Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘Rolling Thunder’

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For all the years I have watched movies I have never understood why bad guys mess with a war hero and are surprised when said war hero uses their battle experience to get… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sledgehammer’

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As the rise of the VHS and video store revolution in the 80’s a number of aspiring filmmakers realized that they could purchase a standard video camera and write/direct/produce their own film. Not… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Subspecies’

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In the 1990’s the most popular vampires in pop culture were cool and sexy ala’ Interview with a Vampire and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But the idea of the monstrous Nosferatu-esque bloodsuckers still… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Act of Violence’

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One of the themes explored during the era of film noir was the very topical idea of how the Second World War had affected those who fought on the battlefield. Sure the men… Continue reading

Halloween Review: ‘Dark Night of the Scarecrow’

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A few nights before Halloween of 1981, the television network CBS decided to cash in on the season with a made for TV movie directed by the novelist Frank De Felitta. No doubt… Continue reading

Halloween Review: ‘Rocktober Blood’

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Earlier this year while browsing through the “Newly Aquired Oddities” section of my local video store, Black Lodge, I saw that they had a DVD for a 1984 film that looked too cool… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (1943)

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In the 1940’s Universal Studios was now in the hands of new owners who had inherited the studio’s legacy in horror. Like studio execs, even to this day, often are they liked the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky’

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In 1991 the manga series Riki-Oh was brought to the big screen courtesy of veteran director Lam Nai-choi. The result was one of the most bonkers, bizarre and outrageously violent martial arts flicks… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mona Lisa’

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When a man a gruff, working class, low-level member of the underworld is forced to work with a beautiful, cultured high-priced call girl, you have two people who have nothing in common forced… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Terror Train’

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As any horror fan worth their weight in fear will tell you, Jamie Lee Curtis is an undoubted icon of the genre. Like Vincent Price before her, she is rightly idolized by lovers… Continue reading