Friday, January 27, 2023
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Caged Heat (1974) is an interesting start to Jonathan Demme's long career.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Terrifier 2 (2022) is a huge win for uncut indie horror.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983) comes up short.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) is ridiculous fun.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
I couldn't get enough of Grizzly (1976).
Yes, it's clearly aping Jaws but I enjoyed this film so much. I already want to watch it again, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the charming characters and actors or the brutal violence but this was so entertaining. You really can't predict who will die next, and that is a huge part of it I think. The relationships also feel quite real. Some characters you're certain will make it end up in the meat grinder that they call a bear. Of course, I don't think it's realistic at all but it doesn't matter. Bears can be extremely dangerous and cause some gruesome deaths (you definitely don't want to run into one in real life) but this thing seems like a furry Terminator. Just look at that tagline on the poster: "18 feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror!" That is brilliant and boy howdy does it deliver. I know one thing for certain: if I read that tagline, I'd have to see this movie but usually you'd end up regretting that decision. Well, not in this case.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The Day of the Beast (1995) is full of dark humor.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995) is kind of a train wreck.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Alien 2: On Earth (1980)... uhm... yeah...
Thursday, April 14, 2022
The Only Real Way to Learn Directing
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Down to Hell (1997) can't measure up to Versus (2000).
Thursday, February 24, 2022
XX: Beautiful Weapon (1993) won me over big time.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Watch out for Dreams on Fire!
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Uncle Peckerhead (2020) is an amazing indie.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Ley Lines (1999) shows Miike's versatility even more.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
How did I never see Guzoo: The Thing Forsaken By God - Part 1 (1986)?
I did some digging and the internet informed me V Zone Video was behind this production. Part 2 was canceled since they went out of business. V Zone was a popular Japanese horror magazine in the 80s but its final issue was in 1987. Such a shame.