[MOVIE REVIEW] DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017)

[MOVIE REVIEW] DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017)


July 23, 2017    Rob Dean

  [DAVE MADE A MAZE has been previously reviewed briefly in DG’s coverage of the Chattanooga Film Festival and its coverage of the Boston Underground Film Festival]     Many filmmakers are intent on pursuing the feelings and experiences they had when they were children. Whether it’s in massive projects…

[NOW STREAMING ON SHUDDER!] KUSO (2017)

[NOW STREAMING ON SHUDDER!] KUSO (2017)


July 23, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

          If nothing else, KUSO can be seen as a unfiltered peek into Flying Lotus’s pure, diseased id. There is no good or bad here, no standard qualifier, no use for the usual critical metrics applied to reviewing movies. For better and worse, this is an…

[2017 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL] DISPATCH #2

[2017 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL] DISPATCH #2


July 23, 2017    Jason Coffman

    July 16:   THE FINAL MASTER (China, dir. Xu Haofeng) Chen Shi (Fan Liao), the last remaining Master of the martial art of Wing Chun, arrives in Tianjin in hopes of opening a school to teach his discipline. Grandmaster Zheng (Shi-Chieh King) warns him that the martial world…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘SONGY OF PARADISE’ BY GARY PANTER

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ‘SONGY OF PARADISE’ BY GARY PANTER


July 22, 2017    Ryan Carey

      I suppose it’s possible that I’m just showing my age here, but to me, the release of a new Gary Panter book still qualifies as a “drop everything” moment — especially when said book marks the concluding chapter of a long-running trilogy that’s followed a circuitous path…

[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] Creative Fans Talk About The Director’s Influence

[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] Creative Fans Talk About The Director’s Influence


July 21, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

          The passing of George A. Romero has left his fans and friends in a state of shock and mourning. George was an innovator and a legend in genre filmmaking. He created the modern zombie mythos with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. His films weren’t only…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


July 21, 2017    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…

[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] MORE THAN JUST ZOMBIE FILMS

[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] MORE THAN JUST ZOMBIE FILMS


July 20, 2017    Matt Wedge

  As I begin writing this, it has been roughly seven hours since news broke of George A. Romero’s passing. I try not to mourn the deaths of filmmakers, actors, writers, and other artists I admire. Instead, I try to celebrate their achievements, reflect on what they meant to cinema…

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] LOVE CAMP 7 (1969)

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] LOVE CAMP 7 (1969)


July 20, 2017    Anya Novak

  Title: LOVE CAMP 7 Other Titles: NAZI LOVE CAMP 7 Year: 1969 Director: Lee Frost (as R.L. Frost) Cast:  Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams     Nasties: Boobs Full-frontal nudity Nude flagellation Sexual assault Rape Cunnilingus (implied) Bondage Wine opener to the throat Bottle to the face  …

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] PULSE (2001)

[BLU-RAY REVIEW] PULSE (2001)


July 20, 2017    Jovy Skol

    Back in the early 2000s, I was one of those people eating up the J-horror craze that swept US theaters. Of course, I wanted to feel educated in the subgenre, so I would often rent the original versions prior to the remakes (which is something I still do)….

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 7-21-2017 EDITION

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE 7-21-2017 EDITION


July 20, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    Many of our Daily Grindhouse writers have paid tribute to iconic director George A. Romero this week, so I wanted to take some time in this column to do the same.  There’s little doubt that the world of the horror film wouldn’t be the same today without Romero’s…

[CINEMA OF THE DEVOID] THE BONEYARD (1991)

[CINEMA OF THE DEVOID] THE BONEYARD (1991)


July 20, 2017    Zack Long

      By the ‘nineties, the zombie subgenre was already overflowing in abundance, meaning THE BONEYARD needed to set itself apart from the other films. To make matters even worse, the film is set in a single location, which NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) had pioneered (and damn…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


July 20, 2017    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…

[I SPIT ON YOUR REMAKE] ‘THE HILLS HAVE EYES’ EDITION

[I SPIT ON YOUR REMAKE] ‘THE HILLS HAVE EYES’ EDITION


July 19, 2017    Jovy Skol

          One of the most influential filmmakers in my moviegoing life was and still is Wes Craven. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was probably the first horror movie I ever saw, and I have been a huge fan of that franchise ever since. SCREAM was released…

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] BAD FRANK (2017)

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] BAD FRANK (2017)


July 19, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

    I love a good redemption-gone-wrong film, where the post-bad guy is trying to turn his life around and be a normal part of society. These types of films can be action packed, brutal, and in some cases, quite gory. Now, if you add in a revenge subplot, you…

CREEPSHOW: ROMERO’S MORALITY BETWEEN THE PANELS

CREEPSHOW: ROMERO’S MORALITY BETWEEN THE PANELS


July 19, 2017    Rob Dean

    Another legend in filmmaking has left us, with George A. Romero dying over the weekend due to lung cancer. The auteur was 77 and has been working in some capacity in the arts for over 50 years. It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact that Romero had, not…

[TRIBUTE] The Romeros On George Romero

[TRIBUTE] The Romeros On George Romero


July 19, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

You may not know that assistant editor Mike Vanderbilt played for over a decade in Chicago based, power pop outfit, The Romeros. The band broke up earlier this year, but it seemed appropriate that he and lead guitarist Bob Sylvester share their thoughts on their band’s namesake.   Bob Sylvester-Lead…

[THE GREY LODGE] TENTH REPORT

[THE GREY LODGE] TENTH REPORT


July 19, 2017    Rich Maier

  Dougie Jones…   We’re more than halfway through the new series and we still don’t have our Agent Cooper back. I still think the rest of his missing consciousness is circling through the electrical circuits just waiting for him to shock himself back into himself. At least Dougie Jones…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


July 19, 2017    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…

THE DAWN IS GONE: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO

THE DAWN IS GONE: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO


July 18, 2017    Nathan Smith

  I’ve got to say goodbye to George Romero and it’s going to take a few. He popped into my life at various intervals, even in person once. It’s not a long story, and hopefully not a boring one. So, stick with me and we’ll see it though together.  …

[KICKSTART MY HEART!] MORGANA: A DOCUMENTARY FILM

[KICKSTART MY HEART!] MORGANA: A DOCUMENTARY FILM


July 18, 2017    Jon Abrams

  “Morgana Muses is a force of nature that creates beautiful documents of sexual exploration through short film, documentary and experimental formats.” — Erica Lust.     This is a great story, inspiring and exciting. Please check out the official synopsis:   MORGANA is an artistic character portrait of a troubled 50 year…

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


July 18, 2017    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…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE AMERICAN WAY #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] THE AMERICAN WAY #1


July 17, 2017    Ryan Carey

      Ten short (from where I’m sitting, anyway) years ago John Ridley was far from a household name in the entertainment industry, yet alone an Oscar winner. That was well before 12 YEARS A SLAVE and American Crime, though, and now it’s a different story. A different world. Or is it?…

[2017 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL] DISPATCH #1

[2017 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL] DISPATCH #1


July 17, 2017    Jason Coffman

    This year Fantasia, North America’s biggest and most influential genre film festival, celebrates its 21st birthday as it runs from July 13th to August 2nd. As every year, Fantasia is bringing dozens of high-profile genre films from all over the world to Montreal for the better part of…

[PODCAST] GRINDHOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1, RESERVOIR DOGS-1992

[PODCAST] GRINDHOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1, RESERVOIR DOGS-1992


July 17, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

In the first volume of GRINDHOUSE GROOVES, assistant editor Mike Vanderbilt A.V CLUB news editor Katie Rife take a listen to the RESERVOIR DOGS soundtrack. Click here to listen! Released in 1992, this collection of songs (and excerpts of dialogue) was a touchstone for many a young cinephile. After diving…