[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] SHAFT: IMITATION OF LIFE #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] SHAFT: IMITATION OF LIFE #1


February 11, 2016    Ryan Carey

    Comic fans, you know the feeling — once in awhile you’re lucky enough go into your local shop on a Wednesday, spy a new title on the racks, and say to yourself “oh, hell yes.” Today I got to do that. And I got to say the same exact thing after I’d read…

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] BLACKHAT (2015)

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] BLACKHAT (2015)


February 10, 2016    Jon Abrams

    Last January, when BLACKHAT made less money at the box office than it cost to make, there was a flurry of speculation that Chris Hemsworth isn’t a movie star. The argument goes that a movie star gets audiences in the door, regardless of the project in question. I don’t…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] PROVIDENCE #7

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] PROVIDENCE #7


February 9, 2016    Ryan Carey

  It occurs to me that as we begin the second “leg” of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ Providence with the just-released seventh issue that we as readers are on no firmer ground, metaphorically speaking, than hapless protagonist Robert Black is in a more literal sense — having fled Manchester without even…

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] MURDER IN THE DARK (2013)

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] MURDER IN THE DARK (2013)


February 9, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

    I’ve watched slasher films almost as far back as I can remember. I’ve seen every cinematic device employed that would possibly make sense, and even several that didn’t make sense. I can’t remember the last time I was surprised by a plot twist. ANd MURDER IN THE DARK definitely…

[NOW ON BLU-RAY!] CRIMSON PEAK (2015)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY!] CRIMSON PEAK (2015)


February 9, 2016    Jon Abrams

    See CRIMSON PEAK on the biggest screen you can. Let it enfold you. It’s a film to be absorbed. Luxuriate in it. But don’t get too comfortable.     CRIMSON PEAK cost a lot of money and it surely looks like it did. Hate to say I sort of…

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] MIAMI VICE (2006)

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] MIAMI VICE (2006)


February 8, 2016    Jon Abrams

        The 2006 feature version of MIAMI VICE is screening tonight in Brooklyn as part of BAMcinématek’s HEAT & VICE: THE FILMS OF MICHAEL MANN series. The following is what I wrote about the movie five years after its release, when I named it one of my…

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE TEAM-UP] IT’S WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH!

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE TEAM-UP] IT’S WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH!


February 8, 2016    dailygri

    February 2016 is the seventh annual Women In Horror Month, which celebrates the work of women in horror films. The goal, per the movement’s website, is to help spread far and wide the brilliant contributions of so many women to the genre so many of us love so…

IT’S BURT-DAY!

IT’S BURT-DAY!


February 5, 2016    Jon Abrams

    To celebrate the eightieth (!) birthday of Burt Reynolds, the Alamo Drafthouse in New York is hosting a five-film marathon of mystery pictures today. At one point the hugest star in American movies, Burt Reynolds has had one of the most dynamic, genial, and fascinating careers of any…

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] SUMMIT (2015) + PUZZLE (1974) + .357 MAGNUM (1977)

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] SUMMIT (2015) + PUZZLE (1974) + .357 MAGNUM (1977)


February 5, 2016    Doug Tilley

  Enough with the preamble. It’s been a heck of a week, so let’s talk about some movies. SUMMIT (2015/USA) February is WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, which means it’s high time to celebrate some of the (thankfully) increasing number of female directors, writers, cinematographers and producers who are continually perking…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] ORCA (1977)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] ORCA (1977)


February 5, 2016    Jon Abrams

    The credits of ORCA – or as the poster calls it, ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE! – are stacked with the names of crucial collaborators on some of the greatest movies ever made. Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Donati are credited with the script. Between them, these two wrote on THE…

[REVIEWED!] MAKING OUT (2016)

[REVIEWED!] MAKING OUT (2016)


February 3, 2016    Jason Coffman

      There are many hardworking, prolific independent filmmakers all over the world today, but there are probably very few whose oeuvre is as varied as Henrique Couto. Working out of Ohio, Couto established a following in the independent horror scene with his films BLEEDING THROUGH and BABYSITTER MASSACRE,…

[BEST OF 2015] MATT WEDGE SUMS UP FANTASTIC FEST

[BEST OF 2015] MATT WEDGE SUMS UP FANTASTIC FEST


February 2, 2016    Matt Wedge

    Since I was lazy and did not bother writing up day-by-day dispatches from Fantastic Fest like other, more professional Daily Grindhouse writers, I am only now playing catch up with my festival wrap up. Because this piece ballooned to such a ridiculous length, it will be posted in…

[TRAILER!] GREEN ROOM (2016)

[TRAILER!] GREEN ROOM (2016)


February 2, 2016    dailygri

  Everyone here at Daily Grindhouse would happily recommmend you rush to see filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier‘s previous features, MURDER PARTY and BLUE RUIN. The latter film in particular made a big impression on many critics and movie-goers in 2014, when it made many best-of-the-year lists. This morning, A24 released the trailer for…

[NOW AVAILABLE FROM VINEGAR SYNDROME] CORRUPTION (1983)

[NOW AVAILABLE FROM VINEGAR SYNDROME] CORRUPTION (1983)


February 2, 2016    Jason Coffman

      Exploitation filmmaker Roger Watkins ensured himself a place in Grindhouse Valhalla with his uncompromisingly nasty 1977 debut feature THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET. It’s inevitable that Watkins will be known for that film by most exploitation film fans, both because of its notorious reputation and…

[DOWN THE NETFLIX RABBIT-HOLE] CASTING THE ‘MAKING A MURDERER’ MOVIE

[DOWN THE NETFLIX RABBIT-HOLE] CASTING THE ‘MAKING A MURDERER’ MOVIE


February 2, 2016    Jon Abrams

  I fear my best binge-watching days are behind me, since I don’t normally have huge swaths of time anymore to devote to a television series. To be fair — back when I did, I really just re-watched the first three seasons of The Sopranos over and over. That said, I’ve…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] VICTORIE CITY #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN!] VICTORIE CITY #1


February 1, 2016    Ryan Carey

      It’s been a while since the artistic collective known as 44Flood put out a new comic via their publishing deal with IDW, and while I admit that the last effort to go out under their label, Ben Templesmith’s dystopian sci-fi nightmare The Squidder, is certainly a tough act to follow,…

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] RE-KILL (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] RE-KILL (2015)


February 1, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

      In a genre over-saturated with low-budget zombie films, I would imagine that it would be extremely difficult to stick out from the rest of the pack. It seems as though every possible plot, gimmick, and style has been used. RE-KILL has found a cool and effective way…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] A SERIOUS MAN (2009)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] A SERIOUS MAN (2009)


February 1, 2016    Jon Abrams

      A SERIOUS MAN plays tonight at Film Forum as part of their Coen Brothers retrospective. What follows are my collected writings on the movie. (It’s one I keep coming back to.)       The following intro is what I wrote the second time I watched A SERIOUS MAN.  The…

[I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY] MIA MAYO’S ‘TAR MAN NACHOS!’

[I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY] MIA MAYO’S ‘TAR MAN NACHOS!’


February 1, 2016    Jon Abrams

    We’re big fans of Mia Mayo’s uniquely funny YouTube videos celebrating many of our favorite horror films, so we’ve been spotlighting them for the past few weeks in anticipation of the new episodes. This is the last of the throwbacks before the new ones get here, so hopefully you’re…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] TRUE GRIT (2010)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] TRUE GRIT (2010)


January 31, 2016    Jon Abrams

  RAISING ARIZONA is playing this evening at Film Forum as part of their Coen Brothers retrospective. Here’s something I wrote about the movie back when I named it my number-one of that year.       One thing that cracks me up is that this is the Coens’ idea…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY!] RAISING ARIZONA (1987)


January 30, 2016    Jon Abrams

  RAISING ARIZONA is playing this evening at Film Forum as part of their Coen Brothers retrospective. Here’s something I wrote about the movie five years ago. (Update: My niece is eight now.)       If you have been reading this page for a while (thank you), then you…

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] FANGBONER (2015) + KORKUSUZ (1986) + SCARY TALES (1993)

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] FANGBONER (2015) + KORKUSUZ (1986) + SCARY TALES (1993)


January 29, 2016    Doug Tilley

  POP! The VIDEO TOASTER returns with three more strange relics of a bygone age (except for the fact that one of them is from last year). While this column will be generally devoted to covering the width (and depth) of my cinematic collection, I’ll also be using it to…

[TRAILER] THE LOVE WITCH (2016)

[TRAILER] THE LOVE WITCH (2016)


January 29, 2016    Jason Coffman

    Anna Biller is a genius, period. Her 2007 debut feature film, VIVA, was a brilliant mimicry of late 1960s/early 1970s erotic films. Its most well-known reference points are probably Russ Meyer’s BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and Radley Metzger’s CAMILLE 2000, and if you saw VIVA without…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] JUPITER ASCENDING (2015)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] JUPITER ASCENDING (2015)


January 28, 2016    Jon Abrams

  Let’s talk seriously for a second now: If nothing else, this film was shot by cinematographer John Toll— who also shot THE THIN RED LINE. to name just one of his achievements. The snarkier online types can make their little Twitter jokes about whatever they want, and the Razzies gonna do what the Razzies…