[NOW PLAYING] JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)

[NOW PLAYING] JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)


February 12, 2021    Samantha Schorsch

Shaka King is a visionary director and storyteller, and he brings all of his weight, energy, and narrative eye to his prescient biopic of murdered Chicago Black Panther activist and founder of the Chicago Rainbow Coalition Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) and the federal plant, William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), who betrayed…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] A TALK WITH THE MAKERS OF ‘M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] A TALK WITH THE MAKERS OF ‘M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY’


February 12, 2021    Shade Rupe

  “I am afraid there is only one person in the world who could make a good film about my prints; me.”     The first opening image of moving across a woman’s leg seems to take much longer than it actually should, increasing the sensation of ‘infinity.’ The sound…

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‘CRYPTOZOO’ IS A GORGEOUS YET IMPERFECT IMAGINING OF A WORLD FULL OF CRYPTIDS

‘CRYPTOZOO’ IS A GORGEOUS YET IMPERFECT IMAGINING OF A WORLD FULL OF CRYPTIDS


January 31, 2021    Mary Beth McAndrews

        I write a cryptid column for Daily Grindhouse. While I am writing this very review I am wearing a Mothman beanie and T-shirt. Suffice to say, I love cryptids. So naturally, when I heard there was going to be an animated film called CRYPTOZOO about a…

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‘LA CASA’ (2019) IS A FASCINATING EXPERIMENT OF FORM

‘LA CASA’ (2019) IS A FASCINATING EXPERIMENT OF FORM


January 31, 2021    Samantha Schorsch

      One could assume that in about a century of horror on film, that almost every technique has been explored, exploited, or at least imagined. Fortunately, this assumption can be proven wrong on occasion, and all 75 minutes of Chile’s newest horror offering, LA CASA, constitute one of…

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[SUNDANCE 2021] ‘GHOST DOGS’ MAKES THE MUNDANE HORRIFIC

[SUNDANCE 2021] ‘GHOST DOGS’ MAKES THE MUNDANE HORRIFIC


January 31, 2021    Samantha Schorsch

  Have you ever been creeped out beyond all reason by something as benign as dogs, a house, and a clumsy Roomba? Do you want to be? Watch GHOST DOGS. It cannot be overstated, the amount of concentrated surreality and outright weirdness that is contained in a single, eleven-minute-long runtime….

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‘CENSOR’ IS A GORGEOUS BLOOD-SOAKED LOOK INTO THE MORAL PANIC OF VIDEO NASTIES

‘CENSOR’ IS A GORGEOUS BLOOD-SOAKED LOOK INTO THE MORAL PANIC OF VIDEO NASTIES


January 30, 2021    Mary Beth McAndrews

  In the 1980s, England was in the throes of a moral panic that was spurred by the Video Nasties, a label given to a list of B-horror and exploitation films filled with violence, gore, and rape. These films were thought to be the cause of the country’s crime rate…

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IN ELEGAIC ‘TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT,’ CAROLINE WILLIAMS DELIVERS A CAREER-REVITALIZING PERFORMANCE

IN ELEGAIC ‘TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT,’ CAROLINE WILLIAMS DELIVERS A CAREER-REVITALIZING PERFORMANCE


January 22, 2021    Preston Fassel

The double-edged sword for any actor or actress in playing a role too well is that they run the risk of forever being identified with that character — and only that character. Leonard Nimoy famously went on a journey to establish that he was not Spock (before accepting that he…

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LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42ND STREET — PART 1

LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42ND STREET — PART 1


January 18, 2021    Preston Fassel

  LANDIS: THE STORY OF A REAL MAN ON 42nd STREET   “A picture you won’t ever forget because it touches the full spectrum of the bizarre, the forbidden, the twilight areas of a life destined to be spent in shadow and agony. The screen may never again relate to…

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[A TRUE ‘LOST CLASSIC’] WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR (1965)

[A TRUE ‘LOST CLASSIC’] WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR (1965)


January 12, 2021    Preston Fassel

    Recently, an acquaintance of mine posted a thread to Facebook about “lost classics.” The term, he felt, was quickly losing meaning. Amidst the current boom of interest in grindhouse cinema and straight-to-VHS-horror, the term “forgotten” had become synonymous with “quality,” to the point every film released between 1960…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’


January 5, 2021    Matt Rotman

The worlds of S. Craig Zahler are inhabited by the likes of wraiths, jackals, cannibal troglodytes, and hardboiled cops. Knights-errant traverse metaphorical and physical hellscapes, where violence only begets more violence. And under an all-encompassing cloud of dread, the universe churns toward its inescapable and apocalyptic conclusion, as punishment and…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWELVE — THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TWELVE — THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)


December 24, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MIKE “McBEARDO” McPADDEN

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MIKE “McBEARDO” McPADDEN


December 23, 2020    Jon Abrams

  A week ago, Daily Grindhouse and the world entire lost Mike “McBeardo” McPadden. This was an awful shock and a devastating loss, because Mike was a true force of vitality and energy and positivity. It’s not just the case that only the good die young. This sure makes it…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ELEVEN — A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY ELEVEN — A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000)


December 23, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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LOTSA DEAD BOHEMIANS: A LOOK BACK AT THE DOOMED ROMANCES OF LATE 20TH CENTURY CINEMA

LOTSA DEAD BOHEMIANS: A LOOK BACK AT THE DOOMED ROMANCES OF LATE 20TH CENTURY CINEMA


December 22, 2020    Preston Fassel

  While I consider myself a sentimentalist, and something of a romantic, one of my few concessions to a sense of machismo is that I’ve never been a fan of love stories. It’s not that I consider them too “feminine,” or think that watching them will somehow make me “girly.”…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TEN — SCROOGED (1988)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY TEN — SCROOGED (1988)


December 22, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[IN DEFENSE OF THE SEQUEL] BATMAN RETURNS (1992)

[IN DEFENSE OF THE SEQUEL] BATMAN RETURNS (1992)


December 21, 2020    Justin LaLiberty

  Rarely lumped in with the contrarian, genre-leaning, Christmas canon defense of films like DIE HARD or GREMLINS, Tim Burton’s rare better-than-the-original sequel BATMAN RETURNS (1992) is through and through a Christmas Movie. Its setting may obviously, on the surface, be Christmas In Gotham – with its brooding, expressionism aping,…

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A GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD (1965)

A GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD (1965)


December 21, 2020    Jim Donahue

  Ah, a Yuletide tale written as a television special in the 1960s, equipped with original songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, probably best known for the smash Broadway show and movie FUNNY GIRL. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, you say? Well, yes, but three years after that, Styne and…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY NINE — THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1956)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY NINE — THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1956)


December 20, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY EIGHT — SCROOGE (1970)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY EIGHT — SCROOGE (1970)


December 20, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SEVEN — A CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (1964)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SEVEN — A CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (1964)


December 19, 2020    John Reents

    Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SIX — THE PASSIONS OF CAROL (1975)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY SIX — THE PASSIONS OF CAROL (1975)


December 18, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FIVE — A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FIVE — A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)


December 17, 2020    John Reents

  Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C….

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FOUR — MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1962)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY FOUR — MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1962)


December 16, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY THREE — MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1983)

[TWELVE DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’] DAY THREE — MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1983)


December 15, 2020    John Reents

Daily Grindhouse is counting down the twelve days until Christmas with Twelve Days of A Christmas Carol! From December 13th through Christmas Eve, John Reents will guide you on a journey through different film and television adaptations of Charles Dickens’s novella, A Christmas Carol. There will be George C. Scott…

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