Welcome to Jake’s Joint

Jake Phillips, QRE’s Hollywood Historian, digs deep into the stacks of celluloid to find the best (and worst) movies of all time. You’ll learn things about your favorite movies that you never knew, and you’ll find yourself updating that Netflix queue constantly.


‘TIS THE SEASON: 34th Street’s Multiple Miracles!

Every year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is huge spectacle, with crowds thronging the streets of New York and millions watching at home. Giant balloons, incredible floats, performances, it’s a big deal. And every year, the big finale is Santa Claus. Macy’s Santa is, in a way, THE Santa. And […]
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I‘ve made no secret of my preference for classic monsters. And while I can watch, say, one of the Saw films or the latest remake of something that never needed remaking, my loyalties lie with the old school frights I used to watch on ‘Creature Feature’ when I was a […]
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TEXAS CHAINSAW: Leatherface Lethally Lops Limbs!

The article which you are about to read is an account of the horror which a young director unleashed upon his unsuspecting cast – and the world… 1974. Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel made a movie so shocking and powerful that it changed horror cinema forever. When we talk about […]
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Child's Play

IT’S A DOLL’S LIFE: Chucky Is Back!

Anyone who reads my QRE articles (all two of you) are aware that my taste in movies is a tad, well, let’s say adorably quirky. Because it sounds nicer than ‘weird’ or ‘effed up’. If Zooey Deschanel can get away with adorable quirkiness, so can I. I mean, I look […]
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Jeepers Creepers

JEEPERS CREEPERS: Crazy Carnivorous Creep’s Cyclical Carcass Collecting!

Victor Salva is, well, let’s say the guy has issues. But to be fair, he IS a pretty darn good director, even if he’s also a terrible human being. He directed ‘Powder’, for instance, about a magical electric albino (seriously), and that is one of my favorite films – although […]
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Tales From the Crypt, Season 1


Looks like Cadderly’s neck is on the chopping block yet again. Last week, we told you that we’d have more of Jake’s posts going up. Well, thanks to Billy’s crappy job, they didn’t make it. Apparently, this whole automation thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So, we’re making […]
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Viggo Mortensen - The Prophecy

THE PROPHECY: Awesome Angelic Atrocities!

I was lucky enough to be the child of several decades. I was born in the early 70′s, spent my formative years in the 80′s and turned 18 in 1993, which allowed me to misspend my young adulthood in the grunge and goth era. This allows me to really enjoy […]
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Jason Mask

JASON DIES…AND LIVES: A Perfect Pair of Frightening Friday Films

Friday the 13th. Jason Voorhees. Teenagers behaving badly and being slaughtered. Hockey mask. We all know these movies, whether we’ve watched one or not. And while Friday fans and everyone else might debate the quality or merits of individual entries or the franchise as a whole, we can all agree […]
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The Lone Ranger

THE LONE RANGER: Or, Pardon Me, Is That A Dead Bird On Your Head?

Disney, the studio that gave us a hydrocephalic mouse and rips off everything, including itself (don’t get me started on ‘Kimba, the White Lion’) has produced a new Lone Ranger film, which stars everyone’s favorite, um, well, Armie Hammer as the titular hero and Jonny Depp as Tonto. Because Depp […]
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