[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] PLASTIC #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] PLASTIC #1


April 24, 2017    Ryan Carey

    Maybe I’m just a crusty old-timer who yearns for days gone by, but goddamnit — I miss having comics on the store shelves that were sick and wrong.   Oh, sure, plenty of series have moments here and there designed to shock — Saga is certainly famous for it, although such instances been…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 24, 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…

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] AN INTRODUCTION!

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] AN INTRODUCTION!


April 21, 2017    Anya Novak

    These days, when I want to watch a horror film, my options are vast. I can order the Blu-Ray, grab a regular DVD version, or purchase a digital copy. I can stream from several different devices, from the behemoth gaming console to my slim little smartphone. If I…

[TRAILER DROP] ‘DARK SIGNAL’

[TRAILER DROP] ‘DARK SIGNAL’


April 21, 2017    Matt Wedge

  XLrator Media has released a trailer, poster, and key art for their upcoming horror film DARK SIGNAL.     The very simple synopsis from XLrator reads: “The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.” That basic description does not…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 21, 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…

[CINEMA OF THE DEVOID] SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT 4: THE INITIATION (1990)

[CINEMA OF THE DEVOID] SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT 4: THE INITIATION (1990)


April 20, 2017    Zack Long

    One of the tenets of Cinéma Dévoilé is to judge these films on their own merits; however, it is equally important to gain an understanding of these films’ place within history, and in order to do that, we must first look to the series that spawned them. The…

RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE: THE CW, AND THE GREAT GENRE SHOWS YOU’RE PROBABLY MISSING

RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE: THE CW, AND THE GREAT GENRE SHOWS YOU’RE PROBABLY MISSING


April 20, 2017    Nathan Smith

  As an unwritten rule of thumb, genre television (and film) doesn’t get much awards recognition. When Game of Thrones won the Best Drama Series at the Emmys back in 2015, it was the first time that any genre show won a major accolade like that and deservedly so. It’s…

[IN THEATERS NOW] UNFORGETTABLE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] UNFORGETTABLE (2017)


April 20, 2017    Jason Coffman

    Back when the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon was in full swing and the movie was in the works, Lionsgate produced a feature film adaptation of Addicted. The novel by popular erotica author Zane concerned a happily married woman who harbors a dark secret: sex addiction. It was…

[IN THEATERS NOW] FREE FIRE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] FREE FIRE (2017)


April 20, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

    Boston, sometime in the 1970s. A van barrels down the mean streets of Beantown, a dilapitated jalopy piloted by a pair of knuckleheaded, wiseacre junkies, jawboning about the night before, when Stevo (Sam Riley), a scrawny macho misfit with a needling whine of a voice, got a black…

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 4/21/2017 EDITION

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 4/21/2017 EDITION


April 20, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

      It’s a relatively quiet week as far as new streaming titles go, so I wanted to take some time to address a recent piece on IndieWire by film critic David Ehrlich that’s been circulating this week in regards to the relationship Netflix has with indie film.  Titled…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 20, 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…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 19, 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…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 18, 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…

[S.O.S] Strike A Blow Against Cancer & Help Out A Friend Of DAILY GRINDHOUSE

[S.O.S] Strike A Blow Against Cancer & Help Out A Friend Of DAILY GRINDHOUSE


April 18, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

In the era of social media, it’s not uncommon to feel close to someone who you’ve never met in person (and in plenty of cases, never will). When you listen to your favorite podcasters discuss their favorite movies and music week after week, you start to feel like long time…

[ONCE IN A LIFETIME] ‘THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER’ FREE SCREENING

[ONCE IN A LIFETIME] ‘THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER’ FREE SCREENING


April 17, 2017    Matt Wedge

  If you’ve ever thought that the only way to watch some of those cheesy, over-wrought made-for-Lifetime-Television movies is in a room full of people with a couple of knowledgeable film and humor writers providing alternately illuminating and smartass commentary, you are in luck.     Once In A Lifetime…

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE SPONSORED SCREENING] THE KILL-OFF

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE SPONSORED SCREENING] THE KILL-OFF


April 17, 2017    Matt Wedge

  This Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 8:00 pm, DAILY GRINDHOUSE is sponsoring a screening of the 1989 noir THE KILL-OFF at Comfort Station in Chicago, IL. It is being shown as part of the “Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era” series curated and hosted by…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


April 17, 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] BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW #1


April 16, 2017    Ryan Carey

    Unlike many (but very much like many others, I suppose), I have to date been decidedly underwhelmed by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ take on the Black Panther. I found “A Nation Under Our Feet” to be a dour, navel-gazing, self-important, and frankly confused attempt to “modernize” both T’Challa and his kingdom…

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: BAD MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE FOUR) AND PIE A LA MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE FIVE)

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: BAD MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE FOUR) AND PIE A LA MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE FIVE)


April 14, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Note: Since I was unable to view and write about last week’s Hap and Leonard episode, this will be a two-part piece covering both Bad Mojo and Pie a la Mojo.   The aptly titled Bad Mojo is a step away from the abject darkness of previous episode Holy…

[IT STREAMED FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE] TOM SAVINI SHOWS OFF ‘CREEPSHOW’ GOODS ON A NICKELODEON TALK SHOW

[IT STREAMED FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE] TOM SAVINI SHOWS OFF ‘CREEPSHOW’ GOODS ON A NICKELODEON TALK SHOW


April 14, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    The early Nickelodeon talk show “Live Wire,” hosted by Mark Cordray and later Fred Newman, ran for five years, serving as a bit of a kids’ equivalent to a standard daytime talk show by exposing kids to new news, bands, performers or authors of which they may not…

[DVD REVIEW] MURDERLUST/PROJECT NIGHTMARE Double Feature From INTERVISION

[DVD REVIEW] MURDERLUST/PROJECT NIGHTMARE Double Feature From INTERVISION


April 14, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

This review is late.   I mean, excessively late.  Intervision’s DVD of MURDERLUST was released in January, over two months ago, and I’ve had the review copy of it since that time.  I apologize profusely to everyone involved – the merciful editorial team at DAILY GRINDHOUSE, the hard-working staff at…

[STAR WARS] Mike’s Take On THE LAST JEDI Teaser Trailer

[STAR WARS] Mike’s Take On THE LAST JEDI Teaser Trailer


April 14, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

We’re going to have a STAR WARS movie every year until the day we become one with the Force. Last year, the excitement seemed to begin to subside; it’s hard to retain that kind of momentum for anything, even a film series that has been ingrained in pop culture for…

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] DREAM STALKER/DEATH BY LOVE From SEVERIN FILMS

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] DREAM STALKER/DEATH BY LOVE From SEVERIN FILMS


April 14, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

I recently praised Severin Films’ recent release of CATHY’S CURSE, mentioning how their treatment of cult obscurities fills the void that zines had in the earlier age of fandom, but their talents range beyond just delving into the drive-in era. Their InterVision arm has taken a similar tactic with the…

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 4/14/2017 EDITION

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 4/14/2017 EDITION


April 14, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

        Thanks to everyone on Twitter and Facebook who pointed out a few streaming services I’ve missed – if you’ve got others, please let me know!  And thanks so much to Caeric ArcLight for the logo!     I’ve got a lot of thoughts about Netflix’s new…