[INTERVIEW] ABBATOIR Director Darren Lynn Bousman

[INTERVIEW] ABBATOIR Director Darren Lynn Bousman


December 9, 2016    Sharon Gissy

Darren Lynn Bousman is nothing if not ambitious. He’s probably known for his writing and directing run on the Saw franchise, which he earned by writing a script that attracted attention, and his genre-blending horror-musical REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA. Now he’s back with a film steeped in mythology, whose universe started in a…

[GRINDHOUSE STYLE] Check out Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’s Clothing Line

[GRINDHOUSE STYLE] Check out Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’s Clothing Line


December 9, 2016    Andy Vanderbilt

Brooke Lewis, winner of 2010’s GOLDEN COB AWARD for Scream Queen of the Year due to her role in Gregory Lamberson’s excellent SLIME CITY MASSACRE and the f the voice of the sinister KILLER RACK, is teaming up with Alison “Metalbabe” Cohen for another clothing line after the success of…

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: ANOTHER EVIL (2016)

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: ANOTHER EVIL (2016)


December 9, 2016    Johnny Donaldson

It’s such a brilliant premise that it’s a surprise that no horror film thought of it first: what if that ghostbuster/psychic/exorcist/mystic shaman supernatural fighter you recruit to cleanse your house and soul over evil spirits turns out to be even worse than the demons you’re fighting? That’s a great idea…

[REVIEW] HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)

[REVIEW] HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)


December 9, 2016    Jonathan Holubiak

  Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS, EAGLE VS. SHARK) is quickly becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. His films have a unique, dry humor that are very intelligently written and creatively directed, and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE may be his best film yet. He implements creative camera work, jump…

[INTERVIEW] SCORED TO DEATH Author J. Blake Fichera

[INTERVIEW] SCORED TO DEATH Author J. Blake Fichera


December 9, 2016    Nathan Smith

It’s a dark night. The young woman who made the mistake of checking into this low-rent, out of the way motel, has decided to take a shower. It’s relaxing, it’s comforting. The bathroom door opens, a silhouette appearing in the doorway. This young woman, unaware that she’s alone no longer,…

[DG NEWS] R.I.P Christopher Pearce, Former CEO Of The Cannon Group

[DG NEWS] R.I.P Christopher Pearce, Former CEO Of The Cannon Group


December 9, 2016    Matt Wedge

Take a moment. Stop and think about your job. I mean, really think about it. Is it soul crushing? Possibly. Does it provide you with a decent living? Maybe, if you’re lucky. Is it hard? I mean, are you asked to pull off damn near miraculous feats with resources that…

[SEE IT TODAY!] BEYOND THE GATES (2016)

[SEE IT TODAY!] BEYOND THE GATES (2016)


December 9, 2016    Matt Wedge

  Being pleasantly surprised by a movie I expected to have fun with is an unusual experience. Much more common is the film that I expect nothing out of that exceeds my expectations. Of course, I see those films in a more favorable light because they have a lower bar…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GRAHAM SKIPPER, CHASE WILLIAMSON, & JACKSON STEWART OF ‘BEYOND THE GATES’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GRAHAM SKIPPER, CHASE WILLIAMSON, & JACKSON STEWART OF ‘BEYOND THE GATES’


December 8, 2016    Matt Wedge

    BEYOND THE GATES is a fun, scary, and surprisingly touching horror film that boasts a great cast of genre favorites and one of the best hooks of a movie in any genre this year. Co-writer/director Jackson Stewart and actors Graham Skipper and Chase Williamson were nice enough to…

[Blu-ray Review] Shout! Factory’s TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA

[Blu-ray Review] Shout! Factory’s TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA


December 7, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA is frequently regarded as William Friedkin’s attempt to recapture the magic of THE FRENCH CONNECTION through an ’80s MIAMI VICE filter. To dismiss it as that is short sighted as it is a neon hued crime classic of it’s own. William Petersen is Richard…

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] Scream Factory’s BLACK CHRISTMAS Collectors Edition

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] Scream Factory’s BLACK CHRISTMAS Collectors Edition


December 7, 2016    dailygri

When I was a kid, I looked forward to sleepovers on the weekends. Since I was 5, my best friend growing up was Michael and we were perpetually at the video store. We definitely loved the Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos (where I would later get my first job), but it…

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: THE MASTER CLEANSE

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: THE MASTER CLEANSE


December 7, 2016    Johnny Donaldson

Gluten Free. Organic. All Natural. Homeopathic remedies and healthy sounding buzzwords are all the rage now, a shift towards diet and health consciousness, physically and spiritually, that seeks any and every answer to disconnect our inner and outer selves from the polluting ravages of modern civilized society in order to…

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: MY FATHER DIE

[ITHACA FANTASTIK] REVIEW: MY FATHER DIE


December 7, 2016    Johnny Donaldson

MY FATHER DIE opens in silvery black and white, as a couple of Southern boys — you could indelicately call them hicks — drift down the Mississippi, hunting alligators and talking girls. The elder of the two, Chester, is a strutting braggadocious rascal in a shaggy wolfskin headdress, and he’s…

[TRAILER!] SLASHER.COM (2016)

[TRAILER!] SLASHER.COM (2016)


December 6, 2016    Matt Wedge

    Given the boom in online dating over the last decade or so, it is surprising that more horror filmmakers have not latched on to it. This is—after all—a genre that searches for the darkness in our dreams and desires. It makes sense to take someone’s search for online…

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] THE WANDERERS (1979)

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] THE WANDERERS (1979)


December 5, 2016    Jon Abrams

    When people talk about gang movies set in New York City that came out in 1979, they’re usually talking about THE WARRIORS. And rightfully so, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a pretty great “B-side” of that cassette tape. Hitting theaters half a year later was THE WANDERERS,…

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] …ALL THE MARBLES (1981)

[SCREENING IN NEW YORK] …ALL THE MARBLES (1981)


December 5, 2016    Jon Abrams

    Robert Aldrich made the best sports movies. Don’t believe me? THE LONGEST YARD. Period. I don’t even care about football and that movie makes me care a lot about football. Need an Exhibit B? Check this one out.     …ALL THE MARBLES is a movie where Peter Falk…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] NO ANGEL #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] NO ANGEL #1


December 5, 2016    Ryan Carey

    There’s something kind of fun about going into a new comic with no preconceived notions about it because you don’t know the first thing about any of the creators involved. Okay, fair enough, I know that one of the writers of the new Black Mask Studios series No…

[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] THE MUMMY (1932)

[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] THE MUMMY (1932)


December 5, 2016    Jon Abrams

  “They broke in on me, and found me doing an unholy thing.” — Im-Ho-Tep, THE MUMMY.   THE MUMMY arrived a year after the one-two punch of Universal’s DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, both in 1931. It’s a fascinating case, because while it is a major departure from those two films, it also…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] BEGINNERS (2011)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] BEGINNERS (2011)


December 4, 2016    Jon Abrams

    “We knew it wouldn’t work, even before we met her.” – Arthur, in BEGINNERS (third character from right on poster).   BEGINNERS is a delicate, sensitively-observed, beautifully-acted, artistic, entertaining, relatable and honest movie about love and the kind of human beings who hope to find it.  So it’s no…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] BLACK SWAN (2016)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] BLACK SWAN (2016)


December 3, 2016    Jon Abrams

    Process and perception. Those are the two cinematic concepts I kept pondering throughout the entirety of BLACK SWAN. These are two themes that are clearly a focus of director Darren Aronofsky’s work to date. When a director becomes an above-the-title auteur, it’s time to start talking about his thematic…

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT MOVIE GADGET DO YOU WISH YOU COULD OWN?

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHAT MOVIE GADGET DO YOU WISH YOU COULD OWN?


December 2, 2016    dailygri

    JAMIE RIGHETTI:  Because I still really want Yara’s shell compact e-reader gadget from IT FOLLOWS, I propose this group question: what really cool movie gadgets do you wish you could own? They can technically exist, but we all know Marty’s hover board will beat the real thing any day,…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT (2016)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT (2016)


December 2, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

          Despite how tired and common possession/haunted house/religious horror movies have become, both independent and major Hollywood movie studios keep churning out more more fodder for the dollar bin at Walmart. There really isn’t any new angle that can be taken with this particular sub-genre. You…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW]  Kika Magalhaes, STAR OF ‘THE EYES OF MY MOTHER’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] Kika Magalhaes, STAR OF ‘THE EYES OF MY MOTHER’


December 2, 2016    Jamie Righetti

      At its core, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is a film about a woman longing to love and to be love in returned, but what director Nicolas Pesce ultimately accomplishes is the quiet horror of how something so simplistic and pure can be warped through loneliness. The…

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS] NEVER OPEN THE DOOR (2016)

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS] NEVER OPEN THE DOOR (2016)


December 1, 2016    Matt Wedge

  The dinner party has become a staple of low budget horror and sci-fi films in the last few years. Everything from COHERENCE to THE INVITATION has used this most banal of settings as an excuse to trap a small group of people in one location. And why not? When…

[HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD PRYOR!] JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING (1986)

[HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD PRYOR!] JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING (1986)


December 1, 2016    Jon Abrams

    If you read Richard Pryor’s autobiography, PRYOR CONVICTIONS AND OTHER LIFE SENTENCES, it’s hard not to see his only film as writer and director as similarly autobiographical. Apparently Pryor denied that JO JO DANCER was autobiography, but that must have been a dodge, or even a joke. Richard…