Tag: Monsters

Rare musical re-issue of JACK THE GIANT KILLER to Blu-ray in 2018 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics!

Rare musical re-issue of JACK THE GIANT KILLER to Blu-ray in 2018 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics!

I should really stop being surprised by the things that are announced for Blu-ray these days, but this is another that arrived out of nowhere. The Edward Small-produced Seventh Voyage of Sinbad-inspired 1962 fantasy Jack the Giant Killer will see its HD home video debut in early 2018 […]

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

File this under “shit we never thought we’d see”. I first stumbled upon John DeBello’s improbable and indomitable cult item on a video store shelf as a kid, rented it with hard-earned allowance money, and was confounded. Twenty-five-plus years later I still couldn’t tell you […]

Mystery monster movie screening next Sunday at Minneapolis’ Parkway Theater

Mystery monster movie screening next Sunday at Minneapolis’ Parkway Theater

Minneapolis’ Parkway Theater and the Twin Cities Psychotronic Film Society will be presenting a surprise monster film next Sunday, in a screening that has been dedicated to the memory of original Godzilla suit actor Haruo NAKAJIMA. $12 gets you a pass to the family-friendly screening […]

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 æČčéŹŒć­ă€to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 æČčéŹŒć­ă€to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Today in “things I never thought I’d live to see”, 88 Films have announced via their facebook page that director Ho Meng Hua’s deliciously bizarre action-horror-revenge fantasy The Oily Maniac 「 æČčéŹŒć­ă€, from Shaw Brothers in 1976, will see its high definition video debut in July. […]

Entombed for eons… Turned to Stone… Seeking Women! Women! Women! Edward Cahn’s CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN

Entombed for eons… Turned to Stone… Seeking Women! Women! Women! Edward Cahn’s CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN

Etruscan gladiator-slave Quintillus Aurelius rises from the ruins of Pompeii to reclaim his reincarnated bride in this occasionally odd and often rote science fiction horror, produced by Robert E. Kent (Invisible Invaders) for the prolific Edward Small (Witness For the Prosecution) and directed by B-picture […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: Edward L. Cahn’s IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE

Saturday Monster Matinee: Edward L. Cahn’s IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE

The year is 1973. The first manned mission to Mars has gone disastrously wrong, and several months later a rescue mission reveals the grim details: All but one of the crew of ten has been killed, and the sole survivor – Col. Carruthers (Marshall Thompson, Fiend Without a Face), […]

Terror Has No Shape! Chuck Russell’s THE BLOB

Terror Has No Shape! Chuck Russell’s THE BLOB

A piece of carnivorous pink snot falls to Earth in a meteor and chews its way through the population of a rural California town in this uneven (if ultimately lovable) remake of the oddball monster classic from 30 years before. Shawnee Smith (Becker) is the requisite teen-who-cried wolf, […]

In den Klauen der Tiefe: The Mole People  (1956)

In den Klauen der Tiefe: The Mole People (1956)

The Mole People is reviewed from Anolis Entertainment’s region B-locked Blu-ray, released on April 17 of this year. The disc is limited to 1000 copies and can be found at Amazon.de and elsewhere. From over-achieving B’s like Tarantula! and The Monolith Monsters to outright classics like The Incredible Shrinking […]

Das Geheimnis des Steinernen Monsters: The Monolith Monsters (1957)

Das Geheimnis des Steinernen Monsters: The Monolith Monsters (1957)

The Monolith Monsters is reviewed from Anolis Entertainment’s region B-locked Blu-ray, released on March 28 of this year. The disc is limited to 999 copies and can be found at Amazon.de and elsewhere. 1957 seems to have been a good year to be a dangerous rock in […]

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: The Cyclops (1957)

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: The Cyclops (1957)

Independently financed for what must have seemed a small fortune to commercial maker turned Hollywood director and low budget special effects guru Bert I. Gordon in the wake of 1955’s miserly matinee King Dinosaur, the 1957 sci-fi horror The Cyclops was the first film in Gordon’s filmography to […]

Yeti: The Low-Rent Giant of the 20th Century

From Shaw Brothers’ delirious great-ape-sploitation vehicle The Mighty Peking Man to Paul Leder’s dismal camp anti-classic A*P*E, a lot of imitators cropped up in the wake of Dino De Laurentiis’ mega-budget 1976 re-production of King Kong – a film so over-publicized that the Universe was likely aware […]

Homeland Insecurity: The Black Hole (2006)

That most dangerous of all scientific endeavours, Quantum acceleration experiments, as taken on in a certainly highly scientific establishment in St. Louis goes rather wrong, opening a black hole in the fabric of space-time, as these things tend to. The black hole quite impolitely starts […]

The Earth Dies Squirming: Behemoth (2011)

A US small town situated close to a mountain that was an active volcano ages ago is hit by a series of tremors and rather curious earth activities, while deadly CO2 starts leaking all around the mountain. Strangely, at the same time this mysterious activity […]