Archive for October, 2017

The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House

| October 20, 2017

Director James Whale is remembered best today for having helmed the Universal horror classics, Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and even Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which I often hear hailed as perhaps the greatest sequel ever made. In between Frankenstein and Invisible Man though, Whale directed a horror film that may have faded from […]

×
Batman vs. Two-Face

Batman vs. Two-Face

| October 17, 2017

It’s impossible to think about Adam West without also thinking about Batman. It’s a role he defined as much as it defined him. It made the man a legend, and that’s what made his passing at the age of 88 earlier this year so very, truly sad. He was Batman and he was gone. Yet […]

×
Miracle on 34th Street: 70th Anniversary Edition

Miracle on 34th Street: 70th Anniversary Edition

| October 14, 2017

It’s no secret that my holiday of choice is Halloween, as the things I review here on FilmMonthly more often than not tend to be horror films it seems. I self-identify as a horror hound, and nine times out of ten will choose to watch a horror film over a film of any other sort, […]

×
See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

| October 11, 2017

Sleepaway Camp is one of the most beloved slasher films of the 80’s, boasting one of the greatest endings in the history of horror cinema.  Felissa Rose, a young teenager when she played the role of Angela in Sleepaway Camp, is known as one of the most charming and friendly folks on the horror convention circuit. This Saturday, Oct. […]

×
Jackals

Jackals

| October 10, 2017

In 2017’s Jackals, director Kevin Greutert (Saw VI (2009) and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)) takes us back to 1983 for a spooky little home invasion thriller set in a cabin in the woods. After a Halloween-style, first-person murder tour through a suburban home, the film smash cuts to a kidnapping. Two men in […]

Chasing the Blues

Chasing the Blues

| October 10, 2017

Fulton Market Films announces the world premiere of Chasing the Blues, the latest production from the Chicago-based studio, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (October 12-26, 2017). Co-written and directed by Scott Smith (Being Bucky), the music-centric dramedy follows two rival record collectors (Grant Rosenmeyer, Money Monster, The Royal Tenenbaums and Ronald L. Connor, […]

×
Justice League Action

Justice League Action

| October 10, 2017

The first 26 episodes of the Cartoon Network animated series Justice League Action are now available on home video in a 2-DVD set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The series brings together an unprecedented cast of DC Comics characters with a who’s who of voice talent that makes this an absolute dream […]

×
The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

| October 9, 2017

Originally slated for distribution by MGM a full decade ago, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) sat on a shelf somewhere gaining word-of-mouth reputation as a disturbing, maddening experience that we horror fans would simply devour if only we could get our hands on it. Still, it remained ever out-of-reach for reasons unknown to us, and its […]

×
Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series: All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations

Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series: All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations

| October 9, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Joe Sarno is finally starting to get the recognition he deserves. Sarno was an independent filmmaker and contemporary of such “grindhouse” exploitation legends as Doris Wishman, Andy Milligan, and Michael and Roberta Findlay. But Sarno had a much different approach to those filmmakers. Like Russ Meyer, Sarno learned […]

×
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Blu-ray Collection

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Blu-ray Collection

| October 8, 2017

Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Revolutionary Girl Utena is an absolute masterpiece of an anime and is a prime example of the power of the eastern animation tradition. Broadcasted in 1997 in Japan, the story contains a fairy tale introduction by a princess that has been abandoned by her parents, due to their untimely death. A handsome prince […]

×