[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #78: WRATH OF THE SKUNK APE (1997)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #78: WRATH OF THE SKUNK APE (1997)


June 24, 2016    Doug Tilley

SKUNKY! Mike C. Hartman’s first film WRATH OF THE SKUNK APE is full of surprises: The acting is terrible, the plot is confusing, and most of it takes place in the dark, so good luck in figuring out what the heck is going on. Thankfully, it’s short, and on NO-BUDGET…

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LGBTQ MOVIE?

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LGBTQ MOVIE?


June 24, 2016    dailygri

  Original art by Andy Vanderbilt!     We’re back again! With all that’s going on in the world and in this mixed-up country of ours in particular, and in honor of Pride Month, this week’s team effort started from this question:     WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LGBTQ-THEMED MOVIE?     JEREMY…

[TONIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART] THE ASSASSIN (2015)

[TONIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART] THE ASSASSIN (2015)


June 24, 2016    Jon Abrams

      People who write about movies probably have a different experience with movie-going than people who are unencumbered by that responsibility (more like: compulsion). Movies are generally meant to be experienced as they happen, but those of us who write about them, whether by choice or by vocation, are…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)


June 24, 2016    Jon Abrams

      One beautiful aspect of this film, a return to a genre by its undisputed champion, is how it has the sense of scope that George A. Romero’s earlier zombie trilogy only hinted at. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD doesn’t go much further than cemeteries and farmhouses. DAWN OF THE…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #1


June 20, 2016    Ryan Carey

        Horror fans everywhere were reasonably enthusiastic at the prospect, first announced a few years ago now, of a newly-“reimagined” version of the classic TV series Tales From The Darkside being developed for the CW network under the creative guidance of up-and-coming author Joe Hill, and why not? Hill…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] #HORROR (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] #HORROR (2015)


June 20, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

      There have been times in my life that as a gay man I have felt like there is a part missing from my life, because I don’t have children. There was even a time, about ten years ago, I seriously thought about adopting a child. After watching…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1


June 15, 2016    Ryan Carey

    Some folks still call WWII “the good war” — but you don’t hear many veterans of the conflict calling it that, do you? No, that term seems to be the exclusive domain of those who either sat it out, or were too young to have fought in it….

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE CABLE GUY (1996)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE CABLE GUY (1996)


June 14, 2016    Jon Abrams

        It’s interesting to me to look at movies in the context of when they were released, to think about why they did or didn’t work then. It often has very little to do with matters of quality. Timing matters. Tone matters. Expectations matter. Sometimes movies take…

[TRAILER] ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 (2016)

[TRAILER] ROB ZOMBIE’S 31 (2016)


June 14, 2016    Jon Abrams

    When I reviewed THE LORDS OF SALEM, I was pretty thorough. My argument was essentially that Rob Zombie hasn’t made a capital-G great horror movie yet, but that I believe he has it in him. Is 31 going to be the one? I do know I like what I…

[EDITORIAL] ONE MORE REACTION TO ONE MORE GUN MASSACRE

[EDITORIAL] ONE MORE REACTION TO ONE MORE GUN MASSACRE


June 13, 2016    Jon Abrams

      It is, generally speaking, neither my desire nor my intention to use Daily Grindhouse and its corresponding social media accounts as a bully pulpit to get across my own personal beliefs about anything other than movies. This is a website about movies, and more specifically, a website…

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] STICKFIGHTER (1994) + CREMASTER 1 (1995) + BRING ME THE HEAD OF CHARLIE BROWN (1986)

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] STICKFIGHTER (1994) + CREMASTER 1 (1995) + BRING ME THE HEAD OF CHARLIE BROWN (1986)


June 13, 2016    Doug Tilley

          STICKFIGHTER (1994/USA) This little seen actioner from director/stuntman BJ Davis (LASER MISSION) feels like the sort of movie aliens who have only ever read about action movies in Black Belt Magazine might put together. Everything about it is a hilarious jumble of cliches, but arranged with such enthusiastic incompetence…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #77: NIGHTMARE MUSEUM (2006)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #77: NIGHTMARE MUSEUM (2006)


June 10, 2016    Doug Tilley

On an unprecedented episode of NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES, Doug and Moe are facing perhaps their greatest challenge: a movie that isn’t a movie. Sixty straight minutes of Barbie dolls slamming against each other for the amusement of none. Its 2006’s NIGHTMARE MUSEUM and it’s pure pain, administered directly to the eyeballs….

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIE?

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIE?


June 10, 2016    dailygri

    We’re back! This week’s team effort started with a seasonally-appropriate question:     What are your favorite summer movies?       Original art by Andy Vanderbilt!           TRISTAN RISK: My favourite summer films are EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY and THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Strangely enough, because they both remind…

[THE INTERNET’S FINEST HOUR] ACTION FIGURES FROM ‘THE THING’?!?

[THE INTERNET’S FINEST HOUR] ACTION FIGURES FROM ‘THE THING’?!?


June 10, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

      This week, Shout Factory released the specs for their release of John Carpenter’s THE THING to be released this September. The new package will feature a new 2K scan of the film, a 4.1 soundtrack mastered from the original 70mm six track Dolby Stereo soundtrack, and a…

[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: PART TWO!

[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: PART TWO!


June 8, 2016    Jason Coffman

      The 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival was held at the Logan Theatre from June 1-5. This year’s schedule included 11 features and over 100 shorts, including special retrospective programs of work by Tony Conrad and Luther Price. The following is Daily Grindhouse’s coverage of the feature films…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE LAST HEIST (2016)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE LAST HEIST (2016)


June 7, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

      Blurring the lines between genres and combining them is not something I am fond of. I can almost always go for a good horror comedy, but an action movie with with horror elements, is not my cup of tea. Making horror secondary rubs me the wrong way….

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] XLRATOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW HORROR & ACTION SCHEDULE!

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] XLRATOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW HORROR & ACTION SCHEDULE!


June 7, 2016    Jon Abrams

  I watch a ton of XLrator Media films, so I’m happy to run this press release listing some news about their upcoming release schedule. It may be vaguely nerdy of me to pay that much attention to production company logos, but in my defense, XLrator has a striking logo, plus…

[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: PART ONE!

[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: PART ONE!


June 6, 2016    Jason Coffman

      The 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival was held at the Logan Theatre from June 1-5. This year’s schedule included 11 features and over 100 shorts, including special retrospective programs of work by Tony Conrad and Luther Price. The following is Daily Grindhouse’s coverage of the feature films…

[CHECK THIS SCENE OUT!] CLOWN (2016)

[CHECK THIS SCENE OUT!] CLOWN (2016)


June 6, 2016    Jon Abrams

      We talked about our anticipation for CLOWN back in April. It’s almost here! Gotta say how promising we find this picture of the title character giving poor Peter Stormare a hard time…     …And for fans of the late, lamented TERRIERS, it sure is nice to see Laura…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] NEW RELEASE PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 31st, 2016

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] NEW RELEASE PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 31st, 2016


June 6, 2016    Patrick Smith

    You guys ever just look at your shelves and wonder why you own half the stuff that you own? I’ve been having that feeling something fierce lately, I’m going to be moving at the end of the month, and as such, I’m going to be downsizing and will…

[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] BEST SELLER (1987)

[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] BEST SELLER (1987)


June 5, 2016    Matt Wedge

        This is the sixth 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….

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] MacGRUBER (2010)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] MacGRUBER (2010)


June 3, 2016    Jon Abrams

    POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING arrives in theaters today. Haven’t seen it yet, can’t wait to. Very fond of 2007’s HOT ROD; even fonder of 2010’s MacGRUBER. I don’t have a review of POPSTAR yet, the latest Lonely Island joint, but I do have this monstrosity I wrote about MacGRUBER…

[NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX] COLD IN JULY (2014)

[NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX] COLD IN JULY (2014)


June 2, 2016    Jon Abrams

      2014’s COLD IN JULY is now available for streaming on Netflix. That means if you have Netflix, you can go watch it right this minute. That means you should go do that. But if you need some coaxing first, here’s what I said when I named it…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #76: DIE HARD DRACULA (1998)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #76: DIE HARD DRACULA (1998)


May 27, 2016    Doug Tilley

YIPPEE KI-YAY BRAM STOKER! It’s episode 76 of NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES and this time our fiendish hosts are tackling DIE HARD DRACULA, a horror-comedy with a twist: it’s neither horrific NOR funny! It does, however, star Bruce (dad-to-Crispin) Glover as the world’s worst Van Helsing, as well as lovely Czech Republic locations and a rotating cast of – count em! – THREE Draculas. It’s absolutely wretched, but what else is new? ENOUGH TALK, put your lips together and LISTEN!