Author Archives: Brian Thomas

Minneapolis! St. Paul! You’re covered

Twin Cities Psychotronic Film Society The latest PFS has been given our blessing and they’ve already had our buddy David “The Rock” Nelson up for a special show. Now they’re ready for their first big event, a 35mm screening of … Continue reading

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B-fest 2017 schedule line-up – exposed!

You will believe paper plates can fly! The annual 24-hour marathon of trashfilm mess-terpieces return to Northwestern University this Friday! For the particulars, tune your viewscreens to . We will be attending and trying to outsmart the wi-fi and … Continue reading

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PFS shows to return in 2017!

Goin’ to the show! by Mike Flores On January 1st a Chicago ordinance goes into effect which will allow the Psychotronic Film Society to return to clubs and bars The city had passed a rule that bars and clubs had … Continue reading

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Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Blu-ray box set)

Gruesome Seventeensome The release of this 17-disc retrospective box set, especially arriving the month following the pioneering filmmaker’s death, brings on insistent waves of nostalgia. It may seem odd to apply the word “nostalgia” to material that includes scenes of … Continue reading

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October Chicago marathon of marathons

A Halloween Massacre Box? Last weekend I was in a packed house at the Music Box Theater for their annual Music Box of Horrors event, a 24-hour marathon of horror films. The parade of terrors was spiced with personal appearances by … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla [Resurgence]

A monster for our time The worldwide success of the American-made Godzilla (2014), Japan’s Toho Studios to respond with yet another Godzilla film of their own. The result is one of the most unique films ever made, both a remake … Continue reading

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Gimme a D!

Hi! Just a quick note to tell you we have finally/again made progress in posting content from our old site. Now available are Movie Madness reviews starting with the letter ‘D’. Hoping we can continue getting our archives back online. … Continue reading

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Definitive Blood Bath coming from Arrow Video

If you’re a reader of Video Watchdog magazine (and if not you should be), you may recall one of their defining articles was editor Tim Lucas’ 3-part article “Operation Titian”, which traced the evolution of multiple versions of a film … Continue reading

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B-fest 2014 line-up (spoilers)

We are proud to represent the Psychotronic Film Society (original Chicago chapter) at the annual B-fest 24-hour schlockarama again this year. Go to for more details. We have the latest line-up right here under the break:

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Creature’s girlfriend coming to Patio in 3-D!

From our friends at Sci-Fi Spectacular: JULIE ADAMS, the star of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is coming to Chicago for her first ever Chicago appearance with Creature From The Black Lagoon (Sept.28, Patio Theater) in 35mm with 3D glasses.

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