The Maniac Cop Trilogy


Actor Robert Z’Dar died on Monday, March 30 2015, age 64, of a cardiac arrest in Pensacola, Florida, while attending a local comic convention. In his time he had been a football player, Chippendale dancer, Chicago cop, but most certainly the jut-jawed giant (the result of a medical condition called cherubism) was known for his … Continue reading

From Beyond (1986)

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In my quest to review all my favorite horror films from growing up, I bring you FROM BEYOND, a film adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. FROM BEYOND is the second Lovecraft adaptation by director Stuart Gordon. The previous year Gordon made RE-ANIMATOR and blew horror audiences away. Gordon is … Continue reading

Evil Dead II (1987)

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I realized the other day that I have some huge gaps in my reviews. Since 2009 I’ve been busy posting as may reviews as I can from all the various corners of the horror genre. I have the indie horror scene covered, I have the contemporary horror scene covered, and I have a decent coverage … Continue reading


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Here’s this week’s haul of newly released horror and sci-fi films: BLADE (1998)/BLADE II (2002)/BLADE: TRINITY (2004) Three-disc set includes “Blade,” “Blade II,” and the unrated version of “Blade: Trinity.” Being released on Blu-ray on 3/10/2015 DARK HAUL (2014) The transport of a bizarre, winged creature inside an 18-wheeler truck proves to be a dangerous enterprise, once … Continue reading

Tom Savini to Direct Remake of Lenzi’s Nightmare City

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This is a pretty cool headline!! Tom Savini, the King of Splatter and Gore who essentially gave the good folks at FANGORIA magazine a career, is attached to direct a remake of the 1980 classic zombie flick by Umberto Lenzi, NIGHTMARE CITY. The film is also known as CITY OF THE WALKING DEAD, which shouldn’t be … Continue reading

February’s Love Bites: CRIMES OF PASSION (1984)


While preparing another entry in the February Love Bites mini-season of horror and horror-ish movies with love and romance as an element if not necessarily a theme, I’ve been working up the courage to watch TWILIGHT. But each time I start it, I end up switching it off after a few minutes. It’s like when you … Continue reading

February’s Love Bites: THE FLY (1986)

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Towards the end of January, Deggsy and I put our heads together to come up with a list of love-themed horror films. Apparently Deggsy knows how to follow through on a discussion because he’s been relentlessly watching and reviewing lovey-dovey horror films. I’ve been in la-la land lately and have been instead knocking films off … Continue reading

February’s Love Bites: MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981)


There was an ancient cinema in Queens where I grew up, the RKO Keiths Triplex. It was indeed ancient, having been around as a theatre during the days of Lincoln, but by the time I was able to ride the bus to get to it, it had seen better days. But its dilapidated state allowed … Continue reading

An American Werewolf in London: A Look Back at Werewolf Films

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Frequent reader and fan of, Brandon Engel, felt it was time to look back on the classic film, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Being a huge fan of that film myself, who was I to refuse. Enjoy!! —– How fitting that there’s a full moon out tonight! It’s been 32nd years since the U.S. release … Continue reading

I, Madman (1989)

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(This is the next in a series of reviews of movies from the 70s and 80s, part of a small collection of horror and science fiction movies on videotape that I bought at a flea market before Christmas, some of which I haven’t seen since they first came out) This is a movie about a … Continue reading

  • Some of my favorite horror movies:
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

  • Martyrs (2008)


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