• Active Volcano

    Active Volcano

    What the HECK. Merry Christmas.


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  • 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'

    30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'


    I thought Rob himself directed this, but I see no director cited here or on IMDB which messes up my proclamation that this is my second favorite Rob Zombie film after "House of 1000 Corpses". A very impressive sprint through this incredibly quick shoot. It's invigorating, inspiring, makes you want to be shooting a movie like, yesterday. It makes "The Devil's Rejects" seem like a better movie because joy and art feel so much better than meaningless grit. I've thought…

  • Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation

    Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation

    I know him by face but it wouldn't be for another month after watching this that I'd realize that the Joe Lara she marries is American Cyborg Steel Warrior Hologram Man Tarzan PM Entertainment's very own Joe Lara?!? Hard not to love a tabloid film about a fad diet that's also evangelism that's also a multi-level marketing scheme that anamorphs into full blown mafia style pyramid fraud intimidation tactics - up until the point where it's revealed that Gwen managed…

  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It

    Dracula: Dead and Loving It

    Leslie Nielsen leaves the movie for like half the runtime but make no mistake, Peter MacNicol is the MVP here and also everywhere else he's ever been, now and forever. Respect his name.

  • The Munsters

    The Munsters


    My 2022 viewing of The Munsters and my 2023 viewing of the Munsters have proven once again that nothing I say here is set in stone, opinions change all the time and it's cool to re-evaluate things. I liked the movie so much more this time that it lead to some soul searching about my ever-changing perspective. Have you ever gotten a rude comment on a review you wrote a decade ago and thought, what's this person's problem? I almost…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    We spent a lot of time with Rob Zombie this October. This man makes kayfabe ultra slippery. I rarely understand him but I'm envious of the brain that allows someone to do this to Halloween. I mean the gumption, the nerve, what power? Something happened to Rob during the making of his one true masterpiece, House of 1000 Corpses. He turned on himself, I think it was a tough movie to make and he got weird feedback. It permanently affected…

  • Monster Inside: America's Most Extreme Haunted House

    Monster Inside: America's Most Extreme Haunted House

    He may be a monster but I also hate to be reminded that this is a thing we like to do to ourselves. Forget this guy, have you been to a "normal" haunted house in the past 10-15 years? Do you remember what they were like before our species reached maximum dysfunction? Why do we literally ask to be put in a Saw movie? This year we went to a local community haunted house - ended up in a pitch…

  • Rot



    Succeeds at completely grossing me out. Great scenester style SOV time capsule and also weirdly accurate and denigrating toward crust punks. Like it FEELS disgusting to watch, the couple in the film are so grimy, the world within the film is in fact rotting but unfortunately it's shot like dog shit and runs 20 minutes past it's prime. No light, camera kind of drifts off of the person speaking, backlighting, audio problems. What's good gets swallowed by technical difficulties and…

  • Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean

    Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean


    This made for TV movie should be held in as high regard as Mommie Dearest. I had no idea who Leona Helmsley was but after Suzanne Pleshette's performance, I'll never forget her. Shameless gold-digger, the the film doesn't hold back in showing you the kind of person Leona was. Evil in casual, oblivious, petty ways. She gave her own mother the ick. All carried by the incredible, stunning Suzanne Pleshette, a dream of an actress. This sort of performance is…

  • Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial

    Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial


    My first Tubi original movie and one of the most incredible works of exploitation of the "ripped from the headlines" variety I've ever seen. The actors shamelessly perform most of the allegations described during the trial - Lifetime wouldn't dare. It feels like the film sides with Johnny, effort is made to make Amber seem crazier and less likable than he - but so did the trial. Considerations for an "unsympathetic victim" (Amber), or a surprising one (Johnny?) are vaguely…

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2

    A long commercial for Good Morning America and The Obamas and for popular culture that loves shows like the Voice and American Idol. I haven't watched the third yet but I hear it's sponsored by the U.S. Navy 🇺🇸🫡

  • A Record of Sweet Murder

    A Record of Sweet Murder


    We go hard for Shiraishi, but it's okay that "A Record of Sweet Murder" lives in the shadow of "Occult". Compelling enough for the found footage genre, thrilling as a direct sequel and it feels a lot like his recent Senritsu File films - all great things. It does lose me a bit in the middle, a little too kinky, unnecessary sex scenes can be the most annoying. But then the ending happens. M. Night Shyamalan's From Beyond. Koji can…