Dead Sleep (1990)

At 3 AM, my mind works like this: "Sam, there is a movie that rips off Coma and has Linda Blair in it. We must not sleep. We must watch this." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqOxNhtpd7E Director Alec Mills only did one other film, Bloodmoon, but he was a camera guy and cinematographer on several Bond films like License to Kill and Moonraker.… Continue reading Dead Sleep (1990)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 20: The Lost Boys (1987)

Day 20 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 20. VIDEO STORE DAY. The most important day of this challenge. Watch something physically purchased from an actual video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of these archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store in… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 20: The Lost Boys (1987)

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

I think I've figured out the difference between today's "elevated horror" and the more traditional horror that we so often write about on these pages. The slasher killers of my childhood didn't have complicated backstories or motivations, at least at first. The Shape killed because he was a killer. Leatherface and his family killed and… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 19: Night Train to Terror (1985)

Today's Scarecrow Psychotronic challenge is 19. VHS DAY. Watch something on the greatest physical format known to psychotronica. If you don't have access to a VCR watch something originally shot on video.  While I don't have Night Train to Terror on VHS, my copy has been bootlegged from one, complete with tracking issues and multiple gen quality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0BjR44XvMk… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 19: Night Train to Terror (1985)

You have two weeks to be part of Chilling Classics month!

You may not have heard, but we’re opening up the opportunity to write for our site! We're going to feature multiple reviewers tackling the fifty movies that come inside Mill Creek Entertainment’s Chilling Classics set. Cue Robert Stack, there's an UPDATE! There are multiple versions of this boxed set, so we're going to feature the… Continue reading You have two weeks to be part of Chilling Classics month!

Perversion Story (1969)

Have I ever written here about how much I love Lucio Fulci? Oh that's right -- I've written about a few of his movies, like Aengima, The Beyond, The Black Cat, Cat in the Brain, Conquest, Contraband, Demonia, The Devil's Honey, Don't Torture a Duckling, The Four of the Apocalypse, House by the Cemetery, A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Manhattan Baby, Murder Rock, The… Continue reading Perversion Story (1969)

Vicious Lips (1986)

I love Comet. It's like having old-time TV back, finding movies that you never knew existed as they are beamed directly into your home without you having to search for them. One Sunday afternoon, before a great nap, I discovered this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWrd7CDh-I The Vicious Lips are trying to become the biggest rock band in… Continue reading Vicious Lips (1986)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)

Day 18 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Psychotronic Documentaries: The real authority on the occult, ufos, ghost hunters, conspiracy theories etc. They're all real, accurate and true, right? After a week of documentaries, I had to go deep and find something truly off. And guess what? I succeeded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAD90C6mEM This film promises so much.… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)