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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

Retro Review: ‘No Holds Barred’

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Professional wrestling is unlike any other sport. The winner and loser of each contest is already pre-determined so the job of the competitor is to make it entertaining. It is a lot like… Continue reading

Best Hixploitation Movies

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Any fan of cult cinema knows there are a plethora of film genres out there far away from the prying eyes of mainstream audiences. One such genre is the hixploitation, a type of… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Martin’

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As we have written about elsewhere in the House, film and popular culture as a whole were dealt a massive blow recently with the passing of horror director George A. Romero. Romero singlehandedly… Continue reading

‘Superman: The Movie’ Retro Review

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Over the past ten years I have been forced to endure three Superman movies which portrayed the Man of Steel as less super and more sad and moody. I know I am not… Continue reading