Rocktober Blood (1984): A Second Look: Remembering Nigel Benjamin 1954-2019

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and B&S Movies, and learn more about his work on Facebook. Every Halloween, without fail, I pop in the (VHS, natch) copies of two of my favorite movies from my youth: Phantasm and Rocktober Blood. Then, this past Halloween… Continue reading Rocktober Blood (1984): A Second Look: Remembering Nigel Benjamin 1954-2019

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 24: Option 2: Ugetsu (1953) and Option: 3 Kwaidan (1964)

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 24 Short Attention Span Theatre: Watch some shorts or anthology things My Dr. Jekyll promised that my celluloid Mr. Hyde would not spree a… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 24: Option 2: Ugetsu (1953) and Option: 3 Kwaidan (1964)

‘Revenge of the Nerds’ is a Rape Liturgy

I normally write for blog called Grindhouse theology, which deals almost exclusively with 'the intersection of Christian faith and horror Cinema'. On paper, Revenge of the Nerds is a comedy, which means I'm outside my comfort zone. It is a comedy, I guess, maybe in the Twilight Zone, or some other dystopian nightmare world where affluent young men… Continue reading ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ is a Rape Liturgy

Kim Basinger: Professional idiocy, circa 1987 and 1988

In 1987, Kim Basinger appeared in Blake Edwards' Blind Date with Bruce Willis. In 1988, she appeared in Richard Benjamin's My Stepmother is an Alien with Dan Aykroyd. In both films, she plays nearly the same role: a woman so devastatingly gorgeous, she decimates the brains of weak-willed men everywhere before settling for a man who obviously… Continue reading Kim Basinger: Professional idiocy, circa 1987 and 1988