Film Review: Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “Four horror-science fiction segments directed by four of Hollywood’s famous directors based on TV’s most popular anthology series, bookened by a funny and scary prologue and epilogue. In the first story, a loud-mouthed bigoted businessman with an intense hatred for Jews, blacks and Asians gets the tables turned on him when he walks out a bar and is inexplicably transported back in time to being pursued by Nazis in 1940s France, then as an … Continue reading

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SCREAM FACTORY Announces THE HOWLING

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One of the pivotal films in this horror fans growth, 1981′s THE HOWLING is going to get the Blu-ray treatment from SCREAM FACTORY and that is all good. In announcing their release of THE HOWLING Scream Factory continues its long string of awesome must have Blu-ray releases. No special features yet, we’ll get to hear about those later in March but, I do have the cover art for you and it’s looking good!

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Film Review: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Six long years after their last appearance, Gizmo & company are back! But they’re no longer in Kingston Falls, they’re in NYC and have taken over a giant skyscraper as they continue their hi-jinks. Now as they are preparing to go wild on the streets of NYC, who is going to stop them? And how?

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Film Review: Gremlins (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. REVIEW: I was but an innocent teenager when I managed to finagle my way into a free screening of Joe Dante’s amazing “Gremlins”. Well, actually I wasn’t all that innocent but it sounded good didn’t it? I used the word “Innocent” because this movie still has that quality to it, it’s … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 29

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 29 – The Hole – World War Z – The Devil’s Carnival Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for Dante’s Dungeon of Demons, Brad Pit versus the Zombie Apocalypse and the Devil shares some of Aesop’s Fables. Hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas M. review Joe Dante’s recent film The Hole and preview the trailer for World War Z. Then Thomas brings Darren Lynn (Repo! The Genetic … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hole (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. REVIEW: Written by:  Mark L. Smith Directed by:  Joe Dante Starring:  Teri Polo, Haley Bennett, Chris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble QUICK FIX: Siblings Dane and Lucas have just moved to a new suburb with their mom (the always awesomely talented and even more beautiful Teri Polo) to start life over again, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Howling (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “There is a serial killer on the loose, Karen White is the only reporter he communicates with. After a near fatal encounter with him at an adult video store, she is ordered to take a vacation. Eddie was killed by Police, but Karen doesn’t want to let it go and discovers that he came from a tiny community in the woods and that’s where she decides to vacation with husband Bill. Big mistake, because … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the same vein as “Make Your Own Damn Movie”, Lloyd is back again to give you more insight into the filmmaking world by showing you how to produce your own damn movie! Learn all you need to know about being a producer through this informative documentary. REVIEW: Lloyd Kaufman is back again with more hours of footage, all to the benefit of…… showing the world how its done. His humor and personal character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trapped Ashes (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Trapped in a house of horror, seven people discover that the only way they’ll get out alive is to tell their scariest stories, setting the stage for five tales from directors Ken Russell, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Monte Hellman and John Gaeta. This anthology includes spine-tingling tales of sexy succubi, possessed breast implants, nightmarish dream hauntings and more. Jayce Bartok, Lara Harris and Henry Gibson star. REVIEW: A group of people aboard a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burbs (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: While on vacation, suburbanite Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) wants nothing more than to fritter away his time at home — drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube. But when new, secretive neighbors move in next door, Ray and his friends (Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun) let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evil doings. Naturally, the nosy trio decides … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. REVIEW: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film In a film such as this that pays tribute to the horror genre and thousands of clips, it really requires an expert editor at the helm. The editor in this case happens to be one in the same as the director…Andrew Monument. It’s … Continue reading

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