REVISITING THE 1976 TV MINISERIES ‘HELTER SKELTER’

REVISITING THE 1976 TV MINISERIES ‘HELTER SKELTER’


November 20, 2017    John Reents

        There have been enough films and documentaries made about Charles Manson (1934-2017, finally) and his “family” that Manson-sploitation could be a genre unto itself. When Marilyn Burns died in 2014, John Reents re-watched the 1976 miniseries HELTER SKELTER. Here is what he wrote at the time,…

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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE ELEVEN: “GREAT AGAIN”

[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE ELEVEN: “GREAT AGAIN”


November 20, 2017    Jovy Skol

    The finales to AMERICAN HORROR STORY tend to be a mixed bag. Sometimes they provide closure, like the brilliant ASYLUM closer, and other times it’s a bit of a drag, like FREAKSHOW. The performances often drive the finales, as usually we have one or two characters going through…

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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE TEN: “CHARLES (MANSON) IN CHARGE”

[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE TEN: “CHARLES (MANSON) IN CHARGE”


November 20, 2017    Jovy Skol

      I read HELTER SKELTER for the first time just a couple years ago. While I was aware of the name Charles Manson and knew some of what happened, I wasn’t ready for what I considered to be one of the most gruesome and nightmare-inducing books I’ve ever…

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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE NINE: “DRINK THE KOOL-AID”

[AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT] EPISODE NINE: “DRINK THE KOOL-AID”


November 20, 2017    Jovy Skol

    The whole Jim Jones event makes me uncomfortable and shift in my seat, but I still managed to sit through the latest episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, where not only were there several references to it, but re-enactments of the whole ordeal. Evan Peters played multiple roles again,…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 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…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BENJAMIN MARRA’S ‘NIGHT BUSINESS’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BENJAMIN MARRA’S ‘NIGHT BUSINESS’


November 19, 2017    Ryan Carey

      So how does this work? I mean, you either know what you’re getting into with a Benjamin Marra book or you don’t — and if you know that much, you probably also know whether or not you’re going to like it. No artist in the comics medium…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] THE CANDY TANGERINE MAN (1975)

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] THE CANDY TANGERINE MAN (1975)


November 18, 2017    Matt Wedge

    I love genre cinema. I will always have a soft spot for horror, action, sci-fi, and all the subgenres that exist inside those larger categories. What I have never felt any real connection to are those films that exist in the realm of pure sleaze. You know the…

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[ROCK N ROLL CINEMA] Jim Steinman Is The Teenage Heart & Rock N Roll Soul Of STREETS OF FIRE

[ROCK N ROLL CINEMA] Jim Steinman Is The Teenage Heart & Rock N Roll Soul Of STREETS OF FIRE


November 17, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

STREETS OF FIRE seems like an odd passion project for writer/director Walter Hill. Known primarily for gritty ultra violence and tales of the underworld, Hill has always been a tremendous fan of comic books as well. It could be theorized that STREETS OF FIRE actually takes place in the same…

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[THE WALKING DEAD] MONSTERS Steps Back and Re-examines Who The Protagonists Have Become.

[THE WALKING DEAD] MONSTERS Steps Back and Re-examines Who The Protagonists Have Become.


November 17, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

In a world where law is gone and morality is all but gone, where is the line between a hero and a villain? Throughout The Walking Dead viewers have learned that not every choice is black and white, and is an area full of gray. How far will Rick and…

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[EDITORIAL] The 1-2 Punch Of Boxing Films

[EDITORIAL] The 1-2 Punch Of Boxing Films


November 17, 2017    Wendi Freeman

Looking through my movie collection recently I realized a hard truth about myself I’d never quite been aware of before. I will pretty much watch any boxing movie. I have no interest in actually watching boxing, but I will watch any noble tale of a fighter struggling for redemption. There…

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[CHICAGO] A Celebration Of The Music Box Theater

[CHICAGO] A Celebration Of The Music Box Theater


November 17, 2017    John Reents

DAILY GRINDHOUSE will be presenting a 70MM print of Walter Hill’s STREETS OF FIRE at the Music Box Theater in Chicago this Friday and Saturday at midnight. Get your tickets here!   All of us here at DAILY GRINDHOUSE are thrilled about bringing STREETS OF FIRE to the Music Box….

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 17, 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…

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[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] SPEECHLESS (2017)

[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] SPEECHLESS (2017)


November 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

  We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 16, 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…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] COYOTES #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] COYOTES #1


November 15, 2017    Ryan Carey

    In my never-ending quest to find something new worth following on a month-to-month basis, I’ve taken a flier on a few recent Image first issues in the last couple of weeks, and in between the ones I decided to throw the towel in on immediately (No. 1 With A Bullet)…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 15, 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…

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[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] MATT WEDGE REPORTS ON DAY SIX!

[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] MATT WEDGE REPORTS ON DAY SIX!


November 14, 2017    Matt Wedge

  2017 marks the first year for Cinepocalypse, the new incarnation of what used to be known as the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival that had its home in Rosemont, IL. Held at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, Cinepocalypse highlights new genre films and retro screenings curated by special guests….

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[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] JASON COFFMAN @ CINEPOCALYPSE: PART 3

[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] JASON COFFMAN @ CINEPOCALYPSE: PART 3


November 14, 2017    Jason Coffman

  November 6: DEAD SHACK (Canada, dir. Peter Ricq) Teenagers Summer (Lizzie Boys) and Colin (Gabriel LaBelle) are roped into hanging out at a remote cabin with their wildly irresponsible dad Roger (Donavon Stinson) and his drunk girlfriend Lisa (Valerie Tian). At least Colin managed to convince his friend Jason…

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[RETROSPECTIVE] STREETS OF FIRE Is A Bold & Ambitious Film That Eventually Found Its Audience

[RETROSPECTIVE] STREETS OF FIRE Is A Bold & Ambitious Film That Eventually Found Its Audience


November 14, 2017    Mike McGranaghan

DAILY GRINDHOUSE is sponsoring a 70mm screening of Walter Hill’s rock and roll fable, STREETS OF FIRE this Friday and Saturday at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. We’ll be celebrating this cult classic all week along.   STREETS OF FIRE is a cult classic, as adored by its fans in other…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 14, 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…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


November 13, 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…

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[NOW AVAILABLE!] SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN (1983)

[NOW AVAILABLE!] SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN (1983)


November 11, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    There are really only a handful of genre movies that can truly be called “notorious” – films whose reputations for something truly wicked supersede actual experiences having watched the damn thing. (In recent memory, the only one that comes to mind is A SERBIAN FILM, which I know…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] THE HOUSE ON STRAW HILL (1976)

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] THE HOUSE ON STRAW HILL (1976)


November 11, 2017    Matt Wedge

  I love genre cinema. I will always have a soft spot for horror, action, sci-fi, and all the subgenres that exist inside those larger categories. What I have never felt any real connection to are those films that exist in the realm of pure sleaze. You know the ones:…

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[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] JASON COFFMAN @ CINEPOCALYPSE: PART 2

[CINEPOCALYPSE 2017] JASON COFFMAN @ CINEPOCALYPSE: PART 2


November 11, 2017    Jason Coffman

  November 4th: DOWNRANGE (USA, dir. Ryûhei Kitamura) While driving on an isolated stretch of road, a group of college students carpooling on a long drive are stranded when one of the tires on their SUV blows out. They’re hanging out in the hot sun replacing the tire when they…

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