Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Bert I. Gordon was known as "Mister B.I.G." which was a reference to both to his initials and to his preference for directing movies with giant-sized monsters and people like The Amazing Colossal Man, War of the Colossal Beast and Attack of the Puppet People. His daughter Susan Gordon appears in this movie as well.… Continue reading Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

You may have asked, "Did the director of Death Spa make anything else?" I'm here to answer that affirmatively, because today we're going back to the Mill Creek Pure Terror box set with My Mom's A Werewolf, an oddity that somehow unites some of my favorite disparate stars and plops them into a late 80's comedy. This… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

I can hear you now -- we already covered the 1987 version of this story. We covered the 2014 remake, as well as the three sequels that came out of it, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday. What else could I posibly have to say about VC Andrews and the Dollanganger family?… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

Exploring (Before "Star Wars"): The Russian Antecedents of 2001: A Space Odyssey

About the Author: You can read the music and film criticisms of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his rock ‘n’ roll biographies, along with horror and sci-fi novellas, on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. While Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey used Arthur C. Clark’s 1951 short story The Sentinel… Continue reading Exploring (Before "Star Wars"): The Russian Antecedents of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Return (1980)

Graydon Clark. We have him to thank for Satan's Cheerleaders, Without Warning, Wacko and many more. Here he brings together Cybil Shepherd and Jan-Michael Vincent as a couple that were taken by aliens as children. Yes, the romance is anything but torrid, but sometimes, we work with what we've got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkoCdIyU-U While stopping at a gas… Continue reading The Return (1980)

Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death (1978)

Also known as The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo or The Killer Butterfly, this South Korean film, directed by Kim Ki-young (The Housemaid), is something else. I mean, Mondo Macabro is already known for releasing slabs of pure mayhem, blasts of eye-rendering insanity that those with normal brains may not make it through. And even… Continue reading Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death (1978)

A Taste of Evil (1971)

Born in Argentina, the British director John Llewellyn Moxey directed so many films that have ended up on our radar, like The City of the Dead (Horror Hotel) to The House That Would Not Die, Circus of Fear, The Night Stalker, Home for the Holidays, Nightmare In Badham County, Where Have All the People Gone? and so many more. In this effort, he's… Continue reading A Taste of Evil (1971)

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

Wrinkles the Clown is an unidentified performance artist from Naples, Florida, who is supposedly an angry homeless man who hires himself out to parents who need him to frighten their children into behaving properly. He first appeared in a 2015 YouTube video where he crawled out from under a girl's bed. He's also appeared in other videos,… Continue reading Wrinkles the Clown (2019)