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Cyborg vs. Robot!

There’s something terribly wrong in Hollywood if they can’t even make an hommage to low-budget drive-in garbage that doesn’t cost damn near 60 million dollars. I haven’t sat through Grindhouse yet, but judging from the commercials I’ve seen so…

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The Other Side of Friday

I know you’re at work now reading this because you need a break from the daily grind (don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody). It’s Friday, yes, but it’s been a long work week and the unseasonably cold weather makes…

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Children Shouldn’t Play With a Black Christmas Story

It’s with sadness this morning I’m reporting that director Bob Clark and his son were killed in a car accident yesterday in Los Angeles by some drunken moron driving an SUV in the wrong lane. Clark first came to…

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“Hail to the king, baby!”

The Fear Friday movie on AMC this week is fan-favorite Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness, starring cult film icon Bruce Campbell in the role god molded his chin to play — Ash, the reluctant zombie killer. The third (and…

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Dick & Dickens

This past weekend I had the pleasure of engineering an audio commentary session with legendary film producer and distributor Richard Gordon that was moderated by Tom Weaver — a writer who’s voluminous knowledge of all things film related is…

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Geek Nostalgia Part 1

It’s not until I’m sitting around and talking with fellow horror film geeks my own age that I realize how old I am.  And the media culture has changed quite a bit since I first reached teenager-hood in 1979….

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Bruises & Blues in The Body Shop

I’m always amazed at how technology changes the way cinematic storytellers are able to craft their tale. Computer generated imagery has supplanted the realm of some of the most standard on-set special effects creations — like character make-up and…

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Freaky Tuesday?

I was cruising the web to see how Dario Argento’s latest project, La Terza Madre (The Third Mother), is coming along. If you speak Italian or enjoy using the babelfish translator, feel free to check out his progress here….

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Trailers From Hell!

What is it with movie trailers these days? Why do most of them stink? When I was growing up in the movie theatre (and that’s no joke, folks — about 3/4 of my ill-spent youth was in front of…

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Monday’s Scores

Monday morning at work. Is there anything scarier? Marauding mutant sharks, pretentious serial killers, unkempt chainsaw wielding maniacs and your run-of-the-mill holiday-themed revenge-seeking murderer are all isolated, scary things with dizzying flashbacks and sudden loud-noise scares and the like…

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