Posted on July 12, 2015 by gooberzilla
Beware of angry poltergeists, because The Changeling (1980) is the Greatest Movie EVER.
Click on the movie title or the poster above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.
Review in a Nutshell: The Changeling (1980) is a beautifully shot, gorgeously edited, low-key, suspenseful film that is part ghost story and part detective story. Although the final act stumbles a bit after all of the mysteries are revealed, it’s still interesting as a well-made, atypical horror movie.
ERRATA: I accidentally referred to House on Haunted Hill as 13 Ghosts. Mea culpa.
Filed under: Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: George C. Scott, Ghosts, Haunted House Movies, Horror Movies, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Medak, Poltergeists, Spiritualism, Trish Van Devere | 5 Comments »
Posted on June 28, 2015 by gooberzilla
It’s that time again, time to have some Anime Fun. This time Clarissa from Anime World Order joins us again to discuss the strange, supernatural, and visually unique 2007 TV anime, Mononoke. An original series based on the character of the Medicine Vendor from the earlier Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke features bright colors but dark subject matter, and it turns limited animation into an artistic statement rather than a budgetary consideration. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.
Fish Norio Wakamoto is best Norio Wakamoto.
Filed under: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Tagged: Anime, Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Horror, Kenji Nakamura, Mononoke, Supernatural Fiction, Takahiro Sakurai | 6 Comments »
Posted on May 31, 2015 by gooberzilla
Batten down the hatches and stow the sails, because Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Japanese movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M. and many mushrooms.
Review in a Nutshell: Although M.O.M. disagrees, I feel that Matango is a cinematic rarity in that it is both bleak, nihilistic, and psychedelic. The special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and company as well as the set dressing are especially good. Who is the real monstrous mushroom? Who, indeed?
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Akira Kubo, Eiji Tsuburaya, Hiroshi Koizumi, Ishiro Honda, Kumi Mizuno, Mushrooms, Psychedelic Films, Shipwrecks, Survival Horror, Toho Studios | 4 Comments »
Posted on March 22, 2015 by gooberzilla
Make sure you warm up that stethoscope, because Dr. Giggles is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Tom ‘Internet Terrorist’ Pandich and Kristina ‘ChibiUFO’ Foster.
Review in a Nutshell: Dr. Giggles is a strange film. Ostensibly a horror movie, Larry Drake plays the titular slasher-villain like a live-action cartoon, while the rest of the cast is mostly dramatically serious in their roles. The contrast is jarring, and although I appreciate terrible puns as much as the next person, the movie never quite strikes the proper balance between horror and humor.
Yes, this scene is accompanied by at least one “give me a hand” pun. It’s mandatory.
Filed under: Comedy, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Cliff De Young, Dr. Giggles, Evil Doctors, Holly Marie Combs, Larry Drake, Manny Coto, Slasher Films | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 15, 2015 by gooberzilla
Let your freak flag fly, because Nightbreed is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring ‘Internet Terrorist’ Tom Pandich and Violence Jill.
Review in a Nutshell: Clive Barker is a weird dude and Canada is a strange place in this dark fantasy / supernatural romance that was originally miss-advertised as a slasher flick. The Director’s Cut of Nightbreed is a superior version of the film in nearly every respect, although Paul still has his reservations. See the film for its imaginative make-up effects and grim sense of humor.
Filed under: Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror, Vampires, Zombies | Tagged: Anne Bobby, Clive Barker, Craig Sheffer, Dark Fantasy, David Cronenberg, Doug Bradley, Hugh Ross, Monsters, Nightbreed, Supernatural Romance | 16 Comments »
Posted on December 28, 2014 by gooberzilla
Fry up some chicken, because Carnosaur is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.
Review in a Nutshell: Carnosaur is a gruesome, low-budget, Roger Corman-produced Jurassic Park knock-off. Katherin does not appreciate its many rich, deep layers of nuance and social commentary.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror, Sci Fi | Tagged: Adam Simon, Diane Ladd, Dinosaurs, New Horizons, Roger Corman | 6 Comments »
Posted on November 24, 2014 by gooberzilla
Get the bug spray, because Kingdom of the Spiders is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: A low-budget killer critter flick trying to cash in on the popularity of Jaws and The Birds, Kingdom of the Spiders features a surprisingly sharp escalation of tension, a surprisingly bleak conclusion, and an absolutely ridiculous number of adorable, cuddly tarantulas.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Arizona, Creature Features, John 'Bud' Cardos, Killer Critters, Spiders, WILLIAM SHATNER, Woody Strode | 4 Comments »