BIGFOOT WEEK: Bigfoot: The Movie (2015)

A lot of this review won't make sense if you aren't from Western Pennsylvania. Becca was born near Detroit, so she doesn't always get a lot of Pittsburgh. There's the yinzer accent. The strange customs. And when we were in line at Kennywood to ride the Thunderbolt the other night, she didn't get the palpable… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Bigfoot: The Movie (2015)

BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

Cry Wilderness comes from that most painful of all movie genres -- the earnest family-friendly film with a message. This is the kind of movie that your church youth group would show on a Saturday afternoon after some lessons on Jesus. But see, I grew up Catholic, so my Saturday afternoons were spent watching Hammer… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy Creek is my favorite kind of movie. It's at once a narrative story and a documentary so that there will be times that you have no idea whether you're learning the unvarnished truth or being spun a tale. It's kind of like that movie in Orson Welles' F for Fake where he tells you… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

BIGFOOT WEEK: An interview with The Weirdest Movie Ever Made author Phil Hall

Yesterday, we reviewed The Weirdest Movie Ever Made, Phil Hall book that traces the convoluted history of how the Patterson and Gimlin film was created and impacted the scientific community and popular culture. We had the opportunity to talk to Phil about the inspiration behind the book, a lost Bigfoot film and some thoughts on some of… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: An interview with The Weirdest Movie Ever Made author Phil Hall

BIGFOOT WEEK: The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

At the start of this movie, Peter Graves looks right at the camera and totally bullshits you: “Scientists representing the world’s most foremost research centers took part in the examination of the evidence. The facts that will be presented are true. This may be the most startling film you’ll ever see.” Get ready for another piece of… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

BIGFOOT WEEK: Phil Hall’s The Weirdest Movie Ever Made reviewed

On October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin emerged from a North California forest with a little less than one minute of silent, grainy and shaky 16mm footage that they claimed offered irrefutable proof of the existence of Sasquatch. Neither man had any previous experience in filmmaking or zoology, yet presented their remarkable footage… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Phil Hall’s The Weirdest Movie Ever Made reviewed

MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)

When I was a very young child, my grandfather would come home from working night shift at the J&L Steel Mill and sit in front of the TV drinking Pabst and watching war movies. The entire house would be bathed in blue light and the sounds of machine gun fire. Forty some years later and… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)

The Basement (2018)

The Gemini, a deranged serial killer, has been torturing and killing people in the basement of his San Fernando Valley home. But once he meets famous musician Craig Owen and his girlfriend Kelly, he may have met his match. The Gemini (Jackson Davis) has already claimed seven victims, maiming them and decapitating them with a… Continue reading The Basement (2018)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)

It's time for our favorite Native American warrior, Thunder, to return. This time, he takes on a racist militia in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They've refused to pay the very specific amount of $53,000 for attacking and abusing him (yes, Thunder gets beat up again) after destroying his village. If the promise of Mark… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)