[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE KING OF COMEDY (1983)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE KING OF COMEDY (1983)


April 29, 2016    Jon Abrams

      As THE WOLF OF WALL STREET proved, sometimes people have trouble telling when Martin Scorsese is kidding. He’s a serious artist, sure, and more film-literate than pretty much anybody on the planet, but there’s a dark sense of humor running through so much of his work. He’s…

[SCREENING IN NYC] FAUST (1926)

[SCREENING IN NYC] FAUST (1926)


April 29, 2016    Jon Abrams

  This is short notice, but it’s amazingly cool, so on the front page it goes. 1926’s FAUST is playing tonight at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, on 16mm film, with an original score performed by composers Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh. First of all, if you didn’t know Brooklyn has a…

JON ABRAMS’ TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015

JON ABRAMS’ TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015


April 29, 2016    Jon Abrams

  “Uh hi, can you send over a 2015 top-ten list in April of 2016?”   No need for a long prologue. Does anybody read those? If you care about this list in the slightest, you’ve probably scrolled down past this paragraph already. I always joke that the introduction before a…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRISTAN RISK, STAR OF ‘HARVEST LAKE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRISTAN RISK, STAR OF ‘HARVEST LAKE’


April 29, 2016    Jason Coffman

          HARVEST LAKE has arrived early on VOD — you can check it out over at Vimeo starting today. Since Daily Grindhouse has a soft spot for creature-features, not to mention many of us having appreciated director Scott Schirmer’s previous feature FOUND., we’re happy to encourage…

[BUMP AND GRINDHOUSE] IT’S A BIRD… IT’S A PLANE… IT’S SUPERMAN (1975)

[BUMP AND GRINDHOUSE] IT’S A BIRD… IT’S A PLANE… IT’S SUPERMAN (1975)


April 27, 2016    dailygri

    Wow. Those 20 months since my last Bump and Grindhouse just flew by, didn’t they?     IT’S A BIRD… IT’S A PLANE… IT’S SUPERMAN aired once, on ABC on February 21, 1975. At 11:30 PM. Luckily, IT’S A BIRD… IT’S A PLANE… IT’S SUPERMAN is exactly the sort…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] CHESTER BROWN’S ‘MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] CHESTER BROWN’S ‘MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS’


April 26, 2016    Ryan Carey

      In a way, it must be kind of great to be in Chester Brown’s shoes. Not that I share his same set of apparently-narrowing interests, mind you, but it would just be nice to have the kind of career where you can make a living (or at…

[HORROR SHORT-FILM REVIEW] SMALL TALK (A.K.A. 1-900-KILL-YOU)

[HORROR SHORT-FILM REVIEW] SMALL TALK (A.K.A. 1-900-KILL-YOU)


April 26, 2016    dailygri

    SMALL TALK is a new horror short about Al (Manini Gupta), a young phone sex operator who finds her clients have begun mysteriously dying after revealing dark secrets to her. The short was directed by Nicole Witte Solomon, and features a diverse female cast, which includes a cameo…

[A 4/26/2016 CELEBRATION] @MIKEVANDERBILT ON ALIEN (1979)

[A 4/26/2016 CELEBRATION] @MIKEVANDERBILT ON ALIEN (1979)


April 26, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

    Sequels are rarely better than the original, perhaps with the only true exception being the FAST & FURIOUS franchise, in which the series keeps getting better with each entry. There are plenty of arguments to be made for second films in a series that are at least up…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR APRIL 26TH, 2016!

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR APRIL 26TH, 2016!


April 26, 2016    Patrick Smith

          Hello, and welcome back to our newly-refurbished new home video release column. I’ll be taking this detail over from Jon for the foreseeable future, because I figure if I’m going to have a near-clinical problem buying more Blu-Rays than I know what to do with,…

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE BLACK TAPE (2014)

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE BLACK TAPE (2014)


April 25, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

      If I’d known ahead of time that THE BLACK TAPE was a found-footage style film, I probably would have skipped it. I’ve been bored of this form of storytelling since PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, which is one of my least favorite movies of all time. I’m glad I didn’t though,…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SCARECROW (1973)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SCARECROW (1973)


April 25, 2016    Jon Abrams

      SCARECROW is a road–trip buddy movie starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino , a study in contrasts: Hackman, burly and taciturn, and Pacino, lively and talkative. The two of them had only recently become huge stars in America — Hackman with THE FRENCH CONNECTION and Pacino with THE GODFATHER. In the next year, they…

PRINCE: THE REAL KING OF POP

PRINCE: THE REAL KING OF POP


April 23, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

      Prince passed away Thursday. I didn’t cry — I was in shock a little bit, but overall, I just felt…weird. I never knew the man, but I got texts and phone calls asking if I’d heard the news. Prince was a rare artist who could be described as a…

[NEW HORROR REVIEW!] HOLIDAYS (2016)

[NEW HORROR REVIEW!] HOLIDAYS (2016)


April 22, 2016    dailygri

    I’m always wary of horror anthologies, having been bored and disappointed by recent offerings such as V/H/S (2012), and its subsequent and subpar sequels, and THE ABCs OF DEATH (2012). All too often I find the shorter format limiting; it’s harder to connect with the characters in such…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] PURPLE RAIN (1984)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] PURPLE RAIN (1984)


April 21, 2016    Jon Abrams

    Purple Rain is one of the top ten albums of all time. Most days I’d call it the single best. The debate can continue on the other nine, but that tenth slot needs to stay open for Purple Rain. Prince’s magnum opus has got a unique, singular vision behind it, a…

DEARLY BELOVED: A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE BY @TRASHFILMGURU

DEARLY BELOVED: A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE BY @TRASHFILMGURU


April 21, 2016    Ryan Carey

  We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life —   He certainly did more than “get through,” though, didn’t he? Equal parts icon and iconoclast, superstar and outsider, there was always a sense that Prince was something other than, or at the very least apart from, the…

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] SUSPENSION (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUT OF STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] SUSPENSION (2015)


April 19, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

        There are only so many times a singular plot device can be used before your average movie fan can sniff it out and realize what the big twist is going to be at the end of the movie. Unfortunately, SUSPENSION crosses familiar territory, using mental illness as…

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] POCKET NINJAS (1997) + PREMUTOS (1997) + THEY KILLED MY CAT (2009)

[THE VIDEO TOASTER] POCKET NINJAS (1997) + PREMUTOS (1997) + THEY KILLED MY CAT (2009)


April 19, 2016    Doug Tilley

  POCKET NINJAS (1997/USA) I know we’re here to talk about POCKET NINJAS, but first let’s talk about 3 NINJAS. Or, to be more accurate, the 3 NINJAS series. You see, back in the more innocent days of the early 1990s, there were two things that were popular: awful, awful music…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SOURCE CODE (2011)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] SOURCE CODE (2011)


April 19, 2016    Jon Abrams

        SOURCE CODE is a smart, ambitious, engaging sci-fi flick which pays its closest attention to things like ideas and character. Ideas are what all good sci-fi movies have in common, and character is what all good stories have in common. Most nights at the multiplex, you’re…

[TRAILER] WARCRAFT (2016)

[TRAILER] WARCRAFT (2016)


April 19, 2016    Jon Abrams

    WARCRAFT is the upcoming movie from director Duncan Jones, who made MOON and SOURCE CODE, which means his next movie should be of great interest to anybody who likes interesting movies. This one is based on a popular computer game, one I confess I don’t know much about. Sam…

[COMING IN JUNE] CLOWN (2016)

[COMING IN JUNE] CLOWN (2016)


April 18, 2016    Jon Abrams

    When running a genre-film website, the realest horror is the sheer number of press releases and submissions that come in constantly, and more than that, the feeling — the knowledge — that plenty of great stuff is getting past you because there’s only so much time in a…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BLACK ROAD #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BLACK ROAD #1


April 18, 2016    Ryan Carey

      One of the series, along with DMZ, that made Brian Wood a “household name” among comic-book fans was his Viking-era epic Northlanders, so when word got out that he was going to be returning to that same time period with his artistic collaborator from The Massive, Garry Brown, in tow, for…

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (1996)

[MOVIE OF THE DAY] THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (1996)


April 15, 2016    Jon Abrams

      The news is coming in, from our friend Ivan Infante and from Jessica Chastain, the star of 2008’s JOLENE, that Dan Ireland has passed away at the age of 57. Please take a moment to read Variety’s remembrance, which talks at length about all his accomplishments as…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995): COLLECTOR’S EDITION

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995): COLLECTOR’S EDITION


April 15, 2016    Patrick Smith

    Looking at John Carpenter’s filmography, you can’t help but feel a little bit awed by the run he had from 1976 to 1994. Your mileage may vary on a few of them, but if you see a list that includes ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW…

[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] THE JERUSALEM FILE (1972)

[JOHN FLYNN RETROSPECTIVE] THE JERUSALEM FILE (1972)


April 14, 2016    Matt Wedge

    This is the fifth in a series of fifteen planned reviews of the films of John Flynn. During his 33-year career, Flynn directed everything from intimate character studies of volatile, potentially violent men to dark revenge films to early Steven Seagal vehicles and everything in between. Utilizing a…