LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42ND STREET — PART 1

LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42ND STREET — PART 1


January 18, 2021    Preston Fassel

  LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42nd STREET   “A picture you won’t ever forget because it touches the full spectrum of the bizarre, the forbidden, the twilight areas of a life destined to be spent in shadow and agony. The screen may never again relate to…

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[A TRUE ‘LOST CLASSIC’] WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR (1965)

[A TRUE ‘LOST CLASSIC’] WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR (1965)


January 12, 2021    Preston Fassel

    Recently, an acquaintance of mine posted a thread to Facebook about “lost classics.” The term, he felt, was quickly losing meaning. Amidst the current boom of interest in grindhouse cinema and straight-to-VHS-horror, the term “forgotten” had become synonymous with “quality,” to the point every film released between 1960…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’


January 5, 2021    Matt Rotman

The worlds of S. Craig Zahler are inhabited by the likes of wraiths, jackals, cannibal troglodytes, and hardboiled cops. Knights-errant traverse metaphorical and physical hellscapes, where violence only begets more violence. And under an all-encompassing cloud of dread, the universe churns toward its inescapable and apocalyptic conclusion, as punishment and…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWELVE — THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWELVE — THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)


December 24, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MIKE “McBEARDO” McPADDEN

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MIKE “McBEARDO” McPADDEN


December 23, 2020    Jon Abrams

  A week ago, Daily Grindhouse and the world entire lost Mike “McBeardo” McPadden. This was an awful shock and a devastating loss, because Mike was a true force of vitality and energy and positivity. It’s not just the case that only the good die young. This sure makes it…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ELEVEN — A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ELEVEN — A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000)


December 23, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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LOTSA DEAD BOHEMIANS: A LOOK BACK AT THE DOOMED ROMANCES OF LATE 20TH CENTURY CINEMA

LOTSA DEAD BOHEMIANS: A LOOK BACK AT THE DOOMED ROMANCES OF LATE 20TH CENTURY CINEMA


December 22, 2020    Preston Fassel

  While I consider myself a sentimentalist, and something of a romantic, one of my few concessions to a sense of machismo is that I’ve never been a fan of love stories. It’s not that I consider them too “feminine,” or think that watching them will somehow make me “girly.”…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TEN — SCROOGED (1988)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TEN — SCROOGED (1988)


December 22, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[IN DEFENSE OF THE SEQUEL] BATMAN RETURNS (1992)

[IN DEFENSE OF THE SEQUEL] BATMAN RETURNS (1992)


December 21, 2020    Justin LaLiberty

  Rarely lumped in with the contrarian, genre-leaning, Christmas canon defense of films like DIE HARD or GREMLINS, Tim Burton’s rare better-than-the-original sequel BATMAN RETURNS (1992) is through and through a Christmas Movie. Its setting may obviously, on the surface, be Christmas In Gotham – with its brooding, expressionism aping,…

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A GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD (1965)

A GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD (1965)


December 21, 2020    Jim Donahue

  Ah, a Yuletide tale written as a television special in the 1960s, equipped with original songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, probably best known for the smash Broadway show and movie FUNNY GIRL. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, you say? Well, yes, but three years after that, Styne and…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY NINE — THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1956)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY NINE — THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1956)


December 20, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY EIGHT — SCROOGE (1970)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY EIGHT — SCROOGE (1970)


December 20, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SEVEN — A CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (1964)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SEVEN — A CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (1964)


December 19, 2020    John Reents

    Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SIX — THE PASSIONS OF CAROL (1975)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SIX — THE PASSIONS OF CAROL (1975)


December 18, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FIVE — A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FIVE — A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)


December 17, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FOUR — MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1962)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FOUR — MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1962)


December 16, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY THREE — MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1983)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY THREE — MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1983)


December 15, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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BOND GOES TO THE OFFICE: REMEMBERING JOHN LE CARRÉ THROUGH HIS MAGNUM OPUS, ‘THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD’

BOND GOES TO THE OFFICE: REMEMBERING JOHN LE CARRÉ THROUGH HIS MAGNUM OPUS, ‘THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD’


December 14, 2020    Preston Fassel

    John le Carré died today, and the world is both better for having had him, and poorer for having lost him. For many, the name will have little resonance beyond, perhaps, triggering a mild recall of having seen his name on a bookshelf somewhere, or perhaps in the…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWO — AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL (1979)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWO — AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL (1979)


December 14, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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DG’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, PART ONE: J. TONZELLI’S PICKS

DG’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, PART ONE: J. TONZELLI’S PICKS


December 14, 2020    J. Tonzelli

It’s that time of year again! Daily Grindhouse is here to provide gift suggestions for the genre-film fan in your life this holiday season. First up, we have picks from J. Tonzelli!     Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series Given the massive and ongoing success of Tom Cruise’s MISSION:…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ONE — SCROOGE (1951)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ONE — SCROOGE (1951)


December 13, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[NOW ON BLU-RAY] ‘BLOOD VESSEL’ (2020) IS STUPID BUT HARMLESS B-MOVIE FUN

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] ‘BLOOD VESSEL’ (2020) IS STUPID BUT HARMLESS B-MOVIE FUN


December 4, 2020    J. Tonzelli

  Is there any more consistently popular movie villain than the Nazi? Began with the horror and exploitation films of the 1970s with stuff like ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE S.S. and SHOCK WAVES, Spielberg and co. picked up the ball and ran with it by choosing them as the…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRENDEN DEAN FROM ‘DARKNESS PREVAILS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRENDEN DEAN FROM ‘DARKNESS PREVAILS’


December 3, 2020    Samantha Schorsch

  This year we have more time to kill — so to speak — than usual. As such, we’ve evolved in various ways, especially in the virtual storytelling realm. In the vein of the radio shows of the ’30s and ’40s, we now have the lion’s choice of storytellers. One…

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[TRASHTERPIECE THEATER] TWO MOON JUNCTION (1988)

[TRASHTERPIECE THEATER] TWO MOON JUNCTION (1988)


December 1, 2020    Preston Fassel

  It’s easy to forget from the perspective of 2020 that, when it first crept onto the scene in the 1980s, the erotic thriller had an air of the fantastical about it. The subgenre was certainly codified with more grounded, real-world films such as FATAL ATTRACTION and BASIC INSTINCT, but…

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