★ out of ★★★★★ It looks like a horror film. It acts like a horror film. It’s directed by cinema great and heir to the Hitchcock throne. Its promotional materials portend horror is just around the corner. But don’t be fooled, this super-star-packed 1970s telekinetic hype machine is nothing but a boring and unnecessarily long after-school special.
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Mike’s Review: The Amusement Park (1973/2021)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Everyone gets old. It’s no more complicated than this little horrifying truism. The world of horror is filled with ghosts, homicidal nutcases, Pazzuzu, creepies, crawlies, and robot-monsters. But, nothing, repeat, nothing, is more frightening at the prospect of losing your mental and physical faculties and facing the sad and potential finite end of life.
Mike’s Review: Satan’s Slave (1976)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Crack open the dusty dictionary parked over on your bookshelf and look up staid British horror film. We’ll wait. What’s it say? 1976’s Satan’s Slave? Yep, that’s what we thought.
Mike’s Review: Images (1972)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ When true film auteurs wander outside of their staid and classical lines and in to the horror genre there’s always the potential for some serious magic. Kubrick with the Shining, Freidkin with the Exorcist, Spielberg with Jaws, and even Danny Boyle with 28 Days Later. All these major film think-o-logists had a crack at horror and walked away proud at what they had accomplished, or so ashamed at the terror they had brought to the cineplex, they never came back to the genre. One of the greatest film auteurs of all time, Robert Altman, wandered in to horror with aplomb, but sadly his seminal effort has been forgotten in the sands of time.
Mike’s Review: Demon Seed (1977)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ The Demon Seed is one mighty mashup of technological/sociological concepts. Freedom of choice, meets man’s desire to concur his natural surroundings, meets the infallibility of the god complex, meets sexual politics, meets the ecology movement, meets the military industrial complex, meets a horrifying faux 2001 psychedelic freakout. Yes, it’s all here on display in a 1970s groove.
Mike’s Review: Martin (1978)
★★★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★★ Vampires have been around for a long time (read: possibly forever?) and their story has been told in a weirdly limitless number of ways. Sexy vampires. Gory vampires. Child vampires. Deaf vampires. Suffice it to say, the votes are in and humanity LOVES its vampires!
Mike’s Review: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Now with 30 percent less jump scares!
Horror Movie News: Another Black Christmas Remake
We’ll just park this over here in the What the What!?!?!? category. Apparently, and justifiably, unsatisfied with the 2006 remake […]
Movie Posters We Love: Demons of the Mind (1972)
Nothing says Hammer Films like repressed Christians, the Victorian age, and whole lot of pent up sexual frustrations. Enter: Demons of the Mind from 1972.
Mike’s Review: Piranha (1978)
★★★★out of ★★★★★ Ah. Near 1970s perfection. Gory, but not too gory. Pretty people, but not too pretty. Scary, but […]
Movie Posters We Love: Die Sister Die (1978)
Run sister, run! Get out there! Pronto! According to the horror team at IMDB this fun little slab of celluloid […]
Movie Posters We Love: Devil’s Express (1976)
50,000 years of death stalks the subways!!! Wow. Kung Fu! Blaxspoitation! Monsters! Subways! Gritty NYC! Exclamation Points!!! This deceivingly simple […]
Mike’s Review: We are still here (2015)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Ok…I think it’s time for you guys to leave.
Mike’s review: The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave (1971)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★
The Worms Are Waiting!
Movie Posters We Love: Eyeball (1975)
A stabbing nightmare becomes a living terror?!?!?! Come on! What’s not to love about the tagline alone. That’s just pure […]