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click to enlarge - Masters of Horror: Dance of the - Dead (NR)  -  - Directed by Tobe Hooper  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - In the special features, Tobe Hooper (The Texas - Chainsaw Massacre) says that with a few more days - of shooting, he could have turned his episode of - Masters into a full-length feature. I really wish - he had, because this dystopic-future adaptation of - Richard Matheson's story is the best thing Hooper has - done in 20 years. Not only that, the story is eerily too - close to home: After terrorists unleash a chemical on - America that acts as an airborne flesh-eating virus, we've - become a nation of Juggalos that terrorize the remaining - populace and get our rocks off by watching re-animated - dancers at a sleazy club called the Doom Room - managed by Freddy himself, Robert Englund. Truly a - horrifying episode, as well as a return to greatness for - Hooper.  Louis Fowler
  • Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead (NR)

    Directed by Tobe Hooper

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    In the special features, Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) says that with a few more days of shooting, he could have turned his episode of Masters into a full-length feature. I really wish he had, because this dystopic-future adaptation of Richard Matheson's story is the best thing Hooper has done in 20 years. Not only that, the story is eerily too close to home: After terrorists unleash a chemical on America that acts as an airborne flesh-eating virus, we've become a nation of Juggalos that terrorize the remaining populace and get our rocks off by watching re-animated dancers at a sleazy club called the Doom Room managed by Freddy himself, Robert Englund. Truly a horrifying episode, as well as a return to greatness for Hooper. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Arrested Development: Season - Three (TV Series)  -  - Various Directors  - 20th Century Fox  -  - I have never "mourned" the loss of a TV show; when - something I liked was cancelled, it would be enough to - know it would be rerun somewhere, sometime. That - changed with "Arrested Development." I am truly - depressed this show is gone. And with the new DVD - release of Season 3, that sadness is only compounded by - the fact that this series, one of the funniest shows ever - on television thanks to its consistently smart writing, had - so much farther to go. Many loose ends are tied up, and - the final episode is a litany of bittersweet, full-circle - finalities that, while hilarious, shows some signs of - sadness. You will be much-missed.  Louis - Fowler
  • Arrested Development: Season Three (TV Series)

    Various Directors

    20th Century Fox

    I have never "mourned" the loss of a TV show; when something I liked was cancelled, it would be enough to know it would be rerun somewhere, sometime. That changed with "Arrested Development." I am truly depressed this show is gone. And with the new DVD release of Season 3, that sadness is only compounded by the fact that this series, one of the funniest shows ever on television thanks to its consistently smart writing, had so much farther to go. Many loose ends are tied up, and the final episode is a litany of bittersweet, full-circle finalities that, while hilarious, shows some signs of sadness. You will be much-missed. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - Part II (R)  -  - Directed by Chuck Parello  - Dark Sky Films  -  - When did they make a sequel to Henry? I'm a - little offended that no one told me about it. In case you - don't know, the original Henry: Portrait of a Serial - Killer, starring a young Michael Rooker as a - facsimile of murderer Henry Lee Lucas, was ultra- - disturbing and is widely regarded as the best film of its - genre. Neil Giuntoli takes over in the title role and does a - credible job, turning Henry into a calmer, more - calculating killer whose thousand-yard stare is - downright creepy. The story is believable enough as - Henry moves into a house with a guy who set fires for - insurance money, but Chuck Parello's direction is a bit - too TV-movie at times. Overall, it's worth a look, but it - can't beat the original.  Louis Fowler
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Part II (R)

    Directed by Chuck Parello

    Dark Sky Films

    When did they make a sequel to Henry? I'm a little offended that no one told me about it. In case you don't know, the original Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, starring a young Michael Rooker as a facsimile of murderer Henry Lee Lucas, was ultra- disturbing and is widely regarded as the best film of its genre. Neil Giuntoli takes over in the title role and does a credible job, turning Henry into a calmer, more calculating killer whose thousand-yard stare is downright creepy. The story is believable enough as Henry moves into a house with a guy who set fires for insurance money, but Chuck Parello's direction is a bit too TV-movie at times. Overall, it's worth a look, but it can't beat the original. Louis Fowler

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