Pete Vonder Haar

Latest Stories

  • Keeping the audience off balance is key to any supernatural horror movie. In that sense, Drew Hall's Convergence is pretty successful, because for its first half I had no idea what the hell was going on. Unfortunately, shedding light on...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    One of our most enduring cinematic genres, horror is also among the most difficult to do right. This may sound obvious — countless attempts are made to scare moviegoers every year, whether in theaters or, increasingly, streaming online — but it's ...

  • It's a common complaint about modern haunted-house movies: "Why don't they leave?" How many paranormal activities have to take place before the families in the Paranormal Activity flicks exit, screen left? To their credit, the couple in...

  • In recent years, American horror movie fans have largely found themselves choosing between two generally unappetizing categories: "found footage" (the better to skimp on your budget, my dear) and remakes, which always struck me as particularly...

  • Millions of people are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, and the effects can range from temporary loss of consciousness to death. Page Jones came about as close to the latter as you can, and Godspeed is the inspiring...

  • Everybody needs a mentor. Unfortunately, when you're a recent transplant to suburban Virginia who's not quite fitting in at your new prep school, options may be limited. For example: the terminally ill, ex-CIA assassin who lives next door, as is...

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >