Monster Monday: The Blob

Monster Monday: The Blob

I am burdened with glorious purpose, fiends, for today is Monster Monday! I have two monsters for you today, from The Blob (1958) and The Blob (1988). Since the 1988 version is a remake of the 1958 film, you might think that both Blobs are basically the same monster. Dearest readers, they are not. The … Continue reading Monster Monday: The Blob

WTF Films: The Visitor

WTF Films: The Visitor

Y'all. Y'ALL. I need to tell you about the movie I just watched. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty bored through parts of it, but I begged for forgiveness from the film gods after seeing the absolutely bonkers last ten minutes. (See also: Pieces.) The film is The Visitor, and it is the inaugural … Continue reading WTF Films: The Visitor

Monster Monday: Blood Sand

Monster Monday: Blood Sand

Happy Monday, fiends! I'm especially excited about today's movie, because it is a prime example of the Piñata Principle: today's monster comes to you from Blood Sand, AKA Killer Beach, AKA The Sand. In the movie, a group of teenagers get drunk and stupid on a beach. The drunkest and most stupid among them find … Continue reading Monster Monday: Blood Sand

Remembering June Foray

Remembering June Foray

I have sad news to report, fiends: legendary voice actress June Foray died today at age 99. If you don't know her name, I guarantee that you know her voice. From Disney's Cinderella and Peter Pan to The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to The Smurfs to The Powerpuff Girls, almost any cartoon you grew up … Continue reading Remembering June Foray

Romero Week — Creepshow

Romero Week — Creepshow

One of my favorite aspects of horror is its versatility. Horror movies can be bleak and depressing, but they can also be goofy and fun. George A. Romero could pull off both of these extremes brilliantly (sometimes in the same movie). Since yesterday's post was pretty heavy, I'd like to offer you something a little … Continue reading Romero Week — Creepshow

Romero Week — The Crazies

Romero Week — The Crazies

Welcome to Romero Week, fiends. (I’m sorry that I’m starting on Wednesday instead of Monday — I got a late start because I fell victim to a monster migraine.) We’re all mourning the loss of one of the greatest horror directors of all time. Most of the headlines I see from mainstream outlets are memorializing him … Continue reading Romero Week — The Crazies

Programming Note: Remembering Romero

Programming Note: Remembering Romero

Today is a sad day for horror, my dear fiends. George A. Romero, legendary director and godfather of the zombie movie genre, has passed away. I had a fun Monster Monday planned for tomorrow based on a movie I watched last night, but in light of this news I don't think it would be appropriate … Continue reading Programming Note: Remembering Romero