Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987; Lee Harry) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 51 “Garbage day!” We’re breaking out the Christmas decorations early this year on the Dare Daniel podcast. For the fourth and final film of Scare Daniel 2019, eyebrow contortionist Corky McDonnell and pencil neck […]
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Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 50 An American Werewolf in Paris (1997; Anthony Waller) “It would have been so simple to make this watchable.” We see a bad movie rising this week on the Dare Daniel podcast. Hosts Daniel and Corky score serious daredevil points by reviewing Anthony Waller’s […]
Vampire Academy (2014; Mark Waters) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 49 “Bon appetit.” We’re throwing a princess party in the royal rec room this week on the Scare Daniel podcast. Shopping expedition expert Daniel Barnes and Joely Richardson fanboy Corky McDonnell get ready for the big Equinox Dance […]
By Daniel Barnes MVFF42 is in the books. The 42nd annual Mill Valley Film Festival featured the usual mix of awards contenders, pseudo-indies and super-indies. New films from Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar and Noah Baumbach made their Northern California debuts. Meanwhile, stars like Kristen Stewart and Olivia Wilde […]
Brainscan (1994; John Flynn) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 48 “The interactive trip to hell is paved with good intentions.” Trickster gods Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell open Scare Daniel season by reviewing charisma black hole Edward Furlong in Brainscan. Furlong stars in Brainscan as Michael Brower, a disaffected, […]
Monos (2019; Alejandro Landres) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 4, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Brazilian director Landres delivers a powerful experience with this story of child soldiers losing their minds and souls. Monos is equally raw and phantasmagoric, beautiful and ugly. Landres uses every […]