiction film making (Blade Runner) and he hasn’t been involved in the Alien franchise since he opened…

‘Absentia’: A Review.

Directed by Mike Flanagan 2011 ‘Absentia’ is the story of Tricia Riley (Courtney Bell) who is coping with the disappearance of her husband, Daniel Riley (Morgan Peter Brown). The man has been missing for seven years now and has legally been deemed dead in absentia. As Tricia struggles to come to terms with the fact…

‘The Divide’: A Review.

Directed by: Xavier Gens (2011) This may end up being the most lengthy review I ever post. Yet, I refuse to give any spoilers away. You’ve been warned. ‘The Divide’ is the story of nine apartment tenants who find shelter in the building’s basement seconds before the nuclear holocaust wipes out the city as they…

A ‘Familiar’ Feeling: A Mangled Matters Review.

FAMILIAR written & directed by: Richard Powell produced by: Zach Green director of photography: Michael Jari Davidson . . John Dodd (the masterful Robert Nolan) is miserable. On the outside, he looks like your average middle-aged middle American. On the inside, however, he is a brooding prisoner in his own home. ‘Familiar’ tells the tale…