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!
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!
This is a compilation of all the 1980′s themed reviews we did previously for Monster Madness “A History of Horror” in 2007.
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.
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.
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!
Monster Madness Rerun. Overview of early silent public domain horror films. Cabinet of Dr. Calgari, Nosferatu, Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein 1910, Haxan.
Monster Madness Rerun, covering the Universal Mummy franchise. This is a much shorter re-edit, from what was originally all separate videos and longer.
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.
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.
A review of Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005).
The hilarious cinematic attempts at cashing in on King Kong.
Cinemassacre reviews the new Kong: Skull Island (2017).
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!!
James Rolfe gives an overview of the 1920 classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
James Rolfe gives an overview of 1922 silent vampire film: Nosferatu.
It’s always midnight in space!
You’ll just have time to scream… before it tears you apart!
If you have guts…HE WANTS THEM!
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!
Mankind vs. the ultimate eating machine!
Not all monsters are scary to people. Not if it’s one fighting crime in the Garden State.
Are you eating it…or is it eating you?
Only he can see it. Only he shares its magic. Only he knows the danger.
Teen Wolf – He always wanted to be special… but he never expected this!
GREMLINS chased you/GHOULIES terrified you/Now beg for your life… the spookies are coming
A family’s new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Humans are such easy prey.
They’re Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors.
A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
A box of little toys has just become a gang of little terrors. This is not child’s play…
In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream!
This is a compilation of all the 1980’s themed reviews we did previously for Monster Madness “A History of Horror” in 2007.
This year’s Monster Madness kicks off with Cabin in the Woods, a cliche horror archetype with unique twists.
A creepy horror film from the silent era about devil worship and evil rituals, also known as “Witchcraft Through the Ages”.
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.
An 80′s film that pays tribute to the 50′s. Alien slugs crawl into peoples’ heads and turn them into zombies.
Man-Made Monster is a science fiction horror film released by Universal Pictures. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. in his horror debut.
Today we look at the most absurd horror film to feature two actors to win academy awards, Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey.
Today we look at a TV series, Night Gallery. Rod Serling’s sub-par followup to The Twilight Zone.
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!
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.
How does a horror series come back out of the toilet bowl, after the insanely horrible Exorcist II: The Heretic? The answer. Brad Dourif.
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.
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.
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.
A non-perfect, but highly enjoyable stylized nightmarish film from Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton before he was Batman.
The original giant reptile from stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen. Pre-dates Godzilla by one year!
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.
The first color horror film!
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.
A minor classic from the Universal catalogue, starring Bela Lugosi. Based on an Edgar Allan Poe story.
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.
Charles Laughton stars in this overlooked adaptation of Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Bela Lugosi stars in a minor role.
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.
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.
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.
An underrated thriller from William Castle about nightmares. Only available on VHS for unknown reasons.
Quentin Tarantino’s most underrated and misunderstood film about a killer played by Kurt Russell who murders his victims with his car.
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.
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.
Monster Madness closes this year, with one of few movies to truly capture the real Halloween spirit!
James & Mike talk candidly about The Ring (2002) Thanks to Travis from A Pyro Design for the logo!
Public Domain horror film. Today, I bring you one of the early Roger Corman schlock-fests.
James and Mike talk about one of their favorite Troma flicks – Poultrygeist!
Public Domain horror film about a human-eating plant, directed by Roger Corman, with a cameo by Jack Nicholson.
James and Mike talk about one of the most horrific films of recent recollection. When do horror films become in bad taste?
James and Mike discuss what will come of Universal's classic monsters. Will they ever get rebooted successfully?