October is almost upon us and you know what that means... It's time to go crazy watching horror movies. Not just any horror movies. We're talking stalk and slash. Awesome kills. Tom Savini. Prowlers, mutilators, phantom killers and the blackest eyes you've ever seen. Get ready for two slashers a day, all October long. I've… Continue reading SLASHER MONTH starts tomorrow!
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. Let’s not beat around the radioactive bush and go straight to the Def-Cons. The Def-Con 3 caveat: Contrary to the VHS cover, the Russians do not “strike back.” Not by missiles.… Continue reading The Survivalist (1987)
There's no better place to watch the movies that we love than the drive-in. And twice a year, we travel to the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, PA to see eight movies in two days. This September, we were entertained by a veritable cuerno de la abundancia of werewolves, vampires and zombies Spanish style. Unlike past years,… Continue reading Drive-In Super Monster-Rama recap
Call it El Gran Amor del Conde Dracula. Call it Cemetery Girls. Or Dracula's Great Love -- the title I saw the film under -- or Dracula's Virgin Lovers or The Great Love of Count Dracula. Whatever title you prefer, you're about to savor a nonsensical odyssey through Spanish vampire madness, a world where someone can fall down… Continue reading Count Dracula’s Great Love (1974)
Imagine you're a Hollywood studio. Let's say you're New World Pictures. You want to ride this wave of post-apocalyptic goodness from Mad Max, but you're just been hit by the 1981 Writers Guild of America strike. What will you do now? Go to New Zealand, that's what. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxsFiVRX6BE Also known as Warlords of the 21st Century… Continue reading Battletruck (1982)
Get ready for sixty pages of black, white and random color blasts of newspaper ads and articles about your favorite shark movies! All four Jaws movies get covered -- I wrote about Jaws 4! Plus, the original novel, Great White, The Jaws of Death, Cyclone, Deep Blood, Monster Shark and Tintorera! Plus a special Guest List feature this issue from Drive-In Super Monster-Rama organizers… Continue reading Drive-In Asylum Summer Special is out now!
Since getting inspired by Joe Bob Briggs' How Rednecks Saved Hollywood live show, I've been trying to cover as many of the movies that he showed -- as well as others that fit the genre -- on the site. We'll be continuing with at least another week of Southern fried drive-in films, but I wanted to… Continue reading So we got inspired by How Rednecks Saved Hollywood…
I'm beyond excited that this issue is on the way! Get ready for page after page of chum and gore-soaked waters, as the crew of Drive-In Asylum tackles everything from Jaws through Jaws the Revenge and everything else in their wake, including 100% brand new articles from me on those two movies, Cruel Jaws, Monster Shark and Deep Blood! I've rewatched… Continue reading Drive-In Asylum Summer Shark Special next month!
Order now at the Etsy store! All orders ship July 15th! Drive-In Asylum #16 features an interview with the star of Larry Buchanan's The Naked Witch and widow of S.F. Brownrigg, Libby Hall! I got to contribute a cool painting to this article. For my article this issue, I'm covering the batshit crazy French female zombie… Continue reading Pre-order the new issue of Drive-In Asylum!