Tag Archive: horror

Retro Review: ‘The Devil Rides Out’

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By the late 1960’s Hammer was far and away the head of the gothic horror table. Their series of films based on monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein were hits in their native Britain… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Popcorn’

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While strolling through the horror section of Black Lodge Video, the cover of a film jumped out at me so I had to rent it. I am so glad I did as it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

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In 1984, Paramount Pictures released Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on movie audiences. Sure these were fun movies, but the powers-that-be at Paramount were always embarrassed by the franchise. After all they… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Slaxx’

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Director: Elza Kephart Cast: Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani, Kenny Wong, Tianna Nori, Jessica B. Hill, Erica Anderson Plot: A highly popular and super trendy clothing store is besieged by a murderous… Continue reading

Retro Review: House of Dracula

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Towards the end of the era of the Universal Monsters the studio was focused on maximizing the shared universal they lived in with what fans have dubbed the “monster mash” movies. These flicks… Continue reading

The Wolf Man: A Monster’s Journey

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When it comes to the famed Universal Monsters each one of them has an actor they are forever linked to. Dracula has Bela Lugosi, the Invisible Man has Claude Rains etc. Though these… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Pit’

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I believe I have some kind of brain condition where whenever I stumble across some low-budget horror movie that likely adorned the aisles of video stores. Recently I stumbled across a 1981 Canadian… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Wrong Turn’ 2021

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Director: Mike P. Nelson Cast: Charlotte Vega, Matthew Modine, Bill Sage, Daisy Head Plot: A group of obnoxious teenagers get lost hiking in the Virginian mountains and run afoul of some locals. Months… Continue reading

Rise and Fall of Syfy

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During the early days of cable television burgeoning networks were finding success catering to different niche markets. Atlanta media mogul, Ted Turner who started the whole shebang, had an empire of networks to… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Bruce Campbell

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“Hail to the king, baby!” because among fans of horror and B-movies, actor Bruce Campbell is nothing short of royalty. As a young man, Campbell befriended aspiring filmmaker Sam Raimi, and their friendship… Continue reading