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C.H.U.D., 1984

C.H.U.D., 1984 (directed by Douglas Cheek, produced by Andrew Bonime)—very spoilery, btw. Ah, the 80s. The decade of the deep divide between the haves and have-nots.  When the film opens, a woman, Flora Bosch (Laure Mattos, real-life wife of co-star Daniel Stern), walks her Westie down a gritty New York street. As she passes a manhole, a creature drags her and the

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The Creeping Terror, 1964

From Metropolitan International…Starring “Vic Savage” and Shannon O’Neil…Produced and Directed by A.J. Nelson (aka Vic Savage, which is also not a real name)…for today’s B-movie feature, I bring you “The Creeping Terror”, released in 1964! The film opens at night, POV through the windshield of a driving car, and we can hardly see anything except whatever the headlights hit. Then, like

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Monster A-Go Go, 1965

Okay, so I have to say, right off the top, A LOT about this film—the kinds of filmmaking errors made, the convoluted plot, and especially the scriptwriting—totally remind me of the collected works of Edward D. Wood Jr. Directors Bill Rebane and later Hershell Gordon Lewis (uncredited—he’s the guy who pieced the footage Rebane got before running out of money

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Dave Battams review of “The Scary Bitch Project”

DAVE BATTAMS HAS REVIEWED SPACE ZOMBIES! DVD EXTRA, SHORT FILM THE SCARY BITCH PROJECT Ye Olde Scribe here. You might remember me from my rave review of the super fantabulous SPACE ZOMBIES: 13 MONTHS OF BRAIN SPINNING MAYHEM! DVD. Today, I come to you with my tail between my legs, head hung with shame over the realisation that my review

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REPTILICUS, 1961

Reptilicus, 1961 Danish/American film (directed by Poul Bang, Denmark version, released in 1961, Sidney W. Pink in the US for American International Pictures, of course, released in the States in 1962 after being extensively reworked). Highly recommended for fans of old monster movies with giant anythings in them, lovers of the cheesiest of cheesy special FX (as one critic put it:

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Check out this wonderful review of the “Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!” DVD by David Battams for Eyesore Cinema!

“Betsy, the secretary, is a dreamer, and she dreams of Dr. Vic McNaughton; longs for him like a delicate flower longs for sustaining sun, to deliver her from the drab, dusty darkness of her own sad, day to day life. Hoping he will transport her; Hoping he will transform her!”     Just watched SPACE ZOMBIES 13 MONTHS OF BRAIN-SPINNING

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Holiday Season, and 2022

May the remainder of your 2021 be wondrous, and your New Year bright with possibilities… I am taking the remainder of the year, as well as January 2022, off from social media and posting in general (for the most part). Like our groundhog, Wiarton Willy, I will emerge again in February, just in time for my birthday and Candlemas Eve!

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At last, I’ve seen “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”

Okay…so I’m really late to the table with this one. For whatever reason, I was avoiding it…even though it starred Vincent Price…even though it was an American International “higher budget” film…even though everyone who loves this sort of thing has been raving about it ever since it first came out in 1971…even though it’s a HORROR COMEDY for f&%k sake…

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