Machete (2010)

Machete first appeared as a character in Robert Rodriguez's kid-friendly Spy Kids films, then came back as a fake trailer in the Grindhouse movie. The origins of the character come from when Rodriguez worked with Danny Trejo on the film Desperado, thinking, "This guy should be like the Mexican Jean-Claude Van Damme or Charles Bronson, putting out a… Continue reading Machete (2010)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Piranha 3D (2010)

Alexandre Aja may have announced his horror career with High Tension, but he's really been known for his remakes of classic films, like directing The Hills Have Eyes and writing and producing Maniac. Here, he presents a much more satiric take on undersea terror, along with a cast game for pure silliness at times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ezzRGIpH4 It all starts with… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Piranha 3D (2010)

WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part three

Where could a Nightmare on Elm Street go after five movies, a TV series and numerous appearances in pop culture? Freddy had gone from a horrifying villain to somehow, the hero of the series. Sure, this had happened to Godzilla and Gamera, but those monsters were always friends of children, not murderers of them. Wes Craven's… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part three

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)

Day 18 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Psychotronic Documentaries: The real authority on the occult, ufos, ghost hunters, conspiracy theories etc. They're all real, accurate and true, right? After a week of documentaries, I had to go deep and find something truly off. And guess what? I succeeded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAD90C6mEM This film promises so much.… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)

DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer (2010)

I was 15 years old when R. Budd Dwyer killed himself on live TV. Many stations refused to show the full footage, like KDKA, WPXI in Pittsburgh broadcast the footage uncensored on an early newscast, as they believed that kids wouldn't be home to see it. That said -- there was a snowstorm so many… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

The Arboria Institute was founded in the 1960's to find the connective tissue between science and spirituality, finally helping humans to achieve perpetual happiness. But as the first numbers appear on the screen, spelling 1983, you know that something has gone very, very wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdWj9-VMzs Now, Arboria's work is being continued by his disciple, Dr.… Continue reading Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Based upon Jacques Tardi's historical based fantasy comic book, Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, this film takes place in the secret history of our world before the first World War. Today, we'd call the style of Tardi's comic steampunk, but don't let that name sway you: this movie is awesome. Two of Tardi's stories inspired this movie: Adèle… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)