[REVIEW] GET OUT (2017)

[REVIEW] GET OUT (2017)


February 25, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

He walks down the street alone at night, nervously looking an address he can’t seem to find. A car pulls up alongside him, idling, its driver making no indication of what they want. There’s a twist — the street, with its leafy trees and well-kept yards, is in the middle…

[NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX!] I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017)

[NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX!] I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017)


February 23, 2017    Jamie Righetti

        Last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Macon Blair’s directorial debut I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Drama, the festival’s top honor. It was a surprise for many but not to those who have followed Blair’s…

[REVIEW] ANOTHER YETI A LOVE STORY: LIFE ON THE STREETS (2017)

[REVIEW] ANOTHER YETI A LOVE STORY: LIFE ON THE STREETS (2017)


February 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

This review contains spoilers for YETI: A LOVE STORY.   The current state of independent filmmaking is a strange and wondrous place. As digital cameras, editing software, and sound equipment have become higher in quality and cheaper to own, nearly anyone with a dream of making a film can make…

[REVIEW] UNBROKEN GLASS (2017)

[REVIEW] UNBROKEN GLASS (2017)


February 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

Admittedly, UNBROKEN GLASS is not the usual type of film we review here at DAILY GRINDHOUSE. But we love all good films and it does not hurt at times to expand our coverage beyond the grindhouse to the arthouse. As a viewer, I find that the personal documentary is the…

[REVIEW] JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 (2017)

[REVIEW] JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 (2017)


February 13, 2017    Jonathan Holubiak

  Keanu Reeves can be painful to watch at times. His acting capabilities are subpar. Or in other words, he’s bad…really bad. I still love him though. However, he is incredibly skilled with firearms and he proved in the inaugural JOHN WICK film that he could kick some ass on screen….

[NOW OUT ON DVD] DEAD WEST (2016)

[NOW OUT ON DVD] DEAD WEST (2016)


February 7, 2017    Albert Muller

      Some of us watch a LOT of movies. Some of us enjoy many of those. When all you ask for from a movie is a better and more interesting experience than one would receive by simply sitting and staring out a window doing nothing, it’s a fairly…

[IN THEATERS NOW] THE BYE BYE MAN (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] THE BYE BYE MAN (2017)


January 24, 2017    Anya Novak

    I adore good stories. I love consuming them, I love telling them, and I’m always looking to improve my writing skills. In an effort to become a better storyteller, I sat down a few evenings ago and completed a fun little screenwriting exercise in which I created a…

[GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE] Ken Foree Dishes Out Yuletide Justice In BLACK SANTA’S REVENGE

[GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE] Ken Foree Dishes Out Yuletide Justice In BLACK SANTA’S REVENGE


December 22, 2016    Andy Vanderbilt

Despite coming out in 2007, David F. Walker’s BLACK SANTA’S REVENGE is even more poignant today than when it was first released. The level of outrage from narrow minded racists due to Minnesota’s MALL OF AMERICA having a black man portray the holiday icon whose role is to bring joy to…

[STAR WARS WEEK] REVIEW: ROGUE ONE (2016)

[STAR WARS WEEK] REVIEW: ROGUE ONE (2016)


December 13, 2016    Jason Coffman

    Like many movie nerds of a certain age, STAR WARS has been a part of my life since I can remember. One of my earliest memories is seeing A NEW HOPE with my parents at the Ben Hur Drive-In in Crawfordsville, Indiana (now long since demolished). I saw…

[REVIEW] HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)

[REVIEW] HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)


December 9, 2016    Jonathan Holubiak

  Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS, EAGLE VS. SHARK) is quickly becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. His films have a unique, dry humor that are very intelligently written and creatively directed, and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE may be his best film yet. He implements creative camera work, jump…

[SEE IT TODAY!] BEYOND THE GATES (2016)

[SEE IT TODAY!] BEYOND THE GATES (2016)


December 9, 2016    Matt Wedge

  Being pleasantly surprised by a movie I expected to have fun with is an unusual experience. Much more common is the film that I expect nothing out of that exceeds my expectations. Of course, I see those films in a more favorable light because they have a lower bar…

[Blu-ray Review] Shout! Factory’s TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA

[Blu-ray Review] Shout! Factory’s TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA


December 7, 2016    dailygri

TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA is frequently regarded as William Friedkin’s attempt to recapture the magic of THE FRENCH CONNECTION through an ’80s MIAMI VICE filter. To dismiss it as that is short sighted as it is a neon hued crime classic of it’s own. William Petersen is Richard…

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] Scream Factory’s BLACK CHRISTMAS Collectors Edition

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] Scream Factory’s BLACK CHRISTMAS Collectors Edition


December 7, 2016    dailygri

When I was a kid, I looked forward to sleepovers on the weekends. Since I was 5, my best friend growing up was Michael and we were perpetually at the video store. We definitely loved the Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos (where I would later get my first job), but it…

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS] NEVER OPEN THE DOOR (2016)

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS] NEVER OPEN THE DOOR (2016)


December 1, 2016    Matt Wedge

  The dinner party has become a staple of low budget horror and sci-fi films in the last few years. Everything from COHERENCE to THE INVITATION has used this most banal of settings as an excuse to trap a small group of people in one location. And why not? When…

[CLOCK THIS DOCUMENTARY] THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG (2016)

[CLOCK THIS DOCUMENTARY] THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG (2016)


November 27, 2016    Matt Wedge

    If ever there was a documentary that could have been made specifically for us here at DAILY GRINDHOUSE, it is THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG. If that’s not high praise, I don’t know what is.   Weng Weng (his real name was Ernesto de la Cruz) was the…

[ALBUM REVIEW] DEMON AND THE DAMNED ENCHILADAS – “OOH, BABY!”

[ALBUM REVIEW] DEMON AND THE DAMNED ENCHILADAS – “OOH, BABY!”


November 22, 2016    Nathan Smith

    One of the cool perks about spilling digital ink over at Daily Grindhouse is that we get press copies of entertainment materials to review — DVDs and Blu-Rays and so on — but it’s mostly your typical stuff.  Studio releases, indie films, or television series are the normal review…

[PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED] 1973’s THE BABY may be the strangest PG-rated film ever released

[PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED] 1973’s THE BABY may be the strangest PG-rated film ever released


October 27, 2016    dailygri

THE BABY might legitimately hold claim to being the most disturbing PG film ever made. That’s a bold assertion, but there’s nothing quite like the unholy blend of what can only be called wholesome perversity that defines Ted Post’s 1973 cult obscurity. It’s an exploitation film that counter intuitively has…

[Great Debates] John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN vs. Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN

[Great Debates] John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN vs. Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN


October 26, 2016    dailygri

When the discussion of classic movie monsters comes about, many may imagine Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, or even the Wolfman. Their imagery is iconic, recognized by those who might never even seen a movie featuring them. Many decades later, they’re still around, but are now in the company of a…

[Rich Maier Defends] Paul Schrader’s DOMINION: A PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST

[Rich Maier Defends] Paul Schrader’s DOMINION: A PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST


October 24, 2016    dailygri

Film studios have a long history of shooting themselves in the foot. In 2004 Morgan Creek Productions did exactly that when they released director Renny Harlin’s EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING to overwhelmingly terrible reviews. This had not been the film the studio heads were originally going to release. Morgan Creek had…

[DVD REVIEW] KILLER RACK (2015)

[DVD REVIEW] KILLER RACK (2015)


October 21, 2016    Andy Vanderbilt

    Gregory Lamberson has already made a name for himself, thanks to the cult classic SLIME CITY and its follow up SLIME CITY MASSACRE, both of which are seeing Blu-Ray releases later this year, but regardless, if you are familiar with his previous works, you will find yourself surprised…

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] WHAT WE BECOME (2016)

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] WHAT WE BECOME (2016)


October 18, 2016    Matt Wedge

      Before I even get into the briefest of plot setups for WHAT WE BECOME, it is only fair that I acknowledge that the film is on well-trod ground. Not only is it a plague-turns-people-into-zombies movie, it also plunges into areas regarding martial law, the government using the…

[PAUL FREITAG-FEY RETURNS!] REVIEW: SLASH (2016)

[PAUL FREITAG-FEY RETURNS!] REVIEW: SLASH (2016)


October 10, 2016    Paul Freitag-Fey

    I got my start in fandom at a young age, as my mom took me with her to science fiction conventions starting in the early ‘80s – she’d been a Star Trek fan for years by then and edited one of the earliest fanzines devoted to the show,…

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] ELLE (2016)

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] ELLE (2016)


October 7, 2016    Matt Wedge

    Paul Verhoeven is a filmmaker who is keenly aware of his divisive reputation. Even in less controversial films like ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL, or STARSHIP TROOPERS, his sarcastic approach to attacking the jingoism and bloodlust of action films has often been misinterpreted as simply an obsession with violence. Even…

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (2016)

[MATT WEDGE REVIEWS!] THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (2016)


October 7, 2016    Matt Wedge

  The ghost of TRAINSPOTTING hangs heavily over THE YOUNG OFFENDERS. Sure, the latter takes place in Ireland and does not go nearly as dark as Danny Boyle’s breakthrough feature, but the spirit of reckless fun mixed with young, desperate men with no prospects in front of them is the…