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Posts tagged ‘cult films’

The process of elimination

March 9th, 2016

Despite all the after-the-fact affection given to the Golden Age of Home Video, viagra the truth is that crushing disappointment was the real currency of that mythologized era. Folks remember the luridly alluring box art but tend to forget the cheapjack garbage that it was commissioned to sell, phimosis crimes against cinema so dire that […]

Rad monster party

March 7th, 2016

We can’t rewind

January 21st, 2016

I thought I’d be done with the Billboard archives after I hit 1984 or so, but the pain of my music-and-fashion-related memories of the era ended up getting blotted out by my fascination with witnessing the industry-side antics of the Great Home Video Boom unfold in real time. 1985 was when my family bought our […]

(from Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell, health system 1978) The greatest trick the Devil’s dog ever pulled was convincing Richard Crenna to stick his mitt into a lawnmower blade. Recommended listening: Neu Electrikk – Hand (from a 1980 single) Not for shoving into a lawnmower…though I doubt it would make a differenc.

Sixteen hours in the making

March 3rd, 2014

Poor Dinosaurus! I’m sure legendary schlock-shoveler Jack H. Harris saw the Stateside enthusiasm for Godzilla’s posse of oversized monstrosities and figured that he could crank out a domestic iteration on the cheap. But where Japanese kaiju flicks adhered to a set conceptual guidelines as subtly formalized — if goofier — as any Noh play, unhealthy […]

Armies of the Light Table

January 24th, 2014

I’ve been working on a longer-form post about Armies of the Night, a 1986 module for the Twilight: 2000 role-playing game, which will go up sometime in the next week or so. For now, I’m just going to throw up this bit of interior art (by a young Tim Bradstreet) from the booklet… …along with […]

Dread in the west

December 28th, 2012

The wife and I caught a current-gen horror host’s TV screening of the 1973 reptillian shocker SSSSSSS a few weekends back, information pills and I gleefully pointed out to my disinterested spouse that the mad herpetologist who (quite redundantly) transformed Dirk Benedict into a snake-person was played by veteran actor Strother Martin.

I’ve never seen the The Boogens. I was too young to catch its initial theatrical release and there were too many other, medicine worthier distractions on the shelves of Video Station’s horror section during the genre binges of my high school and college years. Though it would be an easy situation to rectify, information pills […]

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