[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN WILLIAMS, WRITER & DIRECTOR OF ‘SPACE BABES FROM OUTER SPACE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN WILLIAMS, WRITER & DIRECTOR OF ‘SPACE BABES FROM OUTER SPACE’


March 23, 2017    Jason Coffman

  Indiana-based filmmakers Scott Schirmer (FOUND) and Brian Williams (TIME TO KILL) joined forces to form Bandit Motion Pictures in 2016. The first production from Bandit was HARVEST LAKE, an erotic fantasy/horror very much unlike anything else in the independent horror scene. They followed that film with PLANK FACE, a…

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: TICKING MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE TWO)

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: TICKING MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE TWO)


March 22, 2017    Matt Wedge

  “I wouldn’t lie about Howard Hawks. That’d be sacrilege.” – Hap Collins   Ticking Mojo (honestly, I’m not sure to what that title is referring) continues Mucho Mojo‘s established pattern of running straight ahead with plot, while taking occasional breaks to inject some character moments. But unlike the slightly…

The Right Lessons to Learn from LOGAN’s Success

The Right Lessons to Learn from LOGAN’s Success


March 21, 2017    Rob Dean

  LOGAN, a hard R-rated film featuring a beloved comic book property traditionally aimed at children, has been getting high critical praise and raking in tons of money at the box office. As is tradition in Hollywood, other studios will chase the success of LOGAN and try to replicate films…

[IN THEATERS & ON VOD!] ATOMICA (2017)

[IN THEATERS & ON VOD!] ATOMICA (2017)


March 20, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

      A minimalist movie can be just as hard-hitting, and sometimes even more so, than more grandiose films. If a story can be told well without several different settings, over-the-top special effects, and A-list celebrities, it can actually habe even more of an impact. ATOMICA is a restrained piece of…

[INTERVIEW] ATOMICA Director Dagen Merrill

[INTERVIEW] ATOMICA Director Dagen Merrill


March 20, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  ATOMICA is a science-fiction thriller set during an energy crisis in the near future. When communications go offline in a remote power plant, safety inspector Abby Dixon (Sarah Habel) goes out to bring them back online, only to find the occupants of the facility (played by Dominic Monaghan and…

#RIP BERNIE WRIGHTSON (1948-2017)

#RIP BERNIE WRIGHTSON (1948-2017)


March 19, 2017    Ryan Carey

      This has been a rough week indeed for comics fans. Already reeling from the too-soon departures of underground legends Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, just hours ago news broke of the death of Bernie Wrightson, whose lavishly creepy illustrations haunted the imaginations — and found their way…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE 9 BEST SNAKE MEN (AND WOMEN) IN CINEMATIC HISSTORY

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE 9 BEST SNAKE MEN (AND WOMEN) IN CINEMATIC HISSTORY


March 17, 2017    Rob Dean

        Throughout the course of genre storytelling in film, there have been all sorts of attempts at displaying human/animal hybrids onscreen. From the many iterations of Dr. Moreau’s island of chymera monsters, to the Asian influence of Hindu symbolism, filmmakers love working with manimals in their genre…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] VENOM (1981)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] VENOM (1981)


March 17, 2017    Matt Wedge

      There are so many points in VENOM where the film could have fallen apart. Despite a small budget and two members of its ensemble cast who do not look to be operating at peak health, the film keeps expanding, raising the stakes (my apologies to all you…

[TV THROWBACK] BEFORE ‘FEUD’: ‘WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?’ (1991)

[TV THROWBACK] BEFORE ‘FEUD’: ‘WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?’ (1991)


March 17, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

      Currently airing on FX is “Feud,” Ryan Murphy’s anthology series about notorious celebrity duels, with the first season centered around the relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of 1962’s cult favorite WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?. The idea of an eight-episode, all-star…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006)


March 17, 2017    Johnny Donaldson

I want these motherfucking snakes off my motherfucking plane.   2006 seemed like such an innocent time. Before political flame wars over Presidential candidates, before utter despair and abject abuse became the common tenor of Twitter (hell, before the nascent social networking thingamabob was even out of its infancy), before the…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] PRELUDE TO A HISS: THE SNAKE SONGS OF ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] PRELUDE TO A HISS: THE SNAKE SONGS OF ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK’


March 17, 2017    John Reents

    Sadly, there isn’t a sizeable selection of singing cinematic serpents in circulation, so I singled out a sole splendid song to satisfy your ‘s’uriosity.     “Trust in Me (The Python’s Song)” From THE JUNGLE BOOK (Disney, 1967) Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B….

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] JENNIFER (1978)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] JENNIFER (1978)


March 17, 2017    dailygri

      After the runaway success of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE, Hollywood’s first, most natural impulse was to rip it off incessantly. It’s rare that a film genuinely sparks an entire sub-genre that carries its own name, but the horde of “CARRIE rip-offs” were inescapable for about a half-decade,…

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: MUCHO MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE)

‘HAP & LEONARD’ TV REVIEW: MUCHO MOJO (SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE)


March 16, 2017    Matt Wedge

“Whatever happened to live and let live?” – Leonard Pine   Welcome to Daily Grindhouse’s Season Two coverage of Hap and Leonard! To prepare for this season, I revisited Season one and re-read my coverage of it over the last week. What I noticed is that I did the series a…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ETHAN EMBRY OF ‘THE DEVIL’S CANDY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ETHAN EMBRY OF ‘THE DEVIL’S CANDY’


March 15, 2017    Wendi Freeman

  Ethan Embry is an actor perhaps best known for his work in ’90s comedies such as THAT THING YOU DO, EMPIRE RECORDS, and CAN’T HARDLY WAIT, but recently he has been transcending expectations in darker films like CHEAP THRILLS and LATE PHASES. His most recent role is as the…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE SERPENT WARRIORS (1985)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] THE SERPENT WARRIORS (1985)


March 14, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

    Legendary diva Eartha Kitt was a woman of many talents. Throughout her six decades in show business, Kitt was a singer, a dancer, an actress, and a powerful activist for civil rights causes, and her unique, inimitable voice is well-known even to modern audiences even if it’s mostly…

DAILY GRINDHOUSE’S MARCH MADMEN, MAYHEM, & MANIACS TOURNAMENT.

DAILY GRINDHOUSE’S MARCH MADMEN, MAYHEM, & MANIACS TOURNAMENT.


March 14, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

Hey there Grindhouse fans! Feeling out of place because you could really care less about the NCAA? Do you really want to bring your work productivity down to zero by paying too much attention to brackets? Well, you’re in luck because you can participate in DAILY GRINDHOUSE’S INAUGURAL MARCH MADMEN,…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] ANACONDA (1997)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] ANACONDA (1997)


March 13, 2017    Jon Abrams

      “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun.” – Sir Mix-A-Lot.   In 1997, Hollywood heard that challenge, and served up Jennifer Lopez. Spoiler warning:  The anaconda wanted some.     ANACONDA is the kind of movie that has become commonplace today through venues such as…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)


March 13, 2017    Craig Edwards

      In the 1950s, Universal Studios had their last great run at the science fiction, fantasy, and horror pictures they’d been pwning since the monumental releases of Dracula and Frankenstein in 1931. They had zipped through the previous decade mainly cranking out sequels starring different conglomerations of their…

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] KING KONG (1976)

[WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES WEEK] KING KONG (1976)


March 13, 2017    Mac Bell

          King Kong has shared the screen with some famous co-stars throughout his cinematic career. Lovely Fay Wray, that most famous of dinosaurs: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Adrien Brody’s nose, and that other king, one Godzilla, are just a few of the popular personalities the giant gorilla…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] MAN-THING #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] MAN-THING #1


March 12, 2017    Ryan Carey

      Some may say that the heyday of the swamp creature in comic books has long since passed, but I’m not so sure. Granted, the Alan Moore/Steve Bissette/Rick Veitch/John Totleben run on DC’s Swamp Thing back in the 1980s set the bar pretty high, but rather than try to compete…

[SCREENING TONIGHT IN NEW YORK!] BRING IT ON (2000)

[SCREENING TONIGHT IN NEW YORK!] BRING IT ON (2000)


March 10, 2017    Jon Abrams

  If you want to know something about me, I originally saw BRING IT ON in the theater — with my mom. We both enjoyed it but probably for different reasons.  Something for everybody, I guess; you know how it is.     I don’t spend a lot of time…

[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…

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ROYAL CITY #1

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] ROYAL CITY #1


March 6, 2017    Ryan Carey

    Once upon a time, Jeff Lemire was one of the most interesting up-and-coming cartoonists around. Essex County landed with a bang — rather surprising considering its slow-burn, quiet pace — and seemed to announce the arrival of a major new talent with a highly personal, idiosyncratic vision. His career seemed…