Confinement adds a bit of an intrigue to a slasher, whether it’s the high gate in Hell Night or the dreamscape of A Nightmare on Elm Street. April Fool’s Day smartly employs an island to get more mileage out of its Ten Little Indians conceit. [Check out our accompanying April Fool’s Day podcast] A group […]
During the early 1980s, primitive home computers were presented as having almost limitless capacities.You remember the ones: green text on a black screen with the kind of graphics that made Ceefax seem positively futuristic. Whether it was kids embroiled in high-tech nuclear war (War Games) or adolescents of a hornier persuasion manufacturing beautiful women in their bedrooms (Weird Science), computers were God-like in their powers, and with only a modicum of tech skills average schmoes the world over were capable of redefining the laws of physics.
I can’t believe this gutter level exploration of Vietnam came out in 1976. Actually, I can. Exploitation films aren’t afraid to explore the kind of truths that regular films are squeamish about. Gene Kline came back home and spent some time in a mental hospital, but is trying to get things right. He can’t — […]
Since we’ve been talking about new books coming out all this week, I figured it was about time to make my big announcement. After 50+ years in the making (with about 5 of that doing the actual writing), I am proud to announce my first book, coming out this August. Discover the Horror: One Man’s…