Monthly Archives: October 2010

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. Continue reading

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Psychotronic goes Wild in Chicago Chicago PBS station WTTW had a popular show for years called Wild Chicago featuring visits to outre locations and personalities. Here’s a clip from the early 1990s on the Psychotronic Film Society.

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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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B-Fest 2011 dates announced

The folks at A&O Productions have officially announced the dates for the next B-Fest –  January 28 & 29, 2011! For those that don’t know, B-Fest is practically the psychotronic Christmas – 24 hours straight of trashy flicks with only … 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. Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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Trailer: And Soon the Darkness

Opens December 17.

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I Scream Social

Say, I hear there’s this new thing on the interwebs called “social media.” Now that it’s not cool, we’re getting in on it. Join our new Facebook group here! Follow our Twitter tweets here.

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