American Gothic

This past summer I spent a week back in Chicago; the land of my childhood. While there, my family and I decided to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, which I had never really been to as a kid. There are many very famous works of art on display there, including the Grant Wood painting…

Daughters of Satan

Everybody knows by now that Tom Selleck is the man who was almost Indiana Jones. What stopped him? Well, he couldn’t manage to do that film and still keep his commitment to his hit TV show, Magnum P.I. Though he’s had a few movie hits, he’s always been thought of as more of a TV…

The Vampire’s Ghost

When I was younger my whole idea of what vampires were like was based on Bela Lugosi’s version of Dracula. You know, the fangs, the cape, the widow’s peak, occasional bat transformations…that sort of thing. It turns out, though, there are many different styles of cinematic vampires. The one in our film today, in fact,…

Parasite

You know what they say, right…everybody has to start somewhere. For many young actors, that somewhere is horror movies. Actually, cheap horror movies would be more accurate. These films are always looking for attractive young actors and actresses looking for their first big break. In 1982, a young Demi Moore certainly fit that bill. She…

The Unholy

If the movies have taught us one thing, it’s that being a priest in a horror flick ain’t no Sunday school picnic. They’re always having to deal with things like demons, nuns with fangs, and little girls who spin their heads around and vomit pea soup. The 70’s were an especially big time for the…

Uninvited

After watching all four films in the Airport series a few years ago, George Kennedy became one of my favorite actors. Watching him as Joe Patroni in those films, you start to believe that guy can do just about anything. Of course, Kennedy won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for Cool Hand Luke,…

Blood Hook

There are certain weapons that have become trusty favorites of slasher movie killers. The machete, the chainsaw, the butcher knife, the glove with razor sharp fingernails…just to name a few. Things can get a bit tired, though, if we don’t have some originality every now and then. So, why use a meat cleaver when you…