THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘THAT WHICH LINGERED’

THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘THAT WHICH LINGERED’


February 15, 2019    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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[VIDEO VIOLENCE] 10 TO MIDNIGHT (1983)

[VIDEO VIOLENCE] 10 TO MIDNIGHT (1983)


February 13, 2019    Brett Gallman

      Two cornerstones of 1980s schlock provide the foundation for 10 TO MIDNIGHT, a film that feels like one of the decade’s definitive dispatches, at least at first glance. In an era when audiences routinely satisfied its bloodlust with a steady diet of blood-splashed splatter flicks and testosterone-fueled…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] G.I. JOE: SIERRA MADRE #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] G.I. JOE: SIERRA MADRE #1


February 13, 2019    Ryan Carey

  In point of fact, this is probably the sort of comic that I’m predisposed to dislike: It’s not just that I don’t give much of a shit about G.I. Joe and didn’t even when I was at the age where I was supposed to, it’s that exercises soaked in nostalgia don’t…

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[HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU PIECE OF SHIT] FRIDAY THE 13th (2009)

[HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU PIECE OF SHIT] FRIDAY THE 13th (2009)


February 13, 2019    J. Tonzelli

    “His name was Jason. And today is his birthday.”   I’ve been watching Jason Voorhees murder human beings ever since I was a wee one. Too young and poor to own actual copies of the films, I was reduced to watching versions recorded off television from ABC’s “Million…

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THE SCREAM FACTORY COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY OF ‘VALENTINE’ GIVES THE OVERLOOKED SLASHER ITS DUE

THE SCREAM FACTORY COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY OF ‘VALENTINE’ GIVES THE OVERLOOKED SLASHER ITS DUE


February 12, 2019    Matt Wedge

Over twenty years since its release, I think we can all agree that SCREAM is a classic. But for me, its success has always been slightly tainted by the sardonic, “hip” slasher flicks that came out in its wake. Films like I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, URBAN LEGEND, and even the first…

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[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] TWO AMAZING WOMEN AND A CREATURE WHO LOVED THEM

[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] TWO AMAZING WOMEN AND A CREATURE WHO LOVED THEM


February 11, 2019    Jon Abrams

    The following is a brief presentation I did for a Kevin Geeks Out show a couple years ago, which I offer today as meager tribute to a very wonderful icon of the screen, Julie Adams (1926-2019).       I always favor the B-team. Look at the poster…

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THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘STRIPPED TO KILL’

THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘STRIPPED TO KILL’


February 11, 2019    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: the…

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THE ‘POISON IVY’ COLLECTION BRINGS ALL FOUR FILMS IN THE INFLUENTIAL SOFTCORE SERIES TO BLU-RAY

THE ‘POISON IVY’ COLLECTION BRINGS ALL FOUR FILMS IN THE INFLUENTIAL SOFTCORE SERIES TO BLU-RAY


February 11, 2019    Jason Coffman

Is softcore on the verge of a popular rediscovery? In the last year, Kino Lorber has released COLOR OF NIGHT on Blu-ray, and they’re set to release the first three in the official EMMANUELLE series on Blu in April. Australia’s Umbrella Entertainment just released a Blu-ray of softcore Ozploitation oddity CENTRESPREAD…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANGELA COLE, STAR OF ‘FIGHTING THE SKY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANGELA COLE, STAR OF ‘FIGHTING THE SKY’


February 10, 2019    Jon Abrams

            Actress Angela Cole, fresh from the Matthew McConaughey-starrer WHITE BOY RICK, tells us about her latest film, the unique alien invasion film FIGHTING THE SKY!       Sci-fi must be a very cool genre to work in, Angela – does it feel like…

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[NOW ON BLU-RAY] HALLOWEEN (2018)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] HALLOWEEN (2018)


February 10, 2019    J. Tonzelli

      Multiple franchises have been quick to prove that long-delayed sequels are hardly ever worth the wait, and this ranges across all genres. Twelve years after DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE came a bored, bald, tired, and profanity-free John McClane in the anemic LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD….

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[VIDEO VIOLENCE] THE DARK (2018)

[VIDEO VIOLENCE] THE DARK (2018)


February 10, 2019    Brett Gallman

  Welcome to Video Violence, a new column highlighting recent and upcoming home video horror releases.      True to its title, THE DARK unloads an entire film’s worth of dreariness within its first 20 minutes. A car winds through a bleak, unwelcoming countryside, stopping only when its driver, Josef (Karl…

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ASSASSINATION NATION (2018): ON EMPATHY AND THE INTERNET

ASSASSINATION NATION (2018): ON EMPATHY AND THE INTERNET


February 10, 2019    Claire Holland

    This post contains major spoilers for ASSASSINATION NATION.     ASSASSINATION NATION opens with a bevy of trigger warnings — notices that caution the viewer of the violence and debauchery to come, including instances of “blood,” “abuse,” “drug use,” “sexual content,” “homophobia,” “male gaze,” “weapons,” and so forth….

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[BAD IN SUITS] THE TOP 12 GOOFIEST MONSTERS IN FILM HISTORY!

[BAD IN SUITS] THE TOP 12 GOOFIEST MONSTERS IN FILM HISTORY!


February 10, 2019    Mac Bell

    Original art by Andy Vanderbilt!       DG is big on lists. Our lists come in all shapes and sizes, and the more obscure the source material, the better. As the guy who populates the site with monster movie trailers and write-ups, I felt it was time to pay…

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BEWARE A WOLFE IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: HARLEQUIN (1980)

BEWARE A WOLFE IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: HARLEQUIN (1980)


February 10, 2019    Jim Donahue

      Before viewing HARLEQUIN (a.k.a. DARK FORCES in the U.S.), it’s best to set aside the old-fashioned notions of “good” and “bad.” They just don’t apply here. I’ve watched the film twice now, and I still have no idea if it’s a “good” film or not. But it is…

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The Hunters Become The Hunted In BETWEEN THE TREES

The Hunters Become The Hunted In BETWEEN THE TREES


February 8, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

In this era of streaming, some days it just seems like there’s too much content to sift through.  Every year, there are so many low-budget genre pictures that slip through the fingers of fans the world over, simply because they’re not getting discovered by the people that would love them…

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THE GLORIOUS SEVEN Recalls The Glory Days Of Cannon Films

THE GLORIOUS SEVEN Recalls The Glory Days Of Cannon Films


February 8, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

In this era of streaming, some days it just seems like there’s too much content to sift through.  Every year, there are so many low-budget genre pictures that slip through the fingers of fans the world over, simply because they’re not getting discovered by the people that would love them…

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THE SIXTH CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUESTS

THE SIXTH CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUESTS


February 7, 2019    Matt Wedge

The sixth Chattanooga Film Festival is being held April 11-14, 2019. While the only film announced so far is a special screening of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, the festival organizers did spring a load of special events and guests that will be awaiting the hordes of genre film lovers…

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[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] SHAFT (2019)

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] SHAFT (2019)


February 7, 2019    Jon Abrams

    The trailer for the new SHAFT movie arrived today, along with this poster.       I’m way out of the habit of commenting on movies long before they’re released, since obviously I’m going to see this thing no matter what, and I always hope to be pleasantly…

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[IN THEATERS NOW] ‘THE PRODIGY’ IS A DISAPPOINTING ENTRY IN THE KILLER KID GENRE

[IN THEATERS NOW] ‘THE PRODIGY’ IS A DISAPPOINTING ENTRY IN THE KILLER KID GENRE


February 7, 2019    Rob Dean

Children are terrifying. At least historically, in cinema, with titles like THE OMEN, THE BAD SEED, THE GOOD SON, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE CHILDREN, CATHY’S CURSE, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, BLOODY BIRTHDAY, ORPHAN, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, and many more, there is a fount of examples of terrifying…

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THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘WE SUMMONED A DEMON’

THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘WE SUMMONED A DEMON’


February 7, 2019    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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Windy City Horrorama Film Festival To Return To Chicago This April

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival To Return To Chicago This April


February 6, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

The second annual Windy City Horrorama Film Fest is coming to the Davis Theatre this April and early-bird passes are now available.     In its inaugural year, WCW hosted a 25th anniversary screening of JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY with director Adam Marcus in attendance as well…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ROBERT D. KRZYKOWSKI, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ROBERT D. KRZYKOWSKI, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT’


February 6, 2019    Sharon Gissy

    THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT is a thoughtful, understated film masterfully written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski. The film starts Sam Elliott in a role it feels he was born to play, that of Calvin Barr, an aging veteran haunted by loss and…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘HOBO MOM’ BY CHARLES FORSMAN & MAX DE RADIGUES

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘HOBO MOM’ BY CHARLES FORSMAN & MAX DE RADIGUES


February 6, 2019    Ryan Carey

    And so the first (arguably) “major” release of 2019 in the “alternative” comics world is upon us — never mind that Charles Forsman and Max de Radigues’ Hobo Mom is actually about five years old and is just now being released in an English-language version, publisher Fantagraphics Books is…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL MANN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL MANN!


February 5, 2019    Jon Abrams

              The internet reminds me that today is a day to consider Michael Mann, seeing as how he just turned 76.  But when it comes to your greatest inspirations, it doesn’t take a calendar or a new theatrical release to celebrate the work that means so much…

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