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Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies

18 Feb

With the Academy Awards going down this weekend, I felt it was my last chance to discuss 2014 in film. I won’t be watching the Oscars ceremony because I don’t care. They have never been particularly relevant to begin with, but in recent years they seem to have hit a new low. Besides, when you [...]

Evil Dead Review

9 Apr

Head over to the ZEFR-U Blog to check out my review of the remake of Evil Dead. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie despite its paper thin plot and weak characterizations, and was also thoroughly grossed out by its ridiculous gore. Best horror film to come out in years, and well worth the price of admission. [...]

My Final Student Film Now Live

16 Jul

Head over to the video section to check out my final student film, a Lovecraftian horror/thriller called Portal, or just embiggen the embed above. Portal has a sordid history. I applied for NYU’s Advanced Television Writing- One Hour Drama course during my senior year. The course turned out to be improperly advertised and was in [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 4

11 Jun

3. Prometheus (2012) SPOILER ALERT Yeah, yeah- I know. I’m breaking the chronological order of this marathon. But I just saw Prometheus on Friday and it’s still fresh in my mind, so I figured I should break protocol and write about it while it’s still the talk of the internet. Plus, I’ve decided I only [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 2

21 May

Ridley Scott’s Alien, Continued A movie so awesome it required two posts!! One of the many things I find interesting about this film is how Ripley isn’t a clear, definable protagonist. She becomes the protagonist over the course of the film, but for the first two acts she barely speaks. She doesn’t go down to [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 1

17 May

Fuck yeah, baby!! IT’S ON!! I know what you’re thinking. Well, maybe. If you’ve never been here before you’re probably thinking “Who the fuck is this Alex Hilhorst kid?” If you’re one of my friends or stumbled upon this site while Googling the phrase “Mass Effect 2 Best Game Ever,” you’re probably wondering “What about [...]

My Glorious Return to Games Abyss

26 Apr

Now that I’ve been laid off and released by Activision from the bonds of thralldom, I can once again do something I actually enjoy: writing about videogames. That’s right, I’m back at Games Abyss and free to write as many editorials and reviews as I damn well please. First up is my take on one [...]

Writing Page Updated

5 Feb

Since everything on here is technically “Copyright Alex Hilhorst 2012,” I decided to upload full versions for all of my scripts. Why the hell not? Besides, most of them are already registered with the WGA. Maybe this will help me finally get a screenwriting gig. Who knows. Full versions of the following scripts have been [...]

F.E.A.R. 3 Review

11 Jul

It may be almost a month late, but hey- I ain’t gettin’ paid so what did you expect? Anyways, head over to Games Abyss to read my review of last month’s F.E.A.R. 3, the new installment in the psychological horror/FPS title. Sadly, it lacks the pants-staining terror of previous titles, but in all other aspects [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 10

15 Mar

Millennium- Season 3 Watching Millennium’s final season, it’s easy to see why the show got cancelled. Though it had great actors and great writing and some pretty chilling procedural drama, it changed its style every single season, something I’m sure alienated viewers when the show was on the air. The first season was a very [...]