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Films 

The Unironic Virtues of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

In 1966, a fertilizer salesman named Harold P. Warren sat down in a coffee shop in El Paso, TX to have a warm and friendly klatch with a screenwriter friend named Stirling Silliphant. Warren, a sometimes actor who worked a lot in local theatrical productions, had met Silliphant while working as an extra on the […]

Films 

Shout Factory TV Preps For Live Stream Of CRASH COURSE IN BETTER DRIVING Special!

Now, this is fun! Shout Factory are plotting a very cool live streaming, interactive event for Saturday, April 22nd, which will include classic MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 shorts, and the Scream Factory original “slasher” flick FENDER BENDER. Here’s the promo spot and full details! Just in time for Distracted Driver Awareness month, Shout! Factory TV […]

Films Scary Fun TV 

Five MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Movies That Deserved Better

Just about every sci-fi/horror nerd is celebrating the return of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on April 14, 2017, but although this beloved series has earned a loyal fanbase by mocking bad movies, I think it’s worth pointing out right now that not all of the movies it lampooned were technically “bad.” Granted, many of MST3K’s […]

Films Scary Fun TV 

Horror & Sci-fi Coming to Netflix in April

The Netflix April line-up includes a lot of great comedies like TROPIC THUNDER and COOL RUNNINGS, as well as a nice assortment of kids’ flicks like KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS and THE BFG. But horror and science fiction are scant this month sadly. I was only able to tease out four genres titles from […]

Films 

In Defense of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN

Dismissed upon its original release in 1977 as silly and inconsequential, William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN has never been given the credit that it deserves. Uneven in tone and filled with odd touches that have both intrigued and irritated audiences for years, this “throwback” to classic monster movies was ostensibly doomed from the start. […]

TV 

Why Joel Is the Best MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Host Ever (So Far)

In the annals of geekdom there will always exist certain rivalries: your Kirk vs. Picard, your Marvel vs. DC, your Freddy vs. Jason. But to those of us who watched and loved MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 there exists only one matchup that really, truly matters, and that is the ongoing debate between Joel Robinson and […]

Films Scary Fun 

SNARK WEEK! Before SHARKTOPUS, There Was MONSTER SHARK!

It’s time to bid a moist farewell to another Shark Week… and with it, my goofy little theme of alternative shark programming (which began with an ode to the gloriously awful SyFy opus GHOST SHARK and a re-examination of JAWS 2 from a slasher fan’s perspective). But I’m not going down without a fight… even if […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Need The MST3K Treatment

There are few shows that are as perfect as MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. It is a show that you can watch alone or with friends. A show that you can watch in bite sized bits if you’re one of those weird busy people, or in long stretches for hours at a time if, like me, […]

Films Scary Fun 

QUIZ: Can You Name These MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Movies?

Every month in Los Angeles, we host a horror pub trivia event called DEAD RIGHT HORROR TRIVIA where over 100 ultimate horror geeks gather to battle brains for sweet horror prizing. This past month was “90s Night” where all questions and rounds had to come from 90s movies and TV shows. Horror guru Daniel Nix […]

Films TV 

Deep Hurting: Five of the Weirdest Horror Films Riffed on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

In the not too distant future, though probably not next Sunday, AD, we will once again be graced by three goofballs sitting in front of a movie screen cracking wise at the worst movies the world has to offer. I will rejoice on that day, as will millions of others who grew up with MYSTERY […]

Films 

THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Is Back & Better Than Ever!

It’s hard to shake that image of Jan Compton (Virginia Leith) aka Jan The Pan with her severed head in a little medical plate filled with blood, and headphones and wires protruding from what’s left of her. I’ve always been familiar with this visage from THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, but like a lot of horror/sci-fi […]

Scary Fun TV 

5 Creepy Horror TV Series Now Available on HULU

Got some time over the holiday break? Time to binge watch something chilling!  Read below for a list of 5 Blumhouse approved TV series now streaming on HULU. MASTERS OF HORROR (all episodes) Argento, Carpenter, Miike, and many more! All the great horror directors gathered together for this epic horror anthology show which sadly only […]

Films 

Remember the Alamonsters! Zombies, Killer Shrews and the ‘Alamo Scenario’

Seeking safety from a horde of flesh-­eating creatures, a small group of people barricade themselves in a seemingly safe haven, but forces from both within and without inevitably threaten their hope for survival… The “Alamo” scenario is a perfect fit for the horror genre. The recipe is simple: throw a group of diverse personalities together in a confined […]