Monster

31 Days, Day 14: Friday Fight is a Day Late and a Buck Short with UNINVITED

[Editor’s Note: ICYMI, all October, Friday Fight becomes Friday Frights and we’ve been covering something every Friday this month.] Uninvited‘s trailer begins with a voiceover that says, “They say cats have nine lives, but you only have one!” this says pretty such everything you need to know about this wonderful, wonderful piece of cinematic trash.…

Terror TWOsdays: AGFA and Film Detective Restorations of EFFECTS and VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST

[Editor’s Note: We have a new graphic header for the column. I hope you like it!] Effects (1980) Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the “killings” in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a “snuff” film. Director Dusty Nelson may have gotten his…

BUFF 2017: To VOID or Not to VOID, That is the Question!

Essentially a remix of various John Carpenter movies, including Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, and Prince of Darkness, The Void is a bat-shit, wild ride that I mostly enjoyed. Some remarkable practical effects, memorable visuals, and more mysterious plot threads than the entirety of Twin Peaks, this has everything my little movie-loving heart desires.…

Join Us For MONSTER MONDAY, While We Watch MAY

Monday, February 27th marks our second #MonsterMonday Live Tweet event. Last month a few of us staffer were joined by a couple of fun guests in discussing Sadako vs. Kayako, which we all ended up enjoying a good bit. Here are a few highlights: #svkwithfs Hair on the VHS player! Yuck! — Brandon McLaren (@BrandonBrmuffin)…

31 Days, Day 9: Werewolves Are Played Out… So PUFF 16’s Got Werefrogs

Screened at PUFF with this great short called MUTE, which you can watch the trailer for right here. It’s hard to be overly critical about Bad Blood, as it’s a pretty successful schlocky monster movie. Your mileage here will vary depending on how on board your are for such a thing. For me, the characters…

31 Days, Day 2: THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS

The Monster of Piedras Blancas is an awkward mouthful of a title. It lacks the instantly memorable ring of something like Creature from the Black Lagoon or Night of the Living Dead. nd it’s fitting too. Monster was destined to be an obscure footnote in 1950s B-Movie Horror. As schlocky creature features go, it’s very…

Blood and Sugar

This week’s Two of a Grind will piggy back off of the last couple of weeks of Stream a Little Stream and features some great black cinema… but of course when we’re talking about The Grindhouse Channel, we’re talking sleazy exploitation films, midnight movies, and the like. Here’s a terrible terrific twofer of American exploitation:…