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?
Tag Archive for ‘horror movie’
Mike’s Review: Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
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?
Mike’s Review: Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
We’ve always loved horror, it’s just that horror hasn’t always loved us.
Mike’s Review: Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
The art world is a tough nut to crack. The politics, the sexuality, the fortunes, the fame, the critics, the notoriety, the legacy — oh, yeah, and we almost forgot, the art. Art is often a vessel for missing elements in society, wanting, longing, and a respite from the day to day hum/drum attributes of life. Art can subjugate the mundane and keep our darker and more horrifying desires at bay. That is, when art is obeyed and respected. When it’s not…watch out.
Horror Movie News: Fuck You Immortality Trailer Release
We’ll just park this little 54 second trailer right on over hear in the “huh” category. The Scariest Things Podcast challenges you to find a weirder, more off-putting, and more kick-ass fun trailer. Just try it. You won’t succeed. We promise you.
Mike’s Review: The Green Slime (1968)
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.
Horror Movie News: Lords of Chaos Trailer
Well this certainly looks interesting! Much like horror with all of its weird and appurtenant sub-genres, heavy metal, has got […]
Mike’s Review: You Might be the Killer (2018)
If something is around long enough it’s going to be parodied. There will be barbs, jabs, satire and plenty of loving imitation. Even the tropes and trends that surround a specific genre will get reworked, turned inside out, and devotedly re-re-re-imagined.
Mike’s Review: The Witch in the Window (2018)
Many have characterized this film as “Hallmark Horror.” Which is, of course, lazy short hand for the fact that the film has an emotional component and it manages to draw the audience in to a deep and meaningful concern for the main protagonists. Mind you this is not “This is Us” or some other network pablum, but a legitimate exploration of a father/son relationship in the throws of pre-teen puberty — set against HORROR, glorious horror.
Horror Movie News: Velvet Buzzsaw Coming Soon
When good art goes bad? When bad artists attack good artists? When good artists attack bad critics? Who knows? All […]
Horror Movie News: Horror Noire Coming Soon to Shudder
It’s never too late to get a Shudder subscription. Trust us, it’s worth it. To wit, Shudder’s announced a brand […]
Horror Movie News: Prodigy Trailer Drops
Man, trailers are a tough bit to pull off. They’re almost a movie within a movie, or rather a movie […]
Movie Posters We Love: Crescendo (1970)
Here’s the poster for one of the rarer and apparently one of the last of the Hammer horror freakouts. This […]
Horror Movie News: From the Minds Behind Zombeavers Comes the Drone
Say it ain’t so…the fine folks that brought us the 2014 smash hit, Zombeavers, are coming the theaters with a brand new flick, the Drone.
Mike’s Review: Blood Feast (1963)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis There has to be a “first” everything. First to the moon. […]
Mike’s Review: Leatherface (2017)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ In 2015, when Leatherface principal filming began, something must have been amiss in the cosmos. There […]
Horror Movie News: Amityville Murders Trailer Released
Like it or not, it’s coming your way. On February 8, 2019, the seemingly bottomless well known as the Amityville […]
Horror Movie News: New Trailer for Us
Oh boy…it’s here. The new trailer for the next Jordan Peele joint, Us. I guess we should say, triple […]
Mike’s Review: Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ This ain’t no Charlie Brown Christmas. Directed by Charles Sellier, Jr. There’s some of those […]
Mike’s Review: Dogged (2017)
★★ out of ★★★★★ A Wicker Man rip-off with some surprising and enjoyable twists and turns. Directed by Richard Rountree. Allegedly Dogged […]
Mike’s Review: Mandy (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A strange and visionary tale of strange visions and a chainsaw fight. Directed by Panos Cosmatos There […]
Mike’s Review: CAM (2018)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ It should come as no surprise, but technology’s bad. It’s, well, surprising how many times we […]
Mike’s Review: Slice (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ When your film’s foundation is ensconced in werewolves, witches, ghosts, lots of present day political allegory, […]
Mike’s Review: Terrifier (2017)
★out of ★★★★★ It’s rather rare that I, or for that matter, any reviewer starts a review with “…don’t watch this […]
Mike’s Review: The Nun (2018)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Lay. Off. The. Fog. Machine.
Horror Movie News: Mrs. Claus looks awfully naughty
What is that?!?! Is this sort of like when your local superstore starts putting out Halloween decorations in June? Sure. […]
Movie Posters We Love: Uncle Sam (1996)
Have a super-scary 4th of July!
Horror Shorts: A Love Story (2018)
You’d think dating Justin Bieber would be the scariest thing that there ever once was. Turns out, dating young Biebs […]
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: Incubus (1982)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
You know what’s cool about 1980s horror films?