Reel Reviews

The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) - Blu-ray Review

The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) - Blu-ray ReviewCruising rather comfortably on its low budget, Hammer Horror director Terence Fisher’s The Earth Dies Screaming has one of the fiercest and most engaging openings to every kick off a science fiction flick.  The Earth Dies Screaming literally begins with THE END of the  ...

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Extraordinary Tales (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Extraordinary Tales - Blu-ray ReviewRejoice, Poe fans! With the release of Extraordinary Tales on blu-ray this week, we finally have something we can rave(n) about. This new anthology of animated horror offers a lot for fans to appreciate. With narrations provided by Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian  ...

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All Through the House (2015) - Blu-ray Review

All Through the House (2015) - Blu-ray ReviewGarden shears.  It had to be garden shears.  Ho! Ho! Ho!  Let the stabbing begin!  Written and directed by Todd Nunes, All Through The House is a Christmas-themed slasher that makes for a better trailer than it does a movie.  I’m not saying that, as far as independent ...

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The Last Witch Hunter - Blu-ray Review

The Last Witch Hunter - Movie ReviewThere is an opportunity lost within The Last Witch Hunter, an opportunity to be much bigger in scope than it actually comes across as being.  You may enjoy the fantasy flick but you’ll have to sit through a lot of the humdrum before getting there.  This is slight entertainment  ...

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Horror House on Highway 5: Limited Edition (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Horror House on Highway 5 (1985) - Blu-ray ReviewThere are few things MORE terrifying to me than an exaggerated Richard Nixon mask.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s the extended nose or the heavily-lined cheeks, but it just creeps me the fuck out.  In fact, it might be the single most terrifying thing that I know of.  You’re aware of  ...

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Krampus - Blu-ray Review

Krampus - Movie ReviewHo ho ho! Merry friggin’ Christmas! Have you been naughty or nice this year? Fuhget about Sandy Claws, it is Krampus who really wants to know. Writer/director/producer Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat) returns to cinemas to spread the Christmas cheer and jeer in a  ...

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Slugs (1988) - Blu-ray Review

Slugs (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewTwo horny teenagers interrupt their quickie – now that the parental units have left the house – to down some more hooch.  The guy needs something to drink.  Apparently, her vagina isn’t satisfying all of his needs.  Poor girl.  As the dude leaves his best gal’s warmth  ...

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Black Mass - Blu-ray Review

Black Mass - Movie ReviewScott Cooper’s Black Mass wants to be a steely-eyed monster of a gangster flick. It isn’t quite that, though. The film, while not disappointing, is best described as a procedural pit of darkness in which a pretty awful criminal, one James “Whitey” Bulgar, gets the quasi-reverential  ...

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Blood Diner: Vestron Horror Classics (1987) - Blu-ray Review

Blood Diner (1987) - Blu-ray ReviewVestron Video continues its Lionsgate-sponsored rebirth with the High-Definition release of one of the craziest horror films to ever see the light of the day, Blood Diner.  Where the fuck do I even begin?  If you’ve seen the film, then you know EXACTLY the total anarchy  ...

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Bridge of Spies - Blu-ray Review

Bridge - Spies - Movie ReviewThere’s a lot to like in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War-era spy thriller Bridge of Spies: reliving memories of those old “duck and cover” educational films; fedora-clad G-men tracking shadowy figures who dart in and out of New York subway cars; clandestine prisoner swaps between  ...

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Chopping Mall: Vestron Horror Classics (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Chopping Mall (1986) - Blu-ray ReviewThe Killbots are coming!!!  The Killbots are coming!!!  Grab your wayfarers, pop your collars, and hitch up your chinos, we’re heading to the mall of the future.  With robots providing security detail, the Park Place Mall is slashing its prices … and its customers.  Wait, what?  ...

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10 Cloverfield Lane - Blu-ray Review

10 Cloverfield Lane - Movie ReviewWith more bang than it has any right to, 10 Cloverfield Lane sizzles as a convergence of two seemingly unrelated ideas provide an entertaining and wildly cracked ride. It is, hands down, the best genre film I've seen since Cabin in the Woods. High praise indeed and,   ...

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Dead-End Drive-In (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Dead-End-Drive-In - Blu-ray ReviewGearheads and punks rejoice! Your metal and steel obsessed world just got a hell of a lot shinier. The neon-splashed roads of an Ozploitation classic are yours to drive upon once again. Dead-End Drive-In has arrived on blu-ray. Complete with a brand new 2K restoration  ...

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Goosebumps (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Goosebumps - Blu-ray ReviewGoosebumps, directed by Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels, Monsters vs. Aliens, Shark Tale), might have hit theaters about a year ago but the $131 million hit film is only just now hitting shelves on blu-ray.  Trust me when I suggest to you that the film – full of monsters, laughs,   ...

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Johnny Guitar: Olive Signature (1954) - Blu-ray Review

Johnny Guitar: Olive Signature - Blu-ray ReviewJoan Crawford.  Her name alone invokes images of all sorts.  F. Scott Fitzgerald considered her THE ORIGINAL flapper.  She was a dancer, a radio talent, an actress, but, above everything else, she was a force of nature.  She alone made herself a star.  No one else  ...

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