PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. He's the inspiration for me to write more about movies. I've seen the movie Frankenstein '80 a number of times already, and I still can't point to any reason that it carries this title. If there is an explanation… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Death Warmed Up (1984)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Roger Braden runs the Facebook group Valley Nightmares, which is all about the history of the films that played at the drive-ins and theaters in his home state of Kentucky. He's a great guy and I'm excited to read his take on this movie. Also known as Death Warmed Over and Robot Maniac,… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Death Warmed Up (1984)

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

PURE TERROR MONTH: The House That Screamed (1969)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Andolina is back to watch another movie for us. If you like his stuff, check out his site Wrestling with Film.  The House that Screamed aka La Residencia, is a Spanish horror film from the director Narciso (Chicho) Ibáñez Serrador. He is mostly known for a game show and the TV series Historias… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The House That Screamed (1969)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Keep My Grave Open (1977)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John S Berry is someone I have great conversations with. I'm excited that he's writing for the site. You can check out John on Twitter.  I had one of those odd realizations as I was watching Keep My Grave Open. Someone had recently asked me if David Lynch was my favorite director. I couldn't… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Keep My Grave Open (1977)

DRIVE-IN ASYLUM #17 is available!

The new issue is out! Here's what it's all about: One of the BIGGEST names in independent filmmaking, especially drive-in/grindhouse flicks, is Bill Rebane. Straight outta Wisconsin, this guy has delivered some of the most memorable low-budget flicks to date. Slashers, giant monsters, cryptids, alien viruses, demons, monster trucks -- Rebane has tackled them all.… Continue reading DRIVE-IN ASYLUM #17 is available!

PURE TERROR MONTH: Terror-Creatures from the Grave (1965)

Massimo Pupillo is mainly known for three horror films: Terror-Creatures from the Grave, Bloody Pit of Horror and La vendetta di Lady Morgan. Afterward, he claimed to be done with horror forever before making Django Kills Softly and the mondo Love: The Great Unknown. He claimed to be disgusted by his films and went into television. He… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Terror-Creatures from the Grave (1965)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Sadist (1963)

About the author: Robert Freese has been a staff writer for Videoscope Magazine since 1998. He also contributes to Drive-in Asylum.  Teachers Ed Stiles (Richard Alden), Carl Oliver (Don Russell) and Doris Page (Helen Hovey) are on their way to L.A. for a Dodgers game when their fuel pump goes out on a desert back… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Sadist (1963)