TABLOID WEEK: The Anna Nicole Story (2013)

How did Mary Harron go from movies like I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page to find herself making this movie? She's currently making an adaption of Legs McNeil's Please Kill Me, but seriously, how the hell did this happen? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrF3ft73oaw My friend Jim asked me the other day, "Why do you waste time watching… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Anna Nicole Story (2013)

WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

Fright Night was the first modern horror film I ever watched. I remember painting in my parent's kitchen and my father telling me not to be afraid and just watch it with him. It's a great start -- combining the Hammer films that I loved that didn't scare me with new school special effects and metacommentary.… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle (2013)

Just a warning. Of all the documentaries I watched this week, including Mondo Cane, this is the one that upset me the most. It starts with the police discovering the mutilated body of a mentally challenged young mother. And ends with a family so monstrous that it defies description and believability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VrZCFKzvE4 Director J. David Miles… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle (2013)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 3: Banshee Chapter (1983)

I knew that day three's challenge was going to be rough. MATHS AND NUMEROLOGY: The plot must revolve around numbers in some way. Count on this theme to be a tough one. It seemed like so many people would choose Pi or The Number 23, so I wanted to avoid those ones. And I'd already reviewed Suicide Cult,… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 3: Banshee Chapter (1983)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: An Amish Murder (2013)

Based on the novel Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo, this movie was a backdoor pilot for further movies that was never picked up by the Lifetime Channel. And oh yeah -- that leads me to the newest streaming service that we subscribe to: the Lifetime Movie Club. And you know my opinion on Lifetime: it's all… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: An Amish Murder (2013)

MurderDrome (2013)

What happens when roller derby girls go up against the supernatural? Well, you get this Australian movie, that's what happens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWK3QT_IWvw Cherry Skye loves roller derby. And now, she's falling in love with Brad. But that draws the anger of his ex-girlfriend Hell Grazer, who is the meanest and dirtiest skater on the track. Soon, the supernatural rears… Continue reading MurderDrome (2013)