Monday, September 7, 2009

T.V. NEWS: Dusk

So, I just got my monthly newsletter from the Scream Channel. Here's what it said:

On September 9, SCREAM will change to become DUSK, a new channel featuring supernatural, thriller and suspense-based Hollywood feature films and television series seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We're kicking things off with 9 network premieres over 9 nights, with films starring Jodi Foster, Scarlett Johansson, Glenn Close, Morgan Freeman, Ryan Gosling and more.

Fans of the supernatural can catch the network premiere of Showtime series Poltergeist: The Legacy at 6 pm ET on September 9.

And for all you horror lovers, DUSK will offer late-night, commercial-free blocks featuring terror and cult favourites such as The Thing, Jeepers Creepers, Pet Cemetery, Army of Darkness and Dr. Giggles.

I can't believe this is happening. Scream was my favourite channel. And now they're only going to show horror late at night? And to give you a taste of their quality programming, here are a few of the first movies to air. The Black Dahila (that horrible movie with Scarlett Johansson), Angel Eyes (that crap movie where J.Lo is a cop) and The Net (starring Sandra Bullock). Will someone please make a Canadian horror movie channel that actually shows good movies?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


After watching Cold Prey, and finding subtitles to not be as bad as I expected, I watched the French film Inside. I watched it with my pregnant roommate, who surprisingly didn't seem disturbed by it at all. Neither was I, grossed out, sure, but I wasn't impressed.

Inside is about a woman who wants a baby. She wants one bad enough to steal it. But not in the usual sense. She's going to cut it out of another woman's belly.

That's basically the whole plot. 90 minutes of a woman trying to cut a baby out of another woman's stomach and killing everyone who gets in her way. The storyline is unique and interesting, but there isn't much to it. And there's only one setting: the pregnant woman's house. There's not enough of a plot.

However, there is a lot of action and a lot of gore. The woman (she's never given a name in the film) uses a pair of scissors to brutally kill everyone who gets in her way. Inside is worth seeing just for the gore.

If you're not a fan of subtitles, you don't have to worry. There's barely any dialogue. Inside is all about the gore. So, if you're a fan of gory horror, check it out. I thought Inside was pretty overrated seeing as how every review I read claimed how disturbing it was.

Rating: 3/5