Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: Manhunter

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In 1981, author Thomas Harris wrote the first of a series of novels centered around the brilliant and terrifying Dr. Hannibal Lecter. His book Red Dragon attracted the attention of Hollywood. Given that… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Blood Harvest’

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It has been said many times that clowns are kind of the worst. For children they are terrifying and for adults they are annoying and off putting. There is something unnerving about their… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

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In a small Wisconsin town in the 1950’s a seemingly simple handyman named Ed Gein, was discovered to be a serial killer, grave robber, and cannibal earning him the infamous nickname, the Plainfield… Continue reading

‘The West Wing’ Seems Quaint in 2020

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News has been circulating this past weekend that legendary drama series The West Wing will be making a return to our screens, with creator Aaron Sorkin picking up the pen. As it happens… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Monster and the Girl’

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There have been many emotional and action-packed films of a wronged antihero seeking vengeance for an injustice they suffered. The 1941 crime/horror thriller the Monster and the Girl, takes this familiar plot into… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Crowd’

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By the time of the late 1920’s silent cinema had fully embraced a more fantastical style. Acclaimed director King Vidor wanted to buck this idea with his 1927 film, the Crowd. However, the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘A Matter of Life and Death’

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What say do we have over our ultimate fate? Famed British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger debated this philosophical idea in 1946 in a film starring David Niven and Kim Hunter called… Continue reading

Retro Review: Night Killer

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Italian director Claudio Fragasso has cemented himself in film history by making Troll 2, a film argued by many as being the worst movie ever made. But a little research will show that… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Urban Legend’

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Director: Jamie Blanks Cast: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Joshua Jackson, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund Plot: An ‘urban legend’ themed murderer starts picking off people on… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Mighty Ducks’

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When it comes to feel-good sports films, Disney has got it down. From Cool Running to Remember the Titans to Miracle, the House of Mouse knows how to get an audience on their… Continue reading