Necromancy (1972) is like Big K Cola. Cheap. Barely passable. And you can't help thinking there's a better version somewhere nearby. This entry is going to be a little different, simply because this movie was so bland. I'm going to talk about how I look for a good-bad movie. It didn't work in this case,… Continue reading Necromancy couldn’t even bring This Film to Life
Motel Hell (1980) is filled with cabbage patch monsters, smoked meats, pig heads, plenty of gore and lovely layer of strangeness that covers the whole movie. It's a cult classic for these reasons, but I think it's interesting because of something else. I see the seeds of post classical Hollywood being planted. Vincent Smith (Rory… Continue reading What’s Growing in Motel Hell’s Garden?
Months like January, February, March and even into April, have an underlying sense of isolation for me. This might just be because of the gloom of Winter and sudden shock of Spring don't mesh with my personality. So, I fill this time with movies. This particular one helps combat that isolation. I must state up… Continue reading Hunters’ Crossing
Miami Connection (1987) is one the most ubiquitous examples of how a bad movie can turn into a beloved cult classic. But really, how can a movie that languished in obscurity since the 1980s be so revered after all this time? Well, it mostly depends on the schlock zeitgeist, but we are going to look at… Continue reading How Miami Connection Became a Classic
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990) is a particularly difficult movie. It's an English Horror Comedy and comes frustratingly close to being a schlock masterpiece, but falls short in one important area. Editing. The setup is, Our main character Noddy (Neil Morrissey) buys a classic motorcycle whose owner was recently killed. The previous owner just so… Continue reading I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle
Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) is an obscure and complicated movie written and directed by Fredric Hobbs. It attempts many interesting things, but doesn't know how to put them all together in the end. And yet, watching all its spinning wheels is interesting. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) is a part 1950s Science Fiction, part black… Continue reading The Bizarre Godmonster of Indian Flats
The Breakfast Club (1985) has always fascinated me as a piece of pop-culture. It's a movie that had critical and box office success. It's weathered thirty-two years and is remembered as one of the defining movies of the 1980s. And I don't understand why? Its narrative goes nowhere. Its characters are thin. And it's condescending… Continue reading Go Ahead and Walk on By
Fateful Findings (2013) was my first Neil Breen film. It is a symphony in absurdity. I think it's unfair to describe its plot in the clear, concise Wikipedia way. Because this movie cannot be experienced with that clarity. But first a little context. Neil Breen is a successful architect in Las Vegas. He uses his… Continue reading It’s a Magical Day?
To say that this movie is bad, gives it too much credit. It's dumb, spiteful, and hollow. Night of the Dribbler (1990) is a comedy slasher about Stan Bates (Gregory Calpakis), a high school basketball player. His team can't seem to win a game, mostly because all of it's star players keep getting killed by… Continue reading Night of the Dribbler doesn’t deserve a Pun
In the near future of 1995 Australia is scrambling after an economic collapse. Roaming gangs steal car parts to sell in the black market. Old Drive-in theaters are turned into concentration camps unbeknownst to the public. Our main characters Crabs (Ned Manning) and his girlfriend Carmen (Natalie McCurry) go to a movie at the Star… Continue reading Dead End Drive-In and the Future that doesn’t matter