[BCHFF ’16] I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER’S Christopher Lloyd Q&A

[BCHFF ’16] I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER’S Christopher Lloyd Q&A


August 24, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

One of the biggest surprises of the BRUCE CAMPBELL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL was Billy O’Brien’s I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER. Based on Dan Wells’ 2009 novel of the same name, the film follows a Midwestern teenager (Max Records) who is a diagnosed sociopath obsessed with serial killers. When he…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D


August 24, 2016    Nathan Steinmetz

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D had its world premiere Saturday, September 20th at the 2016 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Chicago, IL and by all accounts they tore the roof off the place. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to making a found footage film than just a handful of friends…

[SIGNING TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES] JOHN LANDIS AND MICK GARRIS!

[SIGNING TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES] JOHN LANDIS AND MICK GARRIS!


August 23, 2016    Jon Abrams

Mick Garris and John Landis are going to be signing at 7pm tonight at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. This is a rock-solid store for horror fans — I dig the atmosphere inside almost more than I do the selection, which is redoubtable. Mick Garris will be there to sign…

[BCHFF ’16] THE MONSTER SQUAD Q&A

[BCHFF ’16] THE MONSTER SQUAD Q&A


August 23, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

Fred Dekker—who hosted a screening of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS earlier in the weekend—returned to the BRUCE CAMPBELL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Saturday night to receive the inaugural GROOVY AS HELL award and introduce his 1987 fan favorite, THE MONSTER SQUAD. This writer hadn’t seen the film since constant viewings on…

[DG NEWS] TCM to Air Month Long Tribute To Slapstick

[DG NEWS] TCM to Air Month Long Tribute To Slapstick


August 23, 2016    dailygri

  Great news for you Daily Grindhousians who enjoy watching other people suffer (i.e. all of you): Turner Classic Movies ) has a month-long festival of slapstick comedy coming in September! Hosted by stand-up comic Greg Proops (the redhead with the glasses from old episodes of WHO’S LINE IS IT…

[HORROR REVIEW BY MATT WEDGE] HELL TOWN (2016)

[HORROR REVIEW BY MATT WEDGE] HELL TOWN (2016)


August 22, 2016    Matt Wedge

“HELL TOWN” horror soap opera – trailer from Steve Balderson on Vimeo.     A clever premise or witty script can help a low-budget indie comedy over any number of rough spots. HELL TOWN has a fun idea at its core and occasionally inspired gags that buy it a lot…

[BCHFF ’16] DAY FOUR: CHICAGO PREMIERES OF ‘SIREN’ & ‘ANTIBIRTH’

[BCHFF ’16] DAY FOUR: CHICAGO PREMIERES OF ‘SIREN’ & ‘ANTIBIRTH’


August 22, 2016    Jason Coffman

    August 21st:   SHORT TRIP TO HELL (Short films) Day four of the 2016 BCHFF kicked off with a block of horror shorts. There was a wide variety of films, and they were all solid. Joel Ashton McCarthy’s “I Love You So Much It’s Killing Them” is a…

STAND BY ME (1986): The Classic That Almost Wasn’t, and The Endurance of River Phoenix

STAND BY ME (1986): The Classic That Almost Wasn’t, and The Endurance of River Phoenix


August 22, 2016    Jamie Righetti

    STAND BY ME (1986) is one of those quintessential summer films that can make you ache for childhood: long stretches of lazy afternoons, friendships long forgotten, that lost sense of adventure, but most of all, the beauty of innocence. Set in a small town in Oregon, the film…

[BCHFF ’16] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D Q&A

[BCHFF ’16] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D Q&A


August 22, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

One of the highlights of the BRUCE CAMPBELL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL was the world premiere of the hotly anticipated FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D. Four years in the making, FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D is “the world’s first 3-D found footage movie” is a rare horror comedy where the jokes and the scares both…

[BCHFF ’16] BEYOND THE GATES Q&A Featuring BARBARA CRAMPTON

[BCHFF ’16] BEYOND THE GATES Q&A Featuring BARBARA CRAMPTON


August 21, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

The second screening on day two of the BRUCE CAMPBELL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL was BEYOND THE GATES. From first time director Jackson Stewart, BEYOND THE GATES concerns a haunted VHS board game in the vein of NIGHTMARE that a pair of estranged brothers—Graham Skipper (THE MINDS EYE) and Chase Williamson…

[BCHFF ’16] DAY 3: BEYOND THE GATES & I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

[BCHFF ’16] DAY 3: BEYOND THE GATES & I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER


August 21, 2016    Jason Coffman

  Saturday was Day Three of The Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival! Jason Coffman reports back:   ABATTOIR (USA, dir. Darren Lyn Bousman – Chicago premiere) Following the brutal and seemingly unmotivated murder of her sister’s family, aspiring crime reporter Julia (Jessica Lowndes) returns to their home to find the…

[BCHFF ’16] REVIEW: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2016)

[BCHFF ’16] REVIEW: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2016)


August 21, 2016    Nathan Steinmetz

      Found footage, horror comedies, and 3D movies. If we sat down for a cup of coffee and you asked me which subgenres of horror have the highest chance of failing to work, that’s the list I’d give you. Found footage is an incredibly divisive film-making technique, and…

[IN THEATERS NOW] BLOOD FATHER (2016)

[IN THEATERS NOW] BLOOD FATHER (2016)


August 20, 2016    Patrick Smith

    As much as I love action movies in general, there’s always been a special place in my heart for the “Old-Grouchy-Bastard-Wrecks-Fools-For-90-Minutes” sub-genre, and thanks to all of our favorite action stars slowly hobbling to the social security office on blown-out knees, we’ve got more to choose from now…

[BCHFF ’16] BARBARA CRAMPTION INTRODUCES ‘FROM BEYOND’ (1986)

[BCHFF ’16] BARBARA CRAMPTION INTRODUCES ‘FROM BEYOND’ (1986)


August 20, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

      At this year’s Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, the final screening of the night was Stuart Gordon’s 1986 take on H.P. Lovecraft, FROM BEYOND, and the film’s star, Barbara Crampton, was there to introduce the film and take some questions from the audience.     . Empire Pictures…

[BCHFF ’16] DAY TWO DISPATCH: PET, SHOW YOURSELF, & ARMY OF DARKNESS

[BCHFF ’16] DAY TWO DISPATCH: PET, SHOW YOURSELF, & ARMY OF DARKNESS


August 20, 2016    Jason Coffman

  PET (USA, dir. Carles Torrens – Chicago premiere) Seth (Dominic Monaghan) is a lonely man working at an animal shelter when he bumps into Holly (Ksenia Solo) one day on the bus. They went to high school together and Seth remembers her, although she clearly doesn’t remember him. He…

[SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS] SUPERMAN VS. THE MECHANICAL MONSTERS (1941)

[SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS] SUPERMAN VS. THE MECHANICAL MONSTERS (1941)


August 20, 2016    Mac Bell

  Original art by Andy Vanderbilt!   The Superman cartoons produced by Fleischer Studios in the early 1940s were among some of the most striking animated films of their time. Hugely influential, the shorts have inspired such latter-day artists as Frank Miller, Hayao Miyazaki, and Alex Ross. Produced early on in…

[BCHFF ’16] NIGHT ONE KICKS OFF WITH ‘DON’T BREATHE’ & ‘NIGHT OF THE CREEPS’

[BCHFF ’16] NIGHT ONE KICKS OFF WITH ‘DON’T BREATHE’ & ‘NIGHT OF THE CREEPS’


August 19, 2016    Jason Coffman

  2016 marks the third year for Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, held at the Rosemont Muvico as a part of the Wizard World comic convention. Each year has hosted local premieres and brought guests with horror classics and new films alike, and this year is no different. The 2016…

[BCHFF ’16] FRED DEKKER ANSWERS ALL YOUR ‘CREEP’-Y QUESTIONS

[BCHFF ’16] FRED DEKKER ANSWERS ALL YOUR ‘CREEP’-Y QUESTIONS


August 19, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

  This year’s Bruce Campbell Film Festival kicked off yesterday with two terrific screenings. First up was Fede Alvarez’s DON’T BREATHE, his unrelenting follow up to THE EVIL DEAD. After that Fred Dekker introduced his 1986 cult-classic NIGHT OF THE CREEPS and participated in a Q&A after the film.  …

[DG NEWS] CLIFF MARTINEZ’S ‘DRIVE’ SOUNDTRACK GETS A VINYL RE-ISSUE

[DG NEWS] CLIFF MARTINEZ’S ‘DRIVE’ SOUNDTRACK GETS A VINYL RE-ISSUE


August 19, 2016    dailygri

  A quiet stuntman by day, a criminal wheelman by night. A high-stakes heist fueled by supercharged characters and cars reminiscent of BULLITT. Then toss in more revved-up engines, motor grease and wild terrain of the streets, and you’ve essentially got the recipe for the 2011 film DRIVE, starring Ryan…

[DG NEWS] BATMAN IS GOING TO BE FUN AGAIN!

[DG NEWS] BATMAN IS GOING TO BE FUN AGAIN!


August 18, 2016    Andy Vanderbilt

While DC’s cinematic output has been a mixed bag, with some fans considering them to be the absolute worst of the big budget superhero trend, their animated division has been putting out some quality straight-to-DVD movies. If the trailer for BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS is any indication, it looks like it…

[F*EAR CANDY] BEYOND YACHT ROCK TAKES GIALLO SHOTS

[F*EAR CANDY] BEYOND YACHT ROCK TAKES GIALLO SHOTS


August 18, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

  Confession: I avoided the YACHT ROCK Internet show for years because — without even giving it a chance — I assumed that it was a bunch of young jagoffs waving irony around like a child that had found their dad’s gun. THE A.V. CLUB’s Katie Rife convinced me otherwise, because…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JASON COFFMAN TALKS TO FILMMAKER SCOUT TAFOYA

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JASON COFFMAN TALKS TO FILMMAKER SCOUT TAFOYA


August 18, 2016    Jason Coffman

      Scout Tafoya’s film I AM NO BIRD will be having its Chicago premiere this coming Saturday, August 20th at Chicago Filmmakers. This is also the first time any of Tafoya’s features have played in Chicago, and he will be attending the screening. Daily Grindhouse’s Jason Coffman talked to…

[THE BIG QUESTION] LET’S TALK ABOUT TOYS!

[THE BIG QUESTION] LET’S TALK ABOUT TOYS!


August 18, 2016    dailygri

  Original art by Andy Vanderbilt!   This week’s question is a fun one, and the answers were sort of surprising, so let’s get right to it:   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TOY FROM A MOVIE, YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE BASED ON A TOY, OR YOUR FAVORITE TOY YOU BOUGHT AS…

[DG NEWS] ‘THE NEON DEAD’ HAS FOUND A DISTRIBUTOR

[DG NEWS] ‘THE NEON DEAD’ HAS FOUND A DISTRIBUTOR


August 18, 2016    Matt Wedge

  Following a successful festival run, THE NEON DEAD is getting distribution via Wild Eye Releasing, hitting DVD and Digital HD platforms on September 13th.     You might remember this one from a glowing (sorry, couldn’t be helped) review our old buddy Doug Tilley gave the film when it…