Month: October 2018

“That Guy Who Made Re-Animator Got Disney Back Into Family Films”: Stuart Gordon’s Journey to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

James Gunn wasn’t the first exploitation filmmaker to join the Mickey Mouse fleet. Before him, there was Stuart Gordon. When Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon arrived in Spain for the Sitges Film Festival in 1992, he’d […]

31 Days of Halloween: Re-Animator

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is H.P. Lovecraft. God, I love Re-Animator. It’s a film that gets better every time I watch it. Like […]

In the Mouth of Madness: John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian Mindfuck

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is H.P. Lovecraft, in this case an homage, not a direct adaptation: John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness. Remember […]

How William Castle Ended Up Producing Rosemary’s Baby

It’s June 1968 in Westwood Village, smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles and adjacent to the UCLA campus. You’ve decided to take a break from protesting against, I dunno, let’s say racism to […]

My Review of Daredevil: Season 3 & Reflection on the Current State of the Netflix Marvel Universe

Light Spoilers for Daredevil: Season 3 Below Like Huey Lewis and his infamous one-sentence review of Michael J. Fox’s band in Back to the Future, I have very little to say about Daredevil: Season 3 […]

31 Days of Halloween: Dead Alive

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today we took our first request and revisited a film one reader asked us to weigh in on because, really, once […]

Mockumentary & Slasher Combine in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is modern slashers.  Writer-Director Scott Glosserman’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a movie that starts […]

The New Halloween Does the Impossible – It Makes Michael Myers Scary Again

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is modern slashers. If you want my completely spoiler-free opinion: the new Halloween is bit ragged around the edges […]

Halloween & The Dawn of the Slasher

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s film needs no introduction. I envy anyone who managed to see Halloween upon its 1978 release. To do so would […]

31 Days of Halloween: Matinee, Joe Dante’s Masterful Ode to Atomic Age Horror

This October, we’re challenging ourselves to watch at least one horror movie a day. Today’s theme is a little meta: movies about people making horror movies. First up was Berberian Sound Studio. Now, Matinee. Joe […]