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Whitman Hosts Film Festival Branch

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

October 15, 2015

This year is the first that The Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) has screened a branch at Whitman.

Horror movies scare with lack of story

Horror movies scare with lack of  story

Nathan Fisher

November 6, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After Halloween last week, I was reminded how much I hate being scared and how the horror movie genre is the worst.  Nothing (and I mean nothing) about horror films is attractive to me. When I sit down to watch a movie, I expect to enjoy the experience or get blown away, not ...

The Horror of the Unseen in ‘Berberian Sound Studio’

Vincent Warne

October 21, 2014

I've been watching a lot of horror movies lately in anticipation of Halloween. One that stood out was "Berberian Sound Studio", an independent British film from 2012. Directed by Peter Strickland, it tells the story of a shy sound engineer named Gilderoy and his slow descent into madness while he mixes...

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

'Hotel Transylvania' Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

Nathan Fisher

October 31, 2012

With Halloween this week, I succumbed to my hankering for an old-fashioned monster movie. The local theater offered a plethora of bloody and gruesome movies, but since I am still recovering from the unexpected bloodbath in "Seven Psychopaths," I decided on the animated monster-filled "Hotel Transylvania." Admittedly, "Hotel Transylvania"...

“The Cabin in the Woods” surprises with satiric, bloody good time

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Nathan Fisher

April 19, 2012

In my vast experience as a movie reviewer (eight months) and 19 years of movie watching, I never––NEVER thought I would recommend, let alone voluntarily go see a horror movie. Well, "The Cabin in the Woods" changes all of my preconceived notions about horror flicks––it was amazing, albeit scary, go...

Zom-Com ‘Fido’ both brainy and biting

C.J. Wisler

October 14, 2010

Pun intended, director Andrew Currie's film "Fido" is a "fresh take" on the zombie genre. Though obviously taking a cue from the hit zombie-parody film "Shawn of the Dead", "Fido", instead of spoofing the genre, provides instead a homage to as well as a satire of the idyllic 1950's American lifesty...

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