Halfway through Slasher Month!

Every October, I get a little crazy about slashers and try to watch as many as I can. It was sixty last year. This year, it’s a hundred. Who can say what happens next? This is my attempt to share all of them in one place. And if you’d like to share one that you watched, go ahead! We’ll post it!

  1. To All A Goodnight
  2. Berserker
  3. The Red Right Hand
  4. Girls Nite Out
  5. Don’t Go In the House!
  6. Random Acts of Violence
  7. The Redeemer
  8. The Last Slumber Party
  9. He Knows You’re Alone
  10. The Forest
  11. Snuff Kill
  12. I, Madman
  13. Jack-O
  14. To Your Last Death
  15. Beyond the Darkness
  16. Dead Girl
  17. Mongrel
  18. Hellmaster
  19. Another Son of Sam
  20. Terror On Tape
  21. Last House on Dead End Street
  22. 976-EVIL II
  23. The Video Dead
  24. Hospital Massacre
  25. Possession
  26. Hatchet
  27. Hatchet II
  28. Hatchet III
  29. Victor Crowley
  30. National Lampoon’s Class Reunion
  31. Blood Lake
  32. Color Me Blood Red
  33. Terror In the Aisles
  34. Bells
  35. Axe
  36. Corpse Mania
  37. Scary Movie
  38. Amsterdamned
  39. The Majorettes
  40. Dreamaniac
  41. Camp Blood 8
  42. Meatcleaver Massacre
  43. Evil Judgment
  44. Puppet Master
  45. Puppet Master 2
  46. Video Violence
  47. Evil Ed
  48. The Ghost Dance
  49. Invasion of the Blood Farmers
  50. Deadly Camp
  51. Girls Just Want to Have Blood
  52. Getaway
  53. Evil Clutch
  54. Tokyo Stay Home Massacre
  55. Silent Madness
  56. Just Before Dawn
  57. Three On a Meathook
  58. House on the Edge of the Park
  59. Too Scared to Scream
  60. Retro Puppet Master

You can always track the entire list of our slasher watching with our Letterboxd list. And we’ve also shared a few articles along the way, like how the first Halloween aired as a commercial for Halloween 2 and Robert Freese’s article on the history of slashers!

Writers Wanted!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll have several theme weeks. If you’re reading this and wondered, “I’d sure like to learn how to write for and become part of the staff at B&S About Movies,” this is your chance.

There are no rules for length and few for content other than your work should be original. Generally, we like to have articles in by a week before when they run, but we’re always willing to make exceptions.

Here are the theme weeks we have coming up!

  • October is “All-Slasher Month.” Write about your favorite horrors. There’s still slots left and time to get them in.
  • December 13 -19 is “Free Range Week.” Review any movie you want.
  • December 27 – January 2 is another “TV Week,” so show us your tube love.
  • December 6 – 12 is another “Fast & Furious Week, Part II.” The reviews on our short list that we’re in need of for the week are:
  • Drag Strip Girl (1957; w/John Ashley of Beast of Blood and The Mad Doctor of Blood Island fame)
  • The Racers (1955; w/Kirk Douglas)
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1973; w/Peter Fonda)
  • Road Racers (1969)
  • The Gumball Rally (1976)
  • The Choppers (1961)
  • The Young Racers (1963)
  • Catch Me If You Can (1989; w/Olivia Newton John’s BF, Matt)
  • Thunder In Carolina (1960; w/Rory Calhoun of Motel Hell fame)
  • The Devil’s Hairpin (1967)
  • Speed Trap (1977; w/Joe Don Baker)
  • Hot Rods to Hell (1967; w/Mimsy Farmer of Autospy fame)
  • Pit Stop (1967; by Jack Hill of Switchblade Sisters fame)
  • License to Drive (1987; with the “Two Coreys”)
  • Moving Violation (1976; w/Kay Lenz)

And don’t forget our November Mill Creek blowout of their 50-film DVD set. The films are going fast! Help us out with a review, will ya? There’s still a few films left. All the deets are HERE.


And don’t forget about our Drive-In Friday feature that we post every week at 11 AM. All the deets are HERE, where you’ll also learn about our Show Your Stacks and Top Ten featurettes.


And we’re running a John Doe Week for December 20 – 26. Show you love for the bassist from Los Angeles punk band X. The films are going fast, but there’s still a few films left. All the Deets are HERE.


And . . . it’s back! Scarecrow Video brought back its October 31 Movies in 31 Days Challenge. You can read all about it HERE. Pick a day or as many days as you want.

If you’d like to be part of the site, comment here or email us at bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com.

Image courtesy of AZ Digital Tranfers/text by PicFont

GET BACK TO THE DRIVE-IN ASYLUM DOUBLE FEATURE!

We’re back this Saturday at 8 PM on the Groovy Doom Facebook page with two films about why you should probably avoid parks at all costs.

Up first, the absolutely insane Memorial Valley Massacre, which can watch this on Amazon Prime and YouTube or order the Vinegar Syndrome reissue.

Memorial Valley Dew (inspired by this drink)

  • 2 oz. melon liquor
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. mountain dew
  • Lime
  • Maraschino cherries
  1. Slice up lime and fill a glass with them, along with crushed ice and cherries.
  2. Mix other ingredients in a shaker and shake them up.
  3. Pour over ice and serve.

Up next, an even stranger movie, if that’s possible.

Don’t Go Near the Park is everything I love about movies. Basically, it makes no sense and is filled with gore. That’s basically all I want out of life. You can watch this on YouTube.

Wooly Mammoth (taken from this site)

  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. coconut rum
  • 1 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  1. Toss all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour over ice and enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Writers Wanted!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll have several theme weeks. If you’re reading this and wondered, “I’d sure like to learn how to write for and become part of the staff at B&S About Movies,” this is your chance.

There are no rules for length and few for content other than your work should be original. Generally, we like to have articles in by a week before when they run, but we’re always willing to make exceptions.

Here are the theme weeks we have coming up!

  • October is “All-Slasher Month.” Write about your favorite horrors. There’s still slots left and time to get them in.
  • December 13 -19 is “Free Range Week.” Review any movie you want.
  • December 27 – January 2 is another “TV Week,” so show us your tube love.
  • December 6 – 12 is another “Fast & Furious Week, Part II.” The reviews on our short list that we’re in need of for the week are:
  • Drag Strip Girl (1957; w/John Ashley of Beast of Blood and The Mad Doctor of Blood Island fame)
  • The Racers (1955; w/Kirk Douglas)
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1973; w/Peter Fonda)
  • Road Racers (1969)
  • The Gumball Rally (1976)
  • The Choppers (1961)
  • The Young Racers (1963)
  • Catch Me If You Can (1989; w/Olivia Newton John’s BF, Matt)
  • Thunder In Carolina (1960; w/Rory Calhoun of Motel Hell fame)
  • The Devil’s Hairpin (1967)
  • Speed Trap (1977; w/Joe Don Baker)
  • Hot Rods to Hell (1967; w/Mimsy Farmer of Autospy fame)
  • Pit Stop (1967; by Jack Hill of Switchblade Sisters fame)
  • License to Drive (1987; with the “Two Coreys”)
  • Moving Violation (1976; w/Kay Lenz)

And don’t forget our November Mill Creek blowout of their 50-film DVD set. The films are going fast! Help us out with a review, will ya? There’s still a few films left. All the deets are HERE.


And don’t forget about our Drive-In Friday feature that we post every week at 11 AM. All the deets are HERE, where you’ll also learn about our Show Your Stacks and Top Ten featurettes.


And we’re running a John Doe Week for December 20 – 26. Show you love for the bassist from Los Angeles punk band X. The films are going fast, but there’s still a few films left. All the Deets are HERE.


And . . . it’s back! Scarecrow Video brought back its October 31 Movies in 31 Days Challenge. You can read all about it HERE. Pick a day or as many days as you want.

If you’d like to be part of the site, comment here or email us at bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com.

Image courtesy of AZ Digital Tranfers/text by PicFont

Writers Wanted!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll have several theme weeks. If you’re reading this and wondered, “I’d sure like to learn how to write for and become part of the staff at B&S About Movies,” this is your chance.

There are no rules for length and few for content other than your work should be original. Generally, we like to have articles in by a week before when they run, but we’re always willing to make exceptions.

Here are the theme weeks we have coming up!

  • October is “All-Slasher Month.” Write about your favorite horrors. There’s still slots left and time to get them in.
  • December 13 -19 is “Free Range Week.” Review any movie you want.
  • December 27 – January 2 is another “TV Week,” so show us your tube love.
  • December 6 – 12 is another “Fast & Furious Week, Part II.” The reviews on our short list that we’re in need of for the week are:
  • Drag Strip Girl (1957; w/John Ashley of Beast of Blood and The Mad Doctor of Blood Island fame)
  • The Racers (1955; w/Kirk Douglas)
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1973; w/Peter Fonda)
  • Road Racers (1969)
  • The Gumball Rally (1976)
  • The Choppers (1961)
  • The Young Racers (1963)
  • Catch Me If You Can (1989; w/Olivia Newton John’s BF, Matt)
  • Thunder In Carolina (1960; w/Rory Calhoun of Motel Hell fame)
  • The Devil’s Hairpin (1967)
  • Speed Trap (1977; w/Joe Don Baker)
  • Hot Rods to Hell (1967; w/Mimsy Farmer of Autospy fame)
  • Pit Stop (1967; by Jack Hill of Switchblade Sisters fame)
  • License to Drive (1987; with the “Two Coreys”)
  • Moving Violation (1976; w/Kay Lenz)

And don’t forget our November Mill Creek blowout of their 50-film DVD set. The films are going fast! Help us out with a review, will ya? There’s still a few films left. All the deets are HERE.


And don’t forget about our Drive-In Friday feature that we post every week at 11 AM. All the deets are HERE, where you’ll also learn about our Show Your Stacks and Top Ten featurettes.


And we’re running a John Doe Week for December 20 – 26. Show you love for the bassist from Los Angeles punk band X. The films are going fast, but there’s still a few films left. All the Deets are HERE.


And . . . it’s back! Scarecrow Video brought back its October 31 Movies in 31 Days Challenge. You can read all about it HERE. Pick a day or as many days as you want.

If you’d like to be part of the site, comment here or email us at bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com.

Image courtesy of AZ Digital Tranfers/text by PicFont

Classic Euro Horror is on KinoLorber’s KinoNow!

Our friends at Kino Lorber were kind enough to let me know that they have some classic Eurohorror streaming just in time for Halloween.

Kill, Baby…Kill! is a Mario Bava piece of magic, with a ball-bouncing ghost leading people to suicide amidst a swirl of colors and artistic style in the master’s return to gothic horror.    You can get it right here.

Black Sunday is another Bava classic, featuring the eyes of Barbara Steele and enough fog and atmosphere for ten movies. If you’ve never seen Bava before, this is a great place to start. It’s available here.
Fascination is some Jean Rollin to add even more doom mood to your October. Starring French adult star Brigitte Lahaie, this is kind of, sort of a vampire film, but totally engaging and otherworldly. It’s available here.
More Rollin? Well, speaking of doom cinema, The Iron Rose starts as a romantic romp in a graveyard and ends as anything but. It’s available here.

Jess Franco and Lina Romay made plenty of movies together, but Female Vampire is one of the better ones. Here, Lina is Countess Irina Karlstein, a bloodsucker who only feasts at the point of orgasm. You can get it here.

Want more Franco? The Awful Dr. Orlof starts like a Hammer film and ends up being total Franco, which is…well, an acquired taste that I often find myself dining upon. It’s also on their site.

Check out all of Kino Lorber’s horror selections right here! There’s so much there, like A Virgin Among the Living DeadDie Screaming MarianneFrightmareHatchet for the HoneymoonThe Living Dead GirlThe Grapes of DeathThe ComebackHouse of Whipcord and Zombie Lake, among others.

They also have all of these movies available on DVD and blu ray, if you’d rather have physical media. Here’s hoping they make your Halloween more interesting and artistic!

COME BACK TO THE DRIVE-IN ASYLUM DOUBLE FEATURE!

Before we get started, here’s our schedule for October!

This Saturday, October 3, we’ll be live at 8 PM on the Groovy Doom Facebook page with two films — which we’ll get to in a bit.

We’re off the next week.

Then, we’re back Saturday, October 17 at 8 PM with two more movies to be named later.

Then off the next week.

And finally, we’ll be doing one movie on Halloween night at a different time, 11 PM! That’s also a surprise!

We don’t want to burn anyone out (and real life — like weddings, new houses, getting Drive-In Asylum the zine to print and so much more are happening), but we love the show and will be trying to stick to two shows a month.

Thanks for listening. Now let’s talk about this week! Two of Mario Bava’s films — Baron Blood and A Bay of Blood — and two of our favorite films!

What can you drink during this one? Good question.

Seeing Red (taken from the official Kraken site)

  • 2 oz. Kraken rum
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  1. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add ingredients to glass except grenadine and stir.
  3. Add a splash of grenadine on top. Serve.

You can watch this on Shudder and Tubi.

You can sip on this during the movie.

Bay of Breeze (AKA Thirst of the Death Nerve)

  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  1. Combine ingredients over ice. Stir and serve.

You can watch this on Shudder and YouTube.

See you on Saturday!

Back to the Drive-In Asylum Double Feature this Saturday!

This Saturday, we’re back to the digital drive-in after a week off and we’re bringing two incredibly odd movies with us on Saturday at 8 PM on the Groovy Doom Facebook page.

Up first — Invasion of the Blood Farmers!

Here’s a drink to enjoy while you watch!

Frozen Farmer Dew (taken from this recipe)

  • 2 oz. melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • Mountain Dew
  • Pineapple juice
  1. Make ice cubes from one part Mountain Dew to two parts pineapple juice. Freeze.
  2. Blend ice cubes with melon liqueur and triple sec. Blend and serve.

You can watch this movie on Tubi or grab it from Severin.

Up next, it’s time for Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood!

That needs a drink too!

Bobo’s Carnival (taken from the Carnival Cruise Lines Twilight Zone)

  • 1 oz. rum
  • 1/2 oz. melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. cream of coconut
  • Blue curacao
  1. Blend all ingredients except for the blue curacao with ice until smooth.
  2. Float blue caracao on top of drink and enjoy.

You can watch this on Tubi and Shudder.

Get ready for the Drive-In Super Monster Rama!

Tomorrow night at the Riverside Drive-In, the Drive-In Super Monster Rama plays for two awesome nights! For just $20 ($10 a night), you get eight astounding movies! Here’s a breakdown (and how to see them if you’re unable to attend) as well as a drink recipe for each night!

NIGHT ONE

Brides of BloodThat poster should show you what you’re in for as you enter Blood Island. Between carnivorous trees eating women and the movie ending in a huge orgy, this is probably unlike any other movie you’ve seen before. And you’re about to see three more just like it. This was streaming on Amazon Prime, but sadly, no longer. Hope you have the Severin blu ray!

The Mad Doctor of Blood Island:This movie starts with a blood oath and a drink of a green vial that is to save you from becoming one of the horrible beasts of Blood Island. Luckily, our mixed drink below is ready to save you. If you can’t make it to the Riverside, this alternate title cut can help (or you should already own the Severin blu ray).

Beast of BloodA monster that can live without its head? Yes, these are the magic moments that Blood Island has for you. This movie was sold by scattering counterfeit $10 bills with the movie poster on the back. Yes, really. Sadly, this was only on the Severin Blood Island set and is no longer streaming.

Terror Is a ManYes, Blood Island is somewhat adjacent to The Island of Dr. Moreau. Somehow, it’s even better than that, with man/animal hybrids driven wild by their cruel master. You can watch the alternate title cut of this movie or buy it on blu ray from Severin.

Here’s our drink for Friday night!

Blood Island Swampwater

  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. cherry vodka
  • 1 oz. blue caracao
  1. Mix ’em all together one at a time and marvel at the way the colors shift and change!
  2. Stir and drink! Now you’re safe — well, as safe as it gets — to walk freely around Blood Island (or at least Vandergrift, PA).

NIGHT TWO

King Kong vs. GodzillaIf there was ever a battle that was fated to happen, it was this, a movie that completely owned my childhood. Somehow, Toho was able to improve on King Kong by making it completely bonkers and I thank whatever beings exist beyond this plane for it! Sadly, this movie is not streaming.

King Kong EscapesHonestly, this is my favorite Kong movie and one of my favorite movies ever. I would stay up until 1 AM as a six-year-old for this movie and scream the entire time. If you’re at the Riverside, you’ll probably hear me shouting in glee the entire time. This isn’t streaming either.

The Legend of Boggy CreekThe newly cleaned up version of this Bigfoot classic was due to play in April before COID-19 shut down the drive-in. Well, we’ll be wearing our masks and ready to delight in this reality-esque affair! You can watch this on Shudder.

The Brain That Would Not Die: This was a movie on all the time when I was a kid and with good reason. It’s ridiculous in all the best of ways, with an amazing performance by Virginia Leith. You can watch it on Tubi.

To celebrate the second night, we’re drinking King Kong style.

That’s right — the Jim Beam King Kong cocktail!

If you’re coming to the drive-in, make sure to say hello. I’ll be rocking a Severin hoodie — of course — and either a Frizzi/Fulci shirt or a Tenebre one! Bring a mask, grab a blanket and ask for a drink — I’ll have extras!

Double Argento on the Drive-In Asylum Double Feature!

We’re unleashing two astounding Argento films on you this Saturday at 8 PM on the Groovy Doom Facebook page.

Up first, Argento’s freakout devoted to orangutans, bug loving teenagers, women with deformed children and, as always, heads getting cut clean off. We could only be talking about Phenomena.

Inga and Jennifer

  • 1/2 oz. 99 Bananas
  • 3 oz. half and half
  • 1/2 oz. coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. grenadine
  1. Pour all of the ingredients in a shaker and do your thing.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

We’re following this up with the most perfect of all Argento’s films, Suspiria!

Mother of Sighs

  • Jolly Ranchers (blue or red, come on, we are using the Argento color palette here)
  • Bottle of vodka
  • Sprite

Prep: 

  1. Take 12 Jolly Ranchers and place them in an airtight container like a Mason jar.
  2. Pour in 2 cups of vodka and let sit overnight.
  3. As if by magic — “Susie, do you know anything about… witches?” — they will have dissolved by morning.

Drink recipe:

  1. Use 2 oz. of your Jolly Rancher vodka to 6 oz. of soda (you can also use sparkling water, club soda or ginger ale).
  2. Place in shaker with ice and shake it up.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

I’ve taken some photos of the process to make the infused vodka, which takes just a day. I’m really excited to try this one out.

Here’s where you can watch along!

SuspiriaTubi

PhenomenaTubi, Shudder, Amazon Prime