So apparently there’s this sci-fi Smurf cartoon sequel out there right now in theaters that’s cleaning up at the b.o., but I swear I don’t know anyone who’s seen it. Why would they? Of course there’s no accounting for taste (for instance: Dwayne Johnson), but sequels are a favorite topic of discussion for fans (particularly… Read More ‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side’ (1986): Other side of what? Where’s the fright? Where are the scares?
What better counterpoint to all that verkakte “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” noise than a violent, nasty blaxploitation/prison epic, starring big, bad Jim Brown?
Yeah: so this old sci-fi movie is stupid…but 3D blue Smurfs swimming around for three and a half hours is worthy of serious discussion and $2 billion in ticket sales? It wouldn’t really be a William Castle movie if it wasn’t a little goofy; like so many of his other projects, there is a weird… Read More ‘Project X’ (1968): Cheesy? C’mon, dopes – William Castle thriller is more entertaining than ever!
It was unquestionably the perfect drive-in double feature: The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. I can still see those remarkably evocative posters hanging up in the the late, great Jesse James Drive-In‘s faux-wooden bunkhouse/concession stand, waiting to get my Chinese eggroll with the cartoon on the wrapper and an orange drink (“Easy on the… Read More ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972): 50 years later, disaster epic still an all-star of the era
“This vomit bag and the price of one admission will enable you to see…the first film rated ‘V’ for violence! Mark of the Devil: positively the most horrifying film ever made!”
Can’t some bug-eyed outer space piece of sh*t abduct me the hell out of what passes for America today? Oh, well…one can dream.
A low-budget, indie placeholder for Friday the 13th fans, as the wait for a new franchise film stretches well past a decade amid litigation and legal battles.
Just in time for Halloween terror: an icy, strange Italian giallo—that also works as dreamy parody—from the master.
The allure of money is irresistible, especially if you’re a ’90s slacker loser.
It’s Shock-tober, everyone! That’s right—time to take out a second mortgage to pay for your groceries this week. So, let’s lighten our loads by doing what I’ve been since I was in a playpen: escaping reality by obsessively watching TV. And what better way to block out the possibility of six more years of the… Read More ‘Frankenstein: The True Story’ (1973): Mary Shelley’s classic monster comes alive on TV