Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: Satanis: ‘The Devil’s Mass’

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In 1966, occult fanatic and counterculturalist Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in San Francisco. Naturally founding a church devoted to the entity believed to be the father of all evil is… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Solomon King’

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One constant threat to the art of cinema that has been recognized is that of films being lost. Thankfully preservationists both at the studios and in nonprofit organizations have been hard at work… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Beware! Children at Play’

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Like some of you reading this, part of my Black Friday was spent going through the Blu Rays available from the good people at Vinegar Syndrome. Amid their vast collection of grindhouse, cult,… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

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A few months ago I was fortunate enough to see horror movie host/film critic Joe Bob Briggs present his famed lecture “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood”. Naturally, he discussed a number of the “hixploitation”… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

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As I have mentioned before in a number of Retro Reviews, I am a frequent customer of the Black Lodge. As an institution here in Memphis, Black Lodge has a number of hallowed… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Ravenous’

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In addition to being a through-and-through horror fan I am also a history buff. As such any film that digs deep into the past for terrors is bound to get my interest. For… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Blind Fury’

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Inspired by the Japanese film/TV character Zatoichi, actor turned producer Tim Matheson sought to create his own visually handicapped, sword-wielding hero. His vision was realized in 1990 when he and director Phillip Noyce… Continue reading

Halloween Review: ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

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During the 1940’s Walt Disney Productions was engaged in what has been dubbed by many the “package film era”. Thanks to the Second World War, the studio’s ability to make further big prestige… Continue reading

Halloween Review: ‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’

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In 1982, John Carpenter and Debra Hill, the masterminds behind the Halloween franchise took a massive chance on the series with Halloween III: Season of the Witch. While it is now a cult… Continue reading

Retro Review: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb

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One of the biggest controversies in the realm of archeology is the exploitation found by people from the West and taken to display in their homelands regardless of where the discoveries were made.… Continue reading