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Coffin Joe returns!

After 40 years, Brazilian filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins returned to the horror character that made him an icon in his own country – and a cult legend throughout the world decades later. In Embodiment of Evil, Marins brought back Coffin … Continue reading

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The Corpse Streamers

Ted V. Mikels, the auteur behind such psychotronic classics as Astro-Zombies and The Corpse Grinders, announced that many of his films are now available to watch online for $2.99 each. For details and a list of what’s available, go to … Continue reading

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New psychotronic releases coming from VCI

VCI has announced a 2/1/2011 release date for several psychotronic titles on DVD. They’ll be serving up the rare film noir thriller The Prowler, a Precode Hollywood Double Feature of Hell Harbor and Jungle Bride, and a big 12-flick set … Continue reading

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Sorry for the post-Halloween slowdown – been upgrading our workstation and doing general clean-up chores. Will be making it up to you soon.

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Ten Movie Alternatives for Halloween

A list

In 2001, Larry Potash, anchor of the WGN Morning News show, asked me come up with some sort of list of recommended movies to watch on Halloween. Not wanting to simply send a list of the same old titles, I came up with the following list of alternatives.

Naturally, whoever transcribed the list hacked it down and misspelled a whole lot, but it got us some exposure. It’s a bit dated at this point – in the post-DVD age, everything is a little more accessible and cult items better known – but I think it still stands up.

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Review Archive: Gimme an A

Our original plan for the site reincarnation was to port over all the content from the old website as draft entries before publishing everything at once on ‘soft launch’ day, to be tweaked a bit before a big official public … Continue reading

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Rock in the House

Well, at least in the Basement.

We long ago gave a home to local filmmaker David “the Rock” Nelson on this website, and even though we’re still in the process of revamping the site we wanted to make sure you could still sample his special brand of kookness. So we set up a links page which at this point features only a link to his section of the site.

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Sinister Cinema unearths Russian sci-fi

Just received the latest flyer in the mail from Sinister Cinema, the legendary video mail order label famous for making unknown or hard to find genre titles available during the first decade or so of the home video age.

Among the titles in their “25th Annual Bumper Crop” offerings available just in time for Halloween are a couple of rare Russian sci-fi epics. The Robots of Ripley (AKA Gibel Sensatsii – “Death of Sensation”) was long thought to be a 1935 adaptation of Karl Capek’s play R.U.R., for which the term “robot” was coined. Though this is not so, from Sinister’s description it sounds like a lot more fun!

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This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse DVD

Coffin Joe returns! Coffin Joe appears yet again from his own private twilight zone to present another tale of sadism, immorality, and twisted philosophy! After struggling for quite some time with censor boards and religious groups, a brave theater owner finally decided to show … Continue reading

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes on DVD

Talk about underground films…. Not every hit film demands a sequel. Sure, there’s been talk over the years about The Graduate 2, Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind, and Prettier Woman, but so far the filmmakers of many big hits … Continue reading

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