Matty sinks his teeth into an Empire Pictures classic.Read More Prison (1987): Where Drama, Scares & Style Abound
Matty unleashes a quick appraisal of homoerotic horror auteur David DeCoteau’s slick programmer.Read More Three Star Masterpiece: The Stylistic Allure of David DeCoteau’s Prison of the Dead (2000)
The seventh episode of mine and Dave’s creature feature podcast is now live.Read More Podcast: Natural Selection Episode 007 – The Auteurs
The Screwballs trilogy, Recruits (1986), State Park (1988) and of course Valet Girls (1987): a perfect cross-section of low-brow, direct-to-video ‘80s comedy. All directed by Rafal Zielinski, a Canadian journeyman who Dave was convinced would be thrilled to look back on his early career…Read More Into the Valet: Rafal Zielinski’s Scruples with Screwballs (1983) & Co.
‘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 Moon and how anonymity suits him just fine. Puppets, Nazis, a Toymaker, and the third […]Read More Puppet on a Shoestring: Andrew Jones talks Robert the Doll
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 part of a decade the native Ohioan has designed countless key art for the majority […]Read More Without a Trace: Ryan Brookhart talks Straight from Hell (2015)
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 analyse the post-Millennium franchises of Band’s production house. While both The Gingerdead Man and Evil […]Read More Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (2016)