[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


March 28, 2017    Matt Wedge

THE DAILY RUNDOWN is a quick look at just a few of the cool screenings and film events happening around the U.S. every day. It is not intended to be an exhaustive, comprehensive list, but a sampling of the terrific genre cinema available to check out at your local art…

[IN THEATERS NOW] LIFE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] LIFE (2017)


March 27, 2017    Nathan Smith

    Recently, I’ve noticed a trend where film buffs have been compiling lists of their favorite films for every year they were alive. So, I took it upon myself to have a little fun and do one myself. My caveat to the list was I was going to do…

[TRAILER DROP] ‘DON’T BE BAD’ TRAILER AND POSTER RELEASED

[TRAILER DROP] ‘DON’T BE BAD’ TRAILER AND POSTER RELEASED


March 27, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Uncork’d Entertainment has released the trailer and poster for the crime drama DON’T BE BAD.     Italy’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards, DON’T BE BAD is the story of lifelong best friends Vittorio (Alessandro Borghi) and Cesare (Luca Marinelli), a pair of…

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY THREE!

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY THREE!


March 27, 2017    Jon Abrams

        March 26: A LIFE IN WAVES (USA, dir. Brett Whitcomb) Even if you don’t know the name Suzanne Ciani, you’ve almost certainly heard her work. Ciani worked with synthesizer pioneer Don Buchla at the start of her career, and in the ’70s and ’80s she brought…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


March 27, 2017    Matt Wedge

THE DAILY RUNDOWN is a quick look at just a few of the cool screenings and film events happening around the U.S. every day. It is not intended to be an exhaustive, comprehensive list, but a sampling of the terrific genre cinema available to check out at your local art…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] GERALD JABLONSKI’S ‘FARMER NED’S COMICS BARN’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] GERALD JABLONSKI’S ‘FARMER NED’S COMICS BARN’


March 26, 2017    Ryan Carey

  The name Gerald Jablonski is one that few people know, but everyone should — not that he probably cares either way. Jablonski’s comics career began in 1976 with a single strip in the pages of Bill Griffith and Art Spiegelman’s Arcade #6, and then — nothing. He was literally the perennial…

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY TWO!

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY TWO!


March 26, 2017    Jason Coffman

  March 25 FRAUD (USA, dir. Dean Fleischer-Camp) FRAUD is the ultimate found-footage horror movie, but in a way that no one could have expected. Imagine if someone had access to all of your family’s home videos, hours and hours of special occasions and mundane moments alike. Now imagine this…

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY ONE!

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: DAY ONE!


March 26, 2017    Jason Coffman

    The Boston Underground Film Festival has returned to the historic Brattle Theatre for 2017! Billed as a “celebration of the bizarre and insane” and featuring “uncompromising, unflinching film/video,” the festival has earned a reputation for screening a wide variety of films from underground horror to top-tier documentary. This…

[REMAKE NEWS] ROBERT RODRIGUEZ TO DIRECT ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

[REMAKE NEWS] ROBERT RODRIGUEZ TO DIRECT ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK


March 25, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Remakes of beloved (and profitable) films are inevitable, so it comes as no surprise to hear the news that Robert Rodriguez has been tapped to direct the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. According to Deadline , Fox purchased the rights to remake the film in 2015 and have…

[ATTENTION, CHICAGO!] FANTASTIC FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

[ATTENTION, CHICAGO!] FANTASTIC FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!


March 24, 2017    Matt Wedge

  I count Chicago as my home town, so even though I no longer live there, I am always happy to see a new film festival popping up there on the calendar. The FANTASTIC FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL will take place Sunday, March 26th, running from noon until 11:00 pm at…

[NSFW THEATER!] NUDE FOR SATAN (1974)

[NSFW THEATER!] NUDE FOR SATAN (1974)


March 24, 2017    Zack Long

        With a title like NUDE FOR SATAN (1974), you enter into a viewing of the film with certain expectations. Primarily, that there will be both nudity and Satan. While I can only say for certain that one of those things were present, I can confirm that…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN WILLIAMS, WRITER & DIRECTOR OF ‘SPACE BABES FROM OUTER SPACE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN WILLIAMS, WRITER & DIRECTOR OF ‘SPACE BABES FROM OUTER SPACE’


March 23, 2017    Jason Coffman

  Indiana-based filmmakers Scott Schirmer (FOUND) and Brian Williams (TIME TO KILL) joined forces to form Bandit Motion Pictures in 2016. The first production from Bandit was HARVEST LAKE, an erotic fantasy/horror very much unlike anything else in the independent horror scene. They followed that film with PLANK FACE, a…

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: TICKING MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE TWO)

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: TICKING MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE TWO)


March 22, 2017    Matt Wedge

  “I wouldn’t lie about Howard Hawks. That’d be sacrilege.” – Hap Collins   Ticking Mojo (honestly, I’m not sure to what that title is referring) continues Mucho Mojo‘s established pattern of running straight ahead with plot, while taking occasional breaks to inject some character moments. But unlike the slightly…

The Right Lessons to Learn from LOGAN’s Success

The Right Lessons to Learn from LOGAN’s Success


March 21, 2017    Rob Dean

  LOGAN, a hard R-rated film featuring a beloved comic book property traditionally aimed at children, has been getting high critical praise and raking in tons of money at the box office. As is tradition in Hollywood, other studios will chase the success of LOGAN and try to replicate films…

[IN THEATERS & ON VOD!] ATOMICA (2017)

[IN THEATERS & ON VOD!] ATOMICA (2017)


March 20, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

      A minimalist movie can be just as hard-hitting, and sometimes even more so, than more grandiose films. If a story can be told well without several different settings, over-the-top special effects, and A-list celebrities, it can actually habe even more of an impact. ATOMICA is a restrained piece of…

[INTERVIEW] ATOMICA Director Dagen Merrill

[INTERVIEW] ATOMICA Director Dagen Merrill


March 20, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  ATOMICA is a science-fiction thriller set during an energy crisis in the near future. When communications go offline in a remote power plant, safety inspector Abby Dixon (Sarah Habel) goes out to bring them back online, only to find the occupants of the facility (played by Dominic Monaghan and…

#RIP BERNIE WRIGHTSON (1948-2017)

#RIP BERNIE WRIGHTSON (1948-2017)


March 19, 2017    Ryan Carey

      This has been a rough week indeed for comics fans. Already reeling from the too-soon departures of underground legends Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, just hours ago news broke of the death of Bernie Wrightson, whose lavishly creepy illustrations haunted the imaginations — and found their way…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE 9 BEST SNAKE MEN (AND WOMEN) IN CINEMATIC HISSTORY

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE 9 BEST SNAKE MEN (AND WOMEN) IN CINEMATIC HISSTORY


March 17, 2017    Rob Dean

        Throughout the course of genre storytelling in film, there have been all sorts of attempts at displaying human/animal hybrids onscreen. From the many iterations of Dr. Moreau’s island of chymera monsters, to the Asian influence of Hindu symbolism, filmmakers love working with manimals in their genre…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] VENOM (1981)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] VENOM (1981)


March 17, 2017    Matt Wedge

      There are so many points in VENOM where the film could have fallen apart. Despite a small budget and two members of its ensemble cast who do not look to be operating at peak health, the film keeps expanding, raising the stakes (my apologies to all you…

[TV THROWBACK] BEFORE ‘FEUD’: ‘WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?’ (1991)

[TV THROWBACK] BEFORE ‘FEUD’: ‘WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?’ (1991)


March 17, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

      Currently airing on FX is “Feud,” Ryan Murphy’s anthology series about notorious celebrity duels, with the first season centered around the relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of 1962’s cult favorite WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?. The idea of an eight-episode, all-star…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006)


March 17, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

I want these motherfucking snakes off my motherfucking plane.   2006 seemed like such an innocent time. Before political flame wars over Presidential candidates, before utter despair and abject abuse became the common tenor of Twitter (hell, before the nascent social networking thingamabob was even out of its infancy), before the…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] PRELUDE TO A HISS: THE SNAKE SONGS OF ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] PRELUDE TO A HISS: THE SNAKE SONGS OF ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’


March 17, 2017    John Reents

    Sadly, there isn’t a sizeable selection of singing cinematic serpents in circulation, so I singled out a sole splendid song to satisfy your ‘s’uriosity.     “Trust in Me (The Python’s Song)” From THE JUNGLE BOOK (Disney, 1967) Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B….

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] JENNIFER (1978)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] JENNIFER (1978)


March 17, 2017    dailygri

      After the runaway success of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE, Hollywood’s first, most natural impulse was to rip it off incessantly. It’s rare that a film genuinely sparks an entire sub-genre that carries its own name, but the horde of “CARRIE rip-offs” were inescapable for about a half-decade,…

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: MUCHO MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE)

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: MUCHO MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE)


March 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

“Whatever happened to live and let live?” – Leonard Pine   Welcome to Daily Grindhouse’s Season Two coverage of Hap and Leonard! To prepare for this season, I revisited Season one and re-read my coverage of it over the last week. What I noticed is that I did the series a…