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My name is Jesse Lee Alan Bartel and I love being a critic on things you don't care about. I love films, horror, writing, and violent video games. Hope to hear from you and happy stabbings. I am also a regular contributor to The Liberal Dead.

Revisiting ‘Fright Night: Part 2’

Revisiting ‘Fright Night: Part 2’

Tweet I personally hold the original Fright Night in high esteem. It is one of those films that really clicks with me and is one that I can watch numerous times without getting bored. It has everything that I could want in a film of this caliber by including sex, gore, comedy, vampires, and nudity. […]




The Third Time is More Than a Charm: A Review of ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

The Third Time is More Than a Charm: A Review of ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

Tweet Paranormal Activity is a series that I adore for its ability to get under my skin. As I have stated in several reviews before, I have a predication towards liking these types of films and “found footage” is something that I can easily get absorbed in. I just want you to take that into […]




Paradise Lost? Found It: Discussing the Importance of ‘Behind the Mask’

Paradise Lost? Found It: Discussing the Importance of ‘Behind the Mask’

Tweet Investors and studios are hardly interested in anything related to horror, they see the horror genre as a joke meant for those of low intelligence or for teenagers with raging hormones. Horror is not seen to be intelligent or culturally relevant. That is until people like Friedkin, Carpenter, or Polanski fight to get their hands […]




Little Shops of Horrors: D-tritus (The Birth of Green Art)

Little Shops of Horrors: D-tritus (The Birth of Green Art)

Tweet Art is something that can never be properly defined, and it can always be found in different forms (Film, Paintings, Music, etc.). Art moves with the human race, by commenting on what we have become, and where we are potentially going. We, as a race, have become consumed by technology (for better or for […]




The Human Centipede: Part 2 (Full Sequence) Official Trailer

The Human Centipede: Part 2 (Full Sequence) Official Trailer

Tweet Do I really need to introduce this trailer? Are you guys in the dark about it? If so, watch the first and get back to me. I enjoyed the first film, even if it was hampered by some horror-film tropes. I’m interested to see what insanity Director, Tom Six has for his audience this […]




Pragmatism Need Not Apply: A Review of ‘Creature’

Pragmatism Need Not Apply: A Review of ‘Creature’

Tweet What does one expect from a film entitled Creature? Probably something similar to what I expected from Shark Night 3D, but a little gorier and a little more entertaining. There’s truth in my assumption (or yours) but it still doesn’t make Creature a wholly enjoyable experience, in fact, it just makes it a barely […]




Glowing Teeth: A Review of ‘Attack The Block’

Glowing Teeth: A Review of ‘Attack The Block’

Tweet We’ve had two highly advertised alien invasion films come out this year, one was the beautiful Super 8, and the other being the ridiculous yet entertaining, Cowboys and Aliens. Whether you liked these movies or not, there is something to be said about the quality of alien films recently. Both of those films worked on different levels but […]




Intelligent Animosity: A Review of Kevin Smith’s ‘Red State’

Intelligent Animosity: A Review of Kevin Smith’s ‘Red State’

Tweet Michael Parks’ character is introduced to us early in the film, playing a fire and brimstone cult leader-preacher by the name of Abin Cooper. Upon his entrance, the viewer is greeted with a 10 minute monologue of Cooper giving a straight-up sermon on the sins of the world and the corruption of man. This […]




I’m Gonna Blow My Brains Out: A Review of ‘Shark Night 3D’

I’m Gonna Blow My Brains Out: A Review of ‘Shark Night 3D’

Tweet Color me curious when I first saw the Shark Night 3D trailer some months ago, I was excited to see the shark version of Piranha 3D in theaters with its loads of gore and nudity. Time passed, news bubbled that Shark Night 3D was going to be a PG-13 film. Fine. I could still […]




Hillbilly Bliss: A Review of ‘Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil’

Hillbilly Bliss: A Review of ‘Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil’

Tweet The “horror-comedy” is a flooded market with writers and directors trying to create the next Evil Dead or Shaun of the Dead. Then again, one could argue that the horror genre is a flooded market, but that may be a post for another time. What it comes down to is that there are plenty […]




The First Annual Horror and Sci-Fi Garage Sale!

The First Annual Horror and Sci-Fi Garage Sale!

Tweet That’s right! Coming this September (or coming this month), some good ol’ people are putting on a garage sale to get rid of all sorts of collectible and you can sell your stuff too! For Free! Fright Rags is an avid promoter this year and while I was at Monster Mania, they were (Kristy and Ben) handing […]




Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 3 (Final Thoughts)

Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 3 (Final Thoughts)

Tweet The last day at Monster Mania was solemn. I got up before everyone else, took a shower, and headed downstairs for some breakfast. I got a coffee and bagel at the coffee shop downstairs where I sat at a table watching people beginning to enter for the day. I envied them, I wanted to wait on line again for […]




Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 2 (Nirvana)

Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 2 (Nirvana)

Tweet The first day, though it began in a shaky fashion, was a wonderful start to the weekend. Meeting Tony Todd and Joe Turkel on the first night got me excited to meet the rest of the actors who I wanted to see. I don’t know about you guys, but I get all kinds of […]




Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 1 (Genesis)

Monster Mania 19 Coverage: Day 1 (Genesis)

Tweet I was very unsure if I was going to go to Monster Mania  a few months ago when John Squires approached me with the idea. Would I like it? Would I have fun? Would I fit in? All these silly and emotional responses to the invite were keeping me from making any sort of commitment. Then one day […]




Monster Mania 19 Video Coverage: Q & A with “Behind the Mask’s” Nathan Baesel

Monster Mania 19 Video Coverage: Q & A with “Behind the Mask’s” Nathan Baesel

Tweet Meeting Nathan Baesel was probably the biggest moment for me at Monster Mania. Why? Because Behind the Mask means a good deal to me for reasons that are hard to articulate properly. It’s a type of film that goes beyond just being a “good” movie, it strikes a nerve that makes me feel “connected” […]




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