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)