Category Archive: Horror

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #15 – Lore – Episode 1

Lore investigates pre-mature burial and does Robert Stack proud.  With dramatizations like that in Unsolved Mysteries or maybe Rescue 911, Lore documents real life folklore, like superstitions and less-than-scientific beliefs. So this show… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #16- Jason Lives

Jason Lives gives up on playing it serious, and I’m thankful.  So Paramount tried to end the franchise, or at least told us Part IV was the end, and then they tried to… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #17 – Fulci’s City of the Living Dead

A priestly suicide opens the Gates of Hell, and a reporter and his psychic pal have to close them, so it’s time to get ready for some gore from Lucio Fulci.  The infamous… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #18 – Knackery (n.) – a slaughterhouse or a bad movie?

The only thing I enjoyed about this “movie” is that I learned what a knackery is.  I put the word “movie” in quotations, because I use the term loosely to describe this….thing.  I’m… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #19 – Count Yorga

We finally get a modern vampire movie done right, and it can’t get much better than Count Yorga.  Yeah, it’s a vampire b-movie, but at least it knows what it is.  There’s in-jokes… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #20 – Christina Applegate and the Jaws of Satan

Jaws of Satan (1981) is so low budget and obscure, it has no wikipedia page, which someone will probably correct by the time I publish this.  Anyway, this  movie had no DVD release… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #21 – Joan Collins and the ants

Empire of the Ants (1977) reminds me of the glory days of B-Movies, where people could have fun with something as silly as an ant invasion of Florida.  This movie begins like a… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #22 – Italians and their hardcore zombies

Zombie fever inspired the creation of Zombi 2 aka Zombie aka Zombie, Flesh Eaters aka Zombie, Dying to Eat You, and we have George Romero to thank.  It was called Zombi 2 to… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #23 – Isle of the DEAD

Boris Karloff makes a perfectly ordinary B-movie watchable and I feel this movie is underappreciated, disappearing when competing against more glossy and striking Universal monster movies, or even other movies by RKO with… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2017 #24 – Scars of Dracula

Scars of Dracula (1970), from Hammer Studios, is an interesting movie, as it presents new visuals, and more confusing questions.  It must be that Hammer, or whoever owns the distribution rights to Dracula,… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – What is the meaning of Blade Runner 2049?

Blade Runner 2049 is a companion piece to the original Blade Runner, complete with its questions about what it means to be human.  This time around, the sequel goes even further, and asks:… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – The Final Girl(s)

What is The Final Girl (in caps)?  The Final Girl (in caps) is a generic horror movie trope used to denote the strong female character who will survive til the end to defeat… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #27 – Mickey Dolenz and the Strangler

Night of the Strangler (1972) is a deceptive film because there is no strangling and none of the murders take place at night.  This tense thriller is a rare breed native to the… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #28 – Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal (1981) is sexist and juvenile, but it succeeds in bringing together sex, rock-and-roll and strange visuals David Lynch would enjoy.   A spaceship drops a corvette out into space and the driver… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween #29 – Cult of Chucky (2017) is now available

Cult of Chucky (2017) is a surprisingly good time.  So this won’t be my usual nitpick metaphor analyzation bullshit review, because most of the references and in-jokes went over my head, since I’m… Continue reading

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