Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We were proud to feature all of the writers that we did on Darkworlds.com, but Jim Hemphill was definitely one of our favorite finds. His movie reviews were always thoughtful, interesting and informed, he wrote about movies with real passion.
In addition to becoming a critic for American Cinematographer and other publications, Hemphill later went on to become a noted horror director in his own right. His teen revenge thriller Bad Reputation attracted plenty of rave reviews, with Dread Central declaring, "Jim Hemphill writes teenage dialogue with a verbal veracity that is natural and effortless. Permitting the actors to give more to the scenes in order of performance rather than trying to sell bad dialogue, Hemphill has created an effective portrait of high school cruelty through a raw, realistic emotional filter."
Bad Reputation is newly available to watch on Hulu.com, and we encourage you to check it out. (Or you could always click on the picture link above, buy a copy on Amazon and send a few pennies our way.)