You’ll be shocked to hear that I’m basically too damn busy/lazy/pissed off at the COVIDiocy to have much energy for long-form blogging these days. However I’ve found new home on MeWe and am keeping up with regular short takes there. I have a few fun group contributors too, and would love to add you to […]Read more "GalaxyJane is Now on MeWe"
Just acquired the Blu-Ray of the new UCLA restoration of The Mystery of the Wax Museum. The old DVD was way over color corrected towards blue, which is about as wrong as you can get for two-strip Technicolor. The new version is likely as good as it’s ever gonna look, which ain’t half bad. That […]Read more "New Restoration of Mystery of The Wax Museum on Blu-Ray"
More 80s movie tie-in goodness. The Dudes of Wrath were actually a briefly-lived (a couple songs on a single soundtrack) supergroup consisting of Paul Stanley (KISS), Desmond Child (better known as the writer of half the power-ballad-hair-band hits of the time than as a vocalist), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Guy Mann-Dude, Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Shocker"
C’mon, y’all know I love me some Lordi (and some KISS) so there was no way none of their newer stuff was making the list. This one is interesting as it was written by the Starchild himself, Paul Stanley, and Afro-punk pioneer Jean Beauvoir (of Plasmatics fame) way back in the 80s, and had things […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition"
As elder son pointed out, orcs are indeed monsters. Even when they’re DJ-ing. Introduction to the Monster, Monster II series here.Read more "Monster, Monster II – Diggy Diggy Hole (Dance Remix)"
Yep, I know it’s getting late, I’m back at work early mornings and had not recovered enough from my cross-country B-Movie trip last night to get a post organized for this morning. Anyhoo, this doesn’t exactly have a Monster (unless the protagonist counts, more by dint of behavior than appearance) but it definitely has a […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Last Dance with Mary Jane"
Since I was off watching old movies all weekend, what better way to start a new week than with two of cinema’s greatest Monsters, Karloff and Price? This may be one of the most charming things I have ever seen. Introduction to the Monster, Monster II series here.Read more "Monster, Monster II – The Two of Us"
I know, I know, seems like I only pop out of my hole at Halloween and then snooze the rest of the year. But as I have finally really given up the Book of Faces this time (at least until Christmas) maybe I will become the better blogger I was born to be. Anyhoo, I […]Read more "Monster, Monster II, Electric Boogaloo"
Great footage of Tor Johnson with Groucho Marx on You Bet Your Life.Read more "Halloween Bonus: Tor Johnson on You Bet Your Life"
Note: This was written for a roundtable on another site that fell through due to lack of outside response, so I have graciously stolen it back for your Halloween reading pleasure. With all the great older genre stuff that is turning up on Amazon Prime, it was suggested that everyone pick something suitably weird and […]Read more "Prime Cuts: The Black Sleep (1956)"