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 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!”

Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 2: 70s Cults, Troma Tries Again, and Sci-Fi/Horror 1950s-70s

Round 1 was a great success–thanks to all who voted!–and the results are in: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Christine, She-Devils on Wheels, and Grizzly are all moving on, while Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Amityville Horror, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, and Rattlers are done for this year.  Here are the official results:Continue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 2: 70s Cults, Troma Tries Again, and Sci-Fi/Horror 1950s-70s”

Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 1: 50s Classics, 80s Horror, Campy Bikers, Animals On the Loose!

Here are the first four contests in my better-late-than-never Grindhouse Brackets.  “Submitted for your approval,” in the words of the late great Rod Serling, are the trailers for these fine flicks below. You’ll also find a poll embedded under each match-up to record your votes, which will remain open only for the next 168 hours (or,Continue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 1: 50s Classics, 80s Horror, Campy Bikers, Animals On the Loose!”