The Schlock Pit

From the Files of Schlock & Awe…


Matty Budrewicz

The Bones of It: Skeletons (1997) in Conversation with David DeCoteau

From the vault of Zombie Hamster: Matty's epic 2015 chinwag with cult filmmaker David DeCoteau, who discusses his underrated 1997 thriller Skeletons in this unprecedented, career-encompassing interview.

Let’s Talk About The Mangler (1995)

As he waits for Scream Factory's swanky new Blu-ray release to show up, Matty kicks back and extols the virtues of Tobe Hooper's much-maligned schlocker. 

The Matmor Chronicles: A Look Back at Night Terrors (1993) & The Mangler (1995)

Matty looks back at a much-maligned Tobe Hooper twosome with writer and star Daniel Matmor. There's a moment in Tobe Hooper's NIGHT TERRORS (1993) when, sitting down for dinner upon her arrival in modern-day Alexandria, the father of ingénue Genie... Continue Reading →

Bit Parts & Social Comment: A Look Back at Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

Matty revisits William Lustig and Joel Soisson's much-maligned Maniac Cop 3, an unheralded gem of a sequel that's part B-movie thrills and part social commentary. To me, nothing says 'creep' like a well-placed tongue waggle. I'm not entirely sure why, but from Freddy... Continue Reading →

The Villain & The Verse: In Conversation with John Marcus Powell

In this exclusive, career-spanning Q&A, Matty catches up with the elusive star of Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor. A trip to Walt Disney's (alleged) cryo chamber aside, few things afford someone immortality as well as horror movies do. Think about it:... Continue Reading →

Slasher.Com (2017)

Matty takes a look at the Jewel Shepard-starring Slasher.Com; a bawdy schlock pile-up currently stalking the shelves of your local supermarket.

Rejuvenator (1988): A Look Back at a Forgotten Classic with Director Brian Thomas Jones

Matty dusts off his chat with helmer Brian Thomas Jones, who talks the making of his forgotten body horror gem, Rejuvenator. I'd like to think that somewhere, in some far flung corner of the cosmos, there are perfectly preserved prints... Continue Reading →

Revenger’s Tragedy: From Beyond the Grave (1996)

Plucked from the vault of dear ol' Zombie Hamster, Matty takes a look at John Eyres' rollicking, straight-to-video riff on Wes Craven's Shocker; the surprisingly poignant From Beyond the Grave.

Requiem For a Bad Guy: Dr. Viallini & Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)

Matty casts his eye over Glenn Takakjian's icky sci-schlocker, and the sharp-suited bad guy at its gooey centre. This one's for you, Dr. V...

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