Synopsis: When Professor Harrington (Maurice Denham) threatens to expose a demon worshipping cult as frauds, he challenges the coven leader to do his best to stop him. Cult leader Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis, sporting a devilish goatee) complies by invoking demonic powers to do just that. Prof. Harrington dies, though the cause of death appears […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Night of the Demon"
Synopsis: There’s nothing quite like making a new purchase, and when that purchase happens to be your dream jacket well, that’s the best thing of all, right? Not so, in the case of Georges (Jean Dujardin), who comes to discover than acquiring new possessions sometimes means having those new acquisitions possess you in turn. The […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Deerskin"
Synopsis: Trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is a cop from the year 2300. He’s responsible for taking down a major baddie, called Whistler (Michael Stefani), but that guy has a cult of followers who are carrying around a nasty little bioweapon that turns them into rampaging maniacs even as it eats away at their flesh. […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Trancers"
A little background before we get to the meat . . . Vampire fiction found a foothold in the American fascination during the 1970s thanks to four books. In 1975, Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot brought the creatures to small town Maine and set them loose. These vamps were the real rotten sorts, the bloodsuckers without […]Read more "Wasted In Life, Useless In Death: Nancy A. Collins’ Sunglasses After Dark"
Synopsis: The Gardner family is not having an easy time with their relocation to the wild hills west of Arkham. Their satellite communication back to the world they left is a bit potchky, impacting matriarch Theresa’s (Joely Richardson) career as a financial advisor. Patriarch Nathan (Nicolas Cage) is trying his best to hold the family […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Color Out of Space"
I treasure the authors who can draw giggles from me with their humor, describe new visions of the fantastic, evoke a new shade of the macabre, or deliver a shock profound enough to make me want to drag my feet up onto the couch or chair where I am reading so they are nowhere near […]Read more "Empathy for Monsters: Gemma Files’ Spectral Evidence"
Although Trista and I were thrilled to be reviewing world cinema’s contributions to horror and suspense in our monthly (or sometimes more often) Alamo Cinema Massacre column for the Cinema Knife Fight site, we were not quite ready for the first offering we were to catch from India. At that point, we were versed in […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai"