Sure, Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out next week. But here at B&S About Movies, we'd much rather discuss the films that are inspired by, well, more like completely ripoff Star Wars. All next week, we'll be sharing these films: The Humanoid: Jaws from James Bond! Ivan Rassimov as Darth Vader! A robot dog who pees on… Continue reading ATTACK OF THE CLONES starts Monday!
Watch your eyeballs, because Monday it's time to celebrate Lucio Fulci! Sure, everyone knows Zombi and House by the Cemetary. But we're gonna get into some, well, deep cuts. New York Ripper: Fulci's roughest, most brutal film. This one reduced the London censor board for years and haunts them to this very day. You'll never see Donald… Continue reading FULCI WEEK STARTS MONDAY!
We're always excited when a new Drive-In Asylum comes out! The new issue -- due in December -- is all about The Incredible Melting Man. Sam contributed an article about how this movie scarred his childhood (building on his podcast revelation that he lived in terror of some movie trailers), as well as a painting!
As a kid, I could care less about Superman and Batman. I wanted to know about the superheroes people forgot. Ones I learned about in Don Thompson's The Comic Book Book -- characters like Airboy, Plastic Man, the Heap and more. The DC characters I loved didn't even live on the main Earth, but were folks… Continue reading FORGOTTEN HEROES starts Monday!
I cried while I watched the end of Fahrenheit 451. Sure, every generation has its doomsday, but I feel like mine was hit pretty hard. From the constant worry of nuclear war — oh hey, that one is back again — and movies like The Day After to AIDS, serial killers, Satanic panic, fires, floods… Continue reading Next week: FUCKED UP FUTURES
Will Errickson's blog, Too Much Horror Fiction, collects and reviews vintage horror literature (mostly from the 1960s to the early 1990s) and celebrates its resplendent paperback cover art. And it's where I learned about so many of the books that make up this week's inspiration, the book Paperbacks from Hell. Will was kind enough to sit down and… Continue reading PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WEEK: Will Errickson from Too Much Horror Fiction
Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrorstör ("the only novel about a haunted Scandinavian furniture store you'll ever need") and My Best Friend's Exorcism ("basically Beaches meets The Exorcist). But he's here on our site because of the amazing Paperbacks from Hell, which you can purchase at Quirk Books or Amazon. I had the great opportunity to discuss the book, as… Continue reading PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WEEK: Interview with Grady Hendrix!
Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix is THE book of 2017. An exploration of some of the strangest mass market fiction ever printed, it features books where "no plot was too ludicrous, no cover art too appalling, no evil too despicable." If you love the horror genre, you owe it to yourself to purchase this… Continue reading PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WEEK: The book!