Often, I'm bored and disappointed by contemporary horror movies. I doubt I need to name them because horror fans will know which ones I'm talking about. (Hint: Each time they come out with a sequel we roll our eyes and groan "another one?")
One lazy afternoon, I cued up Netflix on my girlfriend's computer and saw Mitchell Lichtenstein's Teeth. Like horror master Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), Lichtenstein mixes the everyday (a girl comes-of-age) with the horrific (she has vagina-dentata) to create an insightful and entertaining story. Funny, witty, original and tasteful with judicious gore, this movie is a welcome relief from the tried and tired horror flick.
© Frank Reynoso, Jan. 13, 2010