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The Dinosaur Filmography (2002)

When I was a kid dinosaurs loomed large in my imagination. I loved anything with the giants in them. Godzilla was a favorite, of course, and I was always on the lookout for other dino related movies. They were a gateway into the world of horror, a world that I’m now very well versed in. […]

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The New Poverty Row (1991)

Among cinephiles with a large love of cheese, Fred Olen Ray is a revered name. He has made dozens of super cheap, super fun flicks over his long career and makes no bones about it. He knows what his films are and wants us to enjoy them to the hilt. Films like Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, […]

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Cheap Scares: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets (2008)

I always wanted to make a film. Being a film obsessed youth I would daydream about it all the time. I went to film school, graduated and went to work for small companies doing video production work. As of yet I still haven’t made a feature. I still want to, not to make money, but […]

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They Came From Within (2014)

As you may have surmised after checking out this site, I’m a bit of a horror nerd. And that is an understatement. When I was a kid, I scoured through rows and rows of horror movies at video stores and grabbed everything I could watch.  Before then, I watched everything on TV, often sneaking viewings […]

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Alternative Movie Posters (2014)

Genre fans of every stripe often lament the lackluster posters that have dominated the movie marketing world for a couple of decades now. True, some movie posters have been fantastic in the past few years but others are barely worth looking at (wtf was up with the Jurassic World poster?). Today, most folks jump straight […]

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VHS Ate My Brain (2014)

Author Andrew Hawnt and myself have something in common: we both grew up during the VHS boom, renting tons of tapes and enjoying every minute of it. The difference? He wrote a whole book about it, I didn’t. VHS Ate My Brain is a love letter of a book to a time and place in […]

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Pumpkin Cinema: The Best Movies for Halloween (2014)

Yes I know it’s the middle of June and this is a book about Halloween movies but hey it’s never to early to start planning right? For many of us cinema hounds Halloween and the month of October is a favorite time of year. It’s the time of year when suddenly we crave horror movies […]

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Giallo Meltdown (2015)

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched any giallo films in earnest. For a while, I couldn’t get enough but after seeing a few misfires in a row I suppose I moved on to other interests. Author Richard Glenn Schmidt did not. His obsession with gialli is like an ever burning flame and that flame can […]

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The Mega Book of Revenge Films (2014)

When you’ve been wronged, it’s hard not to want to dish out some revenge. If someone insults you in front of your friends or wife, you want to get them back big time. We’re hard wired for revenge though in proper society we are rarely afforded the chance. Revenge is often illegal, at least the […]

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Creature Feature: Nature Turned Nasty In The Movies (2014)

Growing up as movie obsessed youth I cut my teeth on Harryhausen dynamation epics, action movies, and whatever monster flick my folks would let me put my hands on. As I grew older I moved on to more grotesque films and pursued the goriest of the gory and the most over the top action films […]

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