Badass B-movies

The Leopard Man (1943)

Large cats, dusty towns, and castanets definitely do not mix! Once upon a time in Hollywood, producer Val Lewton ruled RKO.  In fact, under his supervision, the studio was churning out B-grade horror flicks that were ...

Silent Hill (2006)

Moody. Dark. And definitely not for your typical horror fan, Silent Hill is back! With the cross lit up in the distance, the child screams it again, “Silent Hill, Silent Hill.”  Over and over she yells it.  I’m not sure I could withstand, as a ...

Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 - blu-rayThe Universal Pictures archives are open again!  And we didn’t have to wait an entire year either.  This time, instead of following the Lugosi and Karloff route, Scream Factory takes us into the territory of mad doctors and murder most foul.  The four tales – Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Doctor ...

Critters Attack!No CGI!  Great practical effects and gore!  The Kritts, this time voiced by Steve Blum, return!  And this time they are comin’ back with the nastiest of attitudes and, at one point, in the form of a towering ball of flesh and fur! ...

Corvette Summer (1978)We’ve all seen Luke Skywalker scoot around on the desert in a land speeder, but have we ever seen him pilot a cherry red Corvette Stingray with metal flakes and a glitter-flame dragon?  Hell, no!  Well, that statement might not be true, especially if you’ve already seen Corvette Summer, a  ...

The Chill Factor (1988) Blu-raySix friends.  A remote part of Illinois.  Snowmobiles.  And a Satanic Cult.  I mean, what could go wrong? The Chill Factor, produced and directed by Christopher Webster (the producer of Hellraiser, Heathers, Meet the Applegates ...

Strays (1991) Blu-ray

They have nine lives, we have one! Strays begins with a full moon.  The dark night expands as we drop to the ground and, rather suddenly, we are running through the night.  The POV is that of a cat.  Close to the ground and beyond slinky as we cross the ...

The Last Dragon (1985)A magical Motown martial arts movie? Oh, hell, YES! In fact, can I hear a “Sho’nuff” and an amen! ...

Picasso Trigger 1988Black Belts in shotgun?   Bombs on boomerangs?  Hell, yes.  So what if the lead character can’t shoot straight?!  When you are having this much fun, who really cares? ...

Tales of Frankenstein (2018)

Die, Monster, Die! It seems to me that the Horror Anthology, once popular in the 1960s, is making a surprising and rather strong comeback in recent years.  There have been a lot of good, independent features that make the most of the short narrative structure ...

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