Me and Stu from themanwhosavedmovies.com decided to revisit this “alien abduction” classic from the 90s. Here are my thoughts!
More Giallo goodness! Slightly NSFW due to the fuzzy depiction of a femal breast, you protestant prudes.
By the late 30’s, Universal Studios was not on good financial ground. The Laemmle’s, who founded the studio; had been sent packing after defaulting on their loans and the new studio head, Charles R. Rogers; was not at all interested in making anymore horror films. And he probably wouldn’t... Read more
A double-feature of “plastic surgery gone mad”-thrillers were on the menu this time in “Night Terrors”.
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter Beating the dead horse where sleeping dogs lie. Okay, so here’s yet another franchised oriented film that begins with the letter “R” as in Resident Evil! (Loosely) Based on the... Read more
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson Writers: Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Now that Marvel has established their very own cinematic universe, it seems like other world renowned pop culture mediums such as DC and soon, Hasbro are in the process of... Read more
As of this coming May, Star Wars will officially reach the big “Four-Oh”! And to help commemorate the anniversary of the world-renowned Science Fantasy franchise, I have a long-awaited review of the latest epic which is now available via home video distribution. The Half Dirty Dozen Directed... Read more
“Heyaaaah”! I have a few recommendations courtesy if the world’s largest video streaming service, Netflix. While listening to Jack’s Random reviews that consist of Movies streamed via Netflix, a few suggestions of my own often come to mind and finally, here they are some nice and one... Read more
Recently, me and a friend of the site, Stu from themanwhosavedmovies.com, decided to do a retro “twin” review. We agreed on a movie we would both write about, so we and our readers can then compare our thoughts and discuss them! The movie we chose is the 1999 Tim... Read more
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen. Written and Directed by James Mangold After 20 years of portraying the infamous, yet iconic Mutant Antihero, from previous X-Men film franchise, Hugh Jackman takes his final bow as Wolverine Aka Logan. But is Logan a worthy... Read more
After the success of Bride of Frankenstein in 1935, Universal Studios was in full swing with sequels to the emerging Monster franchise it had stumbled upon due to the insistence of one particular horror movie geek who also just happened to be the son of the studio’s owner as... Read more
More Europeans getting killed, with style.
The obligatory Oscar-thread for live updates of the winners during tonight’s live broadcast and just random Oscar-chatter.
The sudden death of actor Bill Paxton has stunned his fans, and left the world a far less artistic place to reside. Known for his roles in ALiens, Near Dark, Twister and Apollo 13, for me it’s hisa turn in his directorial debut Frailty that I’ll remember his most... Read more
Gloves, knives and nudity from Southern Europe. Magnifico!
Bop answers the burning question if XXX Part tres is any good.
In 1941, Universal released another of their big Monster Movie hits. It was a werewolf tale called The Wolfman. What a lot of people don’t realize, is that 6 years earlier; there was a first attempt at the werewolf story. It would be in the form of this obscure... Read more
IAB continues his “1990” series with a look at the best movie ever made featuring an acrobatic violin-player performing “Born to be Wild”.
How to become the next Chris Columbus… in case somebody wants to know.
Almost as soon as Frankenstein became an even bigger hit than Dracula, the studio announced its first sequel in their now burgeoning series of monster films. It would take 4 long years before the sequel came along but when it did, audiences were treated to one of the greatest... Read more
The obligatory end-of-the-year List from IAB.
After the success of Dracula and Frankenstein, Universal decided to continue it’s foray into monster movies. In 1931, Carl Laemmle Jr. who championed those two films; wanted to find a literary source to base an Egyptian-themed horror film on. When none was found to his liking, Nina... Read more
In a tangent, that went completely off of “Rogue One”, that started it, IAB digs the history for some movies that were VERY different until very late in the post-production.
This is the second chapter of a short series of articles featuring a personal selection of “alternative” movie and TV- recommendations for the “most wonderful time of the year”. My idea is to eschew the usual works that are brought up during the season every year. The presented selections... Read more
With the release of Dracula, Universal had a hit on it’s hands in 1931 and knew they were on to something. Carl Laemmle Jr., the horror fan who pushed it through, immediately made plans for the next logical follow up: Frankenstein. Like Dracula, this story had also been around... Read more
First entry of a series of personally recommended alternatives to the usual X-Mas themed movies and TV-shows.
An opinion piece on why the quality of movies declined in the eyes of the author. Disclaimer: Potentially controversial content, does not necessarily reflect the opinion of all contributors to this site.
Includes spoilers. And to the heavily religious, please avoid. Read more
The latest trailer gives the first CLEAR look at the gigantic ape.
in 2001 Robbie Williams, former Take That member, sparked controversy with his multi platinum single “Rock DJ” that in the R-rated music video features the stoke on Trent- born Robbie treating a group of young attractive girls to a striptease by taking off his clothes as he sings. As... Read more
Back during 1996, the Year that gave us Michael Bay’s The Rock and Independence Day, there was this one Movie that I had the biggest anticipation for, and that was the sequel to one of my favorite beloved films, ever! Within August of that year, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell had finally continued... Read more
No sequels are ever really necessary, and those that are equal to the original are usually as rare as hen’s teeth. Nowhere is this truer, and as applicable as it is with Halloween: Resurrection. I suppose it’s appropriate that director Rick Rosenthal, who helmed H2, also helms the last... Read more
Halloween: H20 is perhaps the strongest of the MM infused Halloween sequels. It also does something very smart, and pretends that 4-6 never happened, which is an amazing coincidence as most moviegoers did the same thing. In the original script for H20, they do include them, including the death... Read more
Let’s face it, today’s horror genre as far as modern cinema is concerned is dying off slowly due to shitty remakes, sequels and uninspired concepts which had begun since the noughties. That said, I, the “Black Irish hath discovered a few somewhat recent picks o’ the litter that may... Read more
Well, it’s almost Halloween and this year, my friend and I have decided to make our way through the original Big Four Universal Monster Films and their sequels in release order. Of course, this will go well beyond the month of October but that’s fine with me as I... Read more
Welcome back to Stalks’ Trick O’ Treats. For this segment, Horror Anime is the hot topic. Controversial, artistic and if you ask the wrong person, they would say it’s a dying media. Fortunately, that is not the case since Anime is still thriving thanks to streaming services like... Read more
This isn’t a review I expected to write. Well, I knew I would be writing it, but I hadn’t expected my opinion to change so radically. Last year I reviewed all the Elm Street movies, and in thinking what to do for this Halloween, it seemed rather obvious that... Read more
Since the era of silent film, Universal Studios had been making a tidy profit with horror films, particularly the monster genre. This would explode in the 30’s and 40’s with a series of films centered around what would become known as The Universal Classic Monsters which would primarily be... Read more
Satanic cults on the highway, revenge demons, families with questionable diets – oh my!
Oh lala! The French know a thing or two about horror.
In 1976, one year before Star Wars would be released, Drive-In movies were still king and American International Pictures (the same studio that gave Roger Corman his start) was pumping out B-Movie fare for it’s third decade in a row. The effects had slightly improved but the stories still... Read more
Slightly NSFW due to imagery of implied nudity and potentially disturbing content *** Corpse Mania aka Si Yiu (1981) directed by Chih-Hung Kuei I have been reviewing a few Giallos lately and I decided to explore what influence this proto-Italian genre had on film makers not native of the... Read more
In the early 70’s, Hammer Studios was in deep financial trouble and about to shut it’s doors. In this troubled climate, the studio decided to take a chance and gave Avengers scriptwriter Brain Clemens free reign to both write and direct his own project. The result would become... Read more
What can one say about Yor? This is classic B-Movie, 80’s cheese and if you like these kinds of films then as far as I’m concerned, any discussion of Yor has to start with the director. Listed in the credits as Anthony M. Dawson, this is really an American... Read more
In April of 2015, my Weekday Matinee co host Jerry Janda sent me a script to read. This was right after he had been on the Imaginarium and I had gushed like a schoolgirl over how much I had liked Painkiller. I remember it took me awhile to get... Read more
A review of “Night of the Lepus”, the infamous “giant killer bunny” movie.
Happy 76th Birthday, Brian De Palma!
Following the success of the high-grossing original The Exorcist, along came an follow up sequel that takes place four years after Regan McNeil, once again played by Linda Blair, became possessed. She is 16 by now and under the care of Sharon Spencer, played by Kitty Winn, another Exorcist... Read more
Dee tries to extract a Top 5 out of one of his least favourite horror movie subgenres. Including a rant!
In a summer filled with disappointments, TMNT 2 might not stand out as a gem, but can at least live up to its predecessor, delivering what it promises. Shredder (Brian Tee) is back with a vengeance, after he escaped prison with the help of a teleportation device created by... Read more
NSFW: Images showing nudity.
A review of an obscure 80s Giallo by Lamberto Bava.
Bop does not like Suicide Squad. At all.
Dee shares his opinion on the third movie entry into the DCEU.
Featuring; With “Green Screen”, you can jump to a pivotal scene just by clicking the green text. It’s that simple but be warned, spoilers ahead! What happens when the law fails to uphold and enact justice? Why, take it within your own hands of course. In Written by Harry... Read more
Newsflash! Masked killer chases dumb and horny teens during their Spring Break.
Ah, this movie. It’s hard to sum this film up simply but let me give it a shot…. Lana Turner trips balls. Okay, maybe that wasn’t so hard. From that description, you may have guessed that this movie takes place in the late 60’s, (1969 to be exact) and... Read more
A review of the movie based on the eponymous short film.
Speculations about and hopes for the next Indiana Jones movie.
This is an attempt to re-evaluate Opera aka Terror at the Opera, a “Giallo” from 1987, written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Christina Marsillach, Daria Nicolodi, Ian Charleston and others. The Plot (that there is) The new MacBeth adaptation at the opera in Rome is shaping up to... Read more
What defines a “Guilty Pleasure”? The notion that the concept of a “Guilty Pleasure” should be dropped altogether, has become popular lately, as it indicates that one is supposed to feel shame about something he/she likes, which is hypocritical. While I, as someone who is against the strict separation... Read more
After years of being in development hell, Battlefield Earth debuted in theatres worldwide on May 21st 2000 and it was met with mixed to negative reviews by critics and Sci-Fi fans. It was a project that star and producer John Travolta had been attempting to realize for years, as... Read more
Bop claims that “Hardcore Henry” is the movie of the year so far!
Today’s movie is the surprisingly original and effective Paramount science fiction horror film from the 50’s. Tensely directed by Gene Fowler, Jr. who helmed I Was A Teenage Werewolf the previous year, this is one of the best and most well made of the 50’s sci-fi B-Movies and... Read more
Booger T breaks his podcast silence to address the grand insult to cinema that is Ghostbusters (2016). featuring Denzel Jefferson, of course. Read more
As of July 18 2016, this date marks the 30th Anniversary of not only one of the best sequels of a iconic franchise, but also one of the best Action Horror films, evah! Fresh from coming off the huge success of his breakout film, (The Terminator) Director James Cameron... Read more
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, like most people who love film; I have a particular fondness for the zeitgeist of imaginative filmmaking that exploded in pop culture at the time. Films still being imitated and revered to this day. But along with that movement, as well as... Read more
Happy 4th of July! The time that many go on Summer vacations, Barbecues and lighting fireworks! Speaking of “fireworks”, I thought I’d give a RETROspective of those real American Heroes; G.I.Joe in their first animated feature; G.I. Joe the Movie. What happens when the most... Read more
The first part of this bucket of chopped up bait fish is here. Alcohol has given me a few nights when my memory was about as clear as a politician’s during a debate. That damned, delicious Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey can make you forget what planet you are on.... Read more
A tribute to a European movie legend.
Ah, School is finally over now that Summer has finally arrived! So while all the brats are now enjoying their summer break or searching for a job to pay off their expensive Student Loans, lets a look at a few picks of my favorite School themed movies shall... Read more
Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is my favorite movie. I have easily seen it five hundred times, maybe more if you add in the countless late night drunk viewings. It even helped me get laid a few times. As my friend, a reckless Lothario , once told me “Chicks dig... Read more
A review of the latest X-Men movie and some thoughts about the status of the franchise in general.
IAB trying to make the pieces fit together in his head.
Tim Burton is god! A director in season. Most have one work in their life, others can keep that going for eternity with no new DNA, or nothing anyone wants to see injected into the corpse they insist is still alive. How many rock bands in zombie pose do... Read more
Bop crowns his favourite German movies.
Where there is light, there is darkness… After we published our official Supernaughts- list of the Best Movies from 2000-2015 a few weeks ago, we once again colluded to create the Yang to the Yin, the list of the Worst of the Worst, a Flop 10! The time frame... Read more
A Dutch crowns the 10 Best Dutch movies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Toy manufacturer Hasbro wants a slice of that Movie Pie that Marvel has been reaping tons of revenue from thanks to their hugely successful films. Hasbro has assembled writers for their very own Cinematic Universe which consists of their toy... Read more
Two Television movies from two legendary horror-directors are looked at in this latest “Night Terrors”-column.
Bop reveals his Top 10 movies from the time frame of 2000-2015.
“Gentleman, ladies: what if Superman had decided to fly down, rip off the roof of the White House, and grab the president right out of the Oval Office. Who would’a stopped him?”-Suicide Squad (2016) There’s an old proverb; “With great power comes great responsibility “. Now many of... Read more
In an gargantuan endeavour, 13 (!) Supernaughts columnists and guest writers crowned their absolute Top 10 Best Movies from the time frame of 2000-2015! UPDATED with one more contribution!!!
Last month Sony Pictures released the first trailer to Paul Feig’s opus Ghostbusters and it was met with criticism almost immediately thanks to the opening text stating that “30 years ago four scientists saved New York” (quickly damage controlled to “four friends” for the subsequent international trailer). The trailer would... Read more
Three quick reviews on this week that was kinda compromised by an abundance of watching “Daredevil”.
Is the horror thriller with Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson worth a watch?
Why Warner Bros. won’t suffer from the current backlash against Batman v Superman.
I remember how excited I was upon learning of DCWB’s upcoming project that will pit their two iconic characters -Batman and Superman, up against one another. Of course the trailers sparked further interests. So now, here we are. In BvS, (or as I would refer to the film... Read more
The Netflix-produced sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 original features more action, less drama.