[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] PHOBE: THE XENOPHOBIC EXPERIMENTS

[MOVIES OF THE FUTURE] PHOBE: THE XENOPHOBIC EXPERIMENTS


September 1, 2016    Matt Wedge

  Just when it seems like the last of the micro-budgeted, shot-on-VHS genre epics of years gone by have been dusted off and given a shiny new home video release, Severin Films and Intervision Pictures go spelunking in the darkest cable access corners of Canuxploitation and emerge with PHOBE: THE…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #77: NIGHTMARE MUSEUM (2006)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #77: NIGHTMARE MUSEUM (2006)


June 10, 2016    Doug Tilley

On an unprecedented episode of NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES, Doug and Moe are facing perhaps their greatest challenge: a movie that isn’t a movie. Sixty straight minutes of Barbie dolls slamming against each other for the amusement of none. Its 2006’s NIGHTMARE MUSEUM and it’s pure pain, administered directly to the eyeballs….

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #76: DIE HARD DRACULA (1998)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #76: DIE HARD DRACULA (1998)


May 27, 2016    Doug Tilley

YIPPEE KI-YAY BRAM STOKER! It’s episode 76 of NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES and this time our fiendish hosts are tackling DIE HARD DRACULA, a horror-comedy with a twist: it’s neither horrific NOR funny! It does, however, star Bruce (dad-to-Crispin) Glover as the world’s worst Van Helsing, as well as lovely Czech Republic locations and a rotating cast of – count em! – THREE Draculas. It’s absolutely wretched, but what else is new? ENOUGH TALK, put your lips together and LISTEN!

[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…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #74: WEASELS RIP MY FLESH (1979)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #74: WEASELS RIP MY FLESH (1979)


March 24, 2016    Doug Tilley

  You lucky kids today can toss together a movie on your phone, but back in 1979 it took GUTS and BALLS and SOME SKILL. That’s what 16-year-old Nathan Schiff did with just a dream, a Super-8 camera, and some rudimentary modeling skill, and the result was the wonderfully titled WEASELS RIP…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #72: SLIME CITY (1988)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #72: SLIME CITY (1988)


January 18, 2016    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep72_-_Slime_City_1988.mp3 Podcast:  Download (Duration: 1:55:43 — 106.0MB) Oh don’t lean on me man/ ‘Cause you can’t afford the ticket/ I’m back on SLIME CITY!   NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES returns with the oft-requested, goop-covered, 1980s low-budget classic SLIME CITY from director Greg Lamberson. Filled with grimy ’80s NYC atmosphere and packed with ooze,…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #71: BAD TASTE (1987)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #71: BAD TASTE (1987)


December 19, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep71_-_Bad_Taste_1987.mp3 THE BASTARDS HAVE LANDED! It’s the NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES holiday spectacular, and this year Moe and Doug are giving themselves a treat: Peter Jackson’s microbudget sci-fi splatter classic BAD TASTE! Stoke the homefire and hang the stockings, because we’re kicking in the new year with BRAIN SQUISHING, SHEEP ‘SPLODING, and…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #70: HOBO WITH A TRASH CAN (2015)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #70: HOBO WITH A TRASH CAN (2015)


November 24, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep70_-_Hobo_With_a_Trash_Can_2015.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03:41 — 99.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS IT’S HERE! Our rantiest episode EVER! It’s our look at the all-star microbudget anthology spectacular HOBO WITH A TRASH CAN, which is chock-full of aliens, radioactive condoms, murderous apples and SO MUCH MORE. It also contains the…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #69: HAUNTED-WEEN (1991)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #69: HAUNTED-WEEN (1991)


October 31, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep69_-_Hauntedween_1991.mp3 Podcast:  Download (Duration: 1:52:09 — 90.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It’s our favorite time of the year! The time when ghosts, witches and goblins rule supreme! It’s.. uh.. HAUNTEDWEEN! So get your frat brothers together and slap a coat of paint on the ol’ Burber place, because…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #67: FEEDERS (1996)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #67: FEEDERS (1996)


September 11, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep67_-_Feeders_1996.mp3 Download (Duration: 1:32:12 — 73.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! No-Budget Nightmares returns to tackle the mid-90s SOV alien invasion classic FEEDERS directed by Mark & John Polonia and Jon McBride! It has it all: primitive CGI, gore, knee-high aliens, beautiful BABES, and lots…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] THE CHANGING OF BEN MOORE (2015)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] THE CHANGING OF BEN MOORE (2015)


August 19, 2015    Doug Tilley

  On August 20th, 2015, a draft of this review was found on a USB stick on an abandoned road somewhere in Ontario. Here are its horrifying contents, finally revealed. __________________ Found footage. Am I right? Wait. That’s no good. I’m going to start by writing about THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT,…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #66: THINGS (1989)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #66: THINGS (1989)


August 8, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep66_-_Things_1989.mp3 Download (Duration: 2:07:41 — 102.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS “D’you want to see some bloood?”. We’ve got ourselves in a TAILSPIN thanks to Patreon campaign contributor Jessica Garcia, who kindly suggested that Moe and Doug FINALLY tackle Canuxploitation classic THINGS! Being faced with such a ghastly, brutal,…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #65: RETURN OF THE GHOSTBUSTERS (2007)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #65: RETURN OF THE GHOSTBUSTERS (2007)


July 20, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep65_-_Return_Of_The_Ghostbusters_2007.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:56:42 — 93.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS WHO YA GONNA CALL! The.. uh.. Denver Ghostbusters! No-Budget Nightmares takes its first trip into FAN FILM territory, and this one’s a doozy. RETURN OF THE GHOSTBUSTERS brings together a whole new group of ghostbusters, and while they…

BUSTING MONSTERS WITH ‘INVASION OF THE UNDEAD’ DIRECTOR TOREY HAAS!

BUSTING MONSTERS WITH ‘INVASION OF THE UNDEAD’ DIRECTOR TOREY HAAS!


July 2, 2015    Doug Tilley

    If you’ve read my review of INVASION OF THE UNDEAD, you already know I was blown away by its energy and visual style. It’s one of the most exciting feature debuts I’ve seen in recent years, and much of the credit for its success has to go to…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] INVASION OF THE UNDEAD (2015)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] INVASION OF THE UNDEAD (2015)


July 1, 2015    Doug Tilley

  Mixing horror and comedy is incredibly popular in low-budget productions, but it’s rare to find a director (or cast) with the skill to pull it off. Therefore I was extremely pleased by the imaginative and colorful INVASION OF THE UNDEAD, which has style to spare and a polish that…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #64: NIGHTBEAST (1982)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #64: NIGHTBEAST (1982)


June 22, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep64_-_Nightbeast_1982.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:40:00 — 80.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It’s a few weeks later and WOMEN’S STUDIES still plague our host’s nightmares. Thankfully, there’s a Baltimore-lensed solution to their problems: Don Dohler’s sci-fi/action microbudget classic NIGHTBEAST! For ONE NIGHT ONLY the show becomes NO-BUDGET LEGENDS as Moe and Doug celebrate the…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #63: WOMEN’S STUDIES (2010)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST #63: WOMEN’S STUDIES (2010)


June 7, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://media.blubrry.com/nobudgetnightmares/p/www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep63_-_Womens_Studies_2010.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:25:56 — 117.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Uh oh! Something has Moe and Doug PEEVED. Yes, it’s the rantiest episode of No-Budget Nightmares EVER as the pair tangle with a viewer-picked movie that proves to be a blizzard of ignorance and threatens to break their…

SCIENCE CRAZED RETURNS! CANUXPLOITATION DISTRIBUTION WITH VIDEONOMICON’S JON VAUGHN AND TYLER BAPTIST

SCIENCE CRAZED RETURNS! CANUXPLOITATION DISTRIBUTION WITH VIDEONOMICON’S JON VAUGHN AND TYLER BAPTIST


April 29, 2015    Doug Tilley

When it comes to Ron Switzer’s 1991 gonzo slice of insanity SCIENCE CRAZED, I’m a true acolyte. Seeing the film for the first time was a life-changing experience, and ever since that day I’ve preached the pleasures (and pains) of it far and wide – first on the No-Budget Nightmares…

DIRECTOR JOHN F. MORRISON WANTS TO TAKE US TO THE ‘ARCADE DEATH ZONE!’

DIRECTOR JOHN F. MORRISON WANTS TO TAKE US TO THE ‘ARCADE DEATH ZONE!’


April 1, 2015    Doug Tilley

  The CineCoup Film Accelerator is a fascinating new model for Canadian filmmakers to develop, market and finance their feature films. It starts with a pool of 120 films that slowly gets whittled down via audience voting. Last year, its pilot cycle led to us getting WOLFCOP — and now…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER OLIVIA SAPERSTEIN (‘RECIPE’)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER OLIVIA SAPERSTEIN (‘RECIPE’)


March 25, 2015    Doug Tilley

  If you’re in Boston this week, you’re in for a treat. No, not because of those delightful fahkin’ accents, but because you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Boston Underground Film Festival, which has an incredible lineup of genre films for your viewing pleasure (wicked pissah!). Among those screenings on…

[GIALLO WEEK! NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] FATAL FRAMES (1996)

[GIALLO WEEK! NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] FATAL FRAMES (1996)


March 20, 2015    Doug Tilley

    Picture this. A mid-90s all-star spectacular tribute to the 1970s golden age of the giallo, featuring Italian acting legends like Ugo Pagliai (THE RED QUEEN KILLS 7 TIMES), Ciccio Ingrassia (Fellini’s AMARCORD), and Alida Valli (SUSPIRIA) mixing with faces more well known to Western audiences like David Warbeck (Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE),…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST EPISODE 58: FUNGICIDE (2005)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] PODCAST EPISODE 58: FUNGICIDE (2005)


March 1, 2015    Doug Tilley

http://www.nobudgetpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NoBudgetNightmares_Ep58_-_Fungicide_2005.mp3 Download (Duration: 1:43:15 — 82.8MB)   It’s a Wascavage FAMILY AFFAIR! That’s right! From the creator of SUBURBAN SASQUATCH and MALEVOLENT ASCENT comes FUNGICIDE, a “special”-effects packed horror comedy that’s fun(?!) for the whole family! If you thought the effects in SS were something, you ain’t seen NOTHING yet. We…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] ADAM CHAPLIN (2011)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] ADAM CHAPLIN (2011)


February 13, 2015    Doug Tilley

  As much as I like to place myself above it, I’m still awfully enamored with cinematic violence. I don’t know why, really. Perhaps I just spent too much time as a teenager tracking down those unrated, uncut versions of films just so I could enjoy 20 more seconds of…

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] WOLFCOP (2014)

[NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES] WOLFCOP (2014)


January 26, 2015    Doug Tilley

With a new year comes a new format for No-Budget Nightmares. I’ve never been entirely comfortable with the rating system I put together when I first started writing for Daily Grindhouse. While I thought it would be fun and silly, the reversed rating (meaning, the lower the better) ended up…