Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Summary: Young real estate agent Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is sent by his boss Renfield (Roland Topor) to sell an old dilapidated house in Wismar (across from Harker’s own, as luck would have it) to a Transylvanian count named Dracula (Klaus Kinski).  Harker’s psychic wife Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) begs him not to go as sheContinue reading “Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)”

IT Chapter Two: The Jonathan Hortenz Review

Greetings, dear readers. Several days ago, I was contacted by those who run this site and told they were sending me a free ticket to see the “new scary clown movie” and so I prepared myself for a viewing of Joker which, I gather, is a film about the origins of a murderous clown whichContinue reading “IT Chapter Two: The Jonathan Hortenz Review”

Jack the Ripper (1959)

Summary: A vicious killer who preys upon women of ill repute is on the loose in White Chapel, and the police–who are accused by the public and the nobility alike of gross incompetence–have little in the way of leads.  The tide starts to turn when American detective Sam Lowry (Lee Patterson) arrives in London toContinue reading “Jack the Ripper (1959)”

Jonathan Hortenz’s Movie Moment: Guardians of the Galaxy

Jonathan Hortenz, very begrudgingly, has recovered his first (and thus far only) podcast appearance for the Fictosphere in which he discusses the then-upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. At least, that was his plan. He lamented a number of things about this podcast but we’re trying to get him to do another one for us. YouContinue reading “Jonathan Hortenz’s Movie Moment: Guardians of the Galaxy”

Tokyo Drift: An Odd Duck

I have been asked by my taskmasters to present some of my work as a neophyte critic and to that end I present to you one of my first reviews intended entirely for the Internet. A certain website asked me some years ago to choose something in a film franchise which, ultimately, became the oddContinue reading “Tokyo Drift: An Odd Duck”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: The Jonathan Hortenz Review

Salutations. My name is Jonathan Hortenz, formerly of a small independent newspaper whose name I am legally obligated not to speak. I was employed by them as their film critic, but in this day and age the musings of aficionados like myself are seemingly less important than a review pulled from a fruit-based website. MyContinue reading “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: The Jonathan Hortenz Review”

Not Your Typical Haunting

By Cynthia Lee Sheeler Originally posted to Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities on February 23, 2018. “When does the haunting begin?” The question, posed by my mother as my family half-mooned the TV set for scary movie night, was a fair one. An inquiry any number of horror fans might ask when viewing The HauntingContinue reading “Not Your Typical Haunting”

The Haunting of Julia aka Full Circle: An Unsung Masterpiece of 70s Ghost Cinema

The following article, as featured on Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities, was originally split into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of a film for which my appreciation has grown considerably the more I watch it. From personal history to origins, execution to modern availability, the attempt of the article was and isContinue reading “The Haunting of Julia aka Full Circle: An Unsung Masterpiece of 70s Ghost Cinema”

Silent Rage (1982)

This particular Throwback Thursday re-post wasn’t what was originally intended for today, but due to something happening next week that would make the originally-intended post more thematically relevant, I’ve decided instead to revisit a Chuck Norris movie that I originally reviewed for Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities. Originally published January 9, 2018. Summary: After hisContinue reading “Silent Rage (1982)”