Tag cult classic movies

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Mind-Manifesting a Movie: The Empty Man

When you’re dealing with supernatural horror as a filmmaker, you’ve got to walk the fine line between real life and suspending believability. And if that means toning down your story which flips and flops between concepts of The Matrix and… Continue Reading →

Monster From Green Hell Stings of Gigantic Fears

Per Matt Wasps. I’ve had terrible luck with the insects throughout my life. While I’ve never been stung by a bee (knock on wood), I’ve been stung my many wasps, hornets and the like in different situations. (I’m usually unaware… Continue Reading →

The 2021 Noms are in for the Music City Film Critics…

Per Matt The Power of the Dog leads the way with 10 nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association’s 2022 Film Awards. Jane Campion’s Western secures the most-ever nominations for a film in the history of the MCFCA.

Syfy’s Chucky Breathes New Life Into the Killer Doll

Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, has made its return to the airwaves. This is not the cute doll programmed with destructive intent and voiced by a Jedi. This is the OG. The Brad Dourif voiced, foul-mouthed and somewhat comical Charles… Continue Reading →

Amazon Brings Back Memories With I Know What You Did Last Summer

In 1997, director Jim Gillespie brought together the acting talents of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddy Prinze Jr. to give us the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. While not the most… Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Snowed in With Svengoolie

A snow day, here or there, does a body good. More importantly, it’s a good thing, to take a few deep breaths and relax mentally and physically, for a little bit. But too much of a good thing is very,… Continue Reading →

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