I have to say that the 80s produced the absolute best horror movie tie-in videos. Often brief works of visual art in their own right (although not so much here) as well as a great way to get the word of a new flick out to nerdy teen horror fans (were there any other kind […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Trick Or Treat"
Saw this and thought it was just weird enough to share. Kiss’s 1970’s proto-metal ode to mild pedophilia (well, one of them, but at least Christine Sixteen is less disturbing than Domino, given that the age difference was a lot less in the mid 70s than the mid 90s) as an acoustic set by a […]Read more "Odd Choice for an Acoustic Set"
For those who have been paying attention, possible my very favorite craptastic 80’s B-Actioner is the absolutely bizarre Gene Simmons/John Stamos/Vanity vehicle Never Too Young to Die (no it’s not a vanity picture, it’s a Vanity picture). While I was off on my involuntary beach vacation (minus the ocean), the good folks at Shout Factory […]Read more "“Never Too Young To Die” Finally Gets Official DVD/Bluray Release"
Everyone else is doing Wordless Wednesdays, instead I’d like to institute a new weekly feature here at GJCTU, Word-Salad Wednesdays. Each week I’ll be featuring a song that, no matter what its other redeeming features, was apparently lyricised by throwing a rhyming dictionary into a blender, hitting pureé, and then recording the result. Given the […]Read more "Word-Salad Wednesdays: KISS – All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose"
So shortly before they threw the makeup back on and went back to mostly just stagnantly doing the same old stuff that made them famous in the 70s, KISS dropped the Revenge album. By far the heaviest (and in my opinion, musically best) stuff they ever turned out (yeah, yeah, Destroyer, whatever, this is my […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Unholy"
You know, far a band who’s bassist’s schtick was heavily influenced by old horror films and specifically by Lon Chaney Sr., KISS had very little horror-themed stuff in the catalog. There’s a better example that we’ll get to eventually, but this 1998 effort off the first (only) album recorded during the brief return of original […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Psycho Circus"
I just returned from a long weekend in Texas attending a movie festival. My travel review and Tween-Fest recap will follow shortly, but in the meantime here is some general Galaxy Jane randomness. If nothing else it should serve to provide insight into the banality of the stuff that goes through my head when exercising […]Read more "Random Thoughts: April Showers Edition"
I think all of us who have somehow glommed on to Bad Movies as a hobby all have certain things we keep on the shelf to trap the unwary. Things so gloriously terrible that their very existence defies expectation. So of course we look for any opportunity to inflict them on our fellow man. I […]Read more "Pet Bad Movies: Never Too Young To Die"