Jayson Kennedy

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Favorite films

  • Dawn of the Dead
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Redneck Zombies

Recent activity

  • Netherworld


  • Death Line


  • Sleepless Nights


  • Warriors of Terra

Pinned reviews

  • The Stendhal Syndrome

    The Stendhal Syndrome


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A tourist (Asia Argento) entranced by art becomes the muse of a serial rapist turned killer. She hallucinates being a detective in Rom—oh wait, she's really a cop on leave?! Going beyond the actress's ruler-flat performance; her father's script doesn't impart the profession onto the character. This robs strength and makes her seem a victim with a sometimes boyfriend on the force. No confidence, intuition, or plain investigative skill.

    Even after horrifically raped and witness to murder, she's like an…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead


    MINOR SPOILERS, if you haven't seen this, it's best to go in with as little background as possible.

    It only stands to reason the greatest zombie film yet to come from Japan actually isn't a zombie film at all. Despite the marketing hook, it also sits well outside of the horror genre. Instead it's a transcendent celebration of the creative process that pulls a brilliant humanistic double duty.

    Director/screenwriter Shinichiro Ueda uses the production of a live zombie short done…

Recent reviews

  • Netherworld



    While claiming a New Orleans estate, a man's estranged son finds journals stating a final wish—resurrection. A nearby brothel's seductress, who wooed dad with black magic, might be the one he'll need to contact...

    Charles Band's answer to Serpent and the Rainbow? Possibly, but while Craven captures the mystique of a culture, Dave Schmoeller hopes aimless voodoo carries this feature. A stone hand buzzes around a bordello filleting johns and rituals use bird hearts to restore life. How does this…

  • Death Line

    Death Line


    Let that be a lesson—don't ever help a stranger passed out in the London Underground or you might be dragged off by a leprosy-cannibal. Lacking the crashing finale of his later Dead & Buried, Gary Sherman's debut does create sympathy for a crazed flesh-eating hermit. A victim of circumstance only knowing human flesh as food. Donald Pleasence's role is also laced with detachment; a gruff inspector growing so tired of a case that victims become a formality.

    Death Line's story could…

Popular reviews

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II


    WE aRe THe tHiNGs thAT wERe AnD Jayson can't look at Evil Dead II objectively at all.

    The film that blew wind into the sails of many a horror fan's maiden voyage or solidified lifelong love for the genre. I distinctly remember my first time. Back when Syfy was The Sci-fi Channel in 1995, and actually worth a damn, they used to do movie theme weeks. Maybe their most memorable was a zombie week dubbed Zombie-A-Go-Go hosted by Rob Zombie.…

  • Jeepers Creepers

    Jeepers Creepers


    Gotta hand it to the detestable supposed human behind this, he crafted one of the best contemporary horror films of the '00s with Jeepers Creepers. Justin Long and Gina Philips strike a sibling relationship with gentle barbs and genuine sense of caring that's rarely seen in the genre. The Creeper's unique mythos is well developed having a folksy bent that predates the recent trend in earthen-based horrors. Jonathan Breck plays up the character's toyful menace from seasonal generations of chasing…