‘Spider Baby’: Mid-’60s Grindhouse (review)

The Merrye family is exhibiting some odd behavior—the Merrye Syndrome, which is an age regression so far back it goes prenatal, at least psychologically, which apparently leads to “savagery and cannibalism.” The last of the bunch are teenagers Virginia (Jill Banner) and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn) and their older brother Ralph (Sid Haig). They haven’t yetContinue reading “‘Spider Baby’: Mid-’60s Grindhouse (review)”

‘Mad Monster Party?’: Primitive Graphics and Simple Jokes, but Still Amusing (review)

1967 movie made by Rankin and Bass, the guys behind those old claymation Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer movies. Baron von Frankenstein (voice of Boris Karloff) has just invented “the means to destroy matter.” He wants to hold a conference to tell his monster buddies about his discovery and also that he’s retiring and leaving hisContinue reading “‘Mad Monster Party?’: Primitive Graphics and Simple Jokes, but Still Amusing (review)”