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The Mummy Returns

Pyramid scheme Guest review by Michael Flores The last year has been an economic bloodbath for Hollywood. Serious dramas and adult topic movies have been critically applauded, and have died at the box office. The year before, psychotronic films brought … Continue reading

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Hannibal

Tasty Thomas Harris wrote his first two novels featuring incarcerated psycho Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter for fun. The third was written under pressure. Though Harris claims to care little for public acclaim, preferring to live as a semi-recluse, the … Continue reading

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Nightmare City DVD

Where the rent is an arm and a leg One of many zombie pictures made in the wake of Dawn of the Dead, this Italian epic by director Umberto Lenzi is known under many titles: City of the Walking Dead, … Continue reading

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Blood Feast DVD

Gore pioneer starts choppin’ here As they relate on the commentary track, one night Chicago filmmaking partners Herschell Gordon Lewis and Dave Friedman sat in their Wacker Drive office brainstorming. They’d spent the past few winters down in Florida shooting nudie … Continue reading

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Two Thousand Maniacs DVD

2000 severed thumbs up As Two Thousand Maniacs begins, some tourists and a schoolteacher, motoring south to Atlanta, are detoured to Pleasant Valley, where they find themselves guests of honor at the town’s centennial celebration. Although suspicious as to why … Continue reading

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Cannibal! The Musical DVD

Good taste gone bad South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut has been admired and even respected as the first real traditional musical film in years. But it wasn’t Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s first musical, their first controversial project, or … Continue reading

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The Good Book VHS

Reality Bites Whoever said the cinema is about ideas? Here we have a film with what is so often the critics best friend: a fresh concept. In this low budget independent effort, the world of the future is presented (via … Continue reading

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Gamera vs. Guillon

Space adventure giant saucer turtle By the end of the 1960s, the audience for Japanese monster movies had changed dramatically. Monsters were showing up as villains on TV superhero shows — programs made specifically for children — and these shows … Continue reading

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My Favorite Martian

Not MY Favorite That would of course be Devil Girl From Mars. Well, I’ll be darned, another so-so TV Land retread from Disney. How do they come up with these crazy ideas? Oh, that’s right – they just check the … Continue reading

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Backwoods Marcy

One Maniac! A shot-on-video rural horror thriller, starring and produced by Dawn Murphy and David Lee, directed by Murphy and Dave Castigleone. On his way to business meeting in the deep sticks, real estate agent Donald Jenkins (Lee) goes astray. … Continue reading

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