National Lampoon-a-Palooza!

Now that it’s Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season is here!  Of course, one of the most popular movies that folks revisit at this time of year is Christmas Vacation.  Actually…technically…the film is called National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.   The National Lampoon was originally a magazine, but in 1978 they decided to take their…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 118: Battleground

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Jessica Pickens from Comet Over Hollywood to look at a film that though somewhat forgotten today was actually a Best Picture nominee…1949’s Battleground. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Comet Over Hollywood Jessica at Twitter Movies Discussed: Battleground The War…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 117: Curtains

It’s time for the Halloween episode of the Forgotten Filmcast.  This time, Todd is joined by Zoe Rose Smith from Zobo with a Shotgun to discuss the 1982 Canadian slasher film Curtains. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Zobo with a Shotgun Zoe on Twitter Films Discussed: Curtains Society The Unholy Music:…

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…