Video and DVD

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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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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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 25th Anniversary Edition

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 25th Anniversary Edition

| October 10, 2017

The original Home Alone (1990) was a cultural phenomenon, grossing a jaw-dropping $285 million on an $18 million budget. With that kind of cash pouring into box offices, it was truly only a matter of time before a sequel was put into production. That sequel, 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York brought the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Torture a Duckling

Don’t Torture a Duckling

| October 6, 2017

There are few names in the pantheon of Italian genre directors that can instantly conjure an image for fans quite like Lucio Fulci. Like many of his contemporaries, Fulci directed a wide array of films over his long career. He may be best known for his gruesome and frequently surreal horror films like Zombie and […]

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