REview: Castle Freak (1995) | Garishly Awesome

Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak is not The Outsider – the story by H.P. Lovecraft’s short story that it’s based upon – though it is interesting in it’s own right. It takes the essential essence of Lovecraft’s story – a being separate from humanity due to his alienness (it’s always a “he” with Lovecraft) – a […]

Bumblebee – New Official Trailer

When you were a child and the first time you saw a bee and chased after it, because that’s what children do–or maybe pulled a dog’s tail–you had no real idea what was going or happen, though you likely learned from that initial (potentially painful) experience. That in a nutshell is how I feel about […]

‘Why Guillermo Del Toro Is Awesome’ Or ‘There There Will Probably Be An ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ Feature

Guillermo Del Toro rocks.  Why, you ask? Sure, it has more than a little to do with him being the director of “Hellboy,” “Hellboy 2,” “Blade 2,” The Devil’s Backbone,” Pan’s Labyrinth, among others. It also has to do with tenaciousness, and following your dreams, no matter how bleak things may seem (it also never […]

‘The Lords of Salem,’ Trailer 2

Let’s be clear:  I don’t think Rob Zombie is a very good director.  In fact, his movies on one level can be seem to be primarily vehicles for employing his wife, Sherri Moon Zombie; which I have nothing against because such nepotism in Hollywood–or anywhere else for that matter–isn’t exactly unusual. Judd Apatow gives his […]

Sam Raimi Directing ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot?

Now this is interesting news.  The original “Poltergeist,” directed by Tobe Hooper (or Steven Spielberg, depending upon how deeply you look into things) was not exactly in need of a remake, mainly because the original film, from 1982, holds up surprisingly well, in my opinion. That being said, with the whole found footage trend that’s […]

‘Pacific Rim’ Comic-Con Poster

I haven’t seen much in the way of imagery from Guillermo Del Toro’s giant robots versus monsters epic, “Pacific Rim,” so I am posting the Comic-Con poster for the film.  I like that the robots appear to be the stars of the film, which is what nature intended. I am also hoping that Del Toro’s […]

‘The Possession’ Trailer

Sometimes it’s difficult to be a horror fan because, to paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield: “We don’t get no respect.” I don’t know what what other conclusion to reach when studios are turning out drivel like “Hellraiser: Revelations.” We want nuance. We want character development.  We want pathos.  And sure, we want some gore and violence accompanying […]

Re-Animator: The Musical

‘Re-Animator’ Special Effects: Simple But Effective There have probably been a handful of films based upon the books of the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft, though two of the best are “Re-Animator” and “In The Mouth Of Madness” (IMOM was not, per se,  a “Lovecraft” film, though the title character of the film, Sutter Cane, […]