A roundup of what I’ve watched, read or listened to lately: Thankfully, no Exorcist remake is coming. (H/T Horror-Movies.ca!) Projection Booth #144 on “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” (1962). I loved the part of the episode that one commenter dismissed as “psychobabble” about this film being a reflection of the male Id of that era, how the legacy ofContinue reading “Horror/B-Movie Roundup, Disembodied Head Edition”
Category Archives: 1962
Movie Poster Collection: Serials and Obscurities of Frank Adreon
We last found Frank Adreon when he brought us the Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders serial in 1953. Adreon (1902-79), toiled long and hard at Republic Studios’ serial factory, and then brought us a number of overwrought dramas in a variety of genres which are now fairly obscure. Here is a sample:
Movie Poster Collection: Jackie Coogan Flicks
In our last poster collection we ran into Jackie Coogan in Mesa of Lost Women (1953); here are several of his other films. Best known as “Uncle Fester” from the original Addams Family sit-com (1964-66), he was, however, on film from 1919 to 1984, after being discovered by Charlie Chaplin himself when Coogan was just 5 years old.Continue reading “Movie Poster Collection: Jackie Coogan Flicks”
Worse Than Manos? Exploring the Lowest Rated Horror Movies
So, I’ll cop to enjoying–actually enjoying–watching horribly made, low-budget, inept, misconceived, and altogether stupid horror movies. It’s the main reason I’m a terrible at reviewing movies–I can always suspend disbelief and see the good in even the silliest films. So, trolling through the IMDB for some new material to get into, I started to keep tabsContinue reading “Worse Than Manos? Exploring the Lowest Rated Horror Movies”
Varan the Unbelievable’s Unbelievable US Edit
Having just watched the 1958 kaiju film Varan the Unbelievable, and then listening straight away to the gang at the KaijuCast podcast discuss this film at length brought me face-to-face with my pet peeve about this genre: US editions that rewrite the film from whole cloth. In this case, it was clear that the Japanese edition ofContinue reading “Varan the Unbelievable’s Unbelievable US Edit”
House On Bare Mountain (1962)
Grindhouse Brackets 7: The Final Five?
We’ve arrived, after a fashion, at our final five films, as chosen mainly by you. I say “mainly,” because one match-up that had originally ended up in a tie was re-competed, and ended up in a tie once again. To keep things moving along, I’ve made an executive decision in favor of one film. Somehow, IContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 7: The Final Five?”
60 Years of Godzilla Trailers!
To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Godzilla film this weekend, here are the trailers of 29 previous Toho films. I don’t include non-Toho films here, especially the highly-despised 1998 Matthew Broderick version, and I’m not a kaiju-guru enough to know if this list is complete. But it at least gets us a good startContinue reading “60 Years of Godzilla Trailers!”
Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!
At this point, we’ve eliminated half of the films we started with, and have arrived at our Sweet 16! But before we get to that story, I have to go over this story–how Match-Up 4 shook out. This Story Match-up 4 had about half the votes of 3, which is fine, and here’s how it all wentContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!”
Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 3: Horror Pioneers, Carpenter, Zero Budgets & Blaxploitation!
It’s that time of the week again! Time for results and new contests to find some of the more popular B-movies, as voted on by my 7 loyal followers. First, a wrap-up of last week’s contest: Battle of the Crazy 70s Cult Leaders! I Drink Your Blood (1970)–6 votes (67%) Children Shouldn’t Play With DeadContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 3: Horror Pioneers, Carpenter, Zero Budgets & Blaxploitation!”