"We prefer the lighter approach to our brand of entertainment. We like people feeling good at the end of the film." Andy Sidaris was born in Chicago but grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. This city would become the home for many of his later films. Before he'd go into film, however, Sidaris was an Emmy… Continue reading An introduction to the films of Andy Sidaris
We've sadly reached the end of another drive-in weekend. That feeling of pulling away from the Riverside Drive-In is the most palpable sadness that I know, realizing that it'll be five months plus until I'm back, eating great food, looking through videos, loading my trunk full of beer and staying up way too late. The… Continue reading April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama catchup!
Now available for pre-order! Issue #15 features interviews with Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander and John Harrison from Day of the Dead! I wrote about Zombie Death House, the only movie John Saxon ever directed and contributed a few paintings, too! Orders begin shipping 4/30. On Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687348346/drive-in-asylum-issue-15-may-2019-day-of On eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303134849085
Paul Andolina is back to share another movie with us. He's always a welcome guest on our site. If you like his stuff, check out his site Wrestling with Film. I've written about my love for Russian cinema for the site before but it wasn't always easy to get access to Russian movies. I'd have to… Continue reading Black Lightning (2009)
I was inspired by It's Trash Culture on Twitter to come up with this post, which is similar to the Monster Squad one that we did last year. My thought was here's who the Avengers team should be made from: The Fearless Leader (Captain America) The Strong Female (Black Widow) The Armored Hero (Iron Man) The Mythological… Continue reading Make your own Avengers!
Mike “McBeardo” McPadden's writing has long been an influence on my work. His last book, Heavy Metal Movies, is a brick-like tome packed with attitude that I've used as a reference since it was released. Now, he's back with Teen Movie Hell, which I'm declaring the ultimate in any info you'd ever need on movies with half-naked… Continue reading Teen Movie Hell: the book review
There's nothing like a drive-in. I feel that it's the best way to see a movie. The open sky, watching from the car or a chair, hamburgers, hot dogs, a cooler full of beer and perhaps some other substances, pizza, popcorn and staying up way too late. It's pure magic. We go see drive-in movies… Continue reading At the Drive-In (2018)
This week on B&S About Movies, we'll be delving into several of the films on the Church of Satan Film List, originally published in Magistra Blanche Barton’s The Church of Satan as approved by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey. There are some films there that may not surprise the non-initiated, such as The Car, Evilspeak and It's Alive. What may… Continue reading This week: The Church of Satan film list
Well, it's official. I always thought Strip Nude for Your Killer and Play Motel were the sleaziest giallo I'd ever seen. Good news. Or bad news, depending on your morals. Ruggero Deodato is here to let you know that there's no limit to the depravity that he can bring to your TV set. Seriously, I feel like… Continue reading The Washing Machine (1993)
Steve's marriage is just about over. To escape, he and three of his closest friends head to the mountains to relax for the weekend. However, things are only beginning to go wrong, as a killer is on the loose and what was once a getaway has turned into a battle to survive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtjvUx_g3fs&feature=youtu.be Soon, our protagonists SUV has been vandalized and… Continue reading Between the Trees (2019)