The Grindhouse Channel Archive

Finding God at the Grindhouse: THE DEVILS are Among Us

Ken Russell’s 1971 beautiful and subversive blend of high art and trash cinema, The Devils, is back in the spotlight for cinephiles, horror hounds, and other various tribes of film geekdom. This is because AMC’s streaming horror service, Shudder, released the film’s “uncut” version into their catalog this week… except that it’s not the uncut…

Finding God at the Grindhouse: A Personal Reflection on Faith, Sleaze, and the Darkness of the Soul

Full disclosure to start this one off. I was raised Christian, the son of a pastor. The churches I belonged to (two different ones, dependent on where my mother – the pastor – was working at the time) were both American Baptist, but I always identified as a Christian first, in terms of my faith,…

A Tribute to Horror’s Least Beloved Character

Franklin’s horoscope in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reads: Travel in the country, long–range plans, and upsetting persons around you, could make this a disturbing and unpredictable day. The events in the world are not doing much either to cheer one up. Soon after mainstream cinema-goers were bearing witness to the slick, chilling religious terror…

Not So Polite: 5 (Sorta) Canadian Slasher Film Killers

Being a Canadian can be a real hassle. Not only do we have to deal with a devilishly handsome Prime Minister, quality Tim Horton’s doughnuts and free healthcare, but we – tragically – have an international reputation as being just so damn nice. Really, it’s both sickening and unwarranted, as this massive tundra is as…

Michael Meh-ers: the Myth of HALLOWEEN’s Greatness

Halloween is considered one of the most important horror films of all time. It is said to have spawned the slasher genre, creating and perfecting many of the tropes still present in the subgenre today. Despite this popular opinion, John Carpenter’s 1978 modern horror classic is not actually nearly as important as given credit for.…