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Monster Madness

All Episodes 2007 - 2020

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  • 2007-09-30T04:00:00Z
  • 57 mins
  • 14 days, 10 hours, 45 mins (365 episodes)
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In the series James Rolfe, known for his role as Angry Video Game Nerd, reviews a horror movie in every single day of October.
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408 episodes

Special 4 A Tribute to TNT's MonsterVision

  • 2010-09-05T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Halloween starts early on Cinemassacre! Here’s a tribute to MonsterVision, a late night TV monster movie marathon from the 90′s. Also see my history of MonsterVision TV listings.

A tribute to the Crestwood House Monster Series, the books that introduced me to the classic monsters!

Special 6 Camp Cult 2010 Promo

  • 2010-09-19T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Get ready for Halloween! October 1st to 31st. Every day, a monster movie review! Yeah, I’m totally insane. Check out past year’s marathons here: Monster Madness 2007: History of Horrors Monster Madness 2008: Godzillathon Monster Madness 2009

A tribute to the Universal Studios Monsters Classic Collection. Classic monster titles that “monster fans have been waiting to sink their teeth into. Now at a spook-tacular price to die for!” Monster Madness starts October 1st!

Special 10 2007 - 1980's Recap

  • 2012-09-30T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

This is a compilation of all the 1980′s themed reviews we did previously for Monster Madness “A History of Horror” in 2007.

Special 12 Monster Madness 2014 Promo

  • 2014-09-23T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness returns for it’s 8th year! This time, it’s back to basics, with simple movie reviews and no theme. Instead, a completely random free-for-all, like old times. You’ll never know what to expect! Special thanks to MonsterBuster Entertainment for the kickass stop-motion animation. Stop motion and visual effects - Torey Haas Creature creator and director of photography – Tricia Gaulesky Creature performers – Jay Holloway, Caitlin McPhail and Melissa Oulton Grip – Jackson Baker Also special thanks to Bill Ullo for the awesome animated graphics.

Special 13 Friday the 13th (1980)

  • 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z — 57 mins

Due to popular request and all the Friday the 13th dates coming up, Cinemassacre will be reviewing all the Friday the 13th movies leading up to February 13th, and then March 13th.

Special 14 Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

  • 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z — 57 mins

Leading up to February, Friday the 13th, we check out Friday the 13th part 2 today.

Another Friday the 13th is sneaking up on us, coming in for the kill. Watch the rest of the reviews, this week, leading up until Friday (Jason X).

It’s the first day of Fall! Let’s get ready to celebrate the Halloween season, with the 9th annual Monster Madness! This time, it will be another random assortment of movie reviews. Classic horror, New horror, spanning the timeline from 1925-2015. I’ll take care of lots of major league horror titles, and answer many of last year’s requests from the fans. There’s lots of coverage of Roger Corman, George Romero, and also Academy Award winning horror films. There’s a big emphasize on public domain films, as well as unscripted videos with Mike in it. This time, Monster Madness will have a presence on YouTube, for the first time since it’s original incarnation! About a dozen of the videos will be Cinemassacre.com exclusives, but for YouTube, those days will be filled in with reruns and re-edits that have never before been seen on YouTube. So wherever you’re watching, you’ll be getting 31 videos! For now, here’s a video showing the bumpers from all the past years, as well as a guide for newcomers.

"Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not." In this next installment of Logos to life, you'll see the creation of the Monster Madness Logo from original artwork to 3d print. So press play and enjoy....if you dare!

Special 25 Silent Horror Classics Review

  • 2015-10-03T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Monster Madness Rerun. Overview of early silent public domain horror films. Cabinet of Dr. Calgari, Nosferatu, Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein 1910, Haxan.

Special 26 The Mummy Series Review

  • 2015-10-06T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Monster Madness Rerun, covering the Universal Mummy franchise. This is a much shorter re-edit, from what was originally all separate videos and longer.

Special 27 Alien Series Review

  • 2015-10-09T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

From Ridley Scott to James Cameron, and beyond, see this re-edit of all my Alien series reviews from Cinemassacre.com.

For everyone who remembers staying up late to watch horror movies on TV, this is a true re-creation of the classic TNT MonsterVision intro from 1993. Until now, the only videos of it on YouTube were of poor quality, from old VCR recordings. But now, Cinemassacre has gone through the effort of restoring the intro to its full glory.

This year's Monster Madness will be the 10th and the final marathon to include 31 movie reviews.

Special 32 Monster Madness X Promo

  • 2016-09-22T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness X promo! This year is the 10th and final marathon. This year’s theme is different every day.. Modern Mondays Top Ten Tuesdays WTF Wednesdays Blood-Thirsty Thursdays Franken-Fridays Weekend Whatevers – Starts October 1st SPECIAL THANKS to Justin Rakowski for the cool Monster Madness theme song!

It's Cinemassacre's Kongathon, a marathon of King Kong reviews leading up to the new film Skull Island. The schedule goes like this: March 3 - The Classic Duology March 4 - The Toho Duology March 5 - The De Laurentiis Duology March 6 - James & Mike Monday March 7 - Peter Jackson's Kong March 8 - Bonus movie review March 10 - Skull Island

The Toho Duology: King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962) King Kong Escapes (1967) Plus plenty of ramblings about Frankenstein and the German titles. Also the lost Japanese Kong films from the 30s.

Today's topic is the pair of Kong films from the Dino De Laurentiis company, both directed by John Guillerman. King Kong (1976) and King Kong Lives (1986). Also I talk about the Universal Studios Theme Park rides (Kongfrontation) and the legal disputes including the famous Universal Vs Nintendo, over Donkey Kong.

The hilarious cinematic attempts at cashing in on King Kong.

Cinemassacre reviews the new Kong: Skull Island (2017).

Special 41 White Zombie (1932) Commentary

  • 2011-02-11T05:00:00Z — 57 mins

James and Mike do a feature-length commentary on the world’s first zombie film! Rereleased 2015-10-26. Originally posted 2011-02-11.

Which Dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book?? I wanted a definitive answer, so I selected 12 contenders and put them up to the test. This counts theatrical and television, but no sequels, spinoffs, or spoofs. THE CONTENDERS 1922 - Nosferatu "The silent version" 1931 - Dracula "The Lugosi version" 1931 - Dracula "The Spanish version" 1953 - Dracula in Instanbul “The Turkish version” 1958 - Dracula / Horror of Dracula "The Hammer version" 1970 - Bram Stoker's Count Dracula "The Jesus Franco version" 1973 - Bram Stoker's Dracula / Dracula "The Jack Palance version" 1977 - Count Dracula "The BBC '77 version" 1979 - Dracula "The Frank Langella version" 1979 - Nosferatu the Vampyre "The Nosferatu remake" 1992 - Bram Stoker's Dracula "Coppola's Dracula" 2006 - Dracula "The BBC '06 version”

Announcing Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2019!!! A NEW video EVERY day in October!! What kind of videos? 20 spine-tingling movie reviews 4 spooky James & Mike Mondays 4 blood-curdling Rental Reviews 2 freshly-killed Retail Reviews ...and an AVGN episode unlike anything The Nerd has done before!! That’s 31 videos total staring October 1st.... to quench your horror thirst!!

1x01 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

  • Series Premiere

    2007-10-01T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James Rolfe gives an overview of the 1920 classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

1x02 Nosferatu (1922)

  • 2007-10-02T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James Rolfe gives an overview of 1922 silent vampire film: Nosferatu.

2x01 Godzilla (1954)

  • Season Premiere

    2008-10-03T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

6x01 Galaxy of Terror (1981)

  • Season Premiere

    2012-10-01T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

It’s always midnight in space!

6x02 Q – The Winged Serpent (1982)

  • 2012-10-03T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

You’ll just have time to scream… before it tears you apart!

6x03 Nightbeast (1982)

  • 2012-10-05T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

If you have guts…HE WANTS THEM!

6x04 Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

  • 2012-10-07T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

You’re travelling through another dimension. A dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!

6x05 The Deadly Spawn (1983)

  • 2012-10-09T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Mankind vs. the ultimate eating machine!

6x06 The Toxic Avenger (1984)

  • 2012-10-11T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Not all monsters are scary to people. Not if it’s one fighting crime in the Garden State.

6x07 The Stuff (1985)

  • 2012-10-13T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Are you eating it…or is it eating you?

6x08 Making Contact (1985)

  • 2012-10-15T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Only he can see it. Only he shares its magic. Only he knows the danger.

6x09 Teen Wolf (1985)

  • 2012-10-17T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Teen Wolf – He always wanted to be special… but he never expected this!

6x10 Spookies (1986)

  • 2012-10-19T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

GREMLINS chased you/GHOULIES terrified you/Now beg for your life… the spookies are coming

6x11 TerrorVision (1986)

  • 2012-10-21T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A family’s new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

6x12 From Beyond (1986)

  • 2012-10-23T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Humans are such easy prey.

6x13 The Gate (1987)

  • 2012-10-25T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

They’re Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors.

6x14 Pumpkinhead (1988)

  • 2012-10-27T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

6x15 Puppetmaster (1989)

  • 2012-10-29T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A box of little toys has just become a gang of little terrors. This is not child’s play…

6x17 Monster Madness 2007 - 1980's Recap

  • 2020-09-30T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

This is a compilation of all the 1980’s themed reviews we did previously for Monster Madness “A History of Horror” in 2007.

8x01 Cabin in the Woods (2012)

  • Season Premiere

    2014-10-01T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

This year’s Monster Madness kicks off with Cabin in the Woods, a cliche horror archetype with unique twists.

8x02 Häxan (1922)

  • 2014-10-02T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A creepy horror film from the silent era about devil worship and evil rituals, also known as “Witchcraft Through the Ages”.

8x03 Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

  • 2014-10-03T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

An underrated slasher film, with a masked killer.

Vincent Price hosts this bizarre sketch comedy show from the 70′s, starring various lovable monster personalities.

8x05 Night of the Creeps (1986)

  • 2014-10-05T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

An 80′s film that pays tribute to the 50′s. Alien slugs crawl into peoples’ heads and turn them into zombies.

8x06 Man Made Monster (1941)

  • 2014-10-06T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Man-Made Monster is a science fiction horror film released by Universal Pictures. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. in his horror debut.

8x07 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 (1994)

  • 2014-10-07T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Today we look at the most absurd horror film to feature two actors to win academy awards, Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey.

8x08 Night Gallery (1969-1973)

  • 2014-10-08T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Today we look at a TV series, Night Gallery. Rod Serling’s sub-par followup to The Twilight Zone.

8x09 The Black Cat (1981)

  • 2014-10-09T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

One of many “Black Cat” movies, based loosely on the Edgar Allan Poe story, from Italian horror director Lucio Fulci. This time, the cat is a killing machine!

8x10 The Vampire Lovers (1970)

  • 2014-10-10T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

It’s Hammer time! From Hammer Studios, comes the first in a horror trilogy about the Karnstein family, a vampire story even older than Dracula.

8x11 The Exorcist III (1990)

  • 2014-10-11T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

How does a horror series come back out of the toilet bowl, after the insanely horrible Exorcist II: The Heretic? The answer. Brad Dourif.

8x12 The Walking Dead (1936)

  • 2014-10-12T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Boris Karloff stars as a man brought back to life in a lab, very much like Frankenstein, in this typical horror chiller from the golden age.

8x13 They Live (1988)

  • 2014-10-13T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Roddy Piper has to lay the smackdown on some alien scum, in this tribute to 50′s B-movies. The X-ray glasses were referenced in the NES game Bart Vs. The Space Mutants.

8x14 Rodan (1956)

  • 2014-10-14T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Time to add some kaiju action in this year’s Monster Madness. We’ve already taken care of Godzilla. Now let’s talk about another important monster from Toho.

8x15 Beetlejuice (1988)

  • 2014-10-15T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A non-perfect, but highly enjoyable stylized nightmarish film from Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton before he was Batman.

8x16 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

  • 2014-10-16T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

The original giant reptile from stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen. Pre-dates Godzilla by one year!

8x17 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

  • 2014-10-17T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A highly stylized take on the classic tale, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves. Produced by FRED FUCHS.

8x18 Doctor X (1932)

  • 2014-10-18T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

The first color horror film!

8x19 Insidious (2010)

  • 2014-10-19T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Today we look at a modern horror film about ghosts and possession. A young boy travels outside his body, leaving himself an open vessel for evil demons to enter.

8x20 Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

  • 2014-10-20T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

A minor classic from the Universal catalogue, starring Bela Lugosi. Based on an Edgar Allan Poe story.

8x21 Tourist Trap (1979)

  • 2014-10-21T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

An underrated horror flick about scary dummies and a masked killer with an inventive method of murder. Effective, but uneven. Has elements of Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

8x22 Island of Lost Souls (1932)

  • 2014-10-22T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Charles Laughton stars in this overlooked adaptation of Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Bela Lugosi stars in a minor role.

8x23 Bride of Chucky (1998)

  • 2014-10-23T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

The “so bad it’s good” movie from my generation. The killer doll Chucky is back, and more funny and likable than ever. See our review for the original Child’s Play here.

8x24 Son of Kong (1933)

  • 2014-10-24T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Rushed out the same year as the original King Kong, this sequel holds up surprisingly well. Starring Robert Armstrong and featuring the same master effects artist Willis O’Brien.

8x25 Stephen King’s IT (1990)

  • 2014-10-25T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

This 3 hour made-for-television movie was aired in two parts. Based on the Stephen King novel, it popularized the idea of the scary clown.

8x26 The Night Walker (1964)

  • 2014-10-26T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

An underrated thriller from William Castle about nightmares. Only available on VHS for unknown reasons.

8x27 Death Proof (2007)

  • 2014-10-27T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Quentin Tarantino’s most underrated and misunderstood film about a killer played by Kurt Russell who murders his victims with his car.

8x28 Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

  • 2014-10-28T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Bela Lugosi is absent in Universal’s only direct sequel to the original Dracula. Gloria Holden plays Countess Marya Zaleska, the reluctant vampire who wants to be free of her father’s curse.

A nostalgic Nickelodean anthology TV series from our generation, about kids, the Midnight Society, who gather around a campfire and tell scary stories every week.

8x30 Young Frankenstein (1974)

  • 2014-10-30T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

One of the great Mel Brooks comedy classics, starring Gene Wilder. A big tribute to Universal’s original Frankenstein trilogy, faithfully emulated in Black & White.

8x31 Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

  • 2014-10-31T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Monster Madness closes this year, with one of few movies to truly capture the real Halloween spirit!

9x01 The Ring (2002)

  • Season Premiere

    2015-10-01T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James & Mike talk candidly about The Ring (2002) Thanks to Travis from A Pyro Design for the logo!

9x02 The Wasp Woman (1959)

  • 2015-10-02T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Public Domain horror film. Today, I bring you one of the early Roger Corman schlock-fests.

9x07 Poultrygeist (2006)

  • 2015-10-07T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James and Mike talk about one of their favorite Troma flicks – Poultrygeist!

9x11 Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

  • 2015-10-11T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

Public Domain horror film about a human-eating plant, directed by Roger Corman, with a cameo by Jack Nicholson.

9x13 Human Centipede (2009)

  • 2015-10-13T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James and Mike talk about one of the most horrific films of recent recollection. When do horror films become in bad taste?

9x16 Future of the Universal Monsters

  • 2015-10-16T04:00:00Z — 57 mins

James and Mike discuss what will come of Universal's classic monsters. Will they ever get rebooted successfully?