BIGFOOT WEEK: Bigfoot: The Movie (2015)

A lot of this review won't make sense if you aren't from Western Pennsylvania. Becca was born near Detroit, so she doesn't always get a lot of Pittsburgh. There's the yinzer accent. The strange customs. And when we were in line at Kennywood to ride the Thunderbolt the other night, she didn't get the palpable… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Bigfoot: The Movie (2015)

BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

Cry Wilderness comes from that most painful of all movie genres -- the earnest family-friendly film with a message. This is the kind of movie that your church youth group would show on a Saturday afternoon after some lessons on Jesus. But see, I grew up Catholic, so my Saturday afternoons were spent watching Hammer… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy Creek is my favorite kind of movie. It's at once a narrative story and a documentary so that there will be times that you have no idea whether you're learning the unvarnished truth or being spun a tale. It's kind of like that movie in Orson Welles' F for Fake where he tells you… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

BIGFOOT WEEK: The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

At the start of this movie, Peter Graves looks right at the camera and totally bullshits you: “Scientists representing the world’s most foremost research centers took part in the examination of the evidence. The facts that will be presented are true. This may be the most startling film you’ll ever see.” Get ready for another piece of… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)

When I was a very young child, my grandfather would come home from working night shift at the J&L Steel Mill and sit in front of the TV drinking Pabst and watching war movies. The entire house would be bathed in blue light and the sounds of machine gun fire. Forty some years later and… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)

The Basement (2018)

The Gemini, a deranged serial killer, has been torturing and killing people in the basement of his San Fernando Valley home. But once he meets famous musician Craig Owen and his girlfriend Kelly, he may have met his match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69kkAo_KRWs The Gemini (Jackson Davis) has already claimed seven victims, maiming them and decapitating them with a… Continue reading The Basement (2018)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)

It's time for our favorite Native American warrior, Thunder, to return. This time, he takes on a racist militia in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They've refused to pay the very specific amount of $53,000 for attacking and abusing him (yes, Thunder gets beat up again) after destroying his village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iITtAfQaiQw If the promise of Mark… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)

Blood Child (2017)

You know what gets me to watch a movie every single time? Based on a true story. Nothing makes me want to watch something more. That's what drew me to Blood Child, which is based on the Malay myth of the Toyol, which are ghost children raised by black magic. https://vimeo.com/214448074 After a devastating miscarriage in Singapore,… Continue reading Blood Child (2017)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Just a Damn Solder (1988)

Before Dr. Strange was in big time movies, he was in TV movies. There, he was played by Peter Hooten. Why am I telling you this? Because Pete is here to star with our man Mark Gregory today in Just a Damn Soldier. The story here is that Hooten's character gets together his mercenary pals to… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Just a Damn Solder (1988)