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LaserDisc Finds Part 2!

I went to the same thrift store today that I mentioned in my first LaserDisc Finds. And just like then, I came back home with five LaserDiscs – this time four horror movies and one TV show. And I just couldn’t be happier with my findings – I’m really striking gold with this place. So, let’s take a look at what I found today. Continue reading

Alien vs Aliens: Which is Superior?

The Alien fanbase is very sharply divided amidst the first two entries of the titular franchise. There are those who admire Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece, and those who applaud James Cameron’s 1986 game changer. But which one is the better film? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

See the Lost ‘Tales from the Crypt’ Spin-Off ‘Two-Fisted Tales’!

Tales from the Crypt is easily the greatest horror series ever conceived. It features top-notch production values that stem from all of Hollywood’s greatest resources. But it wasn’t your average, mainstream Hollywood production – it delved into gritty and bloody concepts that were for the longest time used only in cheaply-made grindhouse flicks. Because of this, televised horror shows became a staple of the entertainment industry, and Tales from the Crypt became a household name. No longer was it the title of a forgotten comic book series or the classic Amicus films which used the name – it was an entirely new experience. Continue reading

Remembering Wes Craven: One Year Later

Whether it was the mainstream A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, or his grindhouse flicks Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven was one of those directors who made at least one film everyone loved. Continue reading

A New Beginning by Wolfie’s Just Fine

Friday the 13th: Part V: A New Beginning is one of my favorite entries in the franchise. I know a lot of people hate it because Jason isn’t the killer (plot twist!) but I think it has a lot to offer. Not only is it the most grindhouse-esque of the bunch, but up until that point, it has the most kills of the franchise and some of the most memorable characters. These weren’t just your average teenagers – a lot of the characters in the film have so many different conflicts and issues that make them unique amidst not just the franchise but film in general. Continue reading

LaserDisc Finds!

It would be putting it lightly to say that I love going to thrift stores. Because I really, really love going to thrift stores. You never know what you might find, and although you can easily be met with a desolate wasteland of useless items, there’s always that chance of striking gold. And today I did just that. Continue reading