Rob Staeger

 

Rob Staeger is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • You know the cliché: the recovering alcoholic white-knuckling it as she stares down a bottle. In what might be the strongest moment of Andrew C. Erin's house-of-horrors film Havenhurst, Julie Benz upends that classic standoff. Fresh...

  • Have we hit Peak Horror Movie Prologue? Eloise, directed by Robert Legato, gives us three. First is a scene from the bad old days of the Eloise psychiatric hospital, in which sinister shrink H.H. Greiss (Robert Patrick, well within his...

  • "There is no such thing as love," one character tells another in Emiliano Rocha Minter's punishing debut film, We Are the Flesh. "Only demonstrations of love." This declaration, made before a fresh debasement, is almost a thesis statement...

  • The killer in Pitchfork -- a feral young man who has accessorized his dead-animal face mask with pitchfork prongs attached to the stump of one arm -- seems to come out of nowhere. So much so, in fact, that you can be forgiven for...

  • A lot can go wrong in a movie centered around a supernatural strip club. So why is Siren so damn entertaining? Perhaps it's because director Gregg Bishop and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski have taken the central kernel of...

  • Craig Moss wants us to fear both the past and future; his film The Charnel House concerns the opening of a luxury apartment building repurposed from a historic slaughterhouse, which was shuttered when it was discovered the owner wasn't...

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