[OVERLOOKED MOVIES] UMBERTO LENZI’S DIRTY PICTURES (1971)

[OVERLOOKED MOVIES] UMBERTO LENZI’S DIRTY PICTURES (1971)


May 26, 2016    Sharon Gissy

            Umberto Lenzi’s DIRTY PICTURES (a.k.a. AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL, a.k.a. OASIS OF FEAR) screened in a fairly well-preserved print provided by the American Genre Film Archive at the Alamo Drafthouse in May. Audiences were treated to an unconventional gem from Lenzi, known for the many giallos he has…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] NEW RELEASE PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 24th, 2016

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] NEW RELEASE PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 24th, 2016


May 25, 2016    Patrick Smith

    So here’s a little behind the scenes tidbit for you guys: I’m currently writing this intro while waiting for a wedding to begin. Partly because I’m a workaholic who can’t turn his brain off, but mostly because I’m an antisocial ass.   Oh, it’s starting. Back in a minute….

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015)


May 25, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

        Friendships come and go as you get older, but the ones you make in your formative teenage years seem to be the ones that stand the test of time the most. Nothing can push the boundaries of a friend’s loyalty more than addiction and mental illness….

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)


May 24, 2016    Ryan Carey

BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD!       This wasn’t supposed to happen, was it?   Less than five years ago, when DC re-launched their entire line with their obviously-hastily-assembled “New 52” initiative, we were promised that “this was the big one,” that the changes it introduced were “permanent,” and that the then-new version…

[NEW BLU-RAY FROM @SCREAM_FACTORY!] MANHUNTER (1986)

[NEW BLU-RAY FROM @SCREAM_FACTORY!] MANHUNTER (1986)


May 24, 2016    Jon Abrams

  Some movies get themselves in your bloodstream. I have to believe it’s a chemical thing. It’s the way you’re born and the way they’re made. Astrology, or some shit. The tides. 1986’s MANHUNTER, written and directed by Michael Mann, is all of that for me. I don’t know why….

HALLOWEEN RETURNS, WITH ADDED JOHN CARPENTER!

HALLOWEEN RETURNS, WITH ADDED JOHN CARPENTER!


May 24, 2016    Jon Abrams

      I’m one of Pavlov’s salivating dogs when it comes to any news related to John Carpenter. The original HALLOWEEN is just plain one of the greatest horror movies ever, and from the period dating from ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 all the way up to around IN THE MOUTH OF…

[COMING UP SOON] VIGILANTE DIARIES (2016)

[COMING UP SOON] VIGILANTE DIARIES (2016)


May 23, 2016    Jon Abrams

    At this point, I’ll watch anything Michael Jai White is in. That’s how much I love him in BLACK DYNAMITE and movies like UNDISPUTED II, BLOOD & BONE, and SKIN TRADE. Of course, that also means I’ve seen movies like ANDROID COP and even several episodes of that surreal…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] WILLIAM GIBSON’S ARCHANGEL #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] WILLIAM GIBSON’S ARCHANGEL #1


May 23, 2016    Ryan Carey

      Last month, a celebrated writer from outside the world of comics landed in our little four-color ghetto with a thud when Ta-Nehisi Coates debuted his much-ballyhooed new Black Panther series over at Marvel — first issue sales were strong, but the comic itself sucked (to put it mildly), and…

[MOVIES OF THE DAMNED] HIRED TO KILL (1990)

[MOVIES OF THE DAMNED] HIRED TO KILL (1990)


May 20, 2016    Jon Abrams

    In extreme moments, we are revealed. And in that revelation, there is forward momentum.   Early action and adventure movies, in the first years of cinema, were romps, swashbucklers, period pieces, pirate movies, war movies, sword-and-sandals epics. The American Western, maybe the single most dominant action category of the…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR MAY 17TH, 2016

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR MAY 17TH, 2016


May 17, 2016    Patrick Smith

    I’m gonna be honest, folks, this has been a pretty busy week for me, professionally, and for a minute there I actually didn’t think I’d get this column in. So if you’ll excuse the usual preamble, we’ll jump right into it with this week’s ten Blu-Ray picks for…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] GRAVY (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] GRAVY (2015)


May 16, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

        Creating a successful horror comedy is a tricky thing. It can’t be too much horror, or else you lose the the comedy audience. On the other hand, it can’t be too comedic, or else you lose the horror audience. GRAVY seems to walk that middle line…

[FESTIVAL REPORT] BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2016

[FESTIVAL REPORT] BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2016


May 16, 2016    Jason Coffman

    This year’s Boston Underground Film Festival took place from March 23rd to the 27th in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the historic Brattle Theater. In addition to numerous shorts, the 2016 festival had a fantastic slate of feature films. Daily Grindhouse takes a look at 10 features that screened at…

[NEWS FROM CANNES] MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT HAS A HALF-DOZEN NEW MOVIES COMING!

[NEWS FROM CANNES] MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT HAS A HALF-DOZEN NEW MOVIES COMING!


May 16, 2016    Jon Abrams

  We get a lot of press releases in the mail here at Daily Grindhouse — some of them are intriguing to us because in these announcements are the seeds of the movies of the future, meaning the kinds of movies we watch. For example, THE TALL MAN, WOLFCOP, WAR…

LIFE IN THE HIGH-RISE: WHEN SCIENCE FICTION GETS IT WRONG

LIFE IN THE HIGH-RISE: WHEN SCIENCE FICTION GETS IT WRONG


May 16, 2016    dailygri

      One of the most enduring qualities about science fiction is how the genre allows us to imagine alternate futures, places where even the sky is no limit for our achievements. And in many cases, the genre has predicted, often with frightening accuracy, the technological advancements we once…

RIP DARWYN COOKE (1962-2016)

RIP DARWYN COOKE (1962-2016)


May 15, 2016    Ryan Carey

      The comics and animation worlds are reeling today with the announcement of the loss of Darwyn Cooke. At only 54 years of age, it’s a good-bye far too soon, and represents something of a “double-whammy” coming just a day after news of his fight with a very…

[THE INTERNET’S FINEST HOUR] FRIDAY THE 13TH: JASON TAKES TELEVISION

[THE INTERNET’S FINEST HOUR] FRIDAY THE 13TH: JASON TAKES TELEVISION


May 13, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

    In these days of market saturation where a five second teaser is run for the two-minute trailer that will be released before the full red band trailer is released (and every online outlet runs a story on it), it’s hard to imagine there was a time when if…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #75: SPLATTER: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR (1986)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #75: SPLATTER: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR (1986)


May 13, 2016    Doug Tilley

Time to UNSUBSCRIBE from all other podcasts because NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES is BACK and it’s WEIRD AS HELL. After a trademark hiatus, Moe and Doug delve deep into the behind-the-scenes Canuxploitation classic SPLATTER: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR which shows that behind their veneer of politeness, all Canadians THIRST FOR BLOOD. There’s throat…

JASON LIVES: FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI (1986)

JASON LIVES: FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI (1986)


May 12, 2016    Mike Vanderbilt

        This week marks the 36th anniversary of the release of the original FRIDAY THE 13th. With most film series — particularly those in the horror genre — the original is considered the best, or at least the best example of the style and tone of the…

[HORROR MOVIE REVIEW] REGRESSION (2015)

[HORROR MOVIE REVIEW] REGRESSION (2015)


May 11, 2016    Sharon Gissy

        Like Alejandro Amenábar’s OPEN YOUR EYES and THE OTHERS, his latest film plays with the nature of memory and perception. Ethan Hawke’s detective Bruce Renner is the entry point for the viewer into the film REGRESSION. We only know as much as he does as he attempts to unravel…

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] THE BASE (2017)

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] THE BASE (2017)


May 11, 2016    Jon Abrams

      Looking over his IMDb page, I realized I’ve seen way more movies starring Cam Gigandet than I would have been ready to name off-hand, including NEVER BACK DOWN (where he was a solid neo-Zabka type), THE UNBORN, EASY A, BURLESQUE, IN THE BLOOD, and soon, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN….

@TRASHFILMGURU VS. THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)

@TRASHFILMGURU VS. THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)


May 11, 2016    Ryan Carey

      Writing reviews of these Marvel flicks really ought to be fairly easy at this point, since they can more or less all be summed up with “if you like this sort of thing, then you’ll like this one, too” — and while that’s as true as ever…

[TRAILER] THE WOODS (2016)

[TRAILER] THE WOODS (2016)


May 10, 2016    Patrick Smith

    Well this is unexpected. THE WOODS has been on my radar for a while, since it’s made by Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, the director-writer team who were behind the classic-on-arrival YOU’RE NEXT and THE GUEST, so whatever they did next together or individually was going to be highly anticipated….

[NOW ON BLU-RAY FROM @CRITERION!] IN A LONELY PLACE (1950)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY FROM @CRITERION!] IN A LONELY PLACE (1950)


May 10, 2016    Jon Abrams

    “I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”       IN A LONELY PLACE is something different. It’s one of the great American movies from the first half-century of the art form but it…

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR MAY 10TH, 2016!

[BURY ME IN BLU-RAYS] THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR MAY 10TH, 2016!


May 10, 2016    Patrick Smith

    Not gonna lie to you guys, this week was pretty light on new releases. Not to be paranoid, but I wonder if it’s because everybody wanted to steal clear of the big weird-looking swinging dick that is DEADPOOL. All that means though, is that we had to dig…