Archive for October, 2017

Never Steady, Never Still

Never Steady, Never Still

| October 31, 2017

I wasn’t familiar with actress Shirley Henderson until I saw her in Urban Myth, but I know that she has appeared in dozens of films, including in the Harry Potter franchise. At that point, I was hooked. I very much loved her in the film Never Steady, Never Still, in her portrayal of a mom, […]

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2 New on Blu: The Vampire’s Ghost & Return of the Ape Man

2 New on Blu: The Vampire’s Ghost & Return of the Ape Man

| October 31, 2017

One thing I love about Chicago’s own Olive Films is the company’s dedication to the obscure, particularly where their horror releases are concerned, which is my #1 preoccupation. Though they’ve certainly put out some more mainstream films like Cujo (1983) and The Monster Squad (1987), I’m always far more excited to see them showing some […]

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Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

| October 30, 2017

If it were announced in 2017 that Zak Snyder were remaking some beloved classic, the news would be met with ire by a whole bunch of folks here on the internet. His work with the DC Extended Universe alone has been received with such mixed reaction from audiences that controversy there would be inevitable. And […]

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Horror Hall of Fame

Horror Hall of Fame

| October 28, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Mill Creek Entertainment’s Horror Hall of Fame collection offers up a 26-movie marathon dominated by the films of horror icons Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. Collected in this set is an array of films both classic and obscure, ensuring that you’ll find something to like in […]

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Land of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

Land of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

| October 27, 2017

We waited 20 years after the release of the late, great George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985) for him to put out another film in his genre-defining the Dead series that began in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. And in those 20 years, Romero’s original trilogy of films had become classics […]

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2017 Portland Film Festival

2017 Portland Film Festival

| October 26, 2017

The 2017 Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, will  screen 152 narrative and documentary films October 30th through November 5th, 2017, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater.  The festival will include special opening and closing night screenings and parties, a Pittock Mansion Gala, educational panels, workshops, special presentations, and daily networking events and opportunities throughout the festival. This year’s fifth edition will […]

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Blood Feast

Blood Feast

| October 24, 2017

2016 was a year of monumental loss in the realm of pop culture, especially in the music industry. Icons such as David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael all left their plane of existence. Meanwhile, a luminary in the horror genre also passed on, to much less fanfare. His name is Herschell Gordon Lewis. Herschell Gordon […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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