Author Archive: Barry Meyer

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

| April 7, 2006

A staple of the Baby Boomer pop culture diet was no doubt the groovy monsters craze. From Scooby Doo to your local Horror Show Host, the 60s and 70s were full of fun and playful monsters for all good boys and ghouls to gobble up. One of the more memorable, but little known, shows to […]

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The Corruption of Chris Miller

The Corruption of Chris Miller

| April 7, 2006

Any movie that starts out with a killer in a Charlie Chaplin get-up plugging away at his latest victim like she’s a pin cushion has got to be worth a look. In The Corruption of Chris Miller the silent screen star serial slasher has struck in a quiet Spanish country village, leaving its citizens terrified. […]

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The Beast [La Bete]

The Beast [La Bete]

| February 28, 2006

Once upon a time in the 18th century a mythical hairy beast is said to have roamed the dark woods of an aristocratic estate nestled in the French countryside. One day, the tale goes, this legendary giant beast (and that’s meant in a wink-wink kinda way), with an insatiable lust, sets upon the lady of […]

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Outrage

Outrage

| February 25, 2006

By the time 70s television had gotten a hold of the “scare film” they’d brought it full circle from propagandized civic “lessons” to exploitative social studies. What was once a tool used to scare the crap outta the masses and keep them in step with the idealized suburban image (especially during War time and throughout […]

Manson Family Movies

Manson Family Movies

| February 12, 2006

Not since the Jack the Ripper murders has one criminal mind captivated the American audience more than that of Charlie Manson. Following the Tate-LaBianca murders, and the capture of the “cult” that perpetrated them in 1969, there have been countless films, books and Crime Drama TV episodes dedicated or inspired by the fear instilled by […]

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Eternal

Eternal

| October 16, 2005

There’s a rich history of lesbian vampire flicks that dates back to the in-denial B/W portrayal of Dracula’s Daughter (1936), and includes the openly psycho-sexadelic Vampyros Lesbos (1971), Hammer’s erotically charged Countess Dracula (1971), the children’s fable-like Lemora; A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1975), and The Hunger (1983) with French sex goddess Catherine Deneuve. […]

H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

| October 16, 2005

Man, if there’s anything that can ruin a producer’s day, it’s when he finds out that the movie he’s been waiting his whole life to make has secured funding at the same time that Hollywood uber-director Steven Speilberg announces that he’s making the very same movie. That’s got to be a bummer. While theater goers […]

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Hide and Creep

Hide and Creep

| October 16, 2005

Television cover is a quote that claims that Hide and Creep is “even better than Shaun of the Dead.” I don’t know. That’s a pretty ballsy claim, especially coming from a no-budget, shot on video, stocked with local amateur actors kinda flick. But hell, I gotta tell you that even though they aren’t even in […]

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Red Cockroaches

Red Cockroaches

| October 16, 2005

Like Robert Rodriguez before him, 27-year-old Cuban-born director, Miguel Coyula, knows how to stretch a micro budget. With a mere $2,000 in his pocket, a Canon GL1 digital camera and some Mac home editing software, Miguel made a splash in the Indie Film festival scene with the undeniably inventive tale of sexual intrigue splattered against […]

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The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

| September 12, 2005

After an epidemic has left the world running rampant with flesh eating corpses, a police force called the Zombie Squad head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the epidemic. They’re side-stepped when they run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are dead set on preserving the zombies and letting […]

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