Tag Archive: geek. retro

Retro Review: ‘The Giant Gila Monster’

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If a massive reptile from the prehistoric era lived in the area around your hometown one would think somebody would notice after a while. Even if they do not see it, one would… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘House of Wax’

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If there was one genre which could famously take full advantage of the various 3D booms in movie history it is the horror genre. During the initial craze of three dimensional cinema in… Continue reading

Holiday Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

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We on earth take it for granted that a jolly man in a red suit will magically come down our chimneys to deliver presents. But do we take into consideration the poor children… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tank Girl’

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During the late 80’s through the 90’s comic adaptations were not solely for mainstream superheroes. Hollywood struck gold with properties like; the Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blade, and the Mask. Though one… Continue reading

Retro Review: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

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The 1980’s saw a whole slew of charming films intended for younger viewers. Movies like; the Goonies, Flight of the Navigator, Gremlins and the Monster Squad still hold a place in the hearts… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Swamp Thing’

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For being a character who has always been an under the radar cult favorite, Swamp Thing has had an endless supply of talented and creative people telling stories in the pages of the… Continue reading

Best Goth/Industrial Bands of the Eighties

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Music of the 1980’s is often associated with; hair metal, shopping mall pop, and synthesizers; but let us not forget there was a massive dark undercurrent to the Decade of Excess. Rising largely… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Blood Rage’

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With this Retro Review, I decided to look at another horror favorite from the Video Era. In 1983, director John Grissmer and screenwriter Bruce Rubin (who would go on to write for films… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Akira’

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Every so often moviegoers are exposed to something radically different, from anything they have seen before. That must have been what Western audiences felt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

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In an episode of MASH once, “Hawkeye” Pierce disputed a popular saying by pointing out that war is in fact NOT hell. Because in hell only those guilty suffer whereas in war everyone suffers… Continue reading