We Never Called It “Grunge”

  A few reflections on what it was like to be a music fan in Seattle back in the heyday of the so-called “grunge” wave–provoked by the recent passing of Chris Cornell, having lived through all that in Seattle and at the time–frequenting joints like the O.K. Hotel, the Crocodile Cafe, and later on, MoeContinue reading “We Never Called It “Grunge””

Grindhouse Brackets 8: Championship-Eve

I took a week off, but we’re back.  The “right side” of the original bracket is decided: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) has beat out all the competition over there, especially I Drink Your Blood (1970); She-Devils On Wheels (1968); Blacula (1972); and Ilsa, She-Devil of the SS (1975), which Faster took on directly. This week, we wrap on the “Left Side” conference pitting twoContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 8: Championship-Eve”

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?”

Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!

This week something happened in Match-Up 6 that I had not anticipated: a tie.  So, we’ll re-compete that one (Day the Earth Stood Still vs. Black Sunday).  Also, the first shut-outs of our competition so far!  Here’s how it shook out last week: Day the Earth Stood Still–1 vote (50%) Black Sunday (this week’s “Movie of theContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!”

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 4: Last of the Initial 32!

I’m a little late this week–I was out of town for a bit last week.  Here’s how Match-Up 3 fared: 1960s Horror Pioneers Carnival of Souls (1962)–6 votes (67%) Blood Feast (1963)–3 votes (33%) John Carpenter Bake-Off! I really expected this result to be the opposite of what we got here: The Thing (1982)–6 votesContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!”

Grindhouse Brackets–Top 32

Here, Mrs. I Love Terrible Movies and I put together a fun little 32-team bracket featuring bad guys/monsters/villains of horror and exploitation films I’ve seen in the past year or so.  In case you forgot who’s who, I’ve embedded the film trailers below. Tweet me or comment on this post by a week from today (1Continue reading “Grindhouse Brackets–Top 32”