Alexander On Film

Alexander On Film is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Alexander
Rating Title/Year Author
8MM (1999) Chris Alexander I believe 8MM to be (Schumacher's) masterpiece and certainly, it's further evidence that Cage is one of the great dramatic screen presences when used properly and when dialing down his patented eccentricities EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Chris Alexander Sinatra's Frankie is a tragic figure but so are all the broken men and women who shuffle around Preminger's bleak canvas, lost as they are and desperately searching for some way out. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) Chris Alexander A richly realized, full-blooded ode to horror, dead dreams, duplicity, infidelity, mass-murder and cyclical madness. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) Chris Alexander This isn't the quasi- realist American horror of Romero and it isn't the chunky, in your face zombie opera shock of Fulci. This is the zombie film as dark, lyrical, melancholy fairy tale, a film that exists in a class of its own. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
Bloody Moon (1981) Chris Alexander BLOODY MOON has moments of that inimitable, free-form Franconian vision and, despite its budgetary and narrative failings, it's a slop-bucket full of lurid fun. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
The Duke of Burgundy (2014) Chris Alexander It's about selfishness and selflessness, power and submission and how these dynamics are endlessly reversed. And it's dressed up in so much cinematic finery, both eerie and lush, that it has a sensorial pleasure unlike any other movie before it. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
Land of the Minotaur (1976) Chris Alexander LAND OF THE MINOTAUR is a movie that demands an open mind and perhaps more importantly, an open ear. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
The Company of Wolves (1985) Chris Alexander Jordan was not afraid to take a genre that was already rubbing its tired, oozing eyes and spin it like a top, making something disarmingly original, a dark wonder of a picture. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
Tales That Witness Madness (1973) Chris Alexander A superior British horror film and one of the finest examples of the multi-story shocker. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
Moon of the Wolf (1972) Chris Alexander A tight and eerie Southern Gothic creeper with an ace cast, a fun and engaging central mystery and compact, crackerjack storytelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
Color of Night (1994) Chris Alexander A riotous, larger-than-life thriller, one laced with blood, eccentricity, swooning sound design, a rogues gallery of amazing character actors, relentless sex and, for the curious, a prime peek at star Bruce Willis' impressive full-frontal member. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Count Dracula's Great Love (1972) Chris Alexander This is my favorite Naschy film and a work of unusual, lyrical potency. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
The Shout (1978) Chris Alexander Driven by a powerful score by Genesis alumni Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, this is truly a living, breathing nightmare committed to celluloid. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
The Last Man on Earth (1964) Chris Alexander Manages to exist as an aggressively depressing and lyrical nightmare, taking all that was profound and painful in the source text and re-presenting it as a low-budget but evocative and funereal slice of semi-cerebral pulp. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2020
The Return of Count Yorga (1971) Chris Alexander THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA is one the creepiest vampire films I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
Little Joe (2019) Chris Alexander Bereft of any sort of sex, violence or frissons, the almost experimental film goes to work on your head and as such, will likely stick with you and haunt you for days to come. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Chris Alexander There's a very serious message here, and it needs to be delivered in a far more complex, sophisticated way that matches Moss's fearless work. She's real. Her co-stars are devices. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) Chris Alexander An intimate, riotous, affectionate and ultimately profoundly sad essay that is an essential watch not just for horror history fans, but for anyone remotely interested in the waning days of the anti-establishment, Hollywood fringe maverick. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Turning (2020) Chris Alexander This is a sophisticated work of dread, decay, brooding mood and abstract storytelling coated in the sheen of a simplistic spook show. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Hitch Hike to Hell (1977) Chris Alexander By conventional standards, the shoestring-budgeted HITCH HIKE TO HELL isn't a particularly well produced work. But man, does it pack a disorienting, primal punch. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Chris Alexander If you can suspend your disbelief, the lousy make-up doesn't detract from how beautiful, moving and loving a tribute to Chaney's legacy the film is. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Sole Survivor (1984) Chris Alexander SOLE SURVIVOR is a supremely slow, obscenely eerie exercise in dread, one that manages to reference Rod Serling, Ingmar Bergman and George Romero, sometimes within the same scene. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Killer Nun (1978) Chris Alexander Anita Ekberg screws the scenery in this wonderfully tasteless shocker. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Toys Are Not for Children (1972) Chris Alexander TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN is a kind of masterpiece, I'm just not sure what kind. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Satan's Slave (1976) Chris Alexander Warren's films offer nothing save 90 minutes (or less) of pure, down and dirty phantasmagorical escapism; well-crafted genre romps made to distract, shock and titillate. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Chris Alexander You don't walk away from this tale titillated. You don't walk away outraged. You don't walk away shocked. You walk away...empty. And that's exactly how it should be. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Devil's Own (1966) Chris Alexander THE WITCHES is no pandering horror-hagsploitation potboiler. It's something far more evolved and interesting EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Chris Alexander Those of you out there who get-off on the lowliest of inept genre stuff will love the Hell out of it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
The Hunger (1983) Chris Alexander We know that the hunger of the title isn’t just a hunger for blood, it’s a hunger to hold on to life, to love, to all of those moments that make us what we are, in that brief period of our lives that we shine, when we are at our best. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Jack the Ripper (1959) Chris Alexander This is an essential piece of Ripperphilia on film and just an all-around killer bit of sordid period-piece horror. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
The House That Jack Built (2018) Chris Alexander By the time the movie literally goes to Hell and stings its Baroque finale with the funniest closing credits music ever, you'll feel very much like the director has smashed you square in the face with cinema itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Nightwing (1979) Chris Alexander NIGHTWING isn't a great horror movie per se, but it's a pretty great movie full stop, one that deserves a much bigger cult fanbase. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Mandy (2018) Chris Alexander The film just feels alien. It feels evil. It courses with a sort of seething darkness and descends into such brain-swelling madness that you can almost smell it. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) Chris Alexander An almost experimental, totally unpredictable and fever-pitched horror-western that seems beamed-in from another dimension. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Psychomania (1971) Chris Alexander From its first dreamy frames, with its gang of leather clad, skull faced bikers poured into black leather, cinema history has never seen the likes of a picture quite as unapologetically mental as PSYCHOMANIA. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
The Velvet Vampire (1971) Chris Alexander It's Yarnall who draws all eyes to her like bugs to bright lights... EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) Chris Alexander Ferrare makes for an unforgettable villain/victim; when she kills, she's savage and yet we empathize with her plight. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
Circus of Horrors (1960) Chris Alexander The movie really works primarily because of Diffring's truly magnetic performance, a complicated turn that sees his Rossiter/Schuler veer between sympathetic and sociopathic. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Let the Corpses Tan (2017) Chris Alexander A perverse, kinetic shot of celluloid psychosis that doesn't give a damn what your expectations are or what popular tastes demand. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
The Ultimate Thrill (1974) Chris Alexander Braeden and Ekland offer complex performances that are unsettling in their suggestiveness. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) Chris Alexander It's a mean, oppressive film that feels exhaustively claustrophobic, its action centered on a sterile city block and scattered, computer-soaked offices and labs. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Chris Alexander Suffers from Jaws 2 syndrome, attempting to replicate the beats of the first film too closely with much of the same cast reprising their roles and character ticks and because of that, it simply doesn't have its own fingerprint. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) Chris Alexander Battle ends with a deep sense of melancholy and grace, a timeline defying notion that Caesar's decency in fact altered the course of history. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Planet of the Apes (1968) Chris Alexander Whether you've seen it 100 times or for the first time, that final shot is unforgettable, in both aesthetic and meaning. A perfect film. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Strait-Jacket (1964) Chris Alexander (Crawford) may have been mourning her glory days and miserable that the bloom was off her rose, but she remained until the end a major artist and a consummate professional. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
The Keeper (2004) Chris Alexander The Keeper is junk, sure. But it's sublime and strange and hugely entertaining junk and kind of floats in its own awesomely tacky orbit. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (2016) Chris Alexander It's probably the most unnecessary and unwanted remake in film history and yet Franco plays it straight (ahem) and respectful. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
It's Alive! (1974) Chris Alexander It's Alive is a marvel, with a solid performance by Ryan and a mesmerizing score by the late, great Bernard Herrmann. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2018
Tattoo (1981) Chris Alexander As Kinksy, Dern offers the best of what he can do, giving us a character who is in some respects, neither man nor monster, but a different species entirely. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2018
Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) Chris Alexander This is a mean, violent picture. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018