My Desperate Rationalization of the Time Travel in Joseph Kahn’s DETENTION

My Desperate Rationalization of the Time Travel in Joseph Kahn’s DETENTION

I didn’t love DETENTION the first time I saw it. I probably got a little too excited when I heard it was going to be a John Hughes style high school comedy married to Joseph Kahn’s hyperactive directorial style, slasher movie tropes, and time travel craziness. I was a big fan of the over the top zaniness of  Kahn’s  feature film debut TORQUE, and when I read him describe the stunts in TORQUE in relation to Michelle Yeoh’s bike train jump in Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP, I realized he…

It’s Not Cranberry Sauce in ‘Blood Rage’ (1987) – Review

It’s Not Cranberry Sauce in ‘Blood Rage’ (1987) – Review

BLOOD RAGE is the 80’s slasher at its most pure. There are teens, they hang out (for thanksgiving), and then they killed in horrific ways. That’s it! There’s nothing more to this 24 frames a second moving picture. Don’t look for any social commentary, or a plot, or even directorial flourishes.The story about twin brothers (One an evil psycho, the other framed for murder) never plays an important part, because the meek twin doesn’t do a thing until the final few moments. It’s just the psycho twin killing a bunch…