Tag Archive: 2500 Movies Challenge


Here’s a bit on what I’ve been reading as of late–mainly from those with the sufficiently poor judgment as to follow me on Twitter. Seriously, you folks are awesome, and I wanted to highlight your stuff to the 8 or so people who read this blog ūüėČ ¬†Mainly I read your movie reviews, I’ve seen many of these, but a few I have not, and I’ll be getting to those soon. ¬†I don’t like to review individual films so much–I know my limitations–but enjoy reading yours very much. Here, I thought I would match the reviews to where we can find online viewing of trailers and full movies,just for convenience. ¬†There’s a few non-movie reviews tucked in here, too.

These links are no real order, but do check out these fine purveyors of horror and B-movies!

George Wendt!

  • Horrorpedia and Stigmatophilia both take on¬†Hack-O-Lantern¬†(aka:¬†Halloween Night) from 1988. ¬†I hate it when Grandpa ends up a satanic cult leader!
  • Daily Grindhouse¬†offers a list of “50 Cult Movie Books Every Film Fan Should Own.” ¬†I am a book lover too, so I loved this set of posts: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. ¬†I think the essentials here are numbers 36, 31, 28, 20, 19, 13 (these last three are my all time favorites) 10 and 2. ¬†Some of the works included seemed like filler to get to 50, while some good ones seemed to go missing. ¬†Maybe we just have different tastes, and I should do up my own list.

Also starring Alan Ormsby of Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things¬†(1973), fwiw.

Yes, Paul Sorvino!

  • Isaac’s Picture Conclusions on¬†Scar¬†(2007). ¬†Not familiar with this movie, but throwing it on the “to watch” list, despite its apparent lack of coherence.
  • Lastly, have a look at the Do-It-Yourself Giallo Kit to get your very own (fake) movie title, director, and plot in the Italian crime/thriller spirit. Such as: A Golden Armadillo on the Cold Metal Table¬†(dir. Sergio and Martino de Alberto) in which: “An American model is killing off the members of a certain business. ¬†A female¬†journalist accidentally destroys some crucial evidence about the the killing. When another person is found murdered, she is on the verge of solving the mystery when she is killed by the real culprits: a secret society made up of the people she most trusted.” ¬†Loads of fun . . . for five minutes.

I finally got the blogs and sites from my 500-odd tweeps loaded into my NetVibes, so hopefully every couple days or so I can highlight the posts I find particularly good. ¬†No rhyme or reason, just cool stuff I’m reading, that you should be seeing, too:

  • A great review of a movie I’ve only recently become acquainted with and have loved:¬†First Man Into Space¬†(1959) from¬†Anti-Film School. ¬†

Comprised of strong performances, well-used stock footage, an eerie small town vibe, a gee-whiz cosmic opening, and underlying paranoia about what lies beyond the clouds, First Man Into Space is a first-rate B-movie that deserves the attention of genre fans everywhere.

In less than 3 months, the majority of American drive-in theaters will face closure with the movie industry’s switch from film to digital. Upgrading to digital projection costs roughly $80,000.  We want to preserve this iconic part of American car culture. So we’re taking the first step by starting a drive-in fund and donating 5 digital projectors. Your vote decides where they go.

  • Goreguy gives us a review of a truly bizarre looking Japanese 2001 film¬†The Happiness of the Katakuris. ¬†To give a sense of what this movie offers, here’s Goreguy describing the opening scene:

The first scene in the movie is a claymation sequence containing some cherubic creature flying out of some soup, and tearing out a woman’s uvula because it looks like a heart, and then getting eaten by a bird. This is pretty much spoiling it, but it’s the first scene of the movie, so get over it. I want you to have a good idea what kind of movie we’re dealing with here. Also, aside from a metaphor about the circle of life which I guess you could technically shoehorn into the movie, this sequence has NOTHING to do with anything else that happens after it.

I cannot wait to check it out, but until then, here’s a trailer:

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