[FANTASTIC FEST 2017] RON GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN (2017)

[FANTASTIC FEST 2017] RON GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN (2017)


September 23, 2017    Matt Wedge

  Many of the jokes in RON GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN are super-specific to the Netherlands and, even more specifically, to the Dutch film industry. I am afraid I am an expert on neither the country nor its film industry. All I really know about the cinematic arts in the Netherlands…

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[FESTIVAL REVIEW] HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE (2017)

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE (2017)


September 23, 2017    Nathan Smith

          I worked in a haunted house for ten years and would do it for another ten if I could. It’s painful, you get hurt, slapped, spit at, cursed out, and called everything in the bad-language bible. And yet, I’d do it again in a heartbeat….

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[FESTIVAL REVIEW] Barbara Crampton Shines In Charming ‘APPLECART’

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] Barbara Crampton Shines In Charming ‘APPLECART’


September 23, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

          APPLECART (which will more than likely have its name changed when it gets picked up for distribution) feels very of the moment—it features witches and a true crime reality show within the film—and at the same time, has one foot in early ‘90s direct to…

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[FESTIVAL REVIEW] VAMPIRE CLAY (2017)

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] VAMPIRE CLAY (2017)


September 23, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

          VAMPIRE CLAY from writer/director Sôichi Umezawa is an oddly funny bit of Raimi-sploitation that adheres the ‘80s teen slasher plot points of revenge for wrong doing and one by one nasty kills. At a low rent art school in the Japanese countryside, a teacher and…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LARRY COHEN AND STEVE MITCHELL OF ‘KING COHEN’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LARRY COHEN AND STEVE MITCHELL OF ‘KING COHEN’


September 23, 2017    Matt Wedge

          Larry Cohen is a legend of American independent filmmaking. A favorite among many around the DAILY GRINDHOUSE virtual offices, his filmography reads like the greatest hits of smart, genre cinema of the ’70s and ’80s: IT’S ALIVE, GOD TOLD ME TO, BONE, Q, SPECIAL EFFECTS,…

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[FESTIVAL REVIEW] 3FT BALL AND SOULS (2017)

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] 3FT BALL AND SOULS (2017)


September 23, 2017    Matt Wedge

                      The film with the clunkiest title that I will probably see at this year’s Fantastic Fest is also probably going to be one of the most heartfelt and life affirming. Perversely, it is about a group of strangers communicating…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] RICHARD SALA’S ‘THE BLOODY CARDINAL’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] RICHARD SALA’S ‘THE BLOODY CARDINAL’


September 23, 2017    Ryan Carey

      Some cartoonists are so good at “what they do” — at telling the kinds of stories that fit within a niche they’re not only carved out, but created from whole cloth, for themselves — that you feel no particular urge as a reader to see them “branch…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FLORENCE HARTIGAN OF ‘PHOENIX FORGOTTEN’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FLORENCE HARTIGAN OF ‘PHOENIX FORGOTTEN’


September 23, 2017    Jon Abrams

        Florence Hartigan is an American-born, New Zealand-raised, LA-based actress and musician. Her latest film project is the leading role in Phoenix Forgotten, produced by Ridley Scott (ALIEN), Wes Ball (THE MAZE RUNNER) and Mark Canton (THE MARTIAN). The film is based on the shocking, true events…

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[JOYSTICKS] PINBALL FX3’S NEW SEPTEMBER RELEASES

[JOYSTICKS] PINBALL FX3’S NEW SEPTEMBER RELEASES


September 22, 2017    Andy Vanderbilt

    ZEN STUDIOS KICKSTARS THEIR UNIVERSAL CLASSICS LINE OF TABLES WITH TWO CLASSICS   On September 26th the popular digital pinball franchise PINBALL FX will be releasing its 3rd iteration, along with two very interesting looking tables based on the classic Steven Spielberg films E.T. and JAWS. For those…

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[IN THEATERS NOW] mother! (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] mother! (2017)


September 22, 2017    Jovy Skol

      You don’t have to be a film geek to know that mother! is getting a ton of hate out there. I really didn’t know much about the movie, outside of the one trailer I saw. From what I gathered, Darren Aronofsky had another psychological mind-fuck up his…

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[FESTIVAL REVIEW] THOROUGHBREDS (2017)

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] THOROUGHBREDS (2017)


September 22, 2017    Nathan Smith

          THOROUGHBREDS is like a writhing, roiling tapestry of snakes, each one filled with a lethal dosage of black-market, black comedy venom. Every shot composition, every performance, every musical cue, and every line is choreographed with razor wire thin precision.     I dare not tell…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] NIGHTMARES (1980)

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] NIGHTMARES (1980)


September 22, 2017    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:…

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[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE NOT-AT-FANTASTIC-FEST EDITION

[I WAKE UP STREAMING!] THE NOT-AT-FANTASTIC-FEST EDITION


September 21, 2017    Paul Freitag-Fey

      It’s Fantastic Fest time! If you’re like me, you know what that means – watching all of your friends post pictures and status updates about all of the cool stuff they’re doing and all of the neat new movies they’re watching! Without you! Those jerks! We hate…

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THE VHS EFFECT: FAREWELL TO A FRIEND

THE VHS EFFECT: FAREWELL TO A FRIEND


September 21, 2017    J. Tonzelli

  We don’t get to do this often, but we’re running this terrific reflection back on the life and death of VHS by author J. Tonzelli, courtesy of our friends at CutPrintFilm and Lunchmeat Magazine (whose editor, Josh Schafer, has provided a brief introduction here). This piece was straight up…

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[IN THEATERS NOW] KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)

[IN THEATERS NOW] KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)


September 21, 2017    Rob Dean

        2014’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE was a fun, brash jolt of superspy fun that felt propulsive and like a logical updating of the crazy espionage films of old. Matthew Vaughn (along with his co-writer Jane Goldman) brought Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ comic to the screen…

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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] EPISODE 3: “NEIGHBORS FROM HELL”

[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] EPISODE 3: “NEIGHBORS FROM HELL”


September 21, 2017    Jovy Skol

        I hope I’m not the only person in the world in love with Leslie Grossman. Ever since the WB days where teen dramas ruled pop culture, one of my favorites has always been POPULAR, an early Ryan Murphy offering. Whenever I tell people unfortunate to not…

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[GOOD THINGS IN BAD MOVIES] THE STEPHEN KING EDITION!

[GOOD THINGS IN BAD MOVIES] THE STEPHEN KING EDITION!


September 21, 2017    Kevin Maher

  In The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, author C.S. Lewis describes the first encounter between the children and Aslan. He notes that: “People who have not been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time.”   Of course anyone who’s…

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[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BEN PASSMORE’S ‘YOUR BLACK FRIEND’

[GRINDHOUSE COMICS COLUMN] BEN PASSMORE’S ‘YOUR BLACK FRIEND’


September 20, 2017    Ryan Carey

    By the time you read this, odds are better than good that Ben Passmore will have an Ignatz Award with his name stamped on it, as well he should — his early-2017 Silver Sprocket release, Your Black Friend, is a leading contender in the “Outstanding Comic” category, and while…

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[PODCASTS] REVENGE OF THE POD PEOPLE Stop For “Just One” At Their Favorite Bars In Genre Cinema

[PODCASTS] REVENGE OF THE POD PEOPLE Stop For “Just One” At Their Favorite Bars In Genre Cinema


September 19, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

On each episode of REVENGE OF THE POD PEOPLE, DAILY GRINDHOUSE assistant editor Mike Vanderbilt and A.V. CLUB news editor Katie Rife dive into the weird, wild world of genre cinema in their own unique way, be it pitting two favorite films against one another, running a series, our creating…

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[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] ISLAND OF DEATH (1976)

[DOIN’ THE NASTIES] ISLAND OF DEATH (1976)


September 19, 2017    Anya Novak

        Title: ISLAND OF DEATH Other Titles:  ISLAND OF PERVERSION, A CRAVING FOR LUST, DEVIL IN MYKONOS, CRUEL DESTINATION, PSYCHIC KILLER 2 Year: 1976 Director:  Nico Mastorakis Cast: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell     Nasties:   Nudity Bestiality Animal slaughter Crucifixion…

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JLC RETURNS TO HADDONFIELD!

JLC RETURNS TO HADDONFIELD!


September 15, 2017    Jovy Skol

    I’m going to completely honest here, at the risk of losing any credibility as a horror fan: I’m not a big fan of the HALLOWEEN franchise. I’ve seen them all several times, as I seem to always be surrounded by the diehard fans. REVENGE and RETURN are a…

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[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] NOMAD RIDERS (1984)

[MY EXPLOITATION EDUCATION] NOMAD RIDERS (1984)


September 15, 2017    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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[THE BIG QUESTION] WHO’S THE SCARIEST MOTHER IN FILM HISTORY?

[THE BIG QUESTION] WHO’S THE SCARIEST MOTHER IN FILM HISTORY?


September 15, 2017    Jon Abrams

  Original artwork by ANDY VANDERBILT!   To mark the release of mother!, the Daily Grindhouse team got together to ask ourselves…     WHO’S THE SCARIEST MOTHER IN FILM HISTORY?   DIRK DIGGLER’S MOTHER (Joanna Gleason), BOOGIE NIGHTS   When it comes to the scariest mothers in film, I…

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[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!

[DAILY RUNDOWN] TODAY’S COOL SCREENINGS!


September 15, 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…

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