Box Office Failures Week: Spring Break ’83 (2007)

If you ever wondered: Is there a film with an almost $20 million dollar price tag that the acting and technical unions had to shut down because none of the actors or crew were paid? Is there a film that still hasn’t been released—thirteen years after it completed production? More importantly: Is there a film… Continue reading Box Office Failures Week: Spring Break ’83 (2007)

Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds (2020)

After covering the opening exhibit of a priceless art collection, professional photographer Allie Adams (Alexa Vega from the early 2000’s Spy Kids franchise, all grown up and married as PenaVega) finds herself thrust into the mystery surrounding the theft of a priceless necklace. As with all of the spunky amateur sleuths of the Hallmark variety,… Continue reading Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds (2020)

Another, Another Take on The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Before we came to see L.Q Jones on a weekly, weekend basis courtesy of the perpetual TNT cable replays of Martin Scorsese’s Casino (he’s the western-styled Vegas Commissioner Pat Webb; his dweeb nephew was played by drive-In guru Joe Bob Briggs), and as Sam Peckinpah’s go-to actor (Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett &… Continue reading Another, Another Take on The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

“Eh, you’ve seen one exorcist flick, you’ve seen ‘em all,” scoffs the B&S Movies surfer. Oh, how wrong you are, you wee demon-possession babe in the woods. There’s nothing in the post-William Friedkin horror oeuvre that will prepare you for this German rip-off. . . . Not Assonitis’s Beyond the Door. Not de Ossorio’s Demon… Continue reading Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look

It’s time for more cheap n’ scary—yet creative—fun with another Indonesian horror film with its roots nourished in the horror films of the West—with Muslim and Hindi religious beliefs substituted for the usual Christianity-based horror themes. However, while American horror films are mostly blood and gore for the sake of blood and gore, Indonesian horror… Continue reading Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look