[NOW ON BLU-RAY] T2: TRAINSPOTTING (2017)

[NOW ON BLU-RAY] T2: TRAINSPOTTING (2017)


June 27, 2017    Rich Maier

  I don’t hang out with the same crowd I hung out with twenty years ago. Nothing wrong with those old friends, but people change. Some got married and had kids. Some got married and didn’t have kids. Some just had kids. Some got divorced. A few people died. I…

[THEATRICAL REVIEW] A LACKLUSTER SCRIPT STALLS OUT DISAPPOINTING ‘BABY DRIVER’ (2017)

[THEATRICAL REVIEW] A LACKLUSTER SCRIPT STALLS OUT DISAPPOINTING ‘BABY DRIVER’ (2017)


June 27, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

  In the mid to late ‘90s, there was a glut of films featuring wiseass criminal types, non-linear storytelling, and of course, an abundance of pop culture references and retro tunage. This era of Quentinsploitation came about due to the success of both RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION and while…

[NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY] RUPTURE (2017)

[NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY] RUPTURE (2017)


June 19, 2017    Sharon Gissy

        Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) is the perfect choice to play the heroine in this action-packed sci-fi horror film. Her emotive face expresses both her relationship with son and ex-husband in the establishing scenes in the beginning of the film, and then outright…

[SCENE REPORT] CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL!

[SCENE REPORT] CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL!


June 8, 2017    Matt Wedge

  The Fifth Chicago Critics Film Festival ran from May 12-18, 2017 at the historic Music Box Theatre.   This was my third year attending the Chicago Critics Film Festival. Unlike previous years, I no longer live in that great city so I was only able to make it back…

[REVIEW] IT COMES AT NIGHT Recalls The Nihilism Of ’70s Horror Sans Throwback Cheese

[REVIEW] IT COMES AT NIGHT Recalls The Nihilism Of ’70s Horror Sans Throwback Cheese


June 8, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

Paranoia is powerful. At its grandest, it can bring down entire empires and nations and more intimately, it can also destroy friendships and families. It has also been a helpful seed in many a horror and sci-fi screenplays. Both Howard Hawks THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and John Carpenter’s reimagining…

[REVIEW] ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)

[REVIEW] ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)


May 18, 2017    Rich Maier

“I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see is not so nice, and is certainly not God. I’d love to explore where she goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise cannot be what you…

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] CONTAMINATION (1980)

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] CONTAMINATION (1980)


May 12, 2017    Anya Novak

        Title: CONTAMINATION Other Titles: ALIEN CONTAMINATION; ALIEN ON EARTH; TOXIC SPAWN Year: 1980 Director: Luigi Cozzi, a.k.a. Lewis Coates Cast: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Mase, Sigfried Rauch   Nasties: Slo-mo exploding torsos Exploding rat Point-blank gunshot to the head Man-eating avocado cyclops Machine gun killing…

[ORDER NOW!] FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS (2016)

[ORDER NOW!] FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS (2016)


May 9, 2017    Andy Vanderbilt

    FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS is a depraved, sick, and twisted film that takes the concept of good taste, drags it out back, and beats it savagely with fists. So in other words, it’s a great piece of grindhouse cinema, and is perfect for people who love their movies ridiculously…

[IN THEATERS NOW] UNFORGETTABLE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] UNFORGETTABLE (2017)


April 20, 2017    Jason Coffman

    Back when the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon was in full swing and the movie was in the works, Lionsgate produced a feature film adaptation of Addicted. The novel by popular erotica author Zane concerned a happily married woman who harbors a dark secret: sex addiction. It was…

[IN THEATERS NOW] FREE FIRE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] FREE FIRE (2017)


April 20, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

    Boston, sometime in the 1970s. A van barrels down the mean streets of Beantown, a dilapitated jalopy piloted by a pair of knuckleheaded, wiseacre junkies, jawboning about the night before, when Stevo (Sam Riley), a scrawny macho misfit with a needling whine of a voice, got a black…

[IN THEATERS NOW] LOGAN (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] LOGAN (2017)


March 8, 2017    Jonathan Holubiak

  One of the best things about comic books is that they can be anything. They can be incredibly light and funny or dark and violent, characters die and are resurrected, and storylines change and reset. The possibilities are endless, and that’s why they are so fun to read. You…

[NOW ON DVD] SLASHER.COM (2017)

[NOW ON DVD] SLASHER.COM (2017)


March 6, 2017    Matt Wedge

    As is befitting what should be an outlaw region of filmmaking, there are very few rules when it comes to indie genre films. Really, there is only one rule that I expect a film like SLASHER.COM to follow: Do not be boring. That’s it. It’s very simple. I…

[REVIEW] DEVIL IN THE DARK (2017)

[REVIEW] DEVIL IN THE DARK (2017)


March 3, 2017    Andy Vanderbilt

On the surface DEVIL IN THE DARK seems like it is going to be a fairly typical story. Estranged brothers go on a weekend camping and hunting excursion only to find themselves stalked by an unseen force that appears to be hostile in nature. Yet, as the story unfolds you find…

[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…