[A LOOK BACK] DEATH WISH (1974)

[A LOOK BACK] DEATH WISH (1974)


February 23, 2018    Rich Love

  One of my favorite Hollywood stories is that, supposedly when Charles Bronson was offered the chance to be in DEATH WISH, he was pitched the role over dinner with his friend, director Michael Winner. Winner was already in for the project, and he explained the story is based on…

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[IN THEATERS NOW!] ANNIHILATION (2018)

[IN THEATERS NOW!] ANNIHILATION (2018)


February 22, 2018    Tyler Casalini

      In a time where mainstream science fiction offers nothing but an oversaturation of bad-CGI, disaster-driven plots, and thinly-veiled characters, its refreshing to come across a film that is both high-concept and not at all pretentious – such as ANNIHILATION, the newest from EX MACHINA writer-director Alex Garland….

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Something Weird This Way Comes In ‘NOVEMBER’ (2018)

Something Weird This Way Comes In ‘NOVEMBER’ (2018)


February 22, 2018    Anya Novak

    Rainer Sarnet is no stranger to philosophical head-trips; the writer-director adapted Dostoevsky’s THE IDIOT in 2011. His latest effort, NOVEMBER, is a stark fairytale that hearkens back to the Brothers Grimm stories before they were diluted through the Disney treatment.   Set in a 19th-century pagan Estonian village,…

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[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘TIL WE DESCEND (2018)

[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] ‘TIL WE DESCEND (2018)


February 22, 2018    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 a…

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[IN THEATERS NOW!] GAME NIGHT (2018)

[IN THEATERS NOW!] GAME NIGHT (2018)


February 21, 2018    Tyler Casalini

      Following their atrocious direction in VACATION (2015) and their delightful writing in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein return to their directing chairs for the new mystery-comedy GAME NIGHT. This film tells the story of Max (played by the always-charming Jason Bateman), Annie…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MARSHAL HILTON, STAR OF ‘PRIMAL RAGE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MARSHAL HILTON, STAR OF ‘PRIMAL RAGE’


February 21, 2018    Jon Abrams

    PRIMAL RAGE screens for one night only at theaters across the U.S before a home video release arrives a little later on. Marshal Hilton, whose many credits include THE PERFECT WEAPON, BEETLEBORGS METALLIX, and ASSASSIN X, plays B.D,  the leader of a group of boisterous, gun-toting locals who…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? THE UNBELIEVABLE ANDY KAUFMAN

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? THE UNBELIEVABLE ANDY KAUFMAN


February 21, 2018    Ryan Carey

    Don’t look now, but it appears as though Box Brown is making a concerted play for the title of “Best Biographer In Comics” — and he’s doing it by telling the life story of a guy who held a title of his own, that of “World Intergender Wresting…

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[CALL THE SHOTS] PUNKS!

[CALL THE SHOTS] PUNKS!


February 20, 2018    Kevin Maher

    Welcome back to the play-along game at Daily Grindhouse, where we invite you to identify 10 films, based on 10 screenshots.   The theme is punks: but instead of using punk movies like FUTURE-KILL or SUBURBIA, we’ve got 10 films that feature bit-player punks with walk-on roles, probably…

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2018’s MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS

2018’s MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS


February 20, 2018    Jon Abrams

Okay, I could be wrong about this, but I’m pretty sure that dog up by the I is wearing a bra on his head. 2018 is going to be something weird, boy… Anyway let’s get down to business. It’s a hard world out there and it’s always good to keep…

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[EXCLUSIVE!!!] THE TRAILER PREMIERE FOR ‘HOUSESITTERS,’ A NEW FEMALE-LED INDIE HORROR COMEDY!

[EXCLUSIVE!!!] THE TRAILER PREMIERE FOR ‘HOUSESITTERS,’ A NEW FEMALE-LED INDIE HORROR COMEDY!


February 20, 2018    Jon Abrams

    HOUSESITTERS (full trailer) from Jason Coffman on Vimeo.     Tomorrow Romance is proud to announce the trailer debut for Chicago-based filmmaker Jason Coffman’s feature directorial debut, HOUSESITTERS. Inspired in equal measure by modern comedy like BROAD CITY and goofy horror films like GHOULIES, this female-led horror/comedy follows…

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[BLACK HISTORY MONTH] CREATIVE TYPES TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE AFRO-CENTRIC HORROR FILMS

[BLACK HISTORY MONTH] CREATIVE TYPES TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE AFRO-CENTRIC HORROR FILMS


February 19, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

    The success of Jordan Peele’s phenomenal GET OUT should be opening the doors for more African-American genre film makers. You would think that the Hollywood studio system would get the hint that horror fans are diverse, and want to see diversity on the screen and represented on screen, as well…

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[DRESSED TO KILL] WESTERN EVIL’S “ROCK N ROLL IS NOT A TRUE CRIME” COLLECTION

[DRESSED TO KILL] WESTERN EVIL’S “ROCK N ROLL IS NOT A TRUE CRIME” COLLECTION


February 19, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

        It was the mid-1990s, and Guns N’ Roses were riding high on their USE YOUR ILLUSION double album. They were on top of the world, and their videos were grandiose. You couldn’t miss them — larger-than-life mini-movies combined with concert footage. In 1994 GN’R released a video for…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] GANG WARS (1976)

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] GANG WARS (1976)


February 17, 2018    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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[ARE YOU READY TO PLAY SOME BINGO?] ‘HE NEVER DIED 2’ IS ON ITS WAY

[ARE YOU READY TO PLAY SOME BINGO?] ‘HE NEVER DIED 2’ IS ON ITS WAY


February 15, 2018    Matt Wedge

  HE NEVER DIED was one of the more pleasant genre film surprises of 2015. As much as I tend to enjoy Henry Rollins in his capacity as a musician, writer, and sometime talk show host, his career as an actor has been spotty. His performances have always been solid,…

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[BACK FROM THE GRAVE] FANGORIA RETURNS!

[BACK FROM THE GRAVE] FANGORIA RETURNS!


February 15, 2018    Matt Wedge

  If you read DAILY GRINDHOUSE on an even semi-regular basis, the odds are good that you, just like nearly all of our contributors and editors—past and present, grew up on Fangoria. After watching that once-great giant of horror genre coverage slowly wither away over the last ten years, it…

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SINGAPORE SLING Is A Transgressive Ode To Film Noir & The Marquis De Sade

SINGAPORE SLING Is A Transgressive Ode To Film Noir & The Marquis De Sade


February 15, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

It is an understatement to say that Nikos Nikolaidis’ 1990 film SINGAPORE SLING is a weird one. There isn’t any other way to describe it.  A bizarro love letter to Otto Preminger’s 1944 noir classic, LAURA, SLING also acts as an imaginary sequel to Laura – if the story took an eccentric…

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Harmony Korine’s GUMMO Is A Strange, Surreal, Must-See

Harmony Korine’s GUMMO Is A Strange, Surreal, Must-See


February 15, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

    Harmony Korine’s directorial debut GUMMO is screening this week at The Music Box in glorious 35mm. The screening is being presented by The Front Row Presents and sponsored by Daily Grindhouse and The A.V Club. The film was released back in 1997, and despite the fact that it…

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[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] FEEDING TIME (2016)

[SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK] FEEDING TIME (2016)


February 15, 2018    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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[IN THEATERS NOW!] BLACK PANTHER (2018)

[IN THEATERS NOW!] BLACK PANTHER (2018)


February 14, 2018    Deirdre Crimmins

    Like many superhero movies, BLACK PANTHER starts with an animated origin story. While this is not unexpected, it is also not unwarranted. The Marvel character of Black Panther may be well known to readers, but to film-only fans, the character has only appeared in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR….

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


February 14, 2018    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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[CALL THE SHOTS] VANITY PLATES!

[CALL THE SHOTS] VANITY PLATES!


February 13, 2018    Kevin Maher

      Welcome to a new recurring column on Daily Grindhouse, where we invite you to identify 10 films, based on 10 screenshots.   The theme our first time out is vanity plates: a favorite shorthand for filmmakers to illustrate how a character presents himself.   If you can…

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[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] OTHER HALVES (2015)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] OTHER HALVES (2015)


February 13, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

      The sub-genre of fear of technology in horror — let’s call it “techno-fear movies” — is nothing new. It’s been around almost as long as horror has been around, but with each decade, it changes to keep up with the times. In the 1980s it was arcade…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


February 13, 2018    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] NATHAN COWDRY’S ‘SHINER’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] NATHAN COWDRY’S ‘SHINER’


February 12, 2018    Ryan Carey

    It’s a difficult thing to process, Nathan Cowdry’s Shiner — on the one hand it’s not a terribly complex narrative, despite the fact that’s it’s ridden with flashbacks, fever dreams, and less-than-reliable Ps OV. Really, I’m not kidding, the whole thing fits together in near-meticulous fashion even though by…

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