Joshua Richardson

Joshua Richardson

I'm an academic nerd with a love of B-Horror cinema and no sense of self-preservation.

Favorite films

  • Clerks
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Until the End of the World
  • Kolobos

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  • Fight Like a Girl

    ★★★

  • Zombie High

    ★★

  • DeepStar Six

    ★½

  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★★★

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  • Fight Like a Girl

    Fight Like a Girl

    Charlie (Jenna Dwyer) is the daughter of a dead pro wrestler who divides her time between days working at a video game company and nights in a ring. When a project at the company goes awry, unleashing a horde of the dead on Australia, Charlie must unify her work friends and some wrestlers she knows to put the chokehold on the revenants.

    This low-budget slobberknocker is very fun and high energy, but suffers from a low budget and trying to…

  • Zombie High

    Zombie High

    Ettinger is a former all-male school that has just admitted its first female student, Andrea (Virginia Madsen). She finds the school a bit more subdued than she expected. She also finds friends in nerdy Emerson (future comedy superstar director Paul Feig) and trampy Suzi (Twin Peaks' Sherilyn Fenn). When a teacher (Richard Cox) shows interest in her, Andrea gradually unravels the school's greatest mystery.

    This film had an unusually good cast for its era and genre, but it's hard to…

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  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★★★

    This film has long represented a gap in my cinematic knowledge; today I decided to correct it, thanks to the immaculate blu-ray edition produced by Scream Factory. And I'm glad I did, as it is now my favorite Carpenter film.

    They Live is a modern take on a 50s alien invasion/body snatcher picture, positing that the woes of 80s America (and, much though we may laud the era's entertainment today, let us not forget the quiet desperation that often motivated…

  • Stitches

    Stitches

    ★★★★★

    Stitches is a party clown who lives a seedy lifestyle - less Bozo, more Shakes. At Tom's 11th birthday, Stitches is giving a lackluster performance, leading to the kids trying to liven things up with a series of pranks. The pranks culminate with Stitches being accidentally stabbed through the eye... twice. Six years later, traumatized teenager Tom is trying to throw a birthday party to reconnect with his classmate Kate, another attendee at the disastrous 11th. Unfortunately, ancient clown magic…