The Minus Man (1999)

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An unassuming serial killer named Vann (Owen Wilson) takes up residence in a small town after poisoning a drug addict (Sheryl Crow). Vann finds residence in the home of a couple of grieving parents who are renting out the room of their missing teenage daughter, and takes up a job as a mailman during the Christmas season. After he poisons a star high school athlete, the town is turned upside down and Vann watches the ramifications of his actions while contemplating what it all means. There are quite a few twists and turns as Vann’s compulsive need to randomly poison people begins to put his new life in jeopardy. Continue reading

The Lords of Salem (2012)

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since Rob Zombie’s first film, House of 1000 Corpses was released.   Since that time Rob Zombie has released four other films of varying quality.  It’s because of the flaws of those films that a critical backlash has erupted towards Zombie’s film work.  As much as I love his first two movies, I have to admit, the writing is severely limited.  All of them have suffered from white-trash characters spouting obscenities.  Seemingly, this film is a rebuttal to those critics who said Rob Zombie was limited to hicksploitation.  Continue reading

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