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click to enlarge Horror Business (NR)  -  -  -  - Image Entertainment  -  - Horror Business should be required viewing for - anyone into indie horror filmmaking. It focuses on what - drives low-budget horror filmmakers to spend countless - thankless hours slogging about in fake blood just to get - a piece of themselves on video. Each filmmaker shows a - reverence for the art of horror, and all seem to be doing - it for the act of filmmaking  common knowledge - among them says that making a dollar out of this isn't - likely. It's a refreshing take on the indie spirit that - refuses to die. Horror Business is an inspiring - 82 minutes, and it will cause any would-be filmmakers - to give serious thought to the craft they have chosen to - pursue.  Louis Fowler
  • Horror Business (NR)

    Image Entertainment

    Horror Business should be required viewing for anyone into indie horror filmmaking. It focuses on what drives low-budget horror filmmakers to spend countless thankless hours slogging about in fake blood just to get a piece of themselves on video. Each filmmaker shows a reverence for the art of horror, and all seem to be doing it for the act of filmmaking common knowledge among them says that making a dollar out of this isn't likely. It's a refreshing take on the indie spirit that refuses to die. Horror Business is an inspiring 82 minutes, and it will cause any would-be filmmakers to give serious thought to the craft they have chosen to pursue. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Stupidity (NR)  -  -  - Disinformation  -  - Though commendable to tackle the subject of human - stupidity and the dumbing down of people everywhere, - director Albert Nerenberg barely rose above the title of - his film in its execution. Aside from a few interesting - comments by Bill Maher and Noam Chomsky, plus a - hilarious segment about "evil Bert" (bertisevil.tv)  yes, as in "Bert and - Ernie"  Stupidity jumps spastically between - footage that's either vaguely relevant or overused. For - the latter, see the staged actors in dunce caps - interacting with zombie-eyed sheep. We've all heard the - "Bushisms" before, and not even Jackass' Steve- - O could save this film. Play this, and you truly will be - watching the idiot box.  Matthew Schniper -
  • Stupidity (NR)

    Disinformation

    Though commendable to tackle the subject of human stupidity and the dumbing down of people everywhere, director Albert Nerenberg barely rose above the title of his film in its execution. Aside from a few interesting comments by Bill Maher and Noam Chomsky, plus a hilarious segment about "evil Bert" (bertisevil.tv) yes, as in "Bert and Ernie" Stupidity jumps spastically between footage that's either vaguely relevant or overused. For the latter, see the staged actors in dunce caps interacting with zombie-eyed sheep. We've all heard the "Bushisms" before, and not even Jackass' Steve- O could save this film. Play this, and you truly will be watching the idiot box. Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge The Manitou (PG)  -  -  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - A woman goes to a hospital with a giant tumor growing - on her body. The doctors come up with the only logical - explanation: It's a living fetus (!), gestating somehow on - her back. Wanting a second opinion, she goes to Tony - Curtis, the fortune-teller. And, after a series of strange - occurrences, everyone starts to think it's some sort of - demonic entity. Luckily, the doctors confer with the - fortune teller and announce their final prognosis - together: It's a 400-year-old Native American spirit that - has taken form in the tumor and, consequently, wants - revenge against the white man! A brilliantly whacked - slice of '70s cheese, courtesy of William Girdler, the - director of Grizzly and Day of the Animals - .   Louis Fowler
  • The Manitou (PG)

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    A woman goes to a hospital with a giant tumor growing on her body. The doctors come up with the only logical explanation: It's a living fetus (!), gestating somehow on her back. Wanting a second opinion, she goes to Tony Curtis, the fortune-teller. And, after a series of strange occurrences, everyone starts to think it's some sort of demonic entity. Luckily, the doctors confer with the fortune teller and announce their final prognosis together: It's a 400-year-old Native American spirit that has taken form in the tumor and, consequently, wants revenge against the white man! A brilliantly whacked slice of '70s cheese, courtesy of William Girdler, the director of Grizzly and Day of the Animals . Louis Fowler

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