Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘The Muppet Movie’

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Director: James Frawley Cast: Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Miss Piggie Plot: After a random encounter with a Hollywood Agent, Kermit the Frog leaves his home in the swamp to… Continue reading

Great Things About VCR Players

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For those old enough to remember (and just reading this will be enough to make some people feel old) , VHS (or Betamax for the Yanks) was the dominant form of home movie… Continue reading

Science Fiction Retrospective 1: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

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   Written by Hedge Big Brother. I paid a visit to a bookstore a few months ago, on the hunt for some Dick (that’s Phillip K, smartass) and as I approached the rear of the… Continue reading

Val Lewton’s Films and Why I Love Them

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In the 1940’s while Universal was churning out cliché (but enjoyable) monster movies, a producer named Val Lewton did something a little different. He made horror films that relied on plot and good… Continue reading

Retro Review: House on Haunted Hill

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DARKNITE agrees to spend the night… A movie screen as black as pitch staring right at the confused audience; then out of no where, a piercing scream and a ghoulish laugh and so… Continue reading

Retro Review: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

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During the 1940’s Universal Studios found that they had two types of movies that were always guaranteed blockbusters; Abbott and Costello comedies and their monster movies. It was only a matter of time before some… Continue reading

Retro Review: Children of the Corn

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A DARKNITE review! Many of Stephen King’s stories have been adapted to film, but I can’t think of any of them that started out with the kind of bang that this one does.… Continue reading

The Top 10 Muppets

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If you aren’t familiar with The Muppets I feel sorry for your childhood. Luckily for you the show has barely aged and you still catch up on the fun. You can still make… Continue reading

‘M’ Retro Review

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A Review by G-FUNK Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Grundgens Plot: When a serial killer who preys on children takes his eighth victim paranoia runs through the city. With… Continue reading

Retro Gaming: ‘I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream’

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Many games like to tout their ‘moral choice systems’ these days, and game developers do like to try and provide a genuinely tough choice. Whilst some of the scenarios are more than absurd,… Continue reading