THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART THREE!

THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART THREE!


July 17, 2019    Matt Wedge

Monday, July 15 would have been the 83rd birthday of writer/producer/director/raconteur/all-around legend Larry Cohen. The world lost this greatest of all American independent filmmakers earlier this year, but he left behind a rich catalog of films and TV shows stretching back to the ’50s and the golden age of live…

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THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART TWO!

THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART TWO!


July 16, 2019    Matt Wedge

Monday, July 15 would have been the 83rd birthday of writer/producer/director/raconteur/all-around legend Larry Cohen. The world lost this greatest of all American independent filmmakers earlier this year, but he left behind a rich catalog of films and TV shows stretching back to the ’50s and the golden age of live…

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THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART ONE!

THE FIFTY GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM LARRY COHEN’S FILMS, PART ONE!


July 15, 2019    Matt Wedge

Today would have been the 83rd birthday of writer/producer/director/raconteur/all-around legend Larry Cohen. The world lost this greatest of all American independent filmmakers earlier this year, but he left behind a rich catalog of films and TV shows stretching back to the ’50s and the golden age of live television. I…

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LET’S RAISE SOME HELL: ‘PET SEMATARY TWO’ (1992) IS A MASTERPIECE

LET’S RAISE SOME HELL: ‘PET SEMATARY TWO’ (1992) IS A MASTERPIECE


July 12, 2019    J. Tonzelli

    [Spoilers follow for the entire PET SEMATARY series.]     Oh, sequels. On paper, you’re so weird. You’re a continuation that was never meant to be. You’re glorified fan fiction sanctioned into existence by a producer or studio eager to continue a profitable story that was only ever…

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ‘BRIGHTBURN’ (2019)

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ‘BRIGHTBURN’ (2019)


July 10, 2019    Claire Holland

    BRIGHTBURN arrived in theaters in the United States back on May 24th of this year. It wasn’t a huge hit, either commercially or critically, but it did bring in $32.3 million dollars, more than five times its $6-million budget. Daily Grindhouse’s Claire Holland and Jon Abrams both saw the…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘GALACTIC FRIENDS’ BY MEGHAN TURBITT

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘GALACTIC FRIENDS’ BY MEGHAN TURBITT


July 9, 2019    Ryan Carey

      Billed by its creator and publisher, cartoonist Meghan Turbitt, as “the definitive guide to Star Wars by someone who has only seen the movies once for the first time last year,” the 2018 full-color mini Galactic Friends is pretty much exactly what it claims to be — which makes…

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Let’s Get Weird At The Fantasia International Film Festival

Let’s Get Weird At The Fantasia International Film Festival


July 9, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

The Fantasia Film Festival is returning to Montreal for its 23rd edition and will be showcasing some of the best horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world. Per usual, there are countless features that fit squarely in the Daily Grindhouse wheelhouse: retro-horror, weirdo kung-fu, vampires, critters, and Phantoms…oh…

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[VIDEO VIOLENCE] SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS (1993)

[VIDEO VIOLENCE] SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS (1993)


July 9, 2019    Brett Gallman

    Video Violence is a weekly column dedicated to genre films recently released to home video. This week’s column takes a look at early-’90s cable staple SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.     The Movie: To understand where SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS is coming from, you have to understand two…

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RAMMSTEIN UNTITLED: A Masterful Standoff from a Legendary Group

RAMMSTEIN UNTITLED: A Masterful Standoff from a Legendary Group


July 9, 2019    Samantha Schorsch

  Since its release on May 17th, Rammstein‘s untitled album, and subsequently insane European tour, have almost never not been a basis for one trending news article or another; and for good reason. It wouldn’t be too far off the mark to say this is their most interesting album in…

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CINEPOCALYPSE 2019: THE WRAP-UP

CINEPOCALYPSE 2019: THE WRAP-UP


July 9, 2019    Jason Coffman

    2019 marks the third annual Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois, held once again at the Music Box Theatre. Growing out of the successful Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival previously held at Rosemont (and attached to the Wizard World convention), Cinepocalypse’s ambitions have never been modest —…

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[NOW ON VOD] TRESPASSERS (2019)

[NOW ON VOD] TRESPASSERS (2019)


July 9, 2019    Rob Dean

  Home invasion films are now a pretty common staple of the horror genre. Since the ’60s, there has been an almost cyclical nature of the popularity of these movies, with some stone cold classics popping up in each resurgence. STRAW DOGS, THE STRANGERS, ALONE IN THE DARK, ILS, FUNNY…

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[NOW ON BLU-RAY] PET SEMATARY (2019)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] PET SEMATARY (2019)


July 9, 2019    J. Tonzelli

    [Contains spoilers for the novel and both adaptations of PET SEMATARY.]   A remake of PET SEMATARY has been bouncing around Hollywood since 2006, ever since George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh attempted to produce it through their then-new company Section Eight Productions, which had also done Christopher Nolan’s…

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[VIDEO VIOLENCE] TRAPPED ALIVE (1988)

[VIDEO VIOLENCE] TRAPPED ALIVE (1988)


July 9, 2019    Brett Gallman

    Video Violence is a weekly column dedicated to genre films recently released to home video.  This week’s column takes a look at the forgotten late-’80s slasher TRAPPED ALIVE.     The movie: By 1988, the remnants of the decade’s slasher boom were beginning to circle the drain. Some…

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[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] JOHNNY GRUESOME (2018)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] JOHNNY GRUESOME (2018)


July 8, 2019    Jeremy Lowe

  Why are revenge films so popular?I believe that these films are cathartic. The viewing public has a chance to see themselves in the avenging character’s role. Whether it’s high school bullies (CARRIE), rapists (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE), or a person who’s getting even for a loved one’s death…

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THE NEW SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY PROVES THE MAKING OF ‘THE GREEN INFERNO’ IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE ACTUAL FILM

THE NEW SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY PROVES THE MAKING OF ‘THE GREEN INFERNO’ IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE ACTUAL FILM


July 8, 2019    Danielle Ryan

Cannibal cinema requires a taste for the tasteless, and Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO (2013) is no different. His take on the cannibal horror sub-genre is an exercise in nihilistic brutality intended only for the most hardcore fans. However, like most cannibal films, the story behind the making of this…

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WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S Said Goodbye To The ’80s Beach Comedy

WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S Said Goodbye To The ’80s Beach Comedy


July 5, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

Upon its release, WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S was panned by critics but held its own at the box office, grossing a respectable 30.2 million dollars (against a 6.5 million dollar budget) in the summer of 1989. With the release of INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, STAR TREK V: THE FINAL…

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[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] TONE-DEAF (2019)

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] TONE-DEAF (2019)


July 4, 2019    Jon Abrams

  Real curious about this one, since I was intrigued by the director’s previous feature, TRASH FIRE, when I saw it at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival a couple years back, and of course I’m down for Robert Patrick in bad-guy mode. And more than anything, I’m a scholar of…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] SAM INGRAFFIA OF HBO’S ‘BARRY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] SAM INGRAFFIA OF HBO’S ‘BARRY’


July 4, 2019    Jon Abrams

  With Gary Stein, Barry’s Sam Ingraffia is resurrecting one of his first creations. The prolific actor tells us about resurrecting Sal & Junior, working with Bill Hader and keeping up with the times.     We saw you on Barry recently – in a part that got a lot…

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[DAILY GRINDHOUSE GIVEAWAY!] WIN ‘PET SEMATARY’ (2019) ON BLU-RAY!

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE GIVEAWAY!] WIN ‘PET SEMATARY’ (2019) ON BLU-RAY!


July 4, 2019    J. Tonzelli

  In conjunction with Paramount Pictures, Daily Grindhouse is giving away a 4K UHD Blu-ray of PET SEMATARY (2019) to one (1) lucky winner. The horror remake that’s been hailed as “the stuff of nightmares” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and “flat out terrifying” (Erik Davis, Fandango) hits 4K UHD Blu-ray, Standard…

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[NOW ON BLU-RAY] THE TOUGH ONES (1976)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] THE TOUGH ONES (1976)


July 4, 2019    J. Tonzelli

    One of the most popular European cinematic sub-genres of the ‘60s and ‘70s was the giallo — a hyper-stylized approach to filmmaking pioneered by Italian filmmakers Mario Bava and Dario Argento, and largely credited as the inspiration behind the slasher sub-genre. Another movement also came to prominence during…

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THE JAM-PACKED SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY OF ’50S SCI-FI FAVORITE ‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

THE JAM-PACKED SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY OF ’50S SCI-FI FAVORITE ‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ IS OUT OF THIS WORLD


July 3, 2019    Craig Edwards

By the early ‘50s there had been a few movies where an alien from another world had come to Earth. There were also a handful of shows where an Earthling took the audience on a trip to another world–most notably Flash Gordon, who had taken viewers to Mongo and Mars…

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THE FUTURE OF YESTERDAY: STRANGER THINGS VS. “NOSTALGIA PORN”

THE FUTURE OF YESTERDAY: STRANGER THINGS VS. “NOSTALGIA PORN”


July 3, 2019    Rob Dean

It’s generally understood by most pop culture addicts, critics, and nerds that, once a generation reaches a certain age, the artists of that generation make entertainment rooted in the time of their adolescence. RADIO DAYS, Happy Days, CROOKLYN, The Wonder Years, DAZED & CONFUSED, STAND BY ME and more are…

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[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] BONEHILL ROAD (2017)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] BONEHILL ROAD (2017)


July 3, 2019    Jeremy Lowe

    It’s a rare occurrence when a mash-up horror sub-genre effort makes a decent movie. When it’s done well, you can get a true masterpiece of genre cinema. Unfortunately, that is not the case with BONEHILL ROAD. I hate saying anything negative about an indie movie, but the genre…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘BLOSSOMS IN AUTUMN’ BY ZIDROU & AIMEE DE JONGH

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘BLOSSOMS IN AUTUMN’ BY ZIDROU & AIMEE DE JONGH


July 3, 2019    Ryan Carey

  There’s really so much to like about Belgian writer Zidrou and Dutch artist Aimee de Jongh’s Blossoms In Autumn, recently made available in a hardcover English translation from upstart UK small press powerhouse-in-the-making SelfMadeHero — the story of late-life romance between 59-year-old widower Ulysses, recently forced into early retirement from…

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