Articles by Dennis Prince

Dressed To Kill

September 10, 2001 // 0 Comments

For director Brian DePalma, the summer of 1980 was a best of times, worst of times. Though he had hit a commercial home run with "Carrie" four years earlier, he subsequently suffered critical misses with "The Fury" and "Home [...]

The Beast Within

September 4, 2001 // 0 Comments

Certain films seemed to exist as nothing more than cineplex filler, keeping a flickering image on the screens in the months between major studio releases. ’The Beast Within’ was definitely this sort of film though it served its purpose well at the [...]

Enemy At The Gates

August 30, 2001 // 0 Comments

It seems inevitable that director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s large-scale WWII drama would be compared to "Saving Private Ryan." On the surface, "Enemy at the Gates" appears to mimic its predecessor yet, given a closer look, the latter [...]

Werewolf of London / She-Wolf of London

August 29, 2001 // 0 Comments

Motivated by the enormous successes of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula, " producer and Universal Pictures’ president Carl Laemmle yearned to create yet another box-office boogeyman to stand alongside Karloff and Lugosi. In 1935, Laemmle [...]


August 23, 2001 // 0 Comments

In the beginning, there was "Schlock." For acclaimed writer/director John Landis ("Animal House, " "American Werewolf in London") and Academy Award winning makeup wizard Rick Baker ("American Werewolf in London, " [...]

The Wasp Woman / The Giant Gila Monster

August 20, 2001 // 0 Comments

Wax up the Plymouth, grab your best girl and round up the rest of the gang – we’re piling in the back seat, hiding in the trunk, and heading to the local drive-in for a night full of shrieks, freaks, and old-fashioned fun in Elite Entertainment’s [...]

Mommie Dearest

August 14, 2001 // 0 Comments

If ever you wanted incriminating evidence that Hollywood would sink so low as to eat its own in favor of filling a movie house, "Mommie Dearest" is the incontestable proof, hands down. Loosely adapted from adoptive daughter Christina [...]

Tales Of Frankenstein

August 13, 2001 // 0 Comments

Troubled teen Mary Shelley could have hardly imagined the creature she would conjure up one dark, stormy night in 1816 would endure as a cultural phenomenon and iconic characterization nearly two centuries later. As this ’Tales of Frankenstein’ DVD [...]

The Horror Of Hammer

August 7, 2001 // 0 Comments

Just when it appeared Universal Studios had gotten as much mileage as possible out of their classic monsters of the 30s and 40s, along came Hammer Studios of Great Britain to breathe startling new life into our favorite screen creeps, enhanced and updated [...]

Paint Your Wagon

August 6, 2001 // 0 Comments

’Paint Your Wagon’ is the delightful 1969 musical romp based on the Broadway play and set during the California Gold Rush of 1850. Lee Marvin plays wily and rambunctious Ben Rumson who teams up with reserved Michigan farmer Pardner (Clint Eastwood) to [...]
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