2020 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 9: Big Money Rustlas (2010)

DAY 9. OG NETWORK: See something made after 2010 with no visible cell phones. No texting while watching this one! Ah man, remember those great old days when the FBI was convinced Juggalos were a gang — which was no fun for them — and we weren’t worried about people standing back and standing by? […]

The Runners (2020)

This movie is the nightmare of every parent. Or older brother, as the case may be. After losing their parents in a car accident, Ryan is raising Zoe, who has suddenly entered that rebellious stage of the teen years. That’s all well and good, but in the kind of twist that would inform a Trump […]

Blue Steel (1990)

So this isn’t really a giallo. But then again, Near Dark really isn’t a gothic horror movie, but it does a damn good job of updating that genre too. That’s due to Kathryn Bigelow, the only woman to ever win a Best Director Academy Award. From Point Break to Strange Days and the film that won her that […]

Darkness Reigns (2020)

Dario Argento’s Demons meets The Blair Witch Project as the movie about a real life haunted hotel (ala The Overlook Hotel from The Shining) turns into a “real movie” via its behind-the-scenes documentary footage. As Darkness Reigns unfolds, we meet documentary filmmaker Daniel Whitaker (filming himself via smartphone, of course) on the way to host […]

Lone Star Deception (2019)

Fear, greed, and political intrigue is the name of the game for Bill Sagle (Eric Roberts, of the recently reviewed “radio week” flick Power 98), a philandering, narcissist Texas oilman who uses his wealth and power to control the political scene—and that arrogance means his machiavellian ethos knows no limits. And with him losing money […]

Abstruse (2019)

Harley Wallen’s last film, Eternal Code, was recently featured on our site. Now, he’s back with Abstruse, which stars Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down) and Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell). Yes, that’s right — a man once implicated in the affairs of Heidi Fleiss and Mr. Belding, together at last in the same film. I don’t […]