DREAMING OF A NEW ‘NIGHTMARE’: IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF ELM STREET

DREAMING OF A NEW ‘NIGHTMARE’: IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF ELM STREET


February 27, 2017    dailygri

    On this day 30 years ago, Freddy Krueger celebrated what many fans consider to be his finest hour (well, hour-and-36 minutes) with the release of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: DREAM WARRIORS.  While it wouldn’t be the peak of “Freddy Mania”—that would come a year later with the…

WE’RE THE DREAM WARRIORS: A LOOK BACK AT DOKKEN’S SLASHER ANTHEM

WE’RE THE DREAM WARRIORS: A LOOK BACK AT DOKKEN’S SLASHER ANTHEM


February 27, 2017    Anya Novak

    With the 1987 release A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS, New Line Cinema launched a marketing campaign on all fronts in an effort to get Freddy embraced by the mainstream. Part of this campaign featured a movie tie-in song, written and performed by rising heavy metal…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] SHITTY WATCHMEN #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] SHITTY WATCHMEN #1


February 27, 2017    Ryan Carey

    I have no idea how many words have been spent — digitally or in print — praising and/or occasionally lambasting, to say nothing of parsing the rich minutiae of,  Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, but it’s surely gotta run into the billions by now, and I confess to being one…

[REVIEW] GET OUT (2017)

[REVIEW] GET OUT (2017)


February 25, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

He walks down the street alone at night, nervously looking an address he can’t seem to find. A car pulls up alongside him, idling, its driver making no indication of what they want. There’s a twist — the street, with its leafy trees and well-kept yards, is in the middle…

RAGNAROK (1982): THE FORGOTTEN ANIMATED SCI-FI FILM WRITTEN BY ALAN MOORE!

RAGNAROK (1982): THE FORGOTTEN ANIMATED SCI-FI FILM WRITTEN BY ALAN MOORE!


February 24, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    One of the niftiest things about living in today’s modern age of go-go internet is the newfound accessibility of cultural artifacts that had been previously difficult, if not impossible, to find in previous decades.  Film enthusiasts never know when they may open a social media tab one day…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] URBAN HORROR AND THE TURBULENT ’90S

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] URBAN HORROR AND THE TURBULENT ’90S


February 24, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

            The early 1990s were a tumultuous time in the relatively recent past in U.S. history. It was also a time of social and political awakening. Hip-hop music was hitting its stride and could no longer be ignored by mainstream America. Director Spike Lee achieved…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] DIG ‘BLACK DYNAMITE’ AND HIS BADASSSS PARODY!

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] DIG ‘BLACK DYNAMITE’ AND HIS BADASSSS PARODY!


February 24, 2017    Anya Novak

      This week at Daily Grindhouse we’ve taken a look at some of our favorite black-centered films and actors, from the comedic contributions of Dudley Dickerson to the contemplative drama GORDON’S WAR. Today’s focus is on an era from the early to mid-1970s, the culturally significant cinema it…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990)

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990)


February 24, 2017    Albert Muller

  It’s not often these days that you see horror films with a predominantly black cast from a black crew behind the camera. Every once in awhile we’ll get a TALES FROM THE HOOD or something like that, and one can always look back to the heyday of the blaxploitation…

[NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX!] I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017)

[NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX!] I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017)


February 23, 2017    Jamie Righetti

        Last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Macon Blair’s directorial debut I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Drama, the festival’s top honor. It was a surprise for many but not to those who have followed Blair’s…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] BONE (1972)

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] BONE (1972)


February 23, 2017    Matt Wedge

        This article contains major spoilers for BONE.   In all honesty, it is hard to classify BONE as a “black” film, but it turns on themes of spoken and unspoken racism, serving as a more caustic, true to life corrective of well-meaning, but stilted, films like…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)


February 23, 2017    dailygri

    Warner Bros jumped on the blaxploitation bandwagon in the early 1970s with this ripsnorting and funky live-action comic book pitting African-American Amazon Tamara Dobson against Whiny-WASP-Whackjob Shelley Winters. The story jumps right in as US Special Agent Cleopatra Jones (Dobson) arrives on foreign soil and takes over an…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] GORDON’S WAR (1973)

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] GORDON’S WAR (1973)


February 22, 2017    dailygri

        I get asked from time to time to name my favorite Blaxploitation film. SHAFT? SUPERFLY? THE MACK? While all those films are great, for me, GORDON’S WAR is hands-down my all-time favorite from the genre… or at least it falls into my top three.    …

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] ‘A PLUMBING WE WILL GO’ (1940) AND THE GREATNESS OF DUDLEY DICKERSON

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] ‘A PLUMBING WE WILL GO’ (1940) AND THE GREATNESS OF DUDLEY DICKERSON


February 21, 2017    Mac Bell

            A PLUMBING WE WILL GO has been a long-standing favorite among Three Stooges fans. Released during the golden era of Curly shorts of the late 1930s and early 1940s, this hilarious symphony of destruction is your typical Stooge effort, mashing the blue collar boys with high society snobs, resulting in the usual cataclysmic happenings…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BREAKIN’ & BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BREAKIN’ & BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO


February 21, 2017    Mike McGranaghan

  Sometimes the true value of a film doesn’t become clear until years later. Case in point: BREAKIN’ and its sequel, BREAKIN 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. The 1984 original, released by Cannon Films, was designed to capitalize on the popularity of breakdancing. It was a big hit, beating out John Hughes’…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] THE SOPHISTICATED GENTS (1981)

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] THE SOPHISTICATED GENTS (1981)


February 20, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    The three-hour epic THE SOPHISTICATED GENTS features a veritable “who’s who” of African-American actors, including Bernie Casey, Ron O’Neal, Robert Hooks, Thalmus Rasulala, Paul Winfield, Raymond St. Jacques, Rosey Grier and Melvin Van Peebles.  It even features a teleplay by Van Peebles, based on the book “The Junior…

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] OVERTURE

[BLACK-HISTORY-MONTH WEEK] OVERTURE


February 20, 2017    Jon Abrams

  Some may find this surprising, but I am not personally a black person.   Matters of civil rights, and black pride, and events like February’s Black History month, are extremely close to my heart, which I fully acknowledge could be baffling to all those people who look me over and…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE WILD STORM #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE WILD STORM #1


February 19, 2017    Ryan Carey

    Hollywood probably wore the term “re-imagining” to death even before comics did, but if we want to be brutally honest, it’s a word that’s become flat-out cringeworthy across all media by this point, and not without good reason. To “re-imagine” something, after all, means that time and effort that could…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] GETTING SCHOOLED (2017)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] GETTING SCHOOLED (2017)


February 17, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

  Director John Hughes has without a doubt created some of the most iconic teen dramatic comedies ever. In over the thirty-three years since SIXTEEN CANDLES hit the scene, his films have been the inspiration for countless of other movies. Just recently, there has been a growing trend in horror…

[BUMP & GRINDHOUSE] THE WORLD IS IN A MESS

[BUMP & GRINDHOUSE] THE WORLD IS IN A MESS


February 17, 2017    John Reents

  Regardless of where your personal political beliefs lie, this is indeed a confusing time to be an American. Need an example? Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has rebooted the Archies as TV noir, and it’s actually good. How is one to cope in the face of such madness? The same way one…

[REVIEW] ANOTHER YETI A LOVE STORY: LIFE ON THE STREETS (2017)

[REVIEW] ANOTHER YETI A LOVE STORY: LIFE ON THE STREETS (2017)


February 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

This review contains spoilers for YETI: A LOVE STORY.   The current state of independent filmmaking is a strange and wondrous place. As digital cameras, editing software, and sound equipment have become higher in quality and cheaper to own, nearly anyone with a dream of making a film can make…

[REVIEW] UNBROKEN GLASS (2017)

[REVIEW] UNBROKEN GLASS (2017)


February 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

Admittedly, UNBROKEN GLASS is not the usual type of film we review here at DAILY GRINDHOUSE. But we love all good films and it does not hurt at times to expand our coverage beyond the grindhouse to the arthouse. As a viewer, I find that the personal documentary is the…

[INTERVIEW] DRIFTER Writer & Actor Aria Emory

[INTERVIEW] DRIFTER Writer & Actor Aria Emory


February 16, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  Aria Emory is the co-writer and star of DRIFTER, described on its Indiegogo campaign site as “a micro-budget action/thriller feature film inspired by films such as THE PROPOSITION, WOLF CREEK and MAD MAX with a little bit of TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE thrown in for good measure.” The film…

[NEWS] PHANTASM: RAVAGER Is Now Streaming On Shudder

[NEWS] PHANTASM: RAVAGER Is Now Streaming On Shudder


February 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

Clearly, we love the PHANTASM films around these parts. But for such an iconic franchise, it has been difficult to find decent home video presentations of the films. The first four all received DVD releases—most at barebones standards, but until last December’s Blu-ray releases of the first film and PHANTASM: RAVAGER, only…

[HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!] OUR FAVORITE LOVE STORIES IN HORROR MOVIES

[HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!] OUR FAVORITE LOVE STORIES IN HORROR MOVIES


February 14, 2017    dailygri

    Hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day 2017! If you’re in your refractory period at the moment and looking for something fun to read, or even better, if you had a less-than-happy holiday and you’re feeling a little like love is hell, here’s a list of some of our…