[SHYAMALAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT] “DEVIL, AND THE TRILOGY WE ALMOST HAD” BY ANYA NOVAK

[SHYAMALAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT] “DEVIL, AND THE TRILOGY WE ALMOST HAD” BY ANYA NOVAK


January 17, 2017    Anya Novak

    M. Night Shyamalan is a storyteller. His breakout thriller THE SIXTH SENSE has become one of the top-grossing films of all time. His horror-tinged movies have inspired praise from some, and apathy in others. His next film, UNBREAKABLE, opened in 2000 to both commercial and critical success. SIGNS…

[SHYAMALAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT] Despite Its Troubled Production LADY IN THE WATER Is Enchanting Fantasy

[SHYAMALAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT] Despite Its Troubled Production LADY IN THE WATER Is Enchanting Fantasy


January 17, 2017    Jovy Skol

    After breakout success of THE SIXTH SENSE in 1999, the name M. Night Shyamalan became associated with blockbuster thrillers. The way he utilized relatable and seemingly normal characters involved in supernatural storylines became a staple in his films, along with a payoff at the end with his memorable twist endings….

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SELMA (2014)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SELMA (2014)


January 16, 2017    Jon Abrams

      The best horror movies manage to upset us profoundly after they manage to make us care first, and that assessment is resolutely true about historical biopics like this one. And in truth I experienced SELMA as I might a horror movie — because I knew what fate still…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘MARCH’ DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE OR COMIC SHOP

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘MARCH’ DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE OR COMIC SHOP


January 16, 2017    Ryan Carey

    I have a feeling that Donald Trump supporters — at least those still capable of being honest with themselves — harbor at least one of the same worries that those of us who oppose him do, namely: that one day his big, fat, stupid, disgusting mouth with write…

[PREVIEW] HAP & LEONARD SEASON TWO: MUCHO MOJO!

[PREVIEW] HAP & LEONARD SEASON TWO: MUCHO MOJO!


January 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Those of you who followed our coverage of the first season of the superior comedic crime series Hap & Leonard should be interested in the first full trailer for season two, set to begin Wednesday, March 15th on Sundance TV.   Season one was based on Savage Season, the…

[JOYSTICKS] A Look Back At LJN’s FRIDAY THE 13th Video Game

[JOYSTICKS] A Look Back At LJN’s FRIDAY THE 13th Video Game


January 13, 2017    Andy Vanderbilt

  This year see’s the release of GUN MEDIA‘s long awaited FRIDAY THE 13th: THE GAME and horror fans everywhere can’t wait to get their hands on it, this writer included. While the one versus all concept was slickly executed in last year’s DEAD BY DAYLIGHT, the fact that GUN…

[MY HORROR SHAME LIST] THE ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’ FRANCHISE

[MY HORROR SHAME LIST] THE ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’ FRANCHISE


January 13, 2017    Matt Wedge

I consider myself a horror aficionado. I try to catch everything I can: the good and the bad, the independents and the studio-backed, the classy and the splatterfests. But like all film lovers, I have gaps in my knowledge. There are films so well known or well regarded that I’m…

[HAPPY FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH!] GINNY FIELD: FRANCHISE MVP

[HAPPY FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH!] GINNY FIELD: FRANCHISE MVP


January 13, 2017    Anya Novak

    The FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise has yielded 12 films, a (now-defunct) tv show, novelizations, comic books, a video game, and a treasure trove of merchandise. Jason Voorhees has skyrocketed to infamy while leaving behind a bloody trail of victims in his wake. He’s been hanged, hacked, stabbed, shot,…

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] WOLF HOUSE (2017)

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] WOLF HOUSE (2017)


January 11, 2017    Jon Abrams

        New York, NY — Wild Eye Releasing has announced the January 17th nationwide DVD release of WOLF HOUSE.  Directed by Matt D. Lord, WOLF HOUSE was scripted by Ken Cosentino and Elizabeth Houlihans and stars Cosentino along with Jessica Bell and Marcus Ganci-Rotella.  A daring mashup of found-footage and monster…

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] ATOMICA (2017)

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] ATOMICA (2017)


January 11, 2017    Jon Abrams

  The first still image has been released from SyFy Films’ upcoming release, ATOMICA, which is a promising-looking sci-fi thriller due this spring. It stars Lost‘s Dominic Monaghan and HEAT‘s Tom Sizemore, with cinematography from Timothy A. Burton, who shot a lesser-known horror movie I liked from 2013 called BENEATH (not…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] ROOM FOR RENT (2016)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] ROOM FOR RENT (2016)


January 10, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

      If there is one thing I’ve learned from reviewing movies is that the found-footage style of film making must be the least expensive sort of movie there is to make. Not that this necessarily makes micro-budgeted movies like THE BLACK TAPE and ROOM FOR RENT bad. On the contrary, I…

[CONTEST] See 1982’s BOARDING HOUSE This Weekend In Chicago!

[CONTEST] See 1982’s BOARDING HOUSE This Weekend In Chicago!


January 10, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

ODD OBSESSION, Chicago’s premiere cult-film library will be presenting 1982’s BOARDING HOUSE in glorious 35mm at the world famous MUSIC BOX THEATRE for two midnight screenings this weekend. DAILY GRINDHOUSE wants to send you and a friend for absolutely free! To enter, simply pick a favorite still from John Wintergate’s slasher…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] PHIL MUCCI, METALLICA MUSIC-VIDEO DIRECTOR

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] PHIL MUCCI, METALLICA MUSIC-VIDEO DIRECTOR


January 9, 2017    Rathan Krueger

FINALLY CURE THE EARTH OF MAN: An Interview with Phil Mucci, Metallica Music Video Director – By Rathan Krueger         A robot uprising lead by power chords and double bass kicks doesn’t sound so bad. Well, apart from the global genocide. Hetfield must not’ve gotten enough apocalypse…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1


January 9, 2017    Ryan Carey

        If there’s one book among the “Marvel Now!” 2.0 titles that it seems folks were reasonably eager, if not downright enthusiastic, about checking out, it was The Unstoppable Wasp. Okay, yeah, Marvel’s obviously running out of goofy adjectives to shoe-horn into their series’ names, but the talent being…

[BEST OF 2016] WENDI FREEMAN’S TOP TEN FIRST-TIME WATCHES

[BEST OF 2016] WENDI FREEMAN’S TOP TEN FIRST-TIME WATCHES


January 9, 2017    dailygri

      I wanted to give a list of the movies I finally got around to in life this year, rather than an insincere list of my top 10 of 2016, because I know there are at least 15 movies left that I’d like to put in contention for…

[WATCH THIS!] FUNNY OR DIE TAKES ON THE PATRIARCHY

[WATCH THIS!] FUNNY OR DIE TAKES ON THE PATRIARCHY


January 6, 2017    Anya Novak

  Funny or Die’s latest humorous video, Feminist Campfire Stories, terrifies young campers with tales of the patriarchy. The kicker? The short video is written (Sydney Steinberg), produced (Rose Marziale), and directed by (Brea Grant) the fairer sex. Starring Sydney Steinberg, Ashleigh Hairston, Kaitlyn Tanimoto and Ego Nwodim, FEMINIST HORROR…

[COMING THIS HALLOWEEN!] CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)

[COMING THIS HALLOWEEN!] CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)


January 5, 2017    Matt Wedge

    Despite having mixed opinions overall on the franchise, I find my heart warmed a little by today’s announcement of production beginning on CULT OF CHUCKY. It will be the seventh film in the series.   The plot description from today’s press release sounds very promising (SPOILERS if you…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] EMMA WESTWOOD, AUTHOR OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY BOOK ABOUT 1986’s ‘THE FLY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] EMMA WESTWOOD, AUTHOR OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY BOOK ABOUT 1986’s ‘THE FLY’


January 4, 2017    Rathan Krueger

    Many of us are fans of horror, but few of us get to be a part of horror history. Even fewer get to make horror history. Emma Westwood is someone who dances between those two worlds, simultaneously participating in and creating with her upcoming book about David Cronenberg’s…

2017’s MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS

2017’s MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS


January 4, 2017    Matt Wedge

    I am always surprised at the trouble I have every year when I put together my “Favorites” list. When I am consuming movies throughout the year, I never stop to consider if it seems to be a good or bad overall year for film, but when December hits and…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE LEOPARD (1963)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE LEOPARD (1963)


January 4, 2017    Jon Abrams

        For my money, the most beautiful woman ever to appear in movies is Claudia Cardinale.         There are other reasons to see THE LEOPARD, the 1963 Italian historical epic directed by Luchino Visconti.  Big, important reasons, in fact.  But you’d better believe that…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] HULK #1 AND THE INEVITABLE FAILURE OF MARVEL NOW! 2.0

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] HULK #1 AND THE INEVITABLE FAILURE OF MARVEL NOW! 2.0


January 3, 2017    Ryan Carey

  Whatever you do, please — don’t call her “She-Hulk” anymore!   In the aftermath of the near-universally-panned (and not without good reason) Civil War II, Jennifer Walters is feeling even less herself than usual. Her cousin, Bruce Banner, is dead (for now, at any rate) and she’s recently spent a fair…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] IMPERIUM (2016)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] IMPERIUM (2016)


January 3, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

    Since I was sixteen years old, l’ve I’ve been a part of the punk rock subculture, and in the past 22 years, not much has changed. One of the first things you learn, though, is to not trust the media. During the punxploitation boom of the 1980s, everyone…

JEREMY LOWE LISTS THE TOP FIVE FAN EVENTS OF 2016!

JEREMY LOWE LISTS THE TOP FIVE FAN EVENTS OF 2016!


January 3, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

      5) HORROR SOCIETY TRASH MOVIE NIGHTS        HORROR SOCIETY bringing back it’s irregularly scheduled programs, that they started back in 2011, definitely boosted up my social calendar in 2016. Matt Storc and gang have really outdid themselves with this fun meeting of like minded genre…

[HAPPY NEW YEAR] Congratulations! You Survived 2016!

[HAPPY NEW YEAR] Congratulations! You Survived 2016!


January 1, 2017    dailygri

What started with David Bowie, continued with Prince and almost ended with Carrie Fisher was the brutal onslaught of famous deaths in 2016. It’s as if the Grim Reaper knew that 2017 would bring a vaccination for death only affordable to the rich and famous, so he snatched up every…