Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

Even though Gary Brandner, author of The Howling novels, co-wrote the screenplay to this movie, it has nothing to do with his 1979 novel The Howling II, much less the original The Howling. It tries, but this movie is just too weird to fully close the loop. There's never been another werewolf movie like this one.… Continue reading Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

Brain of Blood (1971)

In 1971, drive-ins across America and the maniacs inside the cars wanted more of the Blood Island movies. But hey -- the guys behind them were busy, so Hemisphere said, "What if Al Adamson made a Blood Island ripoff outside of the Philippines?" Brain of Blood is the result. The gory, ridiculous and totally awesome result. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCPeRiCXlBc Amir (Reed Hadley,… Continue reading Brain of Blood (1971)

The Blood Drinkers (1964)

Gerry de Leon is considered the godfather of Filipino horror and was also the most awarded film director in the history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences' FAMAS Awards. Pretty good for a guy who was arrested after World War II, charged with treason for making anti-American propaganda films for the occupying… Continue reading The Blood Drinkers (1964)

The Fifth Floor (1978)

Growing up, the Saint Francis Hospital would always send people with mental issues to the fifth floor. I've had certain family members who would have semi-regular vacations to the fifth floor. It got to the point that whenever someone would discuss whether or not someone was acting strangely, theyd say, "Well, they're on the fifth… Continue reading The Fifth Floor (1978)

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

It's always intriguing to me when I look up a director and discover that I've watched more of their films than I realized. Case in point -- Jon Amiel. As I started writing this article about The Man Who Knew Too Little, I was surprised to learn that I'd seen so many of his films, like Copycat, Entrapment… Continue reading The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

The Final Girls (2015)

Hey! Remember when I watched Isn't It Romantic? This is the same director making the same movie, except instead of learning lessons from a romantic comedy, people are learning lessons from a slasher film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWj62X81dPM After another failed audition, Max Cartwright's mother Amanda (Malin Akerman) worries that she'll only be known for appearing in the 1986… Continue reading The Final Girls (2015)