AT THIRTY-THREE: DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

AT THIRTY-THREE: DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)


July 19, 2018    Nathan Smith

      If one takes NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as the birth of the zombie outbreak – its true message, the politics of racism – there’s no stronger message than ending your film on a black man being killed by a “lynch mob” and DAWN OF THE DEAD…

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[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘OFF TRACK’ IS A CLEVER, MODERN TWIST ON A TRADITIONAL HORROR TALE

[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘OFF TRACK’ IS A CLEVER, MODERN TWIST ON A TRADITIONAL HORROR TALE


July 19, 2018    Matt Wedge

We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing a…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ROOPERT BY AUGUST LIPP

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ROOPERT BY AUGUST LIPP


July 18, 2018    Ryan Carey

  There’s no doubt about it: “funny animal” comics aren’t what they used to be. Then again, they never really were, at least not the good ones — one way or another, they were always at least a little bit subversive, and whether we’re talking about Walt Kelly’s open socio-political commentary in Pogo…

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[LATE NIGHT FRIGHTS] RETRIBUTION (1987)

[LATE NIGHT FRIGHTS] RETRIBUTION (1987)


July 18, 2018    Nathan Smith

    Remember those nights where you’d stay up during the witching hour to watch tawdry, terrifying films on the boob tube? You’d stuff your face with hot popcorn or cold pizza and down it with an even colder soda. You’d eagerly wait to see what sleazy wares Joe Bob…

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[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] ‘LOCK UP’ SENDS STALLONE TO PRISON, YET AGAIN

[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] ‘LOCK UP’ SENDS STALLONE TO PRISON, YET AGAIN


July 17, 2018    Matt Wedge

  This is the tenth in a series of fifteen planned reviews of the films of John Flynn. During his 33-year career, Flynn directed everything from intimate character studies of volatile, potentially violent men to dark revenge films to early Steven Seagal vehicles and everything in between. Utilizing a spare…

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[FANTASIA 2018] BUFFALO BOYS Is An Exciting Twist On Classic Western Tropes

[FANTASIA 2018] BUFFALO BOYS Is An Exciting Twist On Classic Western Tropes


July 15, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

BUFFALO BOYS is everything I want out of the movies: it’s thrilling, it’s funny, it’s exciting, romantic, and intense. This Indonesian riff on Western tropes seamlessly combines martial arts cinema with the works of John Ford, Sergio Leone, and Clint Eastwood yet is wholly original in its execution. This thing…

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[FANTASIA 2018] SUMMER OF ‘84 Needs To Go Back To School

[FANTASIA 2018] SUMMER OF ‘84 Needs To Go Back To School


July 14, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

STRANGER THINGS, SUPER DARK TIMES, STEPHEN KING’S IT: the new wave of ‘80sploitation has certainly fostered some gems. These films rarely focus on capturing the youthful feelings of teenagers, but rather attempt to capture the feel of the movies that filmgoers of a certain age grew up on. SUMMER OF ’84 settles…

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[FANTASIA 2018] BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA Expertly Explores Censorship & The Concept Of Free Speech

[FANTASIA 2018] BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA Expertly Explores Censorship & The Concept Of Free Speech


July 14, 2018    Paul Freitag-Fey

  In 1994, independent comic book creator Mike Diana became the first person in the United States convicted of obscenity, forbidden to even practice drawing in his own home. While his case was followed and heavily noted by both comic book fans and first amendment advocates at the time, the…

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[FANTASIA 2018] TALES FROM THE HOOD 2 Is The Shit

[FANTASIA 2018] TALES FROM THE HOOD 2 Is The Shit


July 14, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

It’s been over twenty years since the original TALES FROM THE HOOD, the socially conscious anthology horror film from minds of Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. The original film took on themes of police brutality, child and spousal abuse, and simply being black in America through devilishly clever E.C. Comics…

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[IN THEATERS JULY 20th!] UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB (2018)

[IN THEATERS JULY 20th!] UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB (2018)


July 14, 2018    Nathan Smith

  I’ll be the first to admit it, but I slept on UNFRIENDED, a.k.a. CYBERNATURAL, when it released into theaters in 2014. I think it was the glut of less than stellar post-2000s teen horror films that really exhausted me and I just didn’t have it in me to watch…

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[BUMP & GRINDHOUSE] VIVE LA (HOLLYWOOD’S VERSION OF) FRANCE!

[BUMP & GRINDHOUSE] VIVE LA (HOLLYWOOD’S VERSION OF) FRANCE!


July 14, 2018    John Reents

  Happy Bastille Day! Here are 14 of the Most French Moments in Hollywood Musicals (and the Stereotypes They Celebrate). Excusez-moi. Turns out you don’t say “Happy Bastille Day” in France. Mostly because they don’t call it Bastille Day. But since none of these movies are actually French… Happy Bastille Day!…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] ‘VENUS FLYTRAP’ LACKS THE CHARM OF THE BEST SOV GENRE FLICKS

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] ‘VENUS FLYTRAP’ LACKS THE CHARM OF THE BEST SOV GENRE FLICKS


July 13, 2018    Matt Wedge

  I love genre cinema. I will always have a soft spot for horror, action, sci-fi, and all the subgenres that exist inside those larger categories. What I have never felt any real connection to are those films that exist in the realm of pure sleaze. You know the ones:…

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[FANTASIA 2018] NIGHTMARE CINEMA Is An Energetic & Funny Horror Anthology

[FANTASIA 2018] NIGHTMARE CINEMA Is An Energetic & Funny Horror Anthology


July 13, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

It’s notable that, more than in any other genre, the horror anthology works. These short bursts of terror have been creeping audiences out for decades, thriving in the ‘70s with the Amicus films and continuing throughout the ‘80s and 90’s, when filmmakers who grew up with E.C. Comics gave audiences…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ALL THE COLOURS OF SERGIO MARTINO Author, DIABOLIQUE Editor, & Punk-Rock Cine-Freak Queenpin Forever, Kat Ellinger

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ALL THE COLOURS OF SERGIO MARTINO Author, DIABOLIQUE Editor, & Punk-Rock Cine-Freak Queenpin Forever, Kat Ellinger


July 12, 2018    Mike McPadden

      Kat Ellinger is a titanically talented, inventively insightful, and hyper-passionately prolific multimedia authority, philosopher, and educator in the realm of cinema. She also largely focuses on the films, genres, and figures who made them that matter most to Daily Grindhouse devotees.   To attempt to encapsulate Kat’s…

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[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘MISTER POPULAR’ SUBVERTS EXPECTATIONS FOR MORE THAN JUST SHOCK VALUE

[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘MISTER POPULAR’ SUBVERTS EXPECTATIONS FOR MORE THAN JUST SHOCK VALUE


July 12, 2018    Matt Wedge

  We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing…

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Brooklyn! Come See THE ASTROLOGER For Free At Nitehawk Cinema!

Brooklyn! Come See THE ASTROLOGER For Free At Nitehawk Cinema!


July 12, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

DAILY GRINDHOUSE in collaboration with KEVIN GEEKS OUT and WRONG REEL Podcast are bringing the wonderfully weird cult-classic THE ASTROLOGER to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st. Tickets are now available and going fast for this rare opportunity to see the film that “promises a…

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[KING OF ALL MEDIA] SALEM’S LOT (2004)

[KING OF ALL MEDIA] SALEM’S LOT (2004)


July 11, 2018    Alejandra Gonzalez

  Stephen King is the most influential voice in horror of the late 20th century. His books have been best sellers since his debut and have gone on to spawn numerous adaptations in film, TV, video games, and other media. King Of All Media looks at those adaptations, starting with…

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[VIDEO GAME SCARES] THE SPECTRE FILES: DEATHSTALKER – THE 16MM ’80S HORROR FILM YOU HAVEN’T SEEN (REALLY!)

[VIDEO GAME SCARES] THE SPECTRE FILES: DEATHSTALKER – THE 16MM ’80S HORROR FILM YOU HAVEN’T SEEN (REALLY!)


July 9, 2018    Paul Freitag-Fey

      As a rule, I’ve never been a big fan of articles with clickbait titles proclaiming that the contents feature “20 Great Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen” or “17 Things You Never Knew About The Making of MANNEQUIN TWO: ON THE MOVE.”  It’s a headline that assumes that…

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[CINEPOCALYPSE 2018] JASON COFFMAN PICKS FIVE MORE HITS FROM THE FEST!

[CINEPOCALYPSE 2018] JASON COFFMAN PICKS FIVE MORE HITS FROM THE FEST!


July 9, 2018    Jason Coffman

  THE CAPTAIN (Germany, dir. Robert Schwentke) Willi Herold (Max Hubacher) is on the run, a deserter from the German army in the final days of WWII. He happens upon an abandoned car that has a captain’s uniform, and puts it on as a goof when he’s found by a…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DUSTIN MILLS, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE SLUMBER PARTY’

AN INTERVIEW WITH DUSTIN MILLS, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE SLUMBER PARTY’


July 9, 2018    Jon Abrams

    Since Dustin Wayde Mills released his debut feature THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE in 2010, he has written, produced, edited, and directed over a dozen feature films and numerous shorts, often also making his own practical and digital effects. His films range from the Troma-esque insanity of EASTER CASKET to the bleak and extreme horror of HER…

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FAGS IN THE FASTLANE (2018): A NEW CAMP CLASSIC!

FAGS IN THE FASTLANE (2018): A NEW CAMP CLASSIC!


July 8, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

            So much independent cinema tries its best to ape the Hollywood studio system in hopes of making it big. It’s a sad state of affairs. Yes, I understand that mainstream cinema has stolen our sex, and co-opted our violence, but there are times I…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] ‘FLESHEATER’ IS A DULL ROMERO KNOCKOFF

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] ‘FLESHEATER’ IS A DULL ROMERO KNOCKOFF


July 8, 2018    Matt Wedge

  I love genre cinema. I will always have a soft spot for horror, action, sci-fi, and all the subgenres that exist inside those larger categories. What I have never felt any real connection to are those films that exist in the realm of pure sleaze. You know the ones:…

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[FANTASIA 2018] OUR MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS!

[FANTASIA 2018] OUR MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS!


July 8, 2018    Matt Wedge

  The 22nd Fantasia Film Festival is being held in Montreal from July 12-August 1, 2018. This year’s lineup is packed to the gills with genre goodness and DAILY GRINDHOUSE will be there to alert all of our readers to the gems that will make their way from the festival…

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[HACK AND SLASHERS] MY TOP FIVE FAVORITE SLASHER FILMS

[HACK AND SLASHERS] MY TOP FIVE FAVORITE SLASHER FILMS


July 7, 2018    Nathan Smith

        Recently, THE LOVE WITCH director Anna Biller made some waves amongst Horror Twitter when some posted provocative and provoking thoughts on slasher films, particularly regarding the subgenre’s secret weapon, the “final girl.” Now, I’m not the person to be deep diving into the argument in any…

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