Don’t Look in the Basement

The basement of my house is one place you do not want to go. It’s not scary or anything, but it’s basically the family dumping grounds. If there is something we don’t want to deal with right now, it goes in the basement. Sadly it looks a wee bit like what I’ve seen on that…

Rockula

Our impression of the vampire has changed quite a bit in recent years. They tend to be thought of almost like rock stars these days. Heck, even one of Anne Rice’s vampire novels, Queen of the Damned, had her vampire character Lestat becoming an actual rock star. Folks go for sexy vampires now more than…

Spider Baby

Back when my wife was in college, she got a call one night from a friend who had a problem. He was house sitting for a professor that was away for the weekend and somehow a bat had made its way into the house and was now flying all over the place. My future bride…

Terrorvision

I think at my age it is now safe to say that, despite the warnings of many supposedly learned adults of the 1970’s, television did not rot my brain. I grew up in front of the TV, and I have no problem with that. When I was younger we only had three networks and a…

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

Putting classic comedy teams up against movie monsters has been a popular movie formula. Probably the most famous example is the 1948 classic Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. They would later meet the Mummy and the Invisible Man in other films. Another comedy team that would meet up with monsters in several films were the…

Ghoulies II

Nasty little monsters were all the rage in the mid 80’s. The titular Gremlins got the most respect and the biggest box office returns. The “Crites” of the Critters series of films were nasty little buggers with sharp teeth, but they were fun when they rolled around like bowling balls. But then we had the…

Deadtime Stories

As sure as Dracula is afraid of getting a suntan, our Halloween series here at Forgotten Films is sure to bring out at least one horror anthology film. That’s where those half-baked horror ideas come together to make one film out of several short stories, since none of them is substantial enough to make a…