From Rowdy to Rutger: Director Peter Svatek Looks Back on his Career

A Witchboard sequel, a Roddy Piper movie and a slice of Rutger Hauer greatness. Any director with that titanic trilogy on his resume should really be better known, but the name Peter Svatek remains elusive to most genre fans. Dave caught up with the filmmaker to find out about his career, and discuss the challenges… Read More From Rowdy to Rutger: Director Peter Svatek Looks Back on his Career

It’s All Relative: C. Courtney Joyner Recalls Distant Cousins (1993)

It’s the nineties. The first wave of a futureproof new format is being developed with the Digital Versatile Disc, and VHS is enjoying consecutive record years for sales. Times are good. The video rental industry is thriving and more films are in production than ever before. However, fast-forward almost a quarter of a century, and… Read More It’s All Relative: C. Courtney Joyner Recalls Distant Cousins (1993)

A Kind of Blue: The Sultry Noir of Midnight Blue (1997)

Picture it, if you will; the millennium is fast approaching and VHS is enjoying a record year for sales to which it will never equal again. Times are good. The video rental industry is booming, and accompanying such success is a dizzying number of good quality, medium budget, direct-to-video movies. When DVD showed its first… Read More A Kind of Blue: The Sultry Noir of Midnight Blue (1997)

Second Thoughts on Double Take (1998): Reflections on a Mark L. Lester thriller

The name Mark Lester seems to be forever suffixed with the bracketed addition of Class of 1984 (1982), Firestarter (1984) and Commando (1985), which are all rightly considered momentous motion pictures. But, this being Zombie Hamster, our main focus of Lester-led adoration lies firmly in the nineties, where film for film, he hit a ten year streak that… Read More Second Thoughts on Double Take (1998): Reflections on a Mark L. Lester thriller