★★★ out of ★★★★★ Everybody had to start somewhere. Alien ripped off The Green Slime. Child’s Play ripped off Magic. Piranha ripped off Jaws. And everyone ripped off Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It should come as no surprise that this year’s weirdo “it” film Malignant is a ripoff, but we’re here to tell you it is.
If yer' anything like yer pals at the Scariest Things Podcast you've got a broad cinema palette and an ever broader tolerance for the profane, the vile, and the fart joke. Good news! There's now a streaming service that seamlessly blends all that gory goodness together in a horrifying smoothie called TROMA NOW!
Things just can’t possibly get weird enough. Hollyweird may have run out of ideas and the public is going to...
🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 out of 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 Ah...the holidays. Yes. Those holidays. The Christmas-y ones. The holidays that fill you full of joy, happiness, togetherness, peace, family...frustration, long lines, anger, resentment, hatred, and, AND, AND....CHRISTMAS TREES! The bane of the past, present, and the future. Commercialism mixed with a toxic cocktail of entitlement, greed, waste, and environmental cynicism and acrimony. Just a plain ol’ dislike for mother earth.
Sometimes, you have to love a horror movie, warts and all.
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ The Last Matinee is a loving homage to film. More to the point it’s a loving homage and exploration of Argento, Fulchi, grindhouse cinema, slashers, grimy movie theaters, and quite possibly the great Lamberto Bava film Demons. Don’t be fooled though. While The Last Matinee pulls from many of the classics, it’s got its own unique style and flavor, and it’s cram-packed with EYEBALLS.
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Skull: The Mask is a Brazilian explosion of gore and action, the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while. Gonzo, gratuitous, and pure sweet bloody syrup for fans of exploitation fare.
★ out of ★★★★★ If you went to Sunset Strip and asked a hip-looking millennial what elements exemplified the grindhouse cinema era, what do you think the response would be? Confused? Indifferent? Bored? Titillated? Or do you think they’d start to rattle off a listed of oft-used Rob Zombie tropes and tripe?