Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘The Video Dead’

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This latest Retro Review is a look at a fan favorite from the era of the video store. Luckily this 1987 zombie flick has been reborn thanks to the good people at Shout… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Conversation’

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Do you feel comfortable that the last private conversation you had remained that way? Once you watch this mystery-thriller you may never have that comfort again. You may be wondering who could be… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Psycho’

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In 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock was on an entirely different plane than most of his colleagues. Each of his suspense-filled films were so distinctively his that we had to create the word “Hitchcokian”… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Wicker Man’

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When a film has been famously hailed as “the Citizen Kane of the horror genre” it has quite a high level of expectations from audiences. Luckily the 1973 horror film The Wicker Man… Continue reading

Disney Marathon: ‘The Black Cauldron’

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For those just joining us, this is a movie marathon with a twist. Myself (cranky 40 year old blogger), my son Josh (10 year old Nintendo obsessive) and my daughter Amelia (drama llama… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Doctor Detroit’

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Actor, producer, screenwriter Dan Akroyd has been behind a number of true fan favorite 80’s classics, from The Blues Brothers to Ghostbusters. But there is one movie in his filmography during this era… Continue reading

Best Horror Movies of the 1930s

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With an informative piece of dialogue about the Carpathian Mountains spoken by Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, the horror genre entered the era of sound. With this change came… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Devil Rides Out’

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By the late 1960’s Hammer was far and away the head of the gothic horror table. Their series of films based on monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein were hits in their native Britain… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Popcorn’

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While strolling through the horror section of Black Lodge Video, the cover of a film jumped out at me so I had to rent it. I am so glad I did as it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

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In 1984, Paramount Pictures released Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on movie audiences. Sure these were fun movies, but the powers-that-be at Paramount were always embarrassed by the franchise. After all they… Continue reading