I've always been afraid of cannibal movies. They're stomach turning bursts of the sheer bottom of the cinematic barrel, packed with guts, gore and often, real footage of atrocities. But I braved through seven of these films to face my fear and provide you with the written results. Next week's films are: Cannibal Ferox: Drug… Continue reading MANGIATI VIVI week starts tomorrow!
Steve Applebaum and Ryan Hoss are behind the Super Mario Brothers Archive, a website originally founded in 2007 by Ryan to showcase his vast collection of memorabilia related to the film’s production and merchandising efforts. Steve joined later, helping the site with its mission to provide insight into the film’s production and development. I know… Continue reading An interview with the creators of the Super Mario Brothers Archive!
The first 14 orders include a free Drive-In Asylum fridge magnet. Get yours now! Orders will ship Monday! I have a long article in this issue on Rats: The Night of Terror that won't appear anywhere else until June, along with three drawings that will only appear in this zine! This has my highest recommendation!
Starting tomorrow, we'll be spending a week celebrating one of our favorite directors and his remarkable filmography! Here are the movies we've picked to share with you: Hatchet for the Honeymoon: Fashion. Oedipal complexes. Murder. Wedding dresses. And even a meta wink to past Bava films. This one truly has it all. Hercules in the… Continue reading MARIO BAVA WEEK STARTS TOMORROW!
If you've been reading this site for awhile, you know how much we love giallo. Well, next week, we'll be covering American versions of the genre. I've been obsessed for awhile with how these films take what we expect from giallo -- fashion, music, colors, murder, strangeness -- and looks at them with Western eyes.… Continue reading AMERICAN GIALLO starts Sunday!
I placed a challenge to my social media friends: Who would be in your perfect Monster Squad? The rules: You get one of each of the following: a vampire, a Frankenstein's monster, a wolfman, a mummy and the creature of your choice (I know there's an amphibian in the original). You can pick any one… Continue reading The Monster Squad Challenge!
We're so close to Christmas, which means that it's time for us to give a gift to you! Over the next several days, we'll be sharing some of our favorite holiday movies. They could be horror, they could be comedy, but they all have to have something to do with the most wonderful time of… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA starts tomorrow!
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!