THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘DO NO HARM’

THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘DO NO HARM’


October 18, 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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[DAILY GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘LARA CROFT WAS MY FAMILY’ BY CARTA MONIR

[DAILY GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘LARA CROFT WAS MY FAMILY’ BY CARTA MONIR


October 17, 2018    Ryan Carey

    When you can construct a fully-formed, emotionally resonant, deeply poignant comics memoir in just 40 pages, you’re probably an extraordinary cartoonist. When you can do it in 40 panels? Then take a well-deserved bow, because you’re downright otherworldly. Now, before you mention it, rest assured that I’m fully aware that it’s…

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THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘DEAD HOUSE’

THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘DEAD HOUSE’


October 13, 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 ones: the…

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[DRESSED TO KILL] THE RISE OF HORROR-THEMED BATTLE VESTS

[DRESSED TO KILL] THE RISE OF HORROR-THEMED BATTLE VESTS


October 10, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

    Going to horror conventions, movie marathons, and film festivals is one of my favorite things to do. There’s always a great cross-section of people. Usually fashion isn’t high priority at these types of events, but when it is, it really is! I always gravitate towards people that exhibit…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘TINDERELLA’ BY M.S. HARKNESS

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘TINDERELLA’ BY M.S. HARKNESS


October 9, 2018    Ryan Carey

    My dating experience entirely pre-dates the “Tinder Era,” a fact for which I’m eternally grateful — and who wouldn’t be? After all, as embarrassing as it may be for many people of my generation to confess to their offspring that that they met their other parent at a…

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‘NINJA ZOMBIE’ LIVES UP TO ITS BRILLIANT, TWISTED PREMISE

‘NINJA ZOMBIE’ LIVES UP TO ITS BRILLIANT, TWISTED PREMISE


October 8, 2018    Matt Wedge

It is a rarity when a film at the budget level of NINJA ZOMBIE actually lives up to its inspired title. I have watched so many micro-budget indies with great titles and groovy DVD art/posters that were plodding, dull, and talky that I immediately assume a movie with as tremendous…

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THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘THE NESTING’

THIS WEEK’S MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION LESSON IS ‘THE NESTING’


October 7, 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 ones: the…

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Dreaming Awake: Rathan Krueger on HOUSEWIFE (2017)

Dreaming Awake: Rathan Krueger on HOUSEWIFE (2017)


October 5, 2018    Rathan Krueger

    Here’s the secret about the apocalypse: it’s in you. It’s specific to each person, and those who live with depression will tell you it’s ever-present. Each day they breathe, they also show you that the apocalypse is survivable. Those who are claimed by depression are victims of their…

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[EXCLUSIVE!] POSTER ART FOR ‘DUNCAN,’ AN EXCITING NEW INDY FILM!

[EXCLUSIVE!] POSTER ART FOR ‘DUNCAN,’ AN EXCITING NEW INDY FILM!


October 4, 2018    Jon Abrams

  Daily Grindhouse is excited and honored to premiere the poster art by Tim Doyle for the upcoming independent film DUNCAN, which is still in the fundraising stage. First take a look at this amazing artwork, and keep scrolling to find out more about the film!         …

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‘VENOM’ GIVES THE VIOLENT ANTIHERO THE BLAND ORIGIN STORY TREATMENT

‘VENOM’ GIVES THE VIOLENT ANTIHERO THE BLAND ORIGIN STORY TREATMENT


October 4, 2018    Rob Dean

Not every adaptation into film needs to be 100% faithful to the source material. There have been tons of successful works that have changed, combined, or left out major narrative elements of stories and characters that audiences love—but the films work just as well. The two main questions one should…

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THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘HUE QUILTED WINDOWNPANE’

THE SHORT FILM OF THE WEEK IS ‘HUE QUILTED WINDOWNPANE’


October 4, 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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[KING OF ALL MEDIA] BIG DRIVER (2014)

[KING OF ALL MEDIA] BIG DRIVER (2014)


October 2, 2018    Alejandra Gonzalez

  Stephen King is the most influential voice in horror of the late 20th century. His books have been best sellers since his debut and have gone on to spawn numerous adaptations in film, TV, video games, and other media. King Of All Media looks at those adaptations, starting with…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] JIM OSBORNE: THE BLACK PRINCE OF THE UNDERGROUND

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] JIM OSBORNE: THE BLACK PRINCE OF THE UNDERGROUND


October 2, 2018    Ryan Carey

If you’re going to San Francisco — Fuck the “flowers in your hair” stuff and forget the “gentle people” — you’d do better to keep an eye out for the speed freaks, junkies, pickpockets, gutter-dwelling lowlifes, psychotic serial killers, devil-worshipers, and predators of every stripe. The Mamas And The Papas…

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DAILY GRINDHOUSE BRINGS A QUARTET OF HORROR ODDITIES TO CHICAGO’S COMFORT STATION

DAILY GRINDHOUSE BRINGS A QUARTET OF HORROR ODDITIES TO CHICAGO’S COMFORT STATION


October 2, 2018    Paul Freitag-Fey

    Weekends in October are always great for horror fans, what with the movie marathons, conventions, and Halloween-associated events that fill up your calendar to the point of exhaustion.  But what about the rest of the week?  You can’t just stay in and watch Blu-rays every day?  (Well, you…

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‘DESTROYER’ IS A FAMILIAR CRIME DRAMA WITH A TERRIFIC LEAD PERFORMANCE

‘DESTROYER’ IS A FAMILIAR CRIME DRAMA WITH A TERRIFIC LEAD PERFORMANCE


October 2, 2018    Johnny Donaldson

Nicole Kidman looks unrecognizable in DESTROYER, her famously refined features dirtied and sallow with a lifetime of weariness. Her porcelain skin is now grayish and liver-spotted, her eyes heavy with tiredness, the mop of hair on her head limp and streaked with white. You can hardly believe you are seeing…

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REVISITING ‘LAKE MUNGO’ (2008) TEN YEARS LATER: A REFLECTION BY J. TONZELLI

REVISITING ‘LAKE MUNGO’ (2008) TEN YEARS LATER: A REFLECTION BY J. TONZELLI


October 2, 2018    J. Tonzelli

    “I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad has happened. It hasn’t reached me yet, but it’s on its way…it’s getting closer. And I don’t feel ready. I feel like I can’t do anything.”     It took some time,…

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THERE ARE GOOD TIMES TO BE HAD WITH ‘BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE’

THERE ARE GOOD TIMES TO BE HAD WITH ‘BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE’


October 2, 2018    Jason Coffman

Drew Goddard’s debut feature THE CABIN IN THE WOODS was a highly memorable way to start a directorial career. This wasn’t just a meta-horror in the SCREAM tradition, it was a call to arms for horror fans and filmmakers to demand something more out the genre than the same exhausted…

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‘SAVAGE’ IS A CLUMSY COMING OF AGE TALE DISGUISED AS AN ANEMIC THRILLER

‘SAVAGE’ IS A CLUMSY COMING OF AGE TALE DISGUISED AS AN ANEMIC THRILLER


October 1, 2018    Matt Wedge

SAVAGE had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on Saturday, September 22, 2018.   I appreciate a well-made coming of age film. When everything clicks, the harsh truths of a young person growing up and dealing with a world where they now understand that adults are not always right and…

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[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE BASEMENT (2018)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THE BASEMENT (2018)


October 1, 2018    Jeremy Lowe

        When creating a micro-budget film, it’s important to remember the constraints of the budget. All too often, I’ll review films that try to do too much with too little, and wind up falling flat. By working with the confines of a small budget, a filmmaker can…

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FETAL DELICACIES: RATHAN KRUEGER ON ‘DUMPLINGS’ (2004)

FETAL DELICACIES: RATHAN KRUEGER ON ‘DUMPLINGS’ (2004)


October 1, 2018    Rathan Krueger

          We put too much focus on getting old being a bad thing. You can find at least one blog or tweet a week from someone complaining about how x amount of years passed since something happened and how they feel so old because of it….

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‘WEREWOLF’ IS A SIEGE FILM THAT LETS ITS HUMANITY SHINE THROUGH

‘WEREWOLF’ IS A SIEGE FILM THAT LETS ITS HUMANITY SHINE THROUGH


September 30, 2018    Matt Wedge

WEREWOLF recently had its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest 2018.   There are two ways a genre film can make me nervous before watching it. One is to be based upon an actual tragedy. It is hard for me to watch a movie based on true events that result…

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Timo Tjahjanto’s THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Represents The Future Of Action Cinema

Timo Tjahjanto’s THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Represents The Future Of Action Cinema


September 27, 2018    Mike Vanderbilt

Timo Tjahjanto’s THE NIGHT COMES FOR US plays like a great rock ‘n’ roll record. It kicks off with a terrific one-two punch and keeps that momentum going before slowing down for some relatively quieter moments. Then, it hits you hard with some easy rockers before closing with a big,…

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UNDER THE SILVER LAKE Is A Hollow Hipster Noir Mystery

UNDER THE SILVER LAKE Is A Hollow Hipster Noir Mystery


September 27, 2018    Johnny Donaldson

There’s a certain breed of film fan that gets roundly mocked on social media for their rather basic tastes: the Dudely Film Bro. We all know the (stereo)type. The man with the SCARFACE and BOONDOCK SAINTS posters on his wall. The one who worships at the altar of Tyler Durden,…

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CHAINED FOR LIFE Is Playful And Joyfully Spirited

CHAINED FOR LIFE Is Playful And Joyfully Spirited


September 27, 2018    Sharon Gissy

CHAINED FOR LIFE is prefaced by a lengthy quote from Pauline Kael about the necessity of beauty in actors, because it makes the viewing experience more pleasurable for the audience. Make no mistake about it: this is a message movie. It is, as predicted by the quote, a movie about beauty,…

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