The Schlock Pit

From the Files of Schlock & Awe…



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 →

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 →

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