PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. He's the inspiration for me to write more about movies. I've seen the movie Frankenstein '80 a number of times already, and I still can't point to any reason that it carries this title. If there is an explanation… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)

All of the 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

We did it for the second year in a row! The Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is a great way to discover new movies and expand your mind. R. D Francis and I spent plenty of time watching some awesome movies, which you can discover below. Check out Scarecrow Video and donate some money to their fine… Continue reading All of the 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

2019 Psychotronic Scarecrow Challenge: Day 31: Option 3: (Another Take on) The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes reviews for B&S Movies. Day 34 The Gold Watch: One set in a retirement home or elderly community (or elderly Satanic coven) R.D’s note: You’d think I would… Continue reading 2019 Psychotronic Scarecrow Challenge: Day 31: Option 3: (Another Take on) The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 31: American Gothic

DAY 31. THE GOLD WATCH: One set in a retirement home or elderly community. A fitting wrap-up, eh? John Hough quietly has become one of my favorite directors to seek out. His Hammer effort, Twins of Evil, is one of the best late era films that the studio would make, the perfect blend of Hammer's… Continue reading Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 31: American Gothic

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Don’t Panic (1988)

DAY 30. IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY: Brutal birthdays. It appears like director and screenwriter Ruben Galindo Jr. wanted to make his own version of A Nightmare On Elm Street but somewhere along the way he decided to he'd like to make a Mexican version of an American teen sitcom, too. Honestly, if you told me Ruben… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Don’t Panic (1988)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: Pandemonium (1982)

DAY 29. COMEDY OF TERRORS: A matter of laughter at the splatter of the matter. A funny one, duh. There was a time, let's call it 1983, where we couldn't just sit down and instantly find any single movie from anywhere in the world and any point in time. You might think that that would… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: Pandemonium (1982)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

DAY 28. A LORELESS YARN: One based on a true story. Based on Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien, this was the first Hillside Strangler movie to ever be made. It stars Dennis Fraina, acting against type as Angelo Buono and Billy Zane in an ill-looking hairstyle that one suspects is… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 27: Option 2: (Another Take on) The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. Day 27 Special Presentations: Made for TV movies from the ‘70s, classic era of the bronze screen R.D's note: The writing is so fast n’… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 27: Option 2: (Another Take on) The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: Someone’s Watching Me! (1978)

DAY 27. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: Made for TV movies from the '70s, classic era of the bronze screen. John Carpenter was hired by Warner Bros in 1976 to write a script based on the true story of a woman who had been spied on inside her Chicago apartment. The script, High Rise, ended up become a TV… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: Someone’s Watching Me! (1978)

Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 26: Rituals (1977)

DAY 26. THERE'S SOMETHIN' IN THEM THAR HILLS: Twangy cringers from the backwoods and by-waters.  After seeing Joe Bob Briggs "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood," the entire B&S About Movies team mobilize and celebrated these films, from a Letterboxd list to making our own picks for top 70's good ol' boys movies. But to be honest, we… Continue reading Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 26: Rituals (1977)