Category Archives: Sound Check – The Songs Stuck in My Head

Direct-to-DVD: 3 from Mike Mendez

When Don’t Kill It first started getting Internet promotion, I knew from the trailer it was most likely going to by my kind of movie, so I did a blind buy of the Blu-ray. As I was watching it with … Continue reading

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Empire: the horror movie?

The written description for urban horror Night of the Unspeakable sounds like Night of the Demons/Demons in a hip hop recording studio, even though the trailer is demon free and just shows people having sex, so I gave it a … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: tell Creepy Campfire Stories, get No Sleep

This is a pretty straightforward double feature; two short horror anthologies! NO SLEEP – ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR (2017) While this film is only 50 minutes long, because of the nature of the shorts included, even that is too long if … Continue reading

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Head splitting headbangers and paranormal punk rockers

The guts, guitars, ghosts, and even gays in this trio of indie films deliver a variety of subgenres, yet all three films offer a touch of nostalgia for the days of high hair and mosh pits. HEAVY MENTAL (2009)   … Continue reading

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Multiple maniacs slash through T&A and LGBT to the sounds of 80s new wave

As a GenXer, I get the distinct pleasure of saying “you had to be there” to those who didn’t live through the 80s. Well now, you can get a taste of the 20th century’s most totally awesome decade if you … Continue reading

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DIRECT TO STREAM: the horror of Daniel Falicki

After watching Accidental Exorcist, which Daniel Falicki directs and stars in, I was intrigued enough to search out more of his work, and found three other titles of his available for streaming. Based on the four films I viewed, I’ll … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: a double dose of exploitation slashers

I use the term slasher in the most general sense because in each case, there’s a killer and a body count. But really, Phantom of the Grindhouse and The Greasy Strangler are purely trash cinema. PHANTOM OF THE GRINDHOUSE (2013) … Continue reading

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Underwhelmed in the second part of the 80s

Here are four examples of why the biggest mistake 80s horror made was in trying do something other than formulaic slashers. ETERNAL EVIL (aka: The Blue Man) (1985) Four years after bringing us the holiday slasher classic My Bloody Valentine, … Continue reading

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Zach attack!

Cutie Zach Galligan charmed us as the boy next door in Gremlins, and for the next decade, he remained a favorite horror hero as he alternated between Gremlins films and Waxwork films. So it’s time to look back at the … Continue reading

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Warlock: The Trilogy

The Warlock movies would be nothing if not for the power of nostalgia. That’s why I hated them back in the 90s and kind of get a kick out of them now. They are so bad I don’t know why … Continue reading

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