If you’re a regular listener to our little ol’ podcast you’ve probably heard us wax poetically about the (sadly) uneven implementation of one of the greatest horror plot lines of all time — the Amityville Horror. If you’re of a certain age Amityville and the Lutz family was all the talk. On the newsstands, in the classroom, at the water cooler. People were…um…obsessed…with this sad family and their demonic plight.
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Mike’s Review: Grizzly II (2021)
★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s everything you’ve ever wanted! It contains film footage likely derived from 10 different film shoots over the course of nearly 40 years. It’s got Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Louise Fletcher). It’s got Indiana Jones pal Salah (John Rhys-Davies). It’s got the super crooked hillbilly cop from Rambo, Galt (Jack Starrett). It’s sort of got a couple scenes with a grizzly bear. But just don’t be fooled, there’s not a whole heck of a lot of Charlie Sheen, Laura Dern, and George Clooney.
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!
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: Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
You’ve seen the VHS tape. You’ve seen the poster. Hell, you’ve probably even seen the trailer for this 1980s slice of brilliance, BUT have you actually seen the movie?
Movie Posters We Love: Le Crane Malifique (1965)
Peter Cushing! Christopher Lee! Oh my! This one’s got it all. Most importantly it’s got two of the giants of 1960s horror. The boys had a corner on the market for sure.
Mike’s Review: The Green Slime (1968)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Yes. It’s true. Some films are so awesomely bad that they’ve come full circle and are just plain awesomely awesome. And that’s the truth. One such film is the truly underrated and much ridiculed, 1968’s, the Green Slime. I mean the name kind of says it all.
Mike’s Review: Blood Feast (1963)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis There has to be a “first” everything. First to the moon. […]
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 […]
Movie Posters We Love: Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
Suffice it to say there’s a lot to unpack here. There’s monsters! There’s blood! There’s blood monsters! There’s bat demons! […]
Mike’s Review: Asylum of Satan (1972)
★★★out of ★★★★★ In 2013 Steven Speilberg and some other guy named George Lucas stood in front of a group […]
Movie Posters We Love: The Skull (1965)
Hot damn! This one’s a winner. Peter Cushing + Skulls + the Marquis De Sade = a perfect pile of […]
Movie Posters We Love: Mother’s Day (1980)
“I’m So proud of my boys they never forget their mama.” Kinda says it all…doesn’t it. Happy Mother’s Day from […]
Mike’s Review: Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Pazuzu? Seriously you can’t come up with a scarier demon name?
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XVIII: The Best in Sci-Fi Horror
Is is horror? Is it sci-fi? Is it horror-sci-fi? Does it have space aliens? Are those furry little space aliens scary?
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XV: The Best Darn Hillbilly Horror
Dear god…where do these people come from? More importantly, who makes this stuff up? Some of the grizzliest, nastiest, most […]
Mike’s Review: the Crater Lake Monster (1977)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Ok…here’s the deal, this movie a) doesn’t really involve a monster, and b) isn’t filmed at Crater […]
Happy Valentine’s Day Horror Fans!
Happy Valentine’s Day from 1981!
The Scariest Things Podcast – Episode IX: Favorite Killers
What’s scarier than scary? People, things, and unnatural beings that KILL! Join us for Episode IX where we look at […]
Mike’s Review: Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou (1987)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Supernatural doo wop revenge — telekinesis style! Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior […]
MOVIES POSTERS WE LOVE: The Evil Dead
The ultimate experience in grueling terror!!!
Mike’s Top 10 Zombie Flicks!
Zombie: A corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions. synonyms: living dead, undead, […]
Mike’s Review: Three on a Meathook (1972)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★