Getting Gothic Up in Here.

Hold on to your ancestral family curses, because Black Sunday is The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Megan, aka “Brainchild“, from The Manga Test Drive.

Review in a Nutshell: A sumptuous pre-giallo Gothic horror film that is also a blatant Dracula rip-off, Black Sunday highlights the aesthetic choices that earned director Mario Bava the title of the godfather of Italian horror.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #31 – Cyber City Oedo 808

We’re back from beyond the grave like a vengeful cyber-ghost (or a vengeful cyber-cyborg, or a vengeful cyber-vampire) with a review of the classic early Nineties cyberpunk anime OAV series, Cyber City Oedo 808. CLICK HERE or on the Blu-ray cover above to strap on your exploding collar and take the orbital elevator to your miserable day-job at Space Jail.

“I reject your reality…”

Boot up your personal A.I. assistants, because The Dungeonmaster (1984) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the “Mistress of Malapropisms”.

Review in a Nutshell: A science fiction film with heavy fantasy elements told in a series of vignettes from different directors, The Dungeonmaster (1984) is a high-concept, low-budget oddity from the heyday of producer Charles Band and distributor Empire Pictures.

Make Mine MANT!

Hold on to your popcorn, because Matinee (1993) is the Greatest Movie EVER?

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: Awash in nostalgia and soaked in the anxiety of the threat of Cold War era nuclear annihilation, Matinee (1993) is a film oddity and a loving tribute to the oeuvre of master movie marketer William Castle.

“It’s Getting Weirder…”

Hold on to your crystal skulls, because House II: The Second Story is the Greatest Movie EVER?

Click on the title or the Blu-ray cover to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Kyle “ChibiUFO” Foster.

Review in a Nutshell: A PG-13 “sequel” to an R-rated original, House II: The Second Story is a horror comedy film that mostly works because of its strong production values, irreverent tone, and a strong performance by character actor Royal Danno as Gramps.

“Baby! Baby! Baby!”

Try to control your parental instincts, because Z.P.G. (“Zero Population Growth”) is the Greatest Movie EVER? Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: An extremely pessimistic, Danish / American eco-disaster science fiction film from 1972, Z.P.G. posits a polluted future where having children is a capital offense. It’s an unusual cultural artifact with a few points that feel strangely relevant to the present.

“He Sold His Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll!”

Don’t bargain with the Devil, because Phantom of the Paradise is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Matt “St. Mort” Kelly of Horror Movie Night.

Review in a Nutshell: A bizarre mash-up of Faust, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Phantom of the Paradise is a rock opera horror comedy that brims with brilliant visuals, outstanding songs, scathing satire and surprisingly deep and nuanced themes about power and the corruption of the creative arts.

SHAKA NINJA!

Hang on to your secret assassination tools, because Ninja in the Dragon’s Den is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder.

Review in a Nutshell: The feature film directorial debut of Corey Yuen, NInja of the Dragon’s Den showcases some incredible athleticism in its stunt choreography and a surprisingly compelling plot. Shaka ninja!

Make Mine Murder-Chimp

Rev up the geospheres, because The Lawnmower Man is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: A low-budget science fiction film with pioneering computer graphics and a burbling anxiety about the future abuses of virtual reality technologies that have as-yet failed to materialize, The Lawnmower Man bears no real resemblance to its source material, but the production design and performances are good despite a muddled narrative and inconsistent tone and pacing.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Electric Jazz Hands

Hold on to your magical red berry juice, because King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the banner or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring author Anthony Wendel.

Review in a Nutshell: While not director Ishiro Honda’s best Godzilla-related work, King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) deserves credit for innovating the franchise in ways that established patterns that ran throughout the Showa Era.