Lost in time, lost in space…
Guillermo del Toro loves fairytales. He’s quick to share his insights on the subject in interviews or on commentaries and his ability to create films with an authentic fairy tale feeling established him as a singular talent. His first feature film Cronos is no exception. Gris, the protagonist, owns a secondhand store in Mexico where … Continue Reading Cronos (1993) October 31st, 2020
Halloween is a classic, I personally enjoyed Halloween II more, but Halloween III: Season of the Witch was neither classic nor enjoyable. If you’re unfamiliar with the legend allow me to summarize, John Carpenter envisioned a Halloween franchise beyond Michael Myers and wanted the series to become an anthology. He envisioned producing new horror films … Continue Reading Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) October 31st, 2020
Imagine, it’s Halloween 2020 the last day of October. My wife’s taken the day off and we’ve planed to spend the whole day watching horror movies. Where do we start? The only stipulation is it must be a movie one of us hasn’t seen before but the only other restriction is the length of the … Continue Reading Kwaidan (1964) October 31st, 2020
Dead of Night is an exceptional film that should really be experienced without foreknowledge. If you value the film experience and are remotely interested please watch Dead of Night before reading further as I spoil most of it in the following review. Dead of Night is a poignant meditation on the cost of war. The … Continue Reading Dead of Night (1974) October 28th, 2020
In The Driller Killer artist Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara) struggles mirror those of every young creative professional: making art and paying bills. The stress of managing his artistic vision with the realities of living in New York City weigh on Reno’s patience. He can’t tolerate the loud rock band playing in his apartment building at … Continue Reading The Driller Killer (1979) October 27th, 2020
The Stuff mixes the aliens-replacing-people elements of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the aliens utilizing consumerism to take control of earth elements of They Live but funnier than both. The Stuff‘s premise is simple, a parasitic creature of either alien or prehistoric origin is discovered on earth. Once ingested The Stuff (both the film’s … Continue Reading The Stuff (1985) October 27th, 2020
I really like 3D movies. We lost our 3D tv in the big earthquake of 2018 and it took us a few months and a lot of money to replace with the massive 86′ 4k 3D monster we have now. Most streaming services don’t provide 3D content which means I have to curate my own … Continue Reading Dracula 3D (2012) October 26th, 2020
If you’re unfamiliar with the works of William Castle here’s what you need to know. Castle was a producer/director famous for his novelty special effects and showmanship. He produced films like 13 Ghosts, House on Haunted Hill, and Zotz! Equal parts hustler, filmmaker, a pioneer; Castle’s probably most famous for providing audiences with uniquely novel … Continue Reading The Tingler (1959) October 25th, 2020
Dværgen or Abducted Bride is a Dutch dwarfsploitation/sexsploitation film most commonly known as The Sinful Dwarf. You may be wondering “Why is he reviewing a 70’s porno in the middle of the October 2020 horror movie review series?” Great question… Allow me to explain. As I’ve said many times before in this blog I try … Continue Reading Dværgen (1973) October 24th, 2020
I made a list of the films my wife and I watched last October and ranked them by their by their overall value. It’s a subjective unscientific method that gauges the quality of each film based on its storytelling, production value, and how it ranks against the other films we watched for our Halloween binge. … Continue Reading Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974) October 20th, 2020
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