Tag: Joe Dante

DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

July 12, 2019 | By

There have been documentaries on the faces and voices of character actors we’ve seen but can never place, but Dick Miller is a different animal – a hugely prolific character actor and emeritus magnus of…

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DVD: Matinee (1993)

DVD: Matinee (1993)

October 10, 2016 | By

Nestled between Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and Small Soldiers (1998) is Matinee, director Joe Dante’s surprisingly reverent tribute to B-movie showmanship, and that other master of suspense, director William Castle. Castle’s forte wasn’t directing but creating escapism built on a hook, and giving thrills through gimmicks, be they ‘ghosts’ gliding over audiences…

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Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

February 8, 2013 | By

Just uploaded is a podcast with Fernando Velazquez, the lauded Spanish composer of the current box office hit Mama. Also new: Editor’s Blog on nostalgic horror, plus reviews of Joe Dante’s underrated and very badly treated The Hole (Alliance / EOne), and the underrated Devil (Universal), the latter featuring a terrifying score by Velazquez.

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Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

Podcast with Mama’s composer Fernando Velazquez, and Nostalgic Shockers

February 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded is a podcast with Fernando Velazquez, the lauded Spanish composer of the current box office hit Mama. Also new: Editor’s Blog on nostalgic horror, plus reviews of Joe Dante’s underrated and very badly treated The Hole (Alliance / EOne), and the underrated Devil (Universal), the latter featuring a terrifying score by Velazquez.

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DVD: Hole, The (2009)

DVD: Hole, The (2009)

February 7, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / H . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Weak/ DVD Extras: Good Label: Alliance (Canada)/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: October 30, 2012 Genre: Thriller Synopsis: Two brothers discover a strange locked hole in their basement, and naturally open the damned thing, releasing evil into the neighbourhood. Special Features: […]

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Film: Piranha 3D (2010)

Film: Piranha 3D (2010)

September 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Horror / Exploitation Synopsis: An earthquake releases prehistoric piranha, and totally ruins spring break. Special Features: n/a . . Review: *Contains some spoilers* With the exception of […]

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