2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: Witchhammer (1970)

Day 18: Resurrectionist: Watch something that came out on a reissues label Courtesy of AIP Studios’ Witchfinder General (1968), everyone knows of the exploits of British witch-hunter Matthew Hopkins (as portrayed by Vincent Price) and his fictionalized counterparts in Count Christian von Meruh and Lord Cumberland (as portrayed by Udo Keir and Herbert Lom) in […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15: Wired to Kill (1986)

Editor’s Note: This review originally ran on September 16, 2019, as part of our month-long post-apocalyptic tribute blow out. You can catch up on those reviews with our two-part “Atomic Dust Bin” round ups HERE and HERE. Day 15: Hell on Four Wheels: Must involve characters in wheelchairs. No matter how many years pass . […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 14: Safari 3000 (1982)

Day 14. The Monster Mile: One about cars or racing. Blame this review solely on the staff of Scarecrow Video of Seattle. The B&S staff had this on our shortlists for our “Fast and Furious Week I” and our upcoming-December “Fast and Furious Week II” tribute weeks to the well-weathered leather, hot metal, and oily […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 13: Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

Day 13: Open Soar: This one should focus on flying or aviation somehow. “Please keep your tray tables — and crucifixes — in the upright position at all times!”— from the smartly-written Shout! Factory press kit. So, did you hear the one about the priest, a rabbi, and an airline pilot captain who boarded a […]

Slasher Month: Camp Blood 8 (2020)

And you thought the Amityville Universe and Demons sequels and sidequels system was off the rails: we dared explored those Xerox’d realms with our “Exploring: So What’s Up with All of the Demons Sequels” and “Exploring: Amityville.” And now it’s time to delve into the twisted, clown-haunted woods of the Camp BloodVerse. And you have […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: The Devil’s Passenger (2018) and Window Dressing (2019)

Day 10: Plastique Vivant: Manniquins are creepy enough standing still, but what happens when they come to life? (Window Dressing) I came to my gig as the (chief) grease bit scrubber and dumpster pad washer at the ol’ B&S Bar n’ Grill by way of my screenwriting endeavors, which born out of my acting endeavors […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 7: Black Circle Boys (1998)

Day 7: They’re Out to Get You: One with Heavy Paranoia (real or imagined). “I don’t want to take lessons! I wanna have a fucking band! Fucking be like Deicide! Deicide. Yes, Deicide!”—Shane Carver, loser leader of the Black Circle Boys Yeah, maybe the guitar is broke, douche-dick. I won’t say I hate this movie. […]

2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 6: The Park Is Mine (1986)

Day 6: Poll Plot: One that involves elections and/or voting. *government not required. Author’s Note: This review originally ran on December 6, 2019, as part of our tribute to the film soundtracks of Tangerine Dream. This high-brow, Rambo-esque tale on the plight of war veterans — and the government that ignores them — was a […]