Joseph Howell

Larry King Says "Don't Say a Word" is “a thriller to end all thrillers."

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • The Thing
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Yojimbo

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★★

  • Red Spell Spells Red

    ★★★★

  • Centipede Horror

    ★★★

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★½

    Oh hey, this is actually great. Short, sweet, funny and full of heart. Best of all, it’s from a man whose love and enthusiasm for this material shines through. Also, yeah Mantis is the best Guardian.

  • Red Spell Spells Red

    Red Spell Spells Red

    ★★★★

    Outside of the animal cruelty (those poor pigs), this is some great Cat III horror. Sleazy, gory, at times atmospheric and best of all off its rocker in a way that brings a smile to your face. If Centipede Horror didn’t want to fully commit to exploitation, then this one does to the fullest extent.

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  • Slaughterhouse

    Slaughterhouse

    ★★★

    Pretty dumb but entertaining late 80's slasher that makes up for what it (mostly) lacks in successful humor with some effective direction and cinematography (I was left wishing the director had done more after this) and performances that are shockingly not bad. As for the kills? They aren't as great as you'd hope from a movie with a guy that has a huge meat cleaver, but it's still gory enough.

    Also, love the scene where Lester drives the cop car around. Never before has an actor playing a slasher villain had such an infectious sense of joy doing something so goofy.

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    Some Texas Chainsaw Massacre references, and then…a nod to Eaten Alive? You are speaking my language.

    A24 horror, but not as usual. Sure, there’s a slow burn and artful cinematography, but here Ti West (making a welcome return to horror movies) just wants you to enjoy yourself. No tortured “it’s about trauma” or metaphors-just gory death scenes, unapologetic sex and nudity and welcome humor to go with the atmosphere. More than anything, it’s a rare 70s/80s horror homage done right, as…