[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


June 23, 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…

[TRAILER ROUNDUP] Reggie Bannister, Necrophilia, & A Cute, Giant Hippo Are Featured In This Week’s Roundup

[TRAILER ROUNDUP] Reggie Bannister, Necrophilia, & A Cute, Giant Hippo Are Featured In This Week’s Roundup


June 22, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

    MIDNIGHTERS had its premiere June 19 at the LA Film Festival     OKJA comes to Netflix June 28.     FOOTNOTES opens in New York July 14.     AMERICA HAS FALLEN premieres on VOD July 4.     BONEJANGLES (featuring Reggie Bannister) comes to VOD July…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


June 22, 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…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] AARON’S BLOOD (2017)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] AARON’S BLOOD (2017)


June 21, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

      Parenthood is something I have avoided like the plague. Not that I wouldn’t die for my nieces and nephews, but the level of responsibility, and sacrifice it takes to raise a child is monumental. My hat goes off to parents, especially single fathers and mothers, who would…

[BOOK REVIEW] OUR LADY OF THE INFERNO

[BOOK REVIEW] OUR LADY OF THE INFERNO


June 21, 2017    Matt Wedge

  I say this as a positive: it is very clear that a first-time novelist wrote Our Lady of the Inferno. There is an overabundance of detail given to the early ’80s locations, music, movies, and fashions of the time, as though every last detail discovered through extensive research was…

[COOL NEWS] UNCUT ITALIAN 35MM PRINT OF ‘SUSPIRIA’ COMING TO THEATERS!

[COOL NEWS] UNCUT ITALIAN 35MM PRINT OF ‘SUSPIRIA’ COMING TO THEATERS!


June 21, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Sometimes, the movie gods part the clouds and shine light down upon us. This is one of those moments as news breaks that a complete, undamaged 35mm print of the original Italian cut of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA has been discovered. The Chicago Cinema Society has obtained the print and…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


June 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] SCREAM 2 (1997)

[CINEMA OF THE DEVOID] SCREAM 2 (1997)


June 21, 2017    Zack Long

    The body count is always bigger. The death scenes are always much more elaborate, with more blood or gore. Those are the rules for horror movie sequels as set out by the film geek Randy in SCREAM 2. After the success of the first film kicked off the…

[SHORT FILM] ‘DAWN OF THE DEAF’ SERVES LITTLE-SEEN POPULATION

[SHORT FILM] ‘DAWN OF THE DEAF’ SERVES LITTLE-SEEN POPULATION


June 20, 2017    Rob Dean

  I originally saw DAWN OF THE DEAF at Fantastic Fest 2016. I was blown away by so much of what was done in such a short amount of time. The intricate world building, character development, and clever visual styles all made it a true stand out. Then, in the…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


June 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…

[CONTEST] Wanna See TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Movie At An Opera House In Chicago? We’ve got your chance!

[CONTEST] Wanna See TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Movie At An Opera House In Chicago? We’ve got your chance!


June 19, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

Bah weep granah weep nini bong, TransFans!   We’re basically living in a dystopian future, so giant robots fighting in an opera house should be the top-notch entertainment of today. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT is making its U.S. premiere at the Lyric Opera Of Chicago TOMORROW NIGHT June 20th and DAILY…

[CONTEST] Want To See Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA For Free In Chicago? We can help with that.

[CONTEST] Want To See Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA For Free In Chicago? We can help with that.


June 19, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

OKJA, the new film from Bong Joon Ho (SNOWPIERCER, THE HOST) will be screening at the AMC River East 21 this Thursday, June 22 and DAILY GRINDHOUSE wants to send you and a friend. OKJA features An Seo Hyun as Mija, a caretaker to the titular Okja—a massive animal and…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WONDER WOMAN!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE PODCAST] WONDER WOMAN!


June 19, 2017    Jon Abrams

    The usual suspects have the week off as the “Grindhouse Gals” sound off on DC’s WONDER WOMAN! Wendi Freeman of the Double Page Spread podcast, A.V. Club news editor Katie Rife, and Scream Squad podcast host Jamie Righetti sit in for the guys as they discuss the year’s…

[THIS WEEK’S PEAKS] PART SEVEN

[THIS WEEK’S PEAKS] PART SEVEN


June 19, 2017    Ryan Carey

  Right off the top of my head: what’s Andy doing wearing a Rolex?   Oh, sure, there are many larger and more important things to ponder after watching part seven of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks 2017/Twin Peaks: The Return/Twin Peaks season three than Harry Goaz’ timepiece, but…

[NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY] RUPTURE (2017)

[NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY] RUPTURE (2017)


June 19, 2017    Sharon Gissy

        Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) is the perfect choice to play the heroine in this action-packed sci-fi horror film. Her emotive face expresses both her relationship with son and ex-husband in the establishing scenes in the beginning of the film, and then outright…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TOMMY STOVALL OF ‘AARON’S BLOOD’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TOMMY STOVALL OF ‘AARON’S BLOOD’


June 19, 2017    Sharon Gissy

      Tommy Stovall’s AARON’S BLOOD is a refreshingly unique take on the tired vampire genre. Although it still features enough gore to keep horror genre fans satisfied, at its heart is a strong family relationship as a concerned father wrestles with his hemophiliac son’s transformation into a vampire….

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


June 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…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1


June 18, 2017    Ryan Carey

    One nice thing about reviewing a new book a couple of days after it comes out rather than a couple of days before is that it gives you a chance to read what others have to say about it before sitting your ass down in front of the keyboard yourself….

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE DEFENDERS #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE DEFENDERS #1


June 18, 2017    Ryan Carey

    You know that feeling you get reading the final few issues of a book that’s been cancelled? That “these-creators-are-obviously-running-out-the-clock-but-I-guess-I-want-to-see-how-it-all-wraps-up” feeling? Welcome to all of Marvel Comics circa summer 2017 — even the brand-new series.   “Now hold on just a minute,” I hear you say, “this might be a first…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE SET-UP (1949)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE SET-UP (1949)


June 17, 2017    Jon Abrams

    THE SET-UP is a genre film with style, a sports noir, based on a poem of all things, and directed by the versatile Robert Wise.  Though shot in film noir tradition with film noir themes of steep odds and tragic heroism, THE SET-UP is primarily a sterling example of a boxing picture, and it is a widely-acknowledged…

AN ALL-STAR PANEL SHOWS LOVE FOR ‘THE HOWLING’

AN ALL-STAR PANEL SHOWS LOVE FOR ‘THE HOWLING’


June 16, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

    There are several great werewolf movies in the horror genre, so I wanted to know what it is about THE HOWLING that makes it stand out from the pack. I spoke to various creative professionals to ask them why this movie means so much to them. Here they…

[FESTIVAL BEAT] THE CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF): PART 3

[FESTIVAL BEAT] THE CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF): PART 3


June 16, 2017    Jason Coffman

  June 4: INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./] (USA/Canada, dir. Adam & Zack Khalil) Native American tribe the Anishinaabe have an old story called the Seven Fires Prophecy, which predicted the arrival of the white man. Adam and Zack Khalil’s film uses the Seven Fires…

[DOIN THE NASTIES] THE DAMNED’S “NASTY”

[DOIN THE NASTIES] THE DAMNED’S “NASTY”


June 16, 2017    Anya Novak

  The Video Recordings Act of 1984 made plenty of waves in the UK and beyond. Consumers of cult and horror media were outraged at the moral outrage, and staunchly defended the films that Mary Whitehouse and the National Viewers and Listeners Association decried for “corrupting our youth.”   The…

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 6/16/2017 EDITION

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 6/16/2017 EDITION


June 16, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

      This week on I WAKE UP STREAMING!, I wanted to try doing something different than ranting a bit about streaming philosophies.  Actual recommendations!  Below are five of the most noteworthy and surprising titles that have shown up on streaming this past week – while I may not…