Man’s Best Friend

The animal attack film is the most enduring horror sub-genre, as straight-ahead slashers fall and and out of fancy. Man’s Best Friend is an overlooked 90s entry, in a time when even natural horrors looked like they were losing steam. Put out by New Line Cinema, “the house that Freddy built,” this one is aContinue reading “Man’s Best Friend”

Raising Cain

With his affinity for odd angles, maybe Brian De Palma could’ve been a billiards champ. Here, he brings those gradients and kicks his Hitchcock aspirations into high gear with a largely forgotten, though underrated 90s thriller, Raising Cain. John Lithgow plays multiple roles (and multiple personalities), as unhinged child psychologist Dr. Carter Nix, who isContinue reading “Raising Cain”