Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie: One of the Worst of ’84

This post has been updated to correct glaring spelling and grammatical errors, and added a few pics and a video. I should never blog when I’m tired. For my entry in Forgotten Filmz’s Films of ’84 blogathon, I’m covering this odd, and awful thing, Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie, which you can watch here (if you canContinue reading “Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie: One of the Worst of ’84”

Announcement: 1984-a-Thon

Originally posted on Forgotten Films:
Today I’m thrilled to announce a new blog-a-thon that will be coming up later this summer. After having such great success with the Big League Blogathon back in April, I just couldn’t resist having another one. This year is the 30th anniversary of what, in my opinion, is the greatest…

The Devil Rides Out . . . All the Way to the Bank

I jumped at the chance to participate in the Great Villain Blogathon, mainly because it looked like a hell of a lot of fun, and because it’s been a while since I’ve participated in a blogathon.  Usually I volunteer for these without doing any research, and never know exactly where I’ll end up on the topicContinue reading “The Devil Rides Out . . . All the Way to the Bank”

Celebrating The Blob and Its Festival

Another post, and another blogathon entry! This time, for some standup folks ambitiously soliciting comments on the Turner Classic Movies summer line-up.  I have the privilege of offering a little something on one of my all time favorite sci-fi films of the 1950s, The Blob:  “Starring Steve McQueen and a cast of exciting young people! [that we cannotContinue reading “Celebrating The Blob and Its Festival”

Godzilla and Mothra: Kaiju Dynamic Frenemy Duo

Godzilla and Mothra are, IMHO, the best dynamic duo pair of the kaiju eiga (Japanese giant monster) movies.  I hope Godzilla, as just about everyone’s top movie monster of all time, needs no introduction.   He first appeared in Gojira in 1954, which was recut, and had some scenes added with Raymond Burr to make the (modified) story accessibleContinue reading “Godzilla and Mothra: Kaiju Dynamic Frenemy Duo”

Cannibal Holocaust’s Enduring Legacy

I’m very happy to help fellow cinema aficionado Nitrate Diva in this year’s Italian Film Culture Blogathon, but it is a bit intimidating to take on a subject that so many have already taken on.  For instance, we should note at the outset Cannibal Holocaust started the “found footage” genre–with later examples being Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project.  Many,Continue reading “Cannibal Holocaust’s Enduring Legacy”