The Schlock Pit

From the Files of Schlock & Awe…


DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Braxton Butcher (2015)

In an alternate reality, BRAXTON BUTCHER would be a festival circuit veteran. It would have played FrightFest to a rapturous reception, while that cliquey core of questionably vaunted genre commentators would sing its praises on social media with the same... Continue Reading →

Without a Trace: Ryan Brookhart talks Straight from Hell (2015)

Here’s a trivia question for all you Charles Band fanatics: Aside from the iconic producer, whose name is most frequently listed on all physical media releases from Full Moon Features? Hands up who said Ryan Brookhart? Indeed, for the best... Continue Reading →

Lamenting Leviticus: Joe Ahearne talks B&B

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22) A classic line from Leviticus’ Greatest Hits there, and one that still gets spun two millennia after its authoring by the more fundamentalist... Continue Reading →

Puppet on a Shoestring: Andrew Jones talks Robert the Doll

'There's a new Puppet Master in town' screams the cheeky tagline from the third Robert the Doll movie; ironically, Andrew Jones may well be the natural successor to Charles Band, and here he tells Dave about his love for Full... 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.

Blu-ray Review: Nightmare Sisters (1988)

Cult helmer David DeCoteau’s perky scream queen vehicle makes a grandiose Blu-ray debut courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome.

Storefront Theatre Collection #2 (1971 – 1976)

There’s something seedily enigmatic about Vinegar Syndrome’s STOREFRONT THEATRE COLLECTION boxsets, the second volume of which has just landed on DVD. If you browse the latest twelve-strong assortment of hardcore quickies, the frequency of question marks punctuating the year of... Continue Reading →

Special Effects (1984)

“Murder, madness, suicide. That’s what stars are made of today. It’s the glorification of the nobody”. Larry Cohen and social commentary are as inseparable as yin and yang, and while the prolific New Yorker peppered the majority of his films... Continue Reading →

Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (2016)

2017 will see the publication of a new book on Charles Band’s Full Moon Pictures. Assembled and co-written by Dave Jay, author of Empire of the Bs, Matty Budrewicz and I were honoured to contribute a couple of chapters which... Continue Reading →

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