Bug (1975)Giant-sized cockroaches in the Brady Bunch house?!  Yes, please. What other secrets are those unclean Brady’s hiding?  With Bug, a film that locks its horrors upon fire-farting cockroaches, we find out! ...

Young Guns II (1990)Young Guns successfully entertained the 1988 box office to the tune of 45 million dollars. The film chose to focus on the revenge of Billy the Kid and the regulators on his employer’s killer and once Jack Palance caught one between the eyes ...

Parasite (2019)Seven films into his career and Bong Joon Ho continues to impress audiences with dark and thoughtful material.  This time, with Parasite, he delivers a film that is so topical and so well made that even Hollywood had to stop and take notice.  Parasite is THAT memorable. ...

V: The Original Mini SeriesIn the late 70s and early 80s, the short form ‘mini-series’ was a chance for networks to stretch their muscles with event storytelling. Long before HBO and Netflix and Amazon showed that feature film budgets and top shelf talent could not only match the quality of storytelling in cinema, but best ...

Ray Harryhausen Volume One blu-rayRay Harryhausen and his stop-motion work is legendary. While his stuff is slow to trickle out on blu-ray, the high-def picture and the clarity the format provides is always insightful into his creative processes. The latest round of his work comes from Indicator, a UK company that offers their ...

Crawl (2019)What could be worse than being in Florida with a Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the state? No, the answer is not “waking up to discover that you now live in Boca Raton.” The answer we’re looking for is to awaken from the nightmare of your neighborhood now ...

Color out of Space - blu-rayLadies and Gentlemen, Richard Stanley is back!  I have just been introduced to my new go-to movie.  Color Out of Space is right up there with Mandy when it comes to imaginative tales of terror.  The mixture of CGI and practical effects in this science fiction horror narrative is downright disturbing ...

The Shining (1980)Stanley Kubrick was a director of unparalleled technical mastery in his time. There isn’t a film fan, or filmmaker out there that hasn’t delved deep into the many works he produced over three decades before his untimely death. His subject matters were always ...

Brewster's MillionsBrewster’s Millions remains a screwball comedy that simply knocks it out of the park.  Home runs don’t get much wilder than this ...

Halloween (1978)This low budget ($300,000 USD) slasher film, made by a recent (in the 70s) USC graduate, would spawn countless sequels and give its backers some serious profits, the world horror auteur John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis. Those things make the love for this ...

SpookiesSpookies, originally directed by Brenden Faulkner and Thomas Doran and then later, inserting additional footage, by Eugenie Joseph, is back to party once again!  This cult classic - disappearing after a limited theatrical release, was revived on VHS and, eventually, became a standard broadcast  ...

Star Trek TrilogyThis reviewer is a little slow to update to new technologies. When it came time to replace some of my old equipment, I dove deep into the pros and cons of the next (and many say last) generation of home movies: 4K. The pros and cons of yet another format are involved and not a blanket statement. For example ...

Deadly Manor

This house is EVIL!   At least, that’s the opinion of Helen (Claudia Franjul), one teenager in this group, when confronted with the option to stay the night in an abandoned mansion deep in the woods.  She’s not sticking around to find out what ...

E.T. The Extra-TerrestrialOne look at Spielberg’s filmography and it’s hard to imagine the man has ever set a foot wrong. But alas, just before the 1980s dawned, he took a misstep with the (at the time) expensive comedy 1941. Not to rest on his laurels, he doubled down in 81 and 82 and introduced the ...

Flesh Eating MothersAnswering Roger Waters' questions in Pink Floyd's "Mother" comes Flesh-Eating Mothers, an over-the-top horror-comedy that encourages the local police department to shoot all mothers on the spot.  Do not EVEN try to bring them in alive!   ...

Serenity 2005Back in the early Noughties, Joss Whedon was synonymous with punchy genre series that, more often than not, dealt with strong female protagonists and thrilling plots. As if cursed by his own success, Whedon tried to branch out from vampires and slayers to the sci-fi with the ...

Hudson HawkAll Eddie “The Hawk” Hawkins wants, upon his release from prison, is a cappuccino.  What he gets instead is an unplanned - via coffin-sized suitcase - Looney Tunes-inspired trip to Italy to steal some of DaVinci’s most prized artifacts. ...

Bram Stoker's DraculaVery early in the history of film different filmmakers sought to tell the story of the world’s infamous vampire. Bram Stoker’s most famous creation has influenced popular culture, in all its’ incarnations, since it appeared in 1897 - some might argue to the point of oversaturation. In the ...

My Bloody ValentineIf stripteases in mining gear, hearts boiling alongside hot dogs, or dead women tumbling around in dryers aren’t your cup of tea then, well, I do believe there might be something wrong with you.  My Bloody Valentine, being made in the wake of John Carpenter's Halloween EXPLOSION, is Canuxploitation at its finest and its furious and this ...

Toy Story 4 (2019)Bad news: Toy Story 4 is Pixar’s biggest money grab to date. Good news: This is Pixar, so it never feels like one. It is not a stretch to say that the company couldn’t make a bad movie if it tried. After all, none of its films ...

Grand IsleThe new comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson called The Hustle is an almost identical remake of the 1988 classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin - itself a remake of Marlon Brando’s Bedtime Story. I say “almost” because  ...

Midsommar (2019)Here’s a bit of life advice. Never trust the remote village that no one has ever heard of, especially if it puts on a pagan celebration that even fewer are aware of. I promise, you’ll thank me later for this. ...

10/31: Part II (2020)Well, well, well, what do we have here?  Scream Team Releasing drops a surprise release this month proving that it is never too late or too early to celebrate the Halloween season.  10/31 Part 2, with Malvolia, The Queen of Screams (Jennifer Nangle) once again hosting the beginning and ending bookend pieces in this  ...

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)Making any film is a tricky endeavor, let alone a film in a franchise that shows no duds. Added to which, this latest incarnation has been balanced carefully between ...

Swamp Thing

You want swampy southern gothic shenanigans in your entertainment?  Swamp Thing, as produced by DC Universe, has all your needs covered.   DC Universe really screwed up.  I mean, royally. Swamp Thing, as a web series, is dark and disturbing ...

Yesterday (2019) - Movie ReviewA good movie always begins with a killer premise. And Yesterday, the new film from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis has a great one. It takes on the idea of what our world would be like today if The Beatles never existed ...

Tammy and the T-Rex

Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom!  During the late 1980s and the early 1990s there was a boom in Dinosaur-themed entertainment.  Thanks to Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, these massive beasts were stomping into sitcoms

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Stephen King's The StandCa-Ca-Crazy lives here and, if you are anything like me and my warped sensibility, you are gonna love it  ...

The House By the CemeteryThere couldn’t possibly be a creepier basement in the history of Horror films! Lucio Fulci's House by the Cemetery is re-opened once again thanks to Blue Underground. ...

Can You Ever Forgive Me? - DVDIn 1991, New York biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) finds herself in dire straits: she has lost her job, fallen 3 months behind on rent and can’t afford the vet bills for her beloved sick cat. Her agent (Jane Curtin) is less than helpful, ignoring Lee’s phone calls ...

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