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The Burning (1981) or Camping with George, Tom, and Harvey

I never went to summer camp, and the reason is simple. I don’t like the outdoors, outdoor sports, bugs, snakes, swimming in lakes, archery, making leather wallets, or getting gruesomely killed by a vengeful psycho. OK, perhaps the latter didn’t come into the equation when I was a lad, but it sure as hell would […]

Buio Omega (1979): Why “Til Death Do Us Part” Is a Good Advice

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the first post of November, and to the first installment of Once Upon a Time in Italy. I’ve covered plenty of Italian films here in the last year, and I wanted to give them a regular home. So each Monday you can stop by and check out a selection from everyone’s […]

The Halloween Top 13: Number 10: The Bride of Frankenstein

Hello again, and welcome back as the countdown keeps going on, and we reach number ten. From the tropical locales of yesterdays selection, we turn now to a more Gothic setting, and one of the famous pictures to come out of the Universal monster movies. In 1931, Frankenstein had shocked the world and the studio […]

Terrifying Tuesday: BOO (2005)

Hello again, folks. It’s Tuesday and time for another journey into the macabre. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the European cinema this month, and so I decided to give some time for a fine product of North America. I selected a film which had somehow gotten on my Netflix queue and sent to me, […]

Dollar Deals: The Bodyguard (1976) starring Sonny Chiba

For a buck sometimes you get what you pay for. Bad transfers, bad movies, and sometimes even odder things. Tonight’s film falls under two of those categories, but I’m not going to say which just yet. I will say it stars one of my favorite actors from the grind house era of Martial Arts the legendary Sonny Chiba. […]

Ladies Night Presents: Blown (2005)

Hey, Bugg here with the Ladies of the Lair for another installment of Ladies Night. I don’t really have a clever lead in on this one. I  just want to say that I sat through this film with the Ladies, and I want to assure you that every word, however brief, is true. Blown (2005) starring Cory Busboom, […]

Blow-up (1966): Antonioni’s Misleadingly Titled Film Contains No Explosions

For the next few weeks I’m going to use my weekend watches for films that I think I should have seen or haven’t seen in a while. The first film I’m going to talk about will be the former. There are films you really can’t seem to hardly avoid if you enjoy certain other films. […]

Bloody New Year (1987) We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1959

When it comes to holiday themed genre films, some holidays have it easier than others. Christmas is by far the champ while St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Arbor Day have to scrape by with a few selections. When it comes to New Years, you’ve only got a couple of choices, most popularly 1980’s […]

Beautiful Ladies of Genre: Bloody Mallory (2005) with Olivia Bonamy

When you hear about the French and horror films these days, the conversation inevitably moves towards films such as Martyrs, Ils, or Frontier(s). In 2005, director Julien Magnat embarked on a film that broke from the macabre mold and infused campy humor into the horror genre. Magnat had already come to critical acclaim in 2002 […]

The Grab Bag: Blood Song (1982) with Frankie Avalon

Hello all and I hope everyone had a Merry X-mas. I know I did, and I got lots of new films to review for you faithful Moonies. As we get to the end of the year and the beginning of January, it’s a time for change, and here at the Lair it’s no different. I just wanted […]