3rd Annual BCHFF Announces 1st Wave

Last week, the first announcement of films playing at this year’s Bruce Campbell Horror Film Fest was released.. and there are some great films playing this year. This August 18-21, the Chicago area will get treated to lots of fun films and events. Groovy! Found Footage 3D, starring friend of the site Scott Weinberg (Episode…

I Just Came for the Food: Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cups

This week is the triumphant return of I Just Came for the Food! I’m reviewing the Hershey Company’s new twist on two old favorites: Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s exactly what it sounds like-lots of Reese’s Pieces stuffed inside the peanut butter center of a Reese’s cup, and it won Best in…

Feel Good Summer Tunes

In Dentist’s new album you get effortless sounds and good connections. The vibe you get from the music is easy but not sleepy. It gives you the feeling of a casual conversation as does their newest music video for “Meet You There (In Delaware)”. You get to see a side of the band not shown…

Louise Linton vs. the INTRUDER

Travis Z’s second team up with Scottish born scream queen Louise Linton, Intruder, is the third film in the past 9 months with its name. To be fair, the other two were entitled Intruders and The Intruders, but it certainly makes for some confusion in delineating which is which. Having seen all three, I can…

Stream a Little Anton

Earlier this week, a rising young star passes away at the mere age of 27. Anton Yelchin, most recently in the spotlight for being the lead character in Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, had made quite a reputation among filmmakers, fans, and peers for his hard work, caring attitude, and amazing talent. It only goes to…

The Arrow is Mightier Than the Guys

This marks the second film I’ve watched from the newly released Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 2 from Arrow Films, and this fared much better for me than Murder Unincorporated. Directed by Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril), Tokyo Mighty Guy is a strange amalgamation of genres including musical, gangster, and romance…

Follow Friday

Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, this Follow Friday posting is centered around dads! Instagram How to be a Dad Part inspirational, part comical. OK, mostly comical. Dadception. Don't worry it's probably just water, not a pale ale. via @imgur A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Jun 14, 2016…

The Valley

Archetypes emasculate time honored hope Spitting corrosive venom hot The rusted towers of industry weep Lay offs, pay offs, fuck off Smokestack silence louder than bombs Unionized unemployment strengthens Glory days passed down like mythology A Bruce Springsteen blue collar lullaby Gentrified curses terrorize generations Corporate blight covers gritty truth Slipping mickeys to consumers Taking…

Dafuniks, Da-whole-funiks, and Nothing But Dafuniks

This piece originally appeared on thepaintedman.com. You should check out Elias’s new project Otis Stacks, as well. If you’ve been following my websites for a few years, you’ve probably heard the name Elias before and you’ve most certainly heard the name Pigeon John. It just so happens that both of these crazy cats find themselves…

SOUTHBOUND: Highway to the Danger Zone

Southbound is a horror anthology without that dose not resort to an overall framing device beyond it’s locations along the same lonely stretch of highway. By avoiding these overt framing like the VHS tapes in V/H/S, a previous film by these folks, each story is free to dovetail into the next in a way that…