88 Films needs your help to bring classic zombie sleaze back to life

Crowd funding is everywhere these days, I know, but here’s one more project to add to your list. There are…

Bram Stoker’s Burial of the Rats

The 19th Century. Young Bram Stoker (Kevin Alber – the less said about his performance the better) is travelling through…

A Song Before Annihilation: Dangerous [feat. Joywave] (Big Data)

I don’t think much of Joywave or Big Data (I’ve not heard enough else from either to really develop an…

Kid’s Stuff: NECA Godzilla 1985

NECA are following Bandai / Tamashii Nations’ creative lead in applying a highly-articulated action figure mentality to giant monster characters….

‘X’ploder: Paris Telefon 666 (1981) Tabu Film Blu-ray

Warning: This is a porn review. It includes pictures… of porn… and discussion… of porn. If you’re averse to that…

Disc Love: The X From Outer Space / 宇宙大怪獣ギララ (Shochiku Blu-ray)

My thoughts on director Kazui Nihonmatsu’s oddball kaiju opus Space Monster Guilala / The X From Outer Space haven’t changed all that much since…

The Babadook (2014)

Amelia (Essie Davis), widowed and quite isolated from the rest of the world ever since her husband died in an…

The Shadow (1994)

Seemingly bored millionaire Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) actually has a rather interesting hobby during his nights: so he can atone for the…

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

This write-up is based on the theatrical cut of the film, because it’s the one I’ve got. Given what I’ve…

Terror Has No Shape! Chuck Russell’s THE BLOB (1988)

A piece of carnivorous pink snot falls to Earth in a meteor and chews its way through the population of a…

The Films of Nomura Yoshitaro: Village of 8 Gravestones (八つ墓村)

Tatsuya is coming home – to see the birthplace of his mother, to attend the funeral of his maternal grandfather,…

The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)

Planet Zeta is supposed to become an important stepping stone for further interplanetary explorations for an entity called “Star Fleet”…

Das Finstere Tal: The Dark Valley

Some time in the 19th century. A stranger calling himself Greider (Sam Riley) rides into an isolated mountain valley in…

Space Monsters and Body Snatchers: Guilala (ギララ) and Goke (ゴケミドロ) to Wreck House on Blu-ray in December

It’s been less than two years since Criterion, through their Eclipse sub-label, issued Shochiku’s quartet of bizarre ’60s fantasy horrors…

Back in Action (1993)

As is traditional, tough cop Frank Rossi’s (Roddy Piper) partner is slaughtered by one of the psychopathic goons of drug…

A Song Before Annihilation: II. Zealots of Stockholm [Free Information] (Childish Gambino)

I don’t have much to say here. I’ve had this album (as well as Gambino’s ace 2011 effort Camp) running on repeat for the…

Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1959)

A gang of four white men wearing blackface raids a village somewhere in the jungles of Africa – a part…

Disc Love: Godzilla Raids Again / ゴジラの逆襲 (2014 Toho Blu-ray)

While the oft-lamented Godzilla’s Revenge may come close, it’s difficult to imagine another film in the series’ initial run that has been more…

SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)

Warning: the plot spoilers get a bit heavy this week! Welcome to the extremely generic secondary fantasy world of SAGA…

Avenging Force (1986)

Former intelligence agent Matt Hunter (Michael Dudikoff) packs in his family – consisting of his grandfather (Rick Boyle) and his little…

The Machine (2013)

In a near future dominated by a new Cold War between the West and China with a new arms race…

No room to run! No place to hide! Cornel Wilde’s No Blade of Grass

How would so-called civilized men react were the first world to find itself in the midst of devastating famine? This…

Disc Love: King Kong vs. Godzilla / キングコング対ゴジラ (1986 Laserdisc)

Man, has it been a long time since I last fired up my laserdisc player. It’s a gorgeous old Pioneer…

Mr. Jones (2013)

Penny (Sarah Jones) and Scott (Jon Foster) are retreating into the proverbial cabin in the woods – though it’s a…

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