In Retrospective: The Transformers Series

Summer is in full swing, which means only one thing; Blockbuster season at the box office! Among the many releases during this time of the year are popcorn flicks. You know the type. Massive explosions, hot girls in skimpy... Read More »

Review: The Mummy (2017)

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Written By: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson. Genre: Action/Horror/Fantasy Plot: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with... Read More »
Clifford K | 10 July 2017 | Movie Lounge, Theatrical Reviews | , , | No Comments   

Tobe Hooper: Rodney Dangerfiel of Horror

Tobe Hooper: Rodney Dangerfiel of Horror By Michael Goth A Profile of the legendary director of Poltergeist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Salem’s Lot. In his biography of horror director/writer Wes Craven, author John Kenneth Muir refereed to the... Read More »
Clifford K | 16 March 2016 | Filmmaker, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Vampire Academy (2014) Film Review

Vampire Academy (2014) Film Review Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky Written By: Daniel Waters (Screenplay), Richelle Mead  (Novel) Directed By: Mark Waters Grade: C+ My initial viewing of Vampire Academy left me with very conflicted feelings. Part... Read More »

Brooke Shields: America’s Princess

Brooke Shields: America’s Princess By Michael Goth If one young person could be picked who most personified the 1980’s, Brooke Shields is one such person who would come to mind. In fact, in a 1981 cover story Time magazine... Read More »
Clifford K | 03 June 2015 | Actress, Celebrity Gossip, Movie Lounge, The News Room | | No Comments   

Review: Within These Walls (2015)

Directed by: James Tucker Written By: Kelsey Zukowski (screenplay) & James Tucker (story) Starring: Kelsey Zukowsk, Laura Godown-Mortensen, Felissa Rose, Marv Blauvelt, Jessica Rogers, James Tucker, Kate Atack. Genre: Horror Plot: A prisoner in her own home, a captive... Read More »
Clifford K | 16 April 2015 | Indie Reviews, Movie Lounge, Theatrical Reviews | | No Comments   

DVD Review: PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1977)

PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1977) BY SHAWN FRANCIS My only memory of this movie is when this Styracosaurus chases this guy up to the edge of a cliff, impales him on its horn and throws him over. This is one... Read More »
Clifford K | 12 April 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: TOURIST TRAP (1979, US Blu-Ray)

TOURIST TRAP (1979, US Blu-Ray) BY SHAWN FRANCIS (WARNING!! THERE ARE SPOILERS CONTAINED WITHIN! WARNING!!) The only memory I retained of this movie was an early scene where this guy was trapped in a room while all this poltergeist-like... Read More »
Clifford K | 12 April 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: PATRICK (1978)

PATRICK (1978, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo) BY SHAWN FRANCIS I half remember seeing a commercial for this movie back when I was a child. I also half remember being creeped out by it, which was the primary reason I decided to... Read More »
Clifford K | 30 March 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: THE STUFF (1985, UK Blu-Ray)

THE STUFF (1985, UK Blu-Ray) BY SHAWN FRANCIS Ever have a favorite film that reminds you of a specific person? I do. Got lots of them. This one here reminds me of Gerry, my best friend from high school.... Read More »
Clifford K | 15 March 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

DVD Review: THE VENTURE BROTHERS, SEASON 5 (2013)

THE VENTURE BROTHERS, SEASON 5 (2013) BY SHAWN FRANCIS I never saw The Venture Brothers when it first aired. I seem to recall catching the whole first season on repeats either late in 2004 or a year later. I... Read More »
Clifford K | 08 March 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: BENEATH (2013)

BENEATH (2013) BY SHAWN FRANCIS (Warning!! This review contains spoilers!! You have been warned!!) Back in the early 2000’s I bought a book called, ‘Mysterious America: The Revised Edition’ by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman. Chapter 10 is titled “Giant Catfish”... Read More »
Clifford K | 01 March 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Review: Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Directed by: Gary Ross Written By: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime Plot: Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt... Read More »
Clifford K | 20 September 2018 | Movie Lounge | , , , | No Comments   

In Retrospective: The Transformers Series

Summer is in full swing, which means only one thing; Blockbuster season at the box office! Among the many releases during this time of the year are popcorn flicks. You know the type. Massive explosions, hot girls in skimpy... Read More »

Review: The Mummy (2017)

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Written By: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson. Genre: Action/Horror/Fantasy Plot: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with... Read More »
Clifford K | 10 July 2017 | Movie Lounge, Theatrical Reviews | , , | No Comments   

Fear, Inc. (2016) Film Review

Starring: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, and Abigail Breslin Written By: Luke Barnett Directed By: Vincent Masciale Grade: A- Like most horror fans, Joe Foster (Neff), the lead character in the smart, surreal, and sadistically fun horror... Read More »

Tobe Hooper: Rodney Dangerfiel of Horror

Tobe Hooper: Rodney Dangerfiel of Horror By Michael Goth A Profile of the legendary director of Poltergeist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Salem’s Lot. In his biography of horror director/writer Wes Craven, author John Kenneth Muir refereed to the... Read More »
Clifford K | 16 March 2016 | Filmmaker, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Vampire Academy (2014) Film Review

Vampire Academy (2014) Film Review Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky Written By: Daniel Waters (Screenplay), Richelle Mead  (Novel) Directed By: Mark Waters Grade: C+ My initial viewing of Vampire Academy left me with very conflicted feelings. Part... Read More »

Brooke Shields: America’s Princess

Brooke Shields: America’s Princess By Michael Goth If one young person could be picked who most personified the 1980’s, Brooke Shields is one such person who would come to mind. In fact, in a 1981 cover story Time magazine... Read More »
Clifford K | 03 June 2015 | Actress, Celebrity Gossip, Movie Lounge, The News Room | | No Comments   

Review: Within These Walls (2015)

Directed by: James Tucker Written By: Kelsey Zukowski (screenplay) & James Tucker (story) Starring: Kelsey Zukowsk, Laura Godown-Mortensen, Felissa Rose, Marv Blauvelt, Jessica Rogers, James Tucker, Kate Atack. Genre: Horror Plot: A prisoner in her own home, a captive... Read More »
Clifford K | 16 April 2015 | Indie Reviews, Movie Lounge, Theatrical Reviews | | No Comments   

Life Itself (2014) Film Review

Roger Ebert is the person who first got me to both understand and love movies. His words spoke to me greatly and got me to see movies as something more, to let them really have an effect. His words... Read More »

DVD Review: PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1977)

PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1977) BY SHAWN FRANCIS My only memory of this movie is when this Styracosaurus chases this guy up to the edge of a cliff, impales him on its horn and throws him over. This is one... Read More »
Clifford K | 12 April 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: TOURIST TRAP (1979, US Blu-Ray)

TOURIST TRAP (1979, US Blu-Ray) BY SHAWN FRANCIS (WARNING!! THERE ARE SPOILERS CONTAINED WITHIN! WARNING!!) The only memory I retained of this movie was an early scene where this guy was trapped in a room while all this poltergeist-like... Read More »
Clifford K | 12 April 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Blu-Ray Review: PATRICK (1978)

PATRICK (1978, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo) BY SHAWN FRANCIS I half remember seeing a commercial for this movie back when I was a child. I also half remember being creeped out by it, which was the primary reason I decided to... Read More »
Clifford K | 30 March 2014 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Review: Prometheus (2012)

Directed by: Ridley Scott Written by: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi MPAA: Rated R Released: 8 June 2012 Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun... Read More »
Clifford K | 12 June 2012 | Movie Lounge | , , | No Comments   

Book Review: Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale

Reviewed: By Clifford Kiyabu Written by: Benjamin Read Artwork: Chris Wildgoose Colors: Andre May Publisher: Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale Released: July 2013 Plot: Set within a world that’s a darkly magical echo of our own, “Porcelain” follows the... Read More »
Clifford K | 23 June 2013 | Comic Book Reviews, The Book Den | | No Comments   

Trapped “Within These Walls” with James Tucker and Kelsey Zukowski!

Of all the monsters, creatures, Demons, serial killers, Zombies, and Vampires etc. Nothing has ever been quit so terrifying as spirits, in my opinion. Why is that you might ask? Well why not? Most of us easily forget that... Read More »

Then and Now: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Then and Now: An in depth look at the career of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. By Michael Goth Jennifer Jason Leigh is the greatest actress of her generation. 31 years ago at the age of 20 the estranged daughter... Read More »
Michael Goth | 08 July 2013 | Actress, Indie News, Mainstream News, The News Room | | No Comments   

James Tucker and Kelsey Zukowski Terrify Us In “Within These Walls”

By Michael Goth During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s three low budget horror films redefined the horror genre. The films were George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left... Read More »

Review: Kick Ass (2010)

Matthew Vaughn Written By: Jane Goldman (screenplay) & Matthew Vaughn (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book) & John Romita Jr. (comic book) Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Clark Duke, Mark Strong, Sophie Wu, Lyndsy Fonseca.... Read More »
Clifford K | 19 August 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | | No Comments   

Review: Kick Ass 2 (2013)

Directed By: Jeff Wadlow Written By: Jeff Wadlow (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book) & John Romita Jr. (comic book) Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Clark Duke, Morris Chestnut, Jim Carrey, Lindy Booth, Augustus Prew, Olga Kurkulina,... Read More »
Clifford K | 19 August 2013 | Movie Lounge, Theatrical Reviews | | No Comments   

Review: MINDWARP (1992, Twilight Time Blu-Ray))

MINDWARP (1992, Twilight Time Blu-Ray)) BY SHAWN FRANCIS (Warning!!! There will be spoilers—proceed at your own risk!) Having been a long time Fangoria reader my only exposure to Mindwarp is through that magazine and all I knew of it... Read More »
Clifford K | 06 November 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | , , , | No Comments   

Review: The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)

Directed by: Michael Goguen Written By: Bob Kane (character: Batman) & Duane Capizzi (written by) Starring: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, Kevin Michael Richardson, Alastair Duncan. Geren: Animation / Action Reviewed by: Mike Huntley (The Dark... Read More »
Clifford K | 06 November 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | , , | No Comments   

Review: SATURN 3 (1980)

SATURN 3 (1980) BY SHAWN FRANCIS In grade school I had two friends that had cable before I did. Back then it was HBO that was the big boy on the block, the only boy now that I think... Read More »
Clifford K | 21 November 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | , , , | No Comments   

Review: Body Bags (1993)

JOHN CARPENTER PRESENTS BODY BAGS (1993) BY SHAWN FRANCIS I remember Body Bags. I remember reading about it in Fangoria and then seeing it on Showtime. I liked the second story the best but overall didn’t care for it.... Read More »
Clifford K | 22 November 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | , , , , | No Comments   

Review: The Avengers (2012)

Directed by: Joss Whedon Written By: Joss Whedon (screenplay) & Zak Penn (story) Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul... Read More »
Clifford K | 23 November 2013 | DVD/BluRay Reviews, Movie Lounge | , , | No Comments