Bill Gienapp

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Favorite films

  • Ghostbusters
  • Blade Runner
  • Pulp Fiction
  • RoboCop

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  • Madame Web

  • Uncut Gems

  • Extreme Prejudice

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  • Kolobos

    Kolobos

    An excerpt from the review featured in the Arrow Video section on my website Pop --

    "If you’ve never actually heard of Kolobos, don’t feel bad… the 1999 horror offering represents the deepest of cinematic deep cuts, even for devoted fans of the genre. Attempting to navigate the post-Scream meta-slasher landscape, the film enjoys a kinship of sorts with another ambitiously low-budget feature (also conceived, coincidentally, by an unheralded directing duo) that released that very same year - The Blair…

  • Contamination

    Contamination

    An excerpt from the review featured in the Arrow Video section on my website Pop --

    "Contamination was directed by Luigi Cozzi (credited under his less ethnically-threatening pseudonym “Lewis Coates”), who knows his way around a derivative piece of shlock. More drawn to science-fiction and fantasy than the graphic slashers that were in particular vogue in Italy during the 1970s, he eventually helmed the low-budget space opera (and rather obvious Star Wars knockoff) Starcrash, which remains his nominal claim-to-fame (a…

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  • The Exorcist III

    The Exorcist III

    Still the only remotely palatable Exorcist follow-up. The ending of the theatrical version is way over-the-top, but the ending of the director's cut is far too slight. We need some sort of "Goldilocks Cut" that hits juuuuuust right.

  • Fall

    Fall

    Tired: going to the 2023 Halloween convention in Pasadena and having Virginia Gardner sign your Halloween crap.

    Wired: going to the 2023 Halloween convention in Pasadena and having Virginia Gardner sign your blu-ray copy of Fall