‘Terror in the Aisles’: A Must-See for Horror Fans (review)

Mid-80s documentary about horror, taking place at a theatre. Hosted by Donald Pleasence and Karen Allen, it takes a serious look at the genre—with clips. Movies examined include When a Stranger Calls, Halloween, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, Night of the Living Dead, Carrie, Jaws, Poltergeist, Scanners, Psycho, Alien, and The Omen. Among ideas explored areContinue reading “‘Terror in the Aisles’: A Must-See for Horror Fans (review)”

‘Monster Dog’: So Bad It’s Good! Just Kidding, It’s Hilariously Bad (review)

Alice Cooper is Vince, a rock star (yeah he’s really stretching as an actor here), heading back to his hometown with a film crew: his girlfriend Sandra (Victoria Vera), camera guys Jordan (Emilio Linder) and Frank (Carlos Santurio), makeup artist Angela (Pepita James), and actress Marilou (Pepa Sarsa) to shoot his new music video. TheContinue reading “‘Monster Dog’: So Bad It’s Good! Just Kidding, It’s Hilariously Bad (review)”

Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’: Wholesome Undead Canine Shenanigans (review)

Not to be confused with the remake; this is one of Tim Burton’s early works. 10-year-old Victor (Barret Oliver, The Neverending Story) loses his dog Sparky when Sparky is hit by a car. Unbeknownst to his parents (Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern), he brings Sparky back to life a la Frankenstein. Unfortunately Sparky gets looseContinue reading “Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’: Wholesome Undead Canine Shenanigans (review)”